Bavarian Youth Council

Bayerischer Jugendring (the Bavarian Youth Council/BJR) is the standing conference of youth leagues, youth organisations and youth initiatives in Bavaria.

With 103 district and regional youth councils as members, BJR is represented across Bavaria. More than two-thirds of all Bavarian children and adolescents utilise and design the offerings and facilities of youth work organisations. These dedicated young people come to learn what it’s like to be independent, to be accepted and to be valued. And in doing so, they shape their own futures.

A key pillar of international youth work is the individual school exchange programme. It has developed into a special form of education.
BJR’s structure reflects the principle of democratic participation and advocacy.
BJR relies on the commitment of its members – youth leagues, youth organisations and youth initiatives – to work in democratically elected committees.
BJR communicates with society about the needs and concerns of young people, often collaborating with associations, public bodies and institutions.