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50 years of IJAB

In 2017 IJAB celebrated the 50th anniversary of its establishment. In 1967, the Federal Family Ministry founded the International Youth Service as a nationwide specialist organisation for international relations in the field of youth work and youth policy. While reconciliation and international understanding were the underlying objectives during these post-WWII years, curiosity, a sense of adventure and an interest in new horizons were additional motivating factors.

50 years on, the international youth community is facing challenges of a different kind. We live in a globalised world in which borders are blurring both offline and online. At the same time, nationalism and xenophobia are on the rise. IJAB is responding to these developments with a decisively European and international outlook, working to ensure that today’s young people can grow up to become citizens of Europe and the world.

Articles on 50 years of IJAB

Here you will find editorial articles on events and publications related to the 50th anniversary of IJAB.

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Publications marking IJAB’s anniversary
Sonderausgabe: 50 Jahre IJAB
IJAB journal 1/2 2017
Überblick der Tätigkeit und Arbeitsergebnisse im vergangenem Jahr
IJAB Jahresbericht 2017