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Youth policy institutions in Germany
Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend (BMFSFJ) / Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth
The Federal Ministry co-ordinates policy-making and initiates legislation in the areas of gender equality, family affairs, childcare, child and youth protection. The website offers basic information as well as some useful tools, e.g. benefit calculators for parents.
Umbrella which unites government and federal state organisations that are engaged in youth policy in Germany, which aims to represent their collective interests regarding government policy, legislation and the public.
The German Youth Institute is Germany´s largest non-university research institute devoted to the study of children, youth, and families. Both at its headquarters in Munich and at a second office in Halle the non-profit organisation employs 140 social scientists. The Institute is mainly funded by the Federal Government and Germany´s Laender. Additional funds come from the [...]
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 [...]
General information about youth work and policy in Germany
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 [...]
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.
International youth work in Germany
IJAB - Fachstelle für Internationale Jugendarbeit der Bundesrepublik Deutschland e.V. / 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 [...]
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 [...]
The ijgd consists of a federal association to which 13 state associations are connected, all of which are recognised as non-profit associations. Furthermore the ijgd is not connected to any church and is independent of any party-affiliations. We have been organising voluntary social services both in Germany and abroad for over 60 years.
Internationales Zentralinstitut für das Jugend- und Bildungsfernsehen beim Bayerischen Rundfunk (IZI) / International Central Institute for Youth and Educational Television
IZI, the International Central Institute, is situated at the public broadcasting house in Bavaria. It is committed to researching and documenting activities and standards in (public) child and youth television - it holds a database of references and publishes articles on relevant issues, e.g. refugees in the media.
The European dimension
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.
The web-site of the European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA) has been designed to meet three needs: 1) to provide basic information to the public in English, French and Spanish: - about what “youth information“ is in Europe,about ERYICA: its aims and activities, its member organisations, its newsletter (in English and French) - including links to a wide [...]
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.