Educational leave (Bildungsurlaub)

FOSS Backstage attendees who work for a company based in Berlin, Brandenburg, Rhineland-Palatinate or Saarland, can request educational leave from their employer. Check out this page for more information.

Requirements

Applicants are required to be employed in Berlin, Brandenburg, Rhineland-Palatinate or Saarland and having a connection to a FOSS field wouldn't hurt either :)

It is important to note that it is your job location that is decisive and not where you live.

How-to

(Please note that all the documents regarding educational leave are only provided in German)

What documents do I need?

  • a confirmation of the educational status for FOSS Backstage ("Anerkennung von Bildungsveranstaltung" - attached at the bottom of this page)
  • an application form ("Bewerbungsunterlagen")
  • a filled-out application letter (feel free to use our mock up "Antrag_ Anerkennung")

What's the next step?

Once you have filled-out the application form and have a confirmation in hand you should contact your employer as well as the relevant educational authority to apply for your educational leave. You will need a reference number from your employment or education authority. Check out this link provided by the city of Berlin.

As a conference participant, your application for exemption (from work) needs to be submitted to your employer at least six to eight weeks in advance, depending on your state: so be sure to get it ready by mid-April! We have attached a mock application at the bottom of this page. As event organisers, FOSS Backstage will provide you with a confirmation of registration. Of course you will also need an attendance certificate to present to your employer following the conference. No problem: just visit our info stand during the conference to get one!

If you have any more questions feel free to contact us at: info@fossbackstage.de

We are looking forward to seeing you in Berlin!

 

Photo: Gregor Fischer x Berlin Buzzwords, CC BY 3.0