Federal Programme: Young People Remember
Even 76 years after the end of the Second World War and 72 years after the German Basic Law came into force, the critical examination of the National Socialist era has not lost its significance. On the contrary: growing social tensions and current controversial debates about how Germany should deal with its past clearly demonstrate the necessity of imparting historical knowledge, especially to younger generations, in such a way that young people can understand its relevance for our modern times and relate it to their own lives.
Reaching out to society and embracing its diversity - in terms of gender, origin, religion and social background - is central to this funding programme. It is designed to create or further develop inspiring structures and formats for the work of memorial sites and documentation centres by systematically linking them with other educational, youth and cultural organisations, thus generating synergies with a long-term effect. Moreover, the programme aims to qualify multipliers in the field of education and social work.
Funding is made available, inter alia, for the development of digital learning formats about the history of National Socialism.