Culture is Strength. Education Alliances (Kultur macht stark. Bündnisse für Bildung), since 2013, evaluated in 2018

Where
Germany
When
2020
Who
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Main aims:
Enabling children and young people to take part in cultural education regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds; offering opportunities for cultural education during and outside school hours; establishing cooperation between providers of education and/or culture at local and regional levels; triggering social developments and a sense of responsibility among the public; training artists for jobs in education; providing cultural affairs training for the coming generation of specialists and managers; supporting innovation in cultural education

Target groups:
Children and young people; schools associated with projects or programmes; multipliers; pupils; teachers; cultural stakeholders; artists; cultural institutions; potential international students with experience in the field who wish to expand their expertise in cultural affairs management

Expected results:
* Setting up cultural education measures in and outside schools as opportunities for educationally disadvantaged children and young people
* Enabling pupils to enjoy better educational prospects and a greater sense of social belonging
* Identifying project schools in the field of cultural education; providing training and networking opportunities for teaching staff and other art educators
* Building long-term ties among schools with a focus on culture
* Investigating the effect of performance art and musical education on pupils' socio-emotional experience and career choices
* Strengthening actors in amateur culture, particularly clubs, by creating opportunities to attract younger members
* Enabling creators of cultural content to tackle the challenges posed by digitalisation, demographic change and globalisation
* Offering programmes on personal development and good cultural leadership for the coming generation of specialists and managers

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

New in the 2016-2019 reporting period: programme evaluated from 2013 to 2017, final report published in 2018; between 2013 and 2019, a total of over 11,000 Education Alliances founded, more than 25,000 projects conducted with over 800,000 children and young people, over 90% of Alliances involved volunteers

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

EU222 million in federal funding spent between 2016 and 2020

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Public Sector
German Non-Denominational Welfare Association (Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Union of Federal Associations for Cultural Youth Education (Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Association of German Music Schools (Verband deutscher Musikschulen)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
German Adult Education Association (Deutscher Volkshochschulverband)
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
YES
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

Stated objectives of the "Culture is Strength" programme attained: children aged from 3 to 18 from educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who would have had no or limited access to culture enabled to participate in cultural events across Germany; local actors successfully networked; the evaluation of this measure for 2013 to 2017 is available online: https://www.bmbf.de/files/BMBF027_KMS%20Evaluation%20Schlussbericht_bf.pdf.

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Transversal Priority(ies)
Youth