Corona information

From June 9th on regular lessons are held in the Berlin schools until the summer vacations. The compulsory attendance in the Berlin schools remains lifted, Antigen-Tests stay obligatory for the school community.

The daycare centers are open again for all families and kids, the regular operation starts at latest on June 21st.

Schooling Hotline +49 30 90227-6000 | Daycare Centers Hotline +49 30 90227-6600



Berlin creates spaces in which families and young people can feel comfortable. Our city offers funding and support – even in difficult life situations.

Youth Work

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Youth work is aimed at all young people between the ages of 6 and 27. It includes youth association work, open child work and open youth work as well as community-oriented programmes. More information

Leisure Time Education and Recreation

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Youth work also organises the leisure time of children and young people in a variety of ways and invites them to participate. Youth work activities in Berlin are carried out both by independent youth welfare agencies and at the district and state level by public agencies. More information

The Voluntary Social Year (FSJ)

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The Voluntary Social Year is a form of the state-regulated youth voluntary service that enables young people aged 16 to 27 after completing school to gain knowledge and experience that offer important guidance for their own career and life. More information

Youth Social Work

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Youth social work is aimed at young people with complex problems, which are often associated with difficult family relationships, a problematic living environment and insufficient school qualifications. Youth social work alleviates these problems and supports social integration. More information

Youth Associations

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The interests, issues and demands that young people articulate in their associations develop from the circumstances and living environment of the young people. Youth associations are important partners in youth policy when it comes to social and political participation and representation. More information

International Youth Exchange

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International youth work makes an important contribution here. It contributes to an understanding with other countries and to promoting tolerance and understanding towards other cultures and towards strangers. More information

Youth Work in Schools

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Youth work fulfils its own educational mandate in cooperation with schools. With the support of social workers, young people are offered educational opportunities that are based on their interests and needs and open up for them possibilities to create, experience and participate. More information

Youth Education Centres

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Youth education centres are extracurricular learning locations that provide children and young people with a wide range of educational opportunities. Most of the activities are seminars for school classes that are planned and carried out in close coordination with the teachers and students. More information

Youth Vocational Assistance

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Youth vocational assistance is a field of activity of youth social work. It works at the intersection of youth welfare, education and training and the world of work and contributes to the social and vocational integration of young people into work life. More information

Unaccompanied Minor Refugees

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Unaccompanied foreign minors (so-called “Unaccompanied minor refugees”) who enter Berlin without parents or a legal guardian are taken into custody by the Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family in order to avoid homelessness. More information

Media Education

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Conveying media skills is an important educational task. It aims to encourage children and young people to use the media in a self-determined, creative and responsible manner as a prerequisite for participation and involvement in the digital society. More information

Cultural Education

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The framework concept for cultural education defines the central areas of activity for cultural education in the State of Berlin. More information