We – „Sol­i­dar­ität­sju­gend Deutsch­lands“– „Sol­i­dar­i­ty Youth”, nick­name “Soli­ju­gend” — are an inde­pen­dent youth orga­ni­za­tion based in Ger­many. „Sol­i­dar­i­ty Youth“ was found­ed in 1954 in the tra­di­tion of the work­ers’ youth move­ment and has active­ly been involved in vol­un­teer youth work for more than 60 years now. We offer young peo­ple an alter­na­tive to sports and engage in the areas youth cul­ture, youth edu­ca­tion, youth pol­i­tics and inter­na­tion­al youth work.

Inter­na­tion­al Youth Work is what we are emi­nent­ly com­mit­ted to and in which we enfold our main activ­i­ties. Every year we orga­nize our Inter­na­tion­al Youth Camp, which is our major event. We wel­come more than 250 young peo­ple from var­i­ous coun­tries such as Moroc­co, Turkey, Czech Repub­lic, Italy, Ire­land, Nether­lands, Poland, Rus­sia, Spain and Alge­ria. We spend ten days togeth­er in a school build­ing most­ly in the south of Ger­many, which gives our Youth Camp its dis­tinc­tive character.

The school cen­ter usu­al­ly gives us a lot of pos­si­bil­i­ties and room for our activ­i­ties. Our par­tic­i­pants are young peo­ple between the ages of 15 and 26 years. They par­tic­i­pate in theme spe­cif­ic work­shops, relat­ed edu­ca­tion­al activ­i­ties and var­i­ous sports events.

Fur­ther­more, we keep close con­tact to our part­ner orga­ni­za­tions abroad and peri­od­i­cal­ly orga­nize bilat­er­al youth encoun­ters to give youth a pos­si­bil­i­ty to get in a both-sided exchange.

Through our Inter­na­tion­al Youth Work ado­les­cents get the chance to meet peo­ple from abroad, con­nect and to stay in con­tact eas­i­ly on a reg­u­lar basis.

Through our work we want to pro­mote inter­cul­tur­al under­stand­ing. We sup­port and assist youth in their devel­op­ment to become respon­si­ble world cit­i­zens who are open to crit­i­cism, sen­si­tive to oth­er cul­tures and tol­er­ant in order to inspire and broad­en their horizon.

These val­ues are also impor­tant for our nation­al activ­i­ties. There­fore we are orga­nize a lot of non-for­mal sem­i­nars with dif­fer­ent top­ics and fur­ther train­ing for our mem­bers. Every year we focus on one main top­ic as “sus­tain­able devel­op­ment”, „migra­tion“ etc.

For more infor­ma­tion about „Soli­ju­gend“ or the Inter­na­tion­al Youth Camp write us an e‑mail (bgst@solijugend.de) or call +49 69 852094.

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