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Our ambitions, objectives and tasks – What do we want to achieve?

As a network, the AGJ not only provides a forum for an on-going professional exchange of experience and views, but also promotes dialogue on youth policy issues and expert discussions, fosters cooperation between its members, and supports the representation of shared interests in youth welfare as well as in child and youth policy. In accordance with its objectives, the AGJ seeks to create an effective federal-level network linking all the fields of action and professional sectors of child and youth welfare, and establishing communication and cooperation with related policy areas.

With our guiding principles as a basis, the Child and Youth Welfare Association – AGJ has set itself the following overarching goals:

  • promoting professional communication in the youth welfare sector,
  • further developing youth welfare at federal level and in the European and international context,
  • representing youth welfare interests at national, European and international levels,
  • offering services for AGJ members and for youth welfare,
  • functioning as an interface between youth welfare and other social and policy areas,
  • providing a forum for youth welfare policies.

In accordance with the AGJ’s aims and tasks, the sub-goals here are:

  • promoting cooperation (networking) between all federal institutions and bodies in public and private youth welfare,
  • lobbying the legislative assembly and executive,
  • addressing those interdisciplinary topics and issues in the practical field of youth welfare which apply generally to institutions and bodies working in this sector, are related to the federal, regional or local/municipal levels, are supportive and preventive, and are directed towards problem groups,
  • consolidating the interests of support organisations and staff under the overarching aspect of professionalism in youth welfare,
  • presenting the expert positions and particular structure of German child and youth welfare at European level.