Initiative Going Abroad Makes a Difference
Initiative Going Abroad Makes a Difference

The International Initiative "Aktionsbündnis Anerkennung"

International youth service is effective: It offers young people a chance for intercultural exchange, fosters their appreciation for diversity, and empowers them to approach conflicts constructively and to actively participate in society. International meetings of young people have plenty of potential for learning, but there is not enough recognition for those young people who have truly developed personally during their stays in other countries.

The International initiative "Aktionsbündnis Anerkennung" advocates for the societal recognition of expertise acquired through international youth service. The initiative views itself as a platform for exchange and networking stakeholders from civil society, education, the federal government, and the states who make the potential of international youth service visible to the public through various campaigns and event formats.

The initiative is being carried out by International Youth Service of the Federal Republic of Germany (IJAB), is funded by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), and supported by JUGEND für Europa.


Anne Sorge-Farner

Contact at the Foundation

Kristina König
Phone: +49 (0)711 46084-127