The German Youth Institute consists of five departments and one Research Focus. All projects are located in these Departments. Apart from research work all Departments do advisory and consultative work and provide various other services.


Interdepartmental tasks are seen too by the Management of the Institute (Institutsleitung) and the DJI Central Scientific Service Unit (Wissenschaftliches Referat beim Vorstand).

EUYOUPART - Political Participation of Young People in Europe - Development of Indicators for Comparative Research in the European Union

ICOVET - Informal Competences and their Validation

YoYo - Youth Policy and Participation - Potentials of participation and informal learning in young people's transitions to the labour market. A comparative analysis in ten European regions