Birgit Thomann


Keynote Title: “Promise, Promotion, Prospect  –STEM in Vocational Education and Training in Germany”



Since 2010 Birgit Thomann has headed Germany’s Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) Department for Internationalization of VET and knowledge management.  The BIBB is a centre of excellence for research related to the progressive development of VET in Germany. Her department deals with tasks in the field of research, development and consultancy that are aligned towards the internationalization of VET and towards the shaping and further development of BIBB’s international activities.

After gaining international experience in France and the Middle East, Ms. Thomann worked three years as a senior advisor for vocational education and training (VET) and team leader of a bilateral VET project in the Western Balkans.