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Internationaler Bund: Strengthening Being Human

Our goal is to help people to develop in freedom, to shape their own lives, to integrate into society, to take on personal responsibility and to actively help shape the development of society.

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children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens every year


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Facilities in more than 300 locations


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The Internationaler Bund (IB)

With almost 14,000 employees, the Internationaler Bund (IB) is one of the largest service providers in youth, social and educational work in Europe. Its motto is Strengthening Being Human.

The IB has established more than 700 facilities and branches in 300 locations worldwide, helping 350,000 children, adolescents, adults and senior citizens every year with their career and personal planning and offering a wide range of services. The IB-Group is politically non-aligned and non-denominational. Helping people to develop in freedom, to shape their own lives, to integrate into society, to take on personal responsibility, to actively help shaping the development of society, to encourage the willingness for social support to the individual and the society, to promote international understanding and cooperation have been core elements since its foundation in 1949 and have remained valid to the association ever since.

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IB is an approved and reliable partner in regard to literacy

International Literacy Day on September 8 / In Germany 7.5 million people can also not read and write accurately

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New GIZ funded project in Central America

New project in Central America to promote children and young people at risk of migration

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“Promotion of Vocational Education and Training (ProVET) II” in Namibia

New GIZ funded project in Namibia to promote vocational training started in June 2018

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Enhancement of the Egyptian Dual System

New project on "Upskilling vocational training personnel in the dual system" in Egypt funded by GIZ started

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IB is a Member of the Diversity Charter

The largest German Network for Diversity Management / The first non-profit organization besides 24 commercial enterprises

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3 Million Syrians - 3 Million Trees – Refugee Employment Initiative in Turkey

Large-scale GIZ funded project to support Syrian refugees in Turkey

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Modernisation of Schools in Tunesia

New EIB funded project to improve the quality of schools

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Inclusion of Roma into the Labour Market

New EU Project in Macedonia started in January 2017

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Learning in Europe: Chances through VET Mobility

Conference Invitation
Stuttgart, 06-07 February 2017

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Investment Seminar with Entrepreneurs from Shenzhen

Management Trainings in Frankfurt and Mannheim

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New IB Presidium Commission International Cooperation

First Meeting was held in Berlin in November 2016

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The IB Starts a New Project in Kosovo

Capacity Development in the Basic Education Sector

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Kofi Annan Visits IB Home for Refugees

Former UN Secretary General and The Elders visit Berlin

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New Education Project in Turkmenistan

Support to the Education Sector Reform

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New Employment Promotion Project in Mongolia

Support to Employment Policy Promoting Job Creation

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New IB Special School in Turkey Opened

On 1 June 2016 the New School "Melekler" Opened the Doors

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Bo Ren and Karola Becker

Chinese-German Cooperation Agreement Signed

High-ranking Chinese Delegation Visits IB Headquarters

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Support to Development of Social Services in Tajikistan

The Project Successfully Ended in the Beginning of 2016

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Encouraging Democratic Engagement

The 100th Birthday of the IB-Co-Founder Henri Humblot

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The 19th Eurasian Economic Summit in Istanbul

Representatives of the IB, IBETH and EVBB participated in April.

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New Child Protection Project in Burkina Faso

PRO-Child: Implementing child rights in Burkina Faso

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New Project "Step In" in Croatia

Supported Employment for People with Disabilities

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Successful Year Conference of the EVBB in Brussels

Thiemo Fojkar was elected as the new president.

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New Project "Supporting the Capacity of the HRD OS"

The IB wins a new EU Project in Turkey.

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Annual General Assembly of Caravan 2000

The Assembly was held on 13 November in Vienna.

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