Federal child and youth plan

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The Federal Child and Youth Plan (KJP) ( Federal Youth Plan until 1993 ) is a funding pot of the federal government for political and cultural child and youth work in Germany.

The first federal youth plan was announced on December 18, 1950. The new facility, endowed with 17.5 million Deutschmarks in the first year, was intended to be a counter-project to the previous totalitarian and centralistic youth organizations of the " Third Reich " ( Hitler Youth , Association of German Girls ). For this reason, primarily ideologically independent organizations of youth work were initially funded. Initially, the focus was on the numerous war orphans , for whom training workshops and youth homes were built.

In the following decades there was repeated criticism of the Federal Youth Plan because the money it contained was increasingly going to associations , including those close to churches and unions, and less to independent youth projects.

International youth exchanges have also been and will be promoted. In the meantime, political education has also become more important than in the early years. According to the federal government, 224 million D-Marks were available for the federal youth plan for the 2001 budget year. In 2013, the budget of the BMFSFJ budgeted 148 million euros for the KJP.

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  1. ^ Draft Budget Act . PDF, p. 2641 of 3101, accessed on February 9, 2013.