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Cosmopolitan Germany

Rights, duties, and volunteering: anyone living in Germany is free to decide how he or she wishes to live. People have many freedoms that enable them to help shape the country.
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In Germany people of different religions live alongside one another, many are nondenominational.
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Shell Youth Study

What makes young people in Germany tick? What values are important to them? How do they spend their leisure time? The 17th Shell Youth Study, published in 2015, tells you.

→ shell-youth-study-2015

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. . . that 16.4 million of 81.2 million inhabitants in Germany have a migrant background?
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Many people are committed to keeping the remembrance of the Third Reich and the East German dictatorship alive.
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Equality is firmly anchored in the German constitution. Nevertheless, there is still work to be done as regards equal opportunities.
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There is great scope for personal lifestyles and new family concepts in Germany.
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An increasing number of people in Germany have a migrant background. Many courses are on offer to facilitate their integration into society.
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Many young people place great importance on social commitment in their leisure time.
Stephan Pramme
Stephan Pramme Stephan Pramme
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International focus: Vincent Falasca did his voluntary service in the United States.
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Do you wish to know more about society and engagement? Then you’ve come to the right place.
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“Religious instruction for all”

The city state of Hamburg is blazing its 
own trail in terms of religious instruction: 
here pupils of different faiths are taught ­altogether in “Religious instruction for all”.

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