Hochschule Karlsruhe Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule Karlsruhe Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences


Scalable & cost-effective facilitation of professional identity transformation in public employment services


Social upheavals, rising youth unemployment and increased migration as a result of the financial and euro crises, and the use of new information technologies pose new challenges to employment services with scarce human and financial resources. This process of change has a strong impact on the employees of employment services: They are often caught between old and new professional roles and performance expectations and demands. In addition, new competencies are needed in some cases to carry out activities effectively - for example, in building bridges between real life and work biographical transitions.
EmployID addresses this transformation process and offers support to PES:   Project partners from different countries study the changing job profiles and deploy innovative information and communication technologies that favor the internal learning process, as well as coaching, reflection and social interactions among PES employees.


Project duration

  • February 2014 to April 2018

Project consortium

  • ZSI Centerr for Social Innovation
  • Pontydysgu
  • University of Warwick
  • Ruhr University of Bochum
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Enzyme Advising Group
  • Jožef Stefan Institute
  • Department of Work and Pensions, United Kingdom
  • Zavod Republike Slovenije za zaposlovanje (Employment Service of Slovenia)
  • Croatian Employment Service
  • Clausthal University of Technology

Funding by

  • EU (FP 7)


  • Prof. Dr. Steffen Kinkel
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas P. Schmidt
  • Tobias Kopp
  • Nathanael Kautz


Prof. Dr. Steffen Kinkel

Phone: +49 (0)721 925-2915
Fax: +49 (0)721 925-2965
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Geb. E, Raum 105
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76133 Karlsruhe


Stellv. Institutssprecher
Prof. Dr. Andreas Peter Schmidt

Phone: +49 (0)721 925-2914
Fax: +49 (0)721 925-2965
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Geb. E, Raum 006
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76133 Karlsruhe


Tobias Kopp, M.Sc., M.Sc.

Phone: +49 (0)721 925-2913
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Raum TPF-3F09
Wilhelm-Schickard-Straße 9
76131 Karlsruhe