For weeks now, life has been at a standstill - or upside down. On our website, we have compiled a number of useful links on various topics – all of them are related to the issue of reconciling family and career or family and studies during the coronavirus crisis.
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(as at: November 9, 2020)
Ministry of Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg:
Student Services Mannheim
Federal Ministry of Education and Research:
Hildegardis-Verein for female students:
German Research Foundation (DFG):
Federal Ministry of Education and Research:
Most local authorities or day care centers require parents to present a certificate of indispensability (Unabkömmlichkeitsbescheinigung) from their employer before their children can attend emergency child care. Your competent administrative assistant of the Human Resources department will be happy to advise you on this topic.
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Baden-Württemberg:
Information on the certificate of indispensability for emergency child care and the possibility for employees with children to take a leave of absence (Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs, April 20, 2020)
The previous powers of a confirmed exemption were heard on May 29, 2020 and were not continued by the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Finance. Please regularly check the intranet for employees for up-to-date information. You will find the currently applicable regulations for your situation and (exception) regulations that correspond to the instructions of the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Finance.
Ideas for creative breaks for you and your young office colleagues:
For information on the current coronavirus pandemic and the measures adopted by the University of Mannheim, please see the page Coronavirus: Current Measures and Recommendations of the University of Mannheim. This page is constantly being updated.
After the fulfilment of certain requirements, two amendments to the WisszeitVG will allow for the extension of the researcher contracts, the temporary civil service contracts of junior professors and academic councils by up to six months. Please contact your responsible administrator to find out about your options.
Employees with the following employment contracts are affected:
Please contact your responsible advisor to speak about your options.
On the intranet for employees you will find answers to relevant labor law-related questions. This page is constantly being updated and adapted to the latest developments. You can obtain information on, for example, leave of absence for employees or the certificate of indispensability for emergency child care.
The Student Services inform the students primarily via e-mail. Apart from that, the most important information can be found at uni-mannheim.de/
Women, children, and young people as well as their parents can use the nationwide support hotlines also during this time of crisis if they have suffered violence:
The Violence against Women support hotline provides advice on all forms of violence - around the clock and free of charge - by calling 08000 116 016 and online at www.hilfetelefon.de. Counselling is anonymous, confidential, barrier-free and available in 17 foreign languages. On request, the counsellors will refer you to a local support facility. Friends, relatives and professionals can also contact the “Violence against women” help line.
Available support services ranging from general information on reconciling work and family life during the coronavirus pandemic to information for informal caregivers and topics such as pregnancy and financial assistance:
BDP Corona Hotline
The BDP Corona Hotline offers psychological counsellings during the coronavirus crisis thanks to the voluntary work of members of the Association of German Professional Psychologists (Berufsverbands deutscher Psychologinnen und Psychologen, BDP). On 0800 777 22 44, the hotline is available every day from 08:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Psychological Counseling Services of the Studierendenwerk
The Psychological Counseling Services of the Studierendenwerk (PBS) offers psychological counsellings during the coronavirus crisis:
Information of the City of Mannheim on psychological counseling services for children, adolescents, and parents:
Initial point of contact and counseling service of the Department of Gender Equality and Social Diversity
How does the coronavirus crisis affect families, careers, and (academic) life plans? Who has to bear the main burden and how do higher education institutions respond? We have compiled a selection of journalistic articles and comments for you: