Branch office Remscheid

Küppelstein 34
42857 Remscheid

Branch office Berlin

Greifswalder Straße 4
10405 Berlin

Marienburger Straße 3
10405 Berlin

Phone +49 (0) 30 – 48 48 60 - 0
Fax +49 (0) 30 – 48 48 60 - 70


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About the Project


The BKJ advises and supports cultural education professionals in organising youth exchanges that may be eligible for financial support from the Teams up! programme together with their partners from countries of the African continent.

The aim is to give youth groups from Germany and countries of the African continent the opportunity to artistically explore the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2030 of the United Nations during the various stages of an international exchange.  Through its project ‘ global’, the BKJ wants to encourage a more in-depth discussion of sustainability issues in the area of cultural education.

Understand global context through artistic exchanges

One of the greatest global challenges at present is raising worldwide social awareness of environmental and climate protection, fairer living conditions, the alleviation of poverty and liveable cities, or in other words, sustainable thinking and action. The debate around these sustainability issues is of particularly great importance to young people and young adults from all continents. As a starting point for international youth exchanges with countries of the Global South, they can help participants exchange Northern and Southern perspectives on sustainable living and understand the associated global contexts.

Teams up!exchanges in the area of cultural education enable young people to deal with complex global contexts through shared artistic learning processes and state their own position. Personal exchanges and insights into the reality of life in the partner countries give them the opportunity to reflect on their role in a global and connected world and acquire skills that allow them to contribute responsibly to creating a more just global community.

As a strategic partner of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the BKJ raises awareness of the Teams up! programme among cultural education professionals and supports them in creating meaningful projects in this context.

Founded on partnership

An important aspect of Teams up! exchanges is the principle of partnership, that is, the cooperative collaboration on youth exchanges between organisations from Germany and Countries of the African continent and awareness of cultural diversity in the social interactions between the young people and young adults.

In addition to global youth exchanges, the BKJ also aims to encourage and promote the debate of sustainability issues and global learning methods in all areas of cultural education through its project ‘global’.

Partners and sponsors

A Project of

Logo der BKJ

Supported by

Logo von Engament Global – Service für Entwicklungsinitiativen

With funding from

Logo des Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung

Within the framework of

Logo "weltwärts"

Film: weltwärts exchanges in cultural education

Porträt von Volkmar LiebigVolkmar Liebig with the Global South

Phone number:
+49 30 - 48 48 60 54
E-mail address:

Anja Schwalbe with the Global South

Phone number:
+49 30 - 48 48 60 53
E-mail address:


Funded by

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The German Federation for Arts Education and Cultural Learning (BKJ) is the umbrella organisation for cultural education in Germany.