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Supported by the Ministry of Finance and Economy and the district of Ravensburg and Bodenseekreis







The WELCOME CENTER in the Lake Constance/Upper Swabia region


Our service


Being a point of contact and advice for international skilled employees and their families as well as regional enterprises and companies (SMEs), the Welcome Center for Lake Constance/Upper Swabia offers a wide range of services.

As a centre of excellence, we provide you with information, coaching for start-ups, staff recruiting as well as skills development and qualification..

Make use of our contacts and active networks in the region.


We look forward to welcoming you at the Welcome Center!



Within the scope of the Skilled Employees' Alliance (Fachkräfte-Allianz) initiative, the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Finance and Economy is supporting the establishment of a total of 11 Welcome Centers in 2014.

Their common goal is to establish a new welcome culture here in Baden-Württemberg!

In the growth region of Lake Constance/Upper Swabia, CJD e.V. is in charge of establishing the Welcome Center.

The CJD Lake Constance/Upper Swabia has been committed to 'migration and integration' and 'professional development' in five administrative districts for 25 years.

Every year, CJD Youth Migration Services offer advice, qualifications and support to some 800 immigrants and young people with immigrant backgrounds on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ).

As a language school, the CJD is both a licensed TELC and a provider of integration courses in compliance with the German Immigration Act approved by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). As a provider of professional training and qualifications, the CJD is AZAV certified.



> Link to the Welcome Centers in Baden-Württemberg



The three administrative districts of Ravensburg, Sigmaringen and Bodenseekreis share both a beautiful scenery and a thriving economy – ideal conditions for living and working in the south of Baden-Württemberg.

In numerous rankings and national comparisons, the Lake Constance/Upper Swabia region is among the top ten business locations in Germany. In addition to the industrial sector, retail, manual trades and tourism, start-ups and new technologies also benefit from the outstanding conditions for economic success in this region.

The labour market is characterised by highly qualified workers and skilled employees, and by a large number of high-quality training and professional development offers. International workers and skilled employees benefit from a strong and innovative economy with attractive job opportunities.


The charming scenery between Lake Constance and Upper Swabia within the four-country-region offers quality of life and high recreational value.

Join us in our region to shape the future together!








Small and medium-sized enterprises in the four-country-region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein) benefit from full to very full order books and they also provide attractive career prospects for international skilled employees within this natural environment offering a high quality of life.


International skilled employees find a combination of cosy small towns, excellent infrastructure and welcoming social communities in the Lake Constance/Upper Swabia region.


Being a high-density rural area, Lake Constance/Upper Swabia is predominantly characterised by numerous small and medium-sized enterprises, but also by a varied recreational and cultural offer. There is a strong sense of community and solidarity towards those moving to the region, and the Welcome Center for Lake Constance/Upper Swabia makes a significant contribution to this.



The Welcome Center for Lake Constance/Upper Swabia is part of a strong regional and cross-regional network of authorities, advice centres, education providers, skilled employee alliances, trade unions, chambers, ministries, migrant associations, state-wide Welcome Centers, agencies promoting economic development, charities and, last but not least, enterprises and companies as well as partner organisations abroad.


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Every year, the CJD offers 155,000 young persons and adults orientation and prospects for a better future. 9,500 members of full-time staff and a large number of voluntary staff members in over 150 locations provide support, guidance and training based on the Christian view of humanity and the vision “Let No One Fall by the Wayside”!


Ravensburg location

Welcome Center for Lake Constance/Upper Swabia

c/o CJD Bodensee-Oberschwaben

Zwergerstr. 3

D-88214 Ravensburg


Tel.   +49 (0)751 362506-16

Fax   +49 (0)751 362578-29


Your contacts:

Claudia Siegele (Head of Project)

Tel. mobil +49(0)151-1428 1794



Liliana Kösler

Friedrichshafen location

Welcome Center for Lake Constance/Upper Swabia

c/o CJD Bodensee-Oberschwaben

Konstantin-Schmäh-Str. 31

D-88045 Friedrichshafen


Tel.   +49 (0)75 41  20 75-0

Fax   +49 (0)75 41  20 75-20


Your contacts:

Kerma Camdzic

Tel. +49(0)7541/2075-26

Sigmaringen location

Welcome Center for Lake Constance/Upper Swabia

c/o CJD Bodensee-Oberschwaben


Dates by appointment


Your contacts:

Claudia Siegele (Head of Project)

Tel. mobil +49(0)151-1428 1794



Liliana Kösler


Datenbank zu ausländischen akademischen und schulischen Abschlüssen


Informationsportal des IQ Netzwerks


Infos über Visum


Website Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge, allgemeine Info für Zuwandern


Findung passender Referenzberuf/Unterscheidung IHK oder HWK Zuständigkeit/ Liste aller reglementierten Berufe


Ausführliche Verfahrensinfos sowie zuständige Anerkennungsstellen inkl. AnsprechpartnerInnen


Bewerber- und Unternehmensportal


Informationen für internationale Studierende und Graduierte


Bewerben in Europa, in Deutschland


Beratung zur Anerkennung von Abschlüssen


Website der IHK FOSA, Informationen sowie Antragsunterlagen zum Download


Suchdatenbank zu amtlich beeidigten Übersetzern deutschlandweit


Websites mit offenen Stellen zur Job-/ Praktikasuche





Website der ZAB


Ratgeber Arbeiten und Leben in Deutschland


Website der Stadt Ravensburg


Wohnungssuche von WG-Zimmer, Wohnung oder Haus zur Miete oder Zwischenmiete (meist ohne Makler)


Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung