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weltwärts-volunteers and their civic engagement in Germany

Publisher: Deutsches Evaluierungsinstitut der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit

Since 2008, more than 30,000 individuals have participated in the development volunteer service weltwärts. Measured in terms of the number of annual assignments and its financial volume, weltwärts is the largest international youth volunteer service in Germany and one ofthe largest development volunteer services for young adults worldwide. In the North­ South component of the programme, volunteers from Germany are currently assigned by over 150  civil society sending organisations to placements in countries of the Global South and mentored in situ by a partner organisation. The weltwärts programme is organised as a Gemeinschaftswerk [collective venture] formed from representatives of sending organisations, volunteers and governmental actors -  the latter being the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and Engagement Global. Partnerorganisationsare involved in the steering of the programme indirectly, via regular partner conferences and partner dialogues, for example.

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