The Song Contest is supported by cooperation partners from the fields of civil society, business, media as well as professional partners.
The following partners are accompanying the fifth round of the Song Contest as round partners: Aktion gegen den Hunger, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Cornelsen Verlag, Grundschulverband e.V., Kindernothilfe e.V., Lugert Verlag, SPIESSER - Das Jugendmagazin, TUI Care Foundation, Verband deutscher Musikschulen e.V. and ZEIT für die Schule.
We are also pleased about the selective support of our milestone partner Fairtrade Deutschland e.V.
The humanitarian aid organisation Aktion gegen den Hunger (Action against Hunger) supports more than 26 million people in 51 countries. For over 40 years, we have been fighting malnutrition and providing access to clean water and health care. Our 8,300 employees worldwide provide emergency aid and support people in building sustainable livelihoods. Our vision: a world without hunger.
In order to bring about sustainable change with our work in Germany as well, we have also been active in the education sector since 2015: with the project Schulen gegen den Hunger (Schools Against Hunger), we inform and sensitise schoolchildren across Germany to development issues and motivate them to get involved in a sporting way for a fairer future.
To the website: Aktion gegen den Hunger
With its projects, studies and events, the Bertelsmann Stiftung initiates debates and provides impulses for social change. Non-profit work and sustainable impact are the foundations of its actions. The foundation's initiatives not only point out solutions, but also create empirically supported orientation among a broad public.
Among other things, the Foundation is committed to significantly increasing social awareness for the concerns of youth and young adults in the future. In its new project "Young People and Society - Sustainable. Digital. Engaged", the Foundation is researching and testing better ways for the young generation to participate in shaping a sustainable future.
To the website: Bertelsmann Stiftung
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.
To the website: Cornelsen Verlag
Together with its regional groups, the Grundschulverband e.V. (Primary School Association) is campaigning nationwide for more than 50 years 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 School Competition on Development Policy since its inception. For many years, the project "Eine Welt in der Schule" (One World at School) has been developing concepts and materials for education for sustainable development with a focus on global interrelationships in an exchange between practice and science. With a nationwide material lending service, a specialist journal, further training courses and impulses from model projects, the project offers support in the implementation and development of teaching units and/or in this area.
To the website: Grundschulverband e.V.
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.
To the website: Kindernothilfe
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).
To the website: Lugert Verlag
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.
To the website: SPIESSER – die Jugendzeitschrift
The TUI Care Foundation initiates and supports projects that open up new future perspectives for young people around the world, protect nature and the environment and promote the sustainable development of holiday destinations. In doing so, the foundation relies on the potential of the tourism sector as a driver for social development, education and prosperity. It builds on strong partnerships with regional and international organizations for sustainable change. The TUI Care Foundation is an independent foundation initiated by TUI. It is based in the Netherlands.
To the website: TUI Care Foundation
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).
To the website: Verband deutscher Musikschulen
“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.
To the website: ZEIT für die Schule
Fairtrade Deutschland e.V. is the organisation behind the world-renowned Fairtrade label on the German market. As the leading development policy organisation for fair trade in Germany, Fairtrade promotes the sale of fair trade products, mobilises against trade injustice and carries out educational work for fair trade. For example with the Fairtrade Schools campaign, which awards schools for their commitment to fair trade, creates awareness for sustainable development in everyday school life and offers ideas for participation and action.
To the website: Fairtrade Deutschland e.V.