In Germany, awareness and interest for child and youth work have increased owing to changes in society, e.g. immigration of young people from diverse cultural backgrounds, all-day schooling, and the inclusion of young people with special needs. This English language information on youth policy in Germany reflects the international setting but it is by no means comprehensive.
Relevant institutions in Germany
IJAB - International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany
IJAB - International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany (formerly: International Youth Exchange and Visitors Service of the Federal Republic of Germany ) is a central specialist agency for international youth policy, international youth work and youth information which works on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), the European Commission, [...]
Jugendmigrationsdienste (JMD) = Youth Migration Services
Advising, supporting, educating at more than 450 centres throughout Germany: the Jugendmigrationsdienste (JMD) assist young people with a migration background aged between 12 and 27 with their integration process in Germany.
Individual support, professional advice, group and educational courses as well as effective networking in schools and training organisations are among the important tasks. The focuses are [...]
Principles and policies of youth work in Germany
Child and Youth Work Services in Germany: Structured Explanation
The website provides information regarding the structural framework as well as an overview of institutional bodies concernd with child and youth work in Germany. The information is disseminated according to different policy levels (national, federal state, local policies), and includes a graphical chart. Web service by te Federal Ministry for Youth, Fammily Affairs, Senior Citizens.
Database for International Youth Work: Information on Germany
This country information on Germany can be accessed in a variety of languages from the website of the database on international yout exchange. The English language version (36 pages) contains chapters on the structure and geography of Germany, politics and culture, education system, and in particular the organisation of youth work and youth exchange in Germany.
DJI International Social Media magazine on youth studies in Germany
The German Youth Institute (DJI) presents English-language studies and interviews on the blogging platform tumblr. Here, the social science research institute provides access to the best articles published in its research magazine, DJI Impulse. The first thematic focus is placed on political violence in adolescence, juxtaposing analyses on radical islamist and far-right extremism. The service replaces the [...]
The European dimension
Youth partnership programme of the European union and Council of Europe
The Council of Europe and European Commission have developed close co-operation in the youth field since 1998. This co-operation mainly relates to knowledge and evidence-based youth policy and support and recognition of youth work- Special attention is paid to the geographical scope of activities and to the dissemination and publication of results.
The European Knowledge Centre for Youth Policy (EKCYP)
The website presents activities in the framework of the EU Commission's and the Council of Europe's joint work in the area of youth policy, e.g. social inclusion.