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The federal program is divided into five areas. One of these is the „local partnership for democracy“.

In this “partnership for democracy” the responsible people from municipal politics and administration as well as active people of the civil society such as clubs and associations, churches and community-minded people come together. By means of the local conditions and problems we develop a strategy that is based on the specific situation in Herten.
The federal ministry for family, senior citizen, women and youth provides monies for an action- and initiative fund to the sponsored municipalities/communes with an outlook of 5 years starting in 2015. Specific individual measures are financed through this, such as for example a democracy party, a poster initiative or education- and information materials.

A monitoring committee makes decisions about the individual measures that should be achieved.
For the technical content related coordination of the individual measures, Herten (as the responsible office) has opted for an external communication and specialist unit inside the Haus der Kulturen. It is responsible for the management and implementation of the local “partnership for democracy”, functions as point of contact and contributes to the announcement of on-site performed measures.

Furthermore a youth forum will be set up to strengthen the participation of young people in the partnership for democracy. This will be organized and led by the young people themselves.
Separate funds will be provided to the youth forum for the implementation of some measures.