Educational leave, Bremen
- Name of the instrument - Local language
- Bildungsurlaub Bremen
- Name of the instrument - English translation
- Educational leave, Bremen
- Type of instrument
- Training leave
- Type of entry
- Example for a group of instruments
- Short description
Employees who have been employed for at least 6 month with the current employer have a right to paid educational leave for 10 days within 2 years. Employees continue to receive their wage during the leave and retain all rights vis-à-vis the employer and the social security system.
- Short description of the related instruments
In 2014, in 12 out of 16 German Federal States (Länder), employees have a right vis-à-vis their employers to a short paid educational leave (no regulation on leaves are established in Bavaria, Saxony, and Thuringia. Baden-Württemberg has granted educational leave from 1st of July 2015 onwards). Typically, employees have the right to 5 days of paid educational leave per year, which could be blocked to 10 days in 2 years. Some States allow to block leaves for up to 20 days. Berlin gives a right for 10 days for workers up to 25 years of age. Saarland is the only Federal State, which requires employers only to provide for 3 days of paid and further 3 days for unpaid leave. During their leaves, employees can attend either civic education or continuing vocational training. Employees continue to receive wage payment during the leave and retain all rights vis-à-vis the employer and the social security system. Employers bear the wage costs. Exceptions are only Rhineland-Palantinate (providing a lump sum per day of leave to companies with up to 50 employees) and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (re-funding a lump sum of EUR 110 for each day of leave for civic education and EUR 55 for each day of leave for CVT). There is no statistical overview on beneficiaries across the German Federal States. According to one estimate, roughly 1 per cent of the employees uses leave each year, however, with considerable differences across the Federal States. Beyond the educational leave on a legal base, various collective agreements exist stating some rights for educational leave. According to one estimate, 25 per cent of the work force is covered by a collective agreement with a regulation on educational leave. There is a database on these agreements (http://www.initiative-weiter-bilden.de/vereinbarungen_zur_weiterbildung… ). Furthermore, in many companies, there are agreements on educational leaves at company level.
- Level of operation
- Name of a part of the country
- Name of the region (for regional instruments)
- Name of the sector (for sectoral instruments)
- Marginal scheme
- Legal basis
Bremen Education Leave Act (BremBUG); Regulation on the recognition of educational events after the Bremen Education Leave Act
- Objective(s) and target(s)
- Promote participation in continuing education and training
- Year of implementation
Senator for Education and Science of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
- Eligible group(s)
Employees who are employed in Bremen
- Group(s) with preferential treatment
- Education and training eligible
Training delivered by accredited training providers
- Source of financing and collection mechanism
- Financing formula and allocation mechanisms
Employers are obliged to continue to pay the wage to their employees diring the educational leave.
- Eligible costs
- Volumes of funding
- Beneficiaries/take up
Overall 2 750 individuals took a training leave in 2012.
- Organisation responsible for monitoring/evaluation
Senator for Education and Science of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.
- Monitoring/evaluation reports available
- Most relevant webpage - in English
- Most relevant webpage - local language
Busse, Gerd, & Heidemann, Winfried. (2012). Betriebliche Weiterbildung - Betriebs- und Dienstvereinbarungen : Analyse und Handlungsempfehlungen (3. Auswertung ed.). Frankfurt am Main: Bund.