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This is a website about a conference organised by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

This ministry is part of the German government.

It ensures that education in Germany is the best it can be.

And that everybody can access it.

From July to December, Germany is leading the council of the European Union.

This council meets and makes sure all countries of the European Union work together.

For a strong and successful Europe.

One way to do this, is to find out more about jobs and careers in Europe.

The ministry is organising a conference called beyondwork 2020.

This is a meeting that takes place on 21 and 22 October 2020.

The conference will take place in Bonn.

But people can also join online.

At the meeting people will talk about different jobs and careers.

There will also be a competition for young people called #futureworkchallenge.

Beyondwork2020 will bring together people who live and work in Europe.

The people taking part will talk about questions like:

  • How have jobs and careers become different?

What has changed?

  • What can companies do to make sure people can do their jobs as best as they can?
  • What do the countries in the European Union need to do, so all people can work.

And know how to do their jobs?

The conference will have an interesting programme.

With different topics, for example:

  • Staying healthy
  • Successful teamwork
  • People and machines working together
  • Being a leader 
  • Coping with change
  • Learning new skills

People will be able to get to know each other and work together.

They will be able to share ideas and learn from each other.

You can find out more about the programme on this website.

If you want to take part, you can find a registration form.

And information about booking a hotel.

There is also a link to another webpage called Challenge.

Here you can find out about a competition called #futureworkchallenge.

This competition is for young people in Europe.

To take part, think about these questions:

  • What jobs will there be in 10, 20 or 30 years?
  • What will jobs look like?

Show what a job will look like in the future and take a photo of it.

You can also make a video about it.

The ten best photos or videos will get a prize.

For example equipment to make videos.

The challenge page will tell you how to take part.

And all the prizes you can win.

If you want to take part, you must send photos or videos by 31st August 2020.

The beyondwork2020 website also gives teachers materials.

To teach the 'Future of Work' topic in their schools.

This video shows you how to use the beyondwork2020 website.


What is beyondwork2020?

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Welcome to the beyondwork2020 website!

Click on the logo of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in the top left-hand corner.


Logo of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Next, click on the logo to the right.

It is shaped like a lying down number 8 and says

This brings you to the website for everything about Germany leading the council of the European Union.



At the top right of this page, you can find buttons that help you to:


Screenshot Service Navigation

  • Change the language
  • Find sign language
  • Find contact information

There is also a Menu button.


Screenshot Menu

Click on the Menu button and you will get to the page for the beyondwork2020 conference.


Screenshot Navigation Menu

Here you can see a choice of buttons:

  • The Home button will always take you back to the home page.
  • The Accommodation Booking button is for booking a hotel to stay in when you come to the conference.
  • The Programme button gives you information about what will happen at the conference.

It will tell you at what times activities will take place and where you have to go. You can also learn more about the different topics.

  • The Forum button will show 2 options:

the the .

The online forum shows how to access the conference at home using the internet.

The on-site forum shows you what the conference will look like when you travel  to Bonn.

People who want to present something can find out how to do this.

They can present by showing something online using the internet. 

They can also travel to Bonn and present something in person.

  • The Advisory Board button shows you pictures and names of experts.

These are people who know a lot about jobs and careers.

They will help to organise the beyondwork2020 conference.

  • The Participation button takes you to a registration form.

Fill in this form if you want to take part in the conference.

  • The Challenge button gives you information about the #futureworkchallenge competition.

Young people can take part and win a prize.

To take part, you must think about jobs of the future.

Show what a job will look like in the future.

Send in your idea as a photo or video.

When you click on the Home button you go back to the home page.


Screenshot Counter

Here you can see a countdown to the beginning of the conference. 


Screenshot article text

You can read information.


Screenshot Registration

You can read information.


Screenshot Video-Player

You can watch a film about the conference.


Der Podcast zur Tagung Text

You can watch a film about the conference.

This means you can listen to people talk about the topics of the conference.

You can click on an image to view the important parts of the website.

We hope that you have got all the information you need to use the website.

We hope this has made you curious about the beyondwork2020 conference.


Navigating this website

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