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.
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, [...]
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 [...]
The English language wiki informs about facts and figures concerning young people in Germany and relevant legislation. The Youth Wiki is an online platform presenting information on European countries' youth policies. The content of the Youth Wiki is shaped by the policy priorities established by the European Commission and the Member States in the framework of the European cooperation in the youth field.
The information system explains child and youth services in Germany in a clear and comprehensible way. It is aimed at multipliers and experts in child and youth services, academics and other interested parties in youth policy who are active in national and international professional dialogue. The information is suitable for explaining the topic in lectures, seminars, further training and working groups for [...]
This glossary of terms relating to international youth work and child and youth services has been designed for practitioners and interested parties alike as a tool to aid users in communicating with their international partners. A number of entries are accompanied by explanations that help to understand the terms themselves, which can be specific to a given country, especially Germany. These explanations are [...]
In Germany, cultural and creative competencies are taught within a legislative framework which leaves decision-making in the education system to the 16 states. The article outlines basic facts, the scope of cultural education and examples for each state regarding the cooperation of nurseries and schools with cultural institutions and initiatives.
EU Communication on Youth Strategy 2019-2027. The Strategy aims at fostering youth engagement in democratic life, strengthening intercultural activities, recognition of youth work. The goals are: Connecting EU with Youth Equality of All Genders Inclusive Societies Information & Constructive Dialogue Mental Health & Wellbeing Moving Rural Youth Forward Quality Employment for All Quality Learning Space [...]
The Council of Europe and European Commission have maintained close co-operation in the area of youth policy and youth work 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 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 range of mainly national youth [...]