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Profile of registrant

Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung e.V.

Identification number in the register: 49019836094-43
Registration date: 27/06/11 12:22:47

The information on this organisation was last modified on 02/06/14 13:11:28
The date of the last annual update was 02/06/14 13:11:28

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung e.V.
Acronym: BKJ
Legal status: NGO
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Tom Braun
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Rolf Witte
Position: International Relations Officer

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 34 Kueppelstein 
Remscheid 42857
Telephone number: (+49) 2191794390
Fax number: (+49) 2191794389
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Fifty-six regional organisations and national associations active in cultural education for children and youth in Germany have joined forces under the umbrella of the non-governmental organisation Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung (BKJ), to work towards a common goal: the promotion and advancement of in-school and out-of-school arts education and cultural learning for children and youth.
Their specialised knowledge and experience in the cultural education sector enable them to make an important contribution to successful representation of youth, education and culture policy interests and to a diversification of cultural education for children and young people on both national and international levels.
Each year more than ten million young people participate in the seminars, projects, competitions and events organised by the 56 BKJ member organisations. These activities cover all areas of culture such as visual art, music, drama, theatre, circus, dance, literature, photography, film, video and multimedia.
The main tasks of the German Federation for Arts Education and Cultural Learning are:
- representation of youth, education and culture policy interests on national, European and international level;
- participation in international networks and extending European and international exchanges;
- exchange of information and ideas relating to all issues relating to arts and cultural education;
- organisation of conferences;
- publication of educational materials, case studies, concepts and best practice;
- development of pilot projects;
- mobility programs for experts in the field of cultural learning and international cultural youth exchange programs with European and other partner countries all over the world;
- conceptual development of arts education and cultural learning to promote the aims of cultural diversity and sustainable development.
BKJ is the government’s key partner in the field of arts education and cultural learning in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Actually the focus points of BKJ’s activities are:
- The Voluntary Social Year of Culture
- The Cultural Competency Record
- The cooperation of schools with cultural institutions
- The development of local networks for education
- International cultural exchange programs

BKJ is a member of the European network Culture Action Europe
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 40
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Grundtvig Lernpartnerschaft "Cultural Learning for Families"

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 0
Number of member organisations: 0
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Culture Action Europe
Deutscher Kulturrat
Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Kinder- und Jugendhilfe
IJAB-Fachstelle für Internationale Jugendarbeit

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 3,610,000
of which public financing: 3,600,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 3,600,000
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 10,000
- donations:
- contributions from members: 10,000
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.