First orientation courses

As part of the EOK, people seeking protection and immigrants can take advantage of a low-threshold offer to acquire regional knowledge for initial orientation in Germany combined with simple German language skills.

The EOK consists of six modules of 50 units, consisting of five elective modules and one compulsory module. 300 lessons of 45 minutes each are available to each participant.

The concept itself is based on a total of eleven modules of 50 lessons (UE), so that five modules can be selected according to the individual interests and wishes of course participants. The order is arbitrary, as they do not build on each other. The compulsory module “Values and Living Together” must be taught.

Initial orientation courses are funded by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) and coordinated by the Landverband der Volkshochschulen Sachsen-Anhalt e.V. as a central office. Approved institutions then implement the courses on site.

The central office is responsible for the selection, coordination, professional advice and administration of course providers in Saxony-Anhalt. She is also responsible for the administrative management of the project and coordination with the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) and the Saxony-Anhalt Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Gender Equality.