The Landesvereinigung Kulturelle Jugendbildung (LKJ) Baden-Wuerttemberg implements programmes and projects for cultural and media-supported youth education. It is a state-wide umbrella organisation and represents the interest of cultural educational work with children and youths in Baden-Wuerttemberg.


Founded in 1980

The LKJ Baden-Wuerttemberg was founded in 1980 and is an amalgamation of 26 state-wide organisations, work groups and initiatives from the fields of cultural educational work with children and youths. The activities range from theatre, dancing, music, circus, and literature to the creative use of media. As the umbrella organisation, the LKJ assumes the representation of interests for the cultural education of children and youths in the overall field of youth care and assumes representation of interests towards publicity, politics and administration in Baden-Wuerttemberg.

We offer internal exchange of knowledge between our member organisations and the state and country-wide “scene” of cultural education of children and youths. We carry out pilot projects and programmes, encourage innovative processes in cultural youth education and organise specialist conferences and further training courses.


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Our tasks

The LKJ is the organisation responsible for the Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr (FSJ), the German voluntary social year, in Baden-Wuerttemberg. It is responsible for the application and placement process, supports volunteers and organises their educational seminars as well as knowledge-sharing events.

The LKJ itself offers creative cultural and media education projects through numerous projects for students in Baden-Wuerttemberg. By taking part in media projects, youths increase their media skills and try out being producers of audio or video clips. As “school mentors for cultural youth education”, they initiate more cultural education in their schools. Students who learn to be creative and voice their ideas, learn not only creative and media-focused content, but also more about their own strengths, working in a team and thus increasing their self-confidence.

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From user to producer – Radio in the classroom: workshop during which students produce audio content which is later broadcast during a visit to the radio station bigFM.

Student radio day: event day with exciting workshops for students, who are interested in the media, at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart.

From standby to active: video-based job application training during which linguistic, social and media skills are combined in a creative way.

Audio and visual clips: audio and video projects are developed and implemented by students of special needs schools and inclusive classes.

Animation code: students develop their own computer game or an animated short story. Students work with self-created backgrounds and figures and use the programme Scratch.

For further information please contact:

Susanne Rehm
Fon +49(0)711 95 80 28 16

Supported by

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