Academy of Economics Schleswig-Holstein (WAK)

Academy of Economics Schleswig-Holstein (WAK)

The academy’s branch office in Husum, Nordfriesland, Germany / © Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein GmbH

Who we are

Companies thrive and survive on the know-how of their employees. Conveying knowledge for the job is the responsibility and assignment of the Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein.
It was founded in 1967 and as a private service company with the status of a public welfare institution, it provides advanced training courses for the Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK) Flensburg, Kiel and Lübeck. Qualified and individual consultancy provided by competent staff as well as a selection of courses tailored to meet current occupational requirements are the bases for the successful training and advanced development. By offering customised, flexible seminar concepts for the employed and those searching for jobs as well as in-company training the Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein contributes new perspectives to working life and to the economic success of companies. The Wirtschaftsakademie is also committed to preparing young people throughout Schleswig-Holstein for their future careers. The Berufsakademie (College of Co-operative Education) and the Fachschule (Technical Colleges) in Kiel, Lübeck and Flensburg complete the program.

Why we are involved in SEMPRE

In recent years, the Academy of Economics Schleswig-Holstein has gained considerable experience in successfully placing members of disadvantaged groups in the labour market. Taking on the issue of empowering these groups especially in rural areas, the SEMPRE Project profits from its European integration sharing experiences with the different participating partners from the Baltic Sea countries. By developing innovative approaches in a combined effort we can strengthen public-private cooperation in the delivery of social services.

What will be the most important result of SEMPRE?

A good integration of refugees and migrants in social life and employment particularly in rural areas.

Whom we are working with

The Academy of Economics wants to establish its Local Empowerment Network in the district of Nordfriesland, a rural area near to the Danish border. Currently, based on conflicts in the Middle East countries, the immigration rate is high. The long waiting time for admission as refugee to take part in social life and work as well as the fear of foreign cultures of parts of the general public influences the life circumstances of the end-user group. Finding solutions for a good integration we are going on to work together with different public and private organisations as well as with voluntary initiatives of the district.
Academy of Economics Schleswig-Holstein (WAK)
Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (WAK)
Kiel, Germany

Hartwig Wagemester Hartwig.wagemester(at)
Tina Zick

our latest news

View all

Translations of Policy Recommendations available

Published: 2019-12-02
We have translated the SEMPRE Policy Recommendations "Towards Innovative Social Service Provision in the Baltic Sea Region" to German, Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian. You can find and download the different language versions here.

We're not done yet: SEMPRE Accelerators is starting!

Published: 2019-09-01
Shortly after the SEMPRE project reached the end of its three-year lifetime, the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme approved our application for an extension stage project: "SEMPRE Accelerators for Service Co-Creation". The project is starting now and will run until 2021.

The SEMPRE local networks