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Federal Agency for Civic Education

The Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb) is a federal public authority providing citizenship education and information on political issues for all people in Germany. Here you can find some information about the bpb in English and some of our projects and upcoming events.

The Federal Agency for Civic Education

The work done by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb) centres on promoting awareness for democracy and participation in politics. It takes up topical and…

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How we work: Key Activities

One of the bpb’s key activities is the provision of information on the major issues of our times. Another one of our key activities is the ongoing creation of new projects and the development of new…

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The bpb at a glance: A short film

"The German Federal Agency for Civic Education is something very special. It’s a government agency that provides citizens in Germany with information about all areas of politics - explained in…

Organization Chart

This chart presents an overview of the bpb's organizational structure.

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History of the bpb

In 1952 the Federal Agency for Homeland Services (renamed the Federal Agency for Civic Education in 1963) was established, in order to educate the German people about democratic principles and prevent…

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Selected Media and Projects

Selected Media at bpb

The bpb disseminates information via a wide variety of media: in printed publications such as books, book-series, and magazines, on DVDs, and in dossiers on various topics of citizenship education.…

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