Resources for international women
in the Rhein-Neckar region

These are valuable resources in the Rhein-Neckar region:

Getting Started
Residence & Employment Requirements
Jobs & Career
Exploring the Rhein-Neckar-Region
Politics

Some of the resources listed here have a website in German language. We nevertheless find them valuable and worth knowing.

Getting Started

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Welcome Centers in the Rhein-Neckar-Region

Getting started is exciting and scary at the same time. You don’t even know where to begin. Here you can find support:

Welcome Center Rhein-Neckar
English website of the Rhein-Neckar-Region
Welcome Center Rheinland-Pfalz

Residence & Employment Requirements

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Residence

Information about Registration and Residence Permits for Heidelberg. General information about Residence Permits from the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF) and a PDF brochure in English (other languages)

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Professional qualifications

Information on recognition of foreign professional qualifications in Germany by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Includes a telephone hotline for unanswered questions and a list of local counseling partners within Germany and abroad.

Besides the ministry the Chamber of Industry and Commerce gives advice on the recognition of foreign professional qualifications.

The German system of professional training is unique. You can find information about it on this English website of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

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Finding a job

Information about admission to the German labour market, financial support for unemployed people and employment offices in Germany by the Agentur für Arbeit. Includes a job board in German language. Page in English language and the same page in French language.

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Finding a job

Should you look for a recruitment agency or headhunter in your region these are useful search keywords:
recruitment agency = Personalvermittlung
jobs for college or university graduates = Stellen für Akademiker or Jobs für Akademiker

Job vacancies are posted in these newspapers:

All of these newspaper platforms are in German language, individual postings may be in English though.

Jobs & Career

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Women and Career counselling

Free counselling for women in Heidelberg, who want to go for a leadership position, who are in such a position or who consider creating their own business.

Time: the third Monday and Friday of the month. Check out dates here.
Place: Bürgeramt Mitte, Bergheimer Straße 69, 69115 Heidelberg
Make an appointment: by phone 0621 2932590 oder e-mail to frauundberuf@mannheim.de

Find all information in this flyer.

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Women and Career counselling

Counselling for women in Baden-Württemberg on career and economics by the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Housing in Baden-Württemb.

The website is in German, but counselling can be done in English.

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Starting your own business

Entrepreneurs get advice from

Most of these websites are in German language.

Exploring the Rhein-Neckar-Region

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Heidelberg night taxi for women

A service for women and girls who live in in Heidelberg. Order a taxi at 06221-30 20 30 between 10pm and 6am for 7€ only. You need to buy the ticket in advance at one of the Bürgerämter and have your passport with you. 2 or more women travel with one ticket, as long as they are going in the same direction.

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The English website of Heidelberg.

Plenty of information on living and working in Heidelberg.

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Intercultural Center

The Intercultural Center, one half of the International Welcome Center Heidelberg focuses on intercultural work and networking for citizens with and without migration background. Have a look at their event calendar and their projects.

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Intercultural town map

You are searching for e shop to get your traditional food? You want to meet people from your country of origin? Then have a look at the intercultural town map of Heidelberg.
A service of the Intercultural Center.

Politics

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Ausländerrat/ Migrationsrat

The Migrant Advisory Board in Heidelberg is a official contact of the Heidelberg town council. They can request discussion of integration topics in the council.
The board supports German and migrant associations and initiatives on intercultural dialogue and integration.

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Amt für Chancengleichheit in Heidelberg

The Amt for Chancengleichheit was founded to ensure equal rights and participation for all people, regardless of sex, sexual identity, race, country of origin, religion, age, disabilities, social background and economic situation.

Their homepage is in German language.