Positions of the German Federal Youth Council in English

Erstellungsdatum:
09.10. 2017
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engl_2017-DBJR-Position-EU-Solikorps.pdf
 

Position: Youth organisations and voluntary services - Voluntary services: Helping yourself and others!

Voluntary services combine a comprehensive personality developmentwith the commitment to other people. What sets them apart is thehigh expenditure of time in a terminable space of time. Learning opportunities connected to the voluntary services advance the personality development of the individual and is indispensable for reflection.

Erstellungsdatum:
27.10. 2007
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518 KB
engl_DBJR_Pos53_voluntary_web.pdf
 

Position: Demographic transition – shaping society under changed framework requirements

The situation of young people and of youth (associations’) work is subject to permanent changes. At present and in the foreseeable future particularly the societal framework will shaped considerably by demographic transition.

Erstellungsdatum:
27.10. 2007
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382 KB
engl_DBJR_Position52_Demographic_web.pdf
 

Position: You have a right… to your rights!

On 5th April 1992 Germany ratified the Convention of the Rights of the Child to make it applicable law. The UN Children’s Convention was passed in 1989 and applies to all children and young people below the age of 18. Our demand: Children’s rights have to be included in our basic constitutional law - because it’s our right!

Erstellungsdatum:
27.10. 2007
Dateigröße:
81 KB
engl_DBJR_Position54_rights_web.pdf
 

Statement of the German Federal Youth Council (DBJR) regarding the concept of the Structured Dialogue with young people

In the arena of European youth politics the concept of the structureddialogue with young people has recently gained much attention. The concept serves as an instrument to actively involve young people in thedebate about the shaping of European youth politics. The structured dialogue is also intended to help implement the White Paper "A NewImpetus for the European Youth" (2001) and the European Pact for Youth(2005).

Erstellungsdatum:
19.11. 2007
Dateigröße:
82 KB
engl_DBJR_Position60_structured_dialogue_web.pdf
 

Position: Education in youth organisations

Children and young people have a right to the optimal development and advancement of all mental and physical skills, support of their abilities to find their own identity, personal development and self-realization, as well as assistance in the development of their own value orientations. The right to education is not only limited to formal education, but also covers non-formal and informal education. Youth organisations therefore afford a decisive contribution.

Erstellungsdatum:
25.10. 2008
Dateigröße:
88 KB
engl_DBJR_Position65_education_web.pdf
 

Position: Young, European and choosy – Demands for the European Elections 2009

The outcome of the Irish referendum on the Treaty of Lisbon in June 2008 – just a year before the European elections – has put the reform of the European Union under threat. Therefore, paradoxically, many modifications that would make the European Union more democratic and bring it closer to its citizens are prevented from coming into effect.

Erstellungsdatum:
25.10. 2008
Dateigröße:
119 KB
engl_DBJR_Position66_europe__web.pdf
 

Position: Energy Politics - Fairness for all Generations

Young people are concerned about their future. In this paper, youth organisations and youth councils united in the German Federal Youth Council declare their vision of energy politics that are fair to all generations.

Erstellungsdatum:
18.02. 2010
Dateigröße:
155 KB
engl_DBJR_Position72_energy_web.pdf
 

Position: Impulses for a strong democracy

In many European countries, also in Germany, a rising number of people of all ages go out into the streets to articulate their interests. There is a strong need of establishing measures to strengthen democracy. According to youth organisations and their partners, the democratic system is of special importance for our society because of the reasons mentioned in this position.

Erstellungsdatum:
29.10. 2011
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612 KB
engl_DBJR_Position80_democracy_web.pdf
 

Position: We are fed up with hunger! Fighting hunger globally and sustainably

Alarming pictures of the hunger crises in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia clearly show us what determines their daily fight for survival for many people around the world. Hunger is the urging, life-threatening, but preventable problem of our century.

Erstellungsdatum:
29.10. 2011
Dateigröße:
576 KB
engl_DBJR_Position81_hunger_web.pdf
 

Position: eParticipation – Participation on and with the internet

In this position paper the DBJR describes its idea of eParticipation, formulates requirements and accordingly makes demands for projects and processes in eParticipation with young people. The youth organisations and regional youth councils within the DBJR thus make their contribution to the debate about eParticipation, also and precisely because they are natural places of participation.

Erstellungsdatum:
26.10. 2012
Dateigröße:
148 KB
engl_DBJR_Position85_eparticipation.pdf
 

Position: Youth organisations provide education – and much more

Youth organisations understand education as a comprehensive process developing those competences that allow for people to develop potentials, to act, to solve problems and to establish relationships. It is a process of independent emancipation, aiming to strengthen the abilities to evaluate and analyse as well as critical faculties. Education is the key to participation in society and covers all parts of life.

Erstellungsdatum:
26.10. 2012
Dateigröße:
128 KB
engl_DBJR_Position86_education.pdf
 

Position: Europe needs a new orientation!

The European Union (EU) is facing historical challenges and decisions, due to the debt and bank crisis. The young generation is asked to remind political decision-makers of the key principles of the European Union. These principles were, are and will be a promise to the citizens of Europe: The EU is more than just a common market of the 27, with 17 members having the same currency.

Erstellungsdatum:
26.10. 2012
Dateigröße:
117 KB
engl_DBJR_Position90_europe.pdf
 

Position: For a more social Europe Expectations of the German EU presidency 2007

The European unification project has progressed farther thananticipated by most at its founding. Many hard won attainments havebecome a mere matter of course. It is time to make Europe a future-oriented project once more. Germany can contribute vitally to this during its presidency in the first half-year of 2007.

Erstellungsdatum:
28.10. 2006
Dateigröße:
86 KB
engl_DBJR_Position_47_web.pdf
 

Position: Statement to the Open Method of Coordination (OMC)

The Open Method of Coordination (OMC) is a special form ofcooperation on the European level. It relies on the voluntary cooperation of the member countries in various fields of politics and has to support the exchange of well-tried national procedures and practises. This happens byagreeing on common objectives and guidelines.

Erstellungsdatum:
28.10. 2006
Dateigröße:
84 KB
engl_DBJR_Position_48-OMK_web.pdf
 

Position: "Change course right now"

The German Federal Youth Council demands an action program toameliorate the situation on the job market for vocational training and the immediate introduction of cost sharing for vocational training.

Erstellungsdatum:
28.10. 2006
Dateigröße:
85 KB
engl_DBJR_Position_49-change_web.pdf
 

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