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Participants of a youth politics seminar

Youth Politics

The department of Youth Politics in the German YMCA deals with all kinds of aspects that relate to public debate and political awareness, as far as the YMCA or youth work in general is concerned.

In brief, the main duties of this department are:

  • to support local YMCA volunteers by providing information about German legislation and youth policies
  • to organise meetings between YMCA volunteers and politicians
  • to lobby for the interests of the YMCA and the youth in Germany in general before the federal government and state institutions
  • to issue papers and publications about relevant subjects