Created in 1963, the Franco-German Youth Office (OFAJ) is an international organisation which aims to strengthen German-French cooperation in the youth area. OFAJ’s staff consists of 106 employees (including 70 full-time jobs).
OFAJ main objectives
- promote intercultural learning and develop the intercultural pedagogy
- increase language awareness and learning
- improve the employability of young people
- share best practices to third countries (Central and South-Eastern Europe, Mediterranean area).
The OFAJ supports youth projects such as youth and student exchanges (secondary schools and universities), language courses, internship programmes.
OFAJ target groups are very large: from the age of 3 to 30. Projects address to kindergartners, pupils, students apprentices (vocational training) and young unemployed persons.
Projects focus on common issues in both countries and current needs of young people. It is a unique “laboratory” for transnational projects and European cooperation.
Intercultural training department – linguistic training department
This department aims to promote