Regiestelle ESF

The “ENCOURAGING YOUTH: active in the region” pilot programme

The pilot programme continues the SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE initiative and its programmes with the aim of strengthening community structures for youth support issues.

At 36 selected pilot locations, the programme aims to establish what conditions a municipality should set in place to strengthen its long-term youth policy in relation to §13 Youth Social Work (SGB VIII).

In these selected cities and districts, the programme aims to create a tailored and comprehensive system of local support for young people when they make the transition from school into apprenticeships or employment, to prevent them “slipping off the radar”. Youth authorities must create suitable and, above all, binding structures and conditions to consolidate the jurisdictions of schools, youth authorities, Jobcenters, the Federal Employment Agency and other service providers as necessary. To create a long-term solution, the municipality is responsible for ensuring that the new range of services for young people is still provided after the funding comes to an end.


gsub mbH
Kronenstraße 6
10117 Berlin
Financial fund management
Tel: +49 (0)30-284 09-220
Fax: +49 (0)30-284 09-210

Stiftung SPI
Schicklerstraße 5-7
10179 Berlin
Practical programme guidance
Tel: +49 (0)30-390 63-460
Fax: +49 (0)30-390 63-480

Further information