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BAG Landesjugendämter, Germany

Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Landesjugendämter
Translation: Federal Work Group for State Youth Welfare Offices, Germany

The Federal Work Group for State Youth Welfare Offices (BAG Landesjugendämter) is the amalgamation of the 17 State Youth Offices in Germany that undertake supra-regional youth welfare tasks in their respective areas. Due to their intensive contact and co-operation with local organs, the State Youth Welfare Offices act as a central interface between their orientation towards youth service policies, specialist scientific development and the need for local youth service practice for expert guidance.

Co-operation in BAG Landesjugendämter covers all areas of youth services and serves the aim of ensuring and developing further the specialist standards in practice by means of mutual consultation on matters of principles and the development of joint recommendations regarding the individual spheres of action and campaigning for the needs of young people and their families. BAG Landesjugendämter puts forward opinions on bills relevant to youth services at federal level, takes up the cause of the interests of public youth services, in particular as a member of expert panels of federal agencies, and works together with specialised organisations and panels in the sphere of public and voluntary youth services.

The board of directors of BAG Landesjugendämter hold workshops two times in a year. Committees are responsible for the comments, resolutions and recommendations. The management (“office in charge”) is based in the respective administration to which the BAG Landesjugendämter chairperson belongs.

The latest news, resolutions and recommendations of BAG Landesjugendämter are available online at



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