About the Transfer Office
Goals of the Transfer Office
In recent years, interaction and networking between sub-areas of youth work have been systematically strengthened across Germany. This has already resulted in the establishment of the Federal Network on Youth Work (BKJ) in 2019, followed by the creation of the Academic Network on Youth Work (WKJ) in 2021 and the continuation of the Federal Congress on Youth Work, which takes place every four years.
This already represents a significant element of German implementation of the European Youth Work Agenda in the Bonn Process, a multi-year pan-European process aiming to strengthen, develop and promote youth work across Europe.
A transfer office funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ) aims to support the future of this process in Germany and its links with developments and partners across Europe. The transfer office has been located at the DJI/TU Dortmund research partnership since late 2021. It aims to extend and improve the knowledge and visibility of the multifaceted nature of youth work and social work with young people. In addition, the transfer office intends to facilitate an exchange and networking between youth work and social work with young people from the municipal level to the regional, state, federal and European levels. It is also important to identify and design potential areas of successful cooperation between youth work and social work with young people.
In terms of European processes and activities, the transfer office leverages synergies and cooperation opportunities with JUGEND für Europa, which supports the Bonn Process at the European level.