Youth in Europe

Internationale Jugendbegegnung

Berlin and Brandenburg implement the EU Youth Strategy in a joint working group. The aim is to increase equal opportunities for young people in education and on the labour market. This contributes to a coherent EU youth policy. This European dimension gives impetus to practical child and youth welfare. Information on the implementation of the Youth Strategy in Berlin and Brandenburg can be found on the Internet portal

Implementing the EU Youth Strategy in Germany

What exactly is the EU Youth Strategy, what are its instruments, how should it be implemented in Germany? The updated edition of this brochure provides the answers The EU Youth Strategy 2010-2018

Transition from school to training or work

One of the main topic areas of the EU Youth Strategy in Germany is the successful transition from school to training to work. At the same time, this complies with the EU Youth Guarantee. The Youth Guarantee aims to combat youth unemployment by having member states ensure that every young person under the age of 26 is offered a quality job, the possibility of further training, an apprenticeship or traineeship within four months of leaving school or losing a job.

Non-formal educational processes

Making visible and recognising non-formal educational processes in youth work has been defined as a second topic area. Various transparency instruments are available for this purpose, including the Youthpass.

Youth participation

Youth involvement and participation are the third and final topic area. Opportunities for young people to participate in political processes and for networking are offered as part of the Structured dialogue. Berlin is actively involved in European youth policy and is represented in the EU Council Working Group on Youth. You will find tips and examples for project implementation within the framework of the structured dialogue in this publication

“Young Europeans”, an online tool for comparing the situation of young people in Europe

Young Europeans is a tool from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, aimed primarily at young people between 16 and 29 years of age. It offers the opportunity to compare yourself with your peers in Europe. Parents, teachers, decision-makers and politicians can also use this tool to find out more about the young generation in Europe.

Tafel mit Sprachenangeboten

Encounters with Europe

Youth work organizations in Berlin regularly carry out activities on the subject of Europe, for example, with events organized by youth associations, in youth leisure facilities and youth education centres. More information

Übereinander liegende Ein-Euro-Münzen. Im Hintergrund sieht man die Europaflagge.

Advice and support

Numerous projects such as youth exchanges, the European Voluntary Service and mobility measures for experts in youth work are supported as part of the Erasmus+ funding programme. More information