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Cooperation partners of the Song Contest

The Song Contest is supported by cooperation partners. In the fourth round, these are the following: Cornelsen Verlag, Grundschulverband e.V., Kindernothilfe e.V., Lugert Verlag, Plan International Deutschland e.V., SPIESSER - Das Jugendmagazin, the Verband deutscher Musikschulen e.V. and Zeit für die Schule.

Cornelsen Verlag

Cornelsen is one of the leading providers of educational media in the German-speaking world and stands for teaching and learning success – with both printed and digital media. For over 70 years, Cornelsen Verlag has been a reliable partner in the world of learning. Franz Cornelsen founded the publishing house in Berlin with the aim of contributing to international understanding. Today, Cornelsen develops teaching concepts and educational media for a wide variety of target groups and application scenarios. The didactic teaching and learning programmes ensure that good teaching succeeds and students attain their goals successfully. The staff work together with authors and publishers to find the best solutions for successful learning. A close network of advisers and contacts to science and practice are the prerequisite for ensuring that Cornelsen educational media always meet current requirements.
Cornelsen website

Grundschulverband e.V.

Together with its regional groups, the Grundschulverband e.V. (Primary School Association) is campaigning nationwide for sustainable primary schools. As part of the Grundschulverband e.V., the “Eine Welt in der Schule” (One World at School) project has been a specialist partner for the competition since its inception and accompanies the development of material for grades 1 to 6. Since 1979, the project has offered suggestions for the global development curriculum. Equipment hire, specialist journals, further training, impetus from model projects as well as advice – these five building blocks offer you support in developing teaching units or projects on the topic of global development and sustainability.
Grundschulverband e.V. website


Johanniter-Auslandshilfe is part of Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V. and primarily provides humanitarian aid in crises and after disasters. Our emergency medical team is able to help worldwide within a few days. Medium- and long-term projects stabilise basic health or improve the nutrition and livelihoods of people threatened by climate change, displacement or armed conflict. In 2020, we implemented projects in 17 countries. A close cooperation with local partner organisations is important to us in order to strengthen capacities on the ground and to reach vulnerable people. Together with them, we make a strong case for a life in health and dignity.
To the website of Johanniter-Auslandshilfe


Kindernothilfe is one of Germany’s largest non-governmental organisations for development cooperation. For almost 60 years, we have been working for disadvantaged children and their rights in the Global South. We currently empower, protect and involve 2.1 million children with projects in 32 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. In Germany we are also committed to children’s issues through education and campaign work. Kindernothilfe works in numerous alliances with non-governmental organisations and is also a member of the Global Campaign for Education and Bündnis Entwicklung Hilft.
Kindernothilfe website

Lugert Verlag

Our goal at Lugert Verlag is to provide interesting and modern music lessons through making contemporary references and integrating the musical culture of children and young people. Practical lessons, active music-making and trying things out for yourself – all this is central to us. That is why we publish our magazines four times a year: Musik in der Kita and POPi.G. - Popmusik in der Grundschule for nursery and primary schools, as well as Praxis des Musikunterrichts and Musik und Unterricht for secondary schools. These provide educators and teachers with current hits and evergreens as well as topics that focus on the lives of children and young people. In addition, we offer a wide range of practical materials ranging from classical to pop, on curriculum topics, for school performances and more. These are published in both printed and digital form, for classroom and distance learning (to the online shop). We also organise specialist conferences, webinars and online training seminars that deal with the current challenges in practice (to the training seminars). And in our Lugert Podcast, teachers can find out what engages their colleagues and what makes for good music teaching (to the podcast).
Lugert Verlag website


The International Catholic Mission Agency missio, based in Aachen and Munich, is one of more than 120 papal mission agencies worldwide. Missio maintains partnership relations with the churches in Africa, Asia and Oceania. It supports their pastoral care, social work, education, interreligious dialogue and human rights initiatives. All people benefit from this, regardless of their ethnic or religious background. Missio Aachen and missio Munich provide funding for around 1,800 projects of their partners every year. Every October, missio organizes World Mission Sunday, the largest Catholic global solidarity campaign. On this occasion, all missio works worldwide take up a collection, the proceeds of which are used for the work of the Church in the poorest regions of the Global South.
To the missio website


Plan International is an independent organisation providing development cooperation and humanitarian aid. Girls and boys worldwide should have the same rights and opportunities, and be able to actively shape their future. To achieve this, we implement sustainable community development projects efficiently and transparently in our partner countries and respond quickly to emergencies and disasters that threaten children's lives. In more than 75 countries, we work hand in hand with children, young people, supporters and partners of all genders to achieve our global goal: getting 100 million girls to learn, lead, decide and realise their full potential. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals reinforce our commitment.
Plan International Deutschland website

SPIESSER – die Jugendzeitschrift

Young, authentic, original – the SPIESSER brand stands for incisive content that provides plenty of material for discussion. SPIESSER covers everything that engages young adults between the ages of 14 and 24. Our central motto is: “By young people for young people!”. SPIESSER is published four times a year nationwide with a print run of 300,000 copies. The magazine is primarily aimed at school pupils and students aged 14-24, and is distributed in schools, universities, youth facilities, libraries and other places where young people meet. SPIESSER stands for direct and forthright messages from the young target group. This is because our authors themselves are still pupils, students, trainees, globetrotters or social year volunteers, who write and research about exactly the things that are important to them. Specifically: More than 450 young and committed freelance journalists develop incisive content in collaboration with SPIESSER’s editorial team throughout Germany. The SPIESSER network is considered the largest of its kind in Germany.
SPIESSER website

Verband deutscher Musikschulen

In state, non-profit music schools, which are funded or managed as communal education institutions by cities, districts and communities, over 1.4 million children, young adults and adults are being taught the full spectrum of music making by approximately 39,000 music teachers at roughly 4,000 sites throughout Germany. The Verband deutscher Musikschulen (VdM - association of German music schools) is the professional and umbrella association for these 932 music schools. It works closely with local associations and is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth through the “Kulturelle Jugendbildung” (cultural education for young people) programme as part of the federal government’s Kinder- und Jugendplan (children and youth action plan).
Verband deutscher Musikschulen webseite

ZEIT für die Schule

“ZEIT für die Schule” is the educational scheme run by the ZEIT publishing group. For more than 20 years, it has supported teachers and pupils with free information and services for the classroom: ranging from newspaper reading with the ZEIT class set to practical teaching materials, up-to-date newsletters and worksheets, to creative competitions. The scheme aims to teach media skills as well as provide pupils with support in making their career and study choices.
ZEIT für die Schule website