On October 3, 1949 the German Federal Youth Council was founded in Altenberg as a working group of youth organisations and regional youth councils. Currently, our members consist of 29 youth organisations, 16 regional youth councils and seven affiliated organisations. The affiliated organisations have an advisory vote in the bodies of the German Federal Youth Council. The Statutes and Rules of Procedure regulate the cooperation of members and bodies.
Children and young people need a strong voice in politics. the German Federal Youth Council represents their interests their interest.
As a working group of youth organisations and regional youth councils (Landesjugendringe) in Germany, the German Federal Youth Council represents a strong network. About six million children and young people are members of youth organisations and youth councils. Youth organisations are places for children and young people to experience a sense of community, learn, spend leisure time and be active.
The German Federal Youth Council campaigns for a youth policy that is aware of young people, that empowers them to act and grow, that provides the space they need to develop and that supports their personal development. For a just participation of youth in society.