The association


Behind the name ESR are people who support, enable and realise the work in different roles.

Members support the ESR by involvement in decision making as well as membership fees. Everyone who wants to shape the work of ESR can become a member. Once a year members meet for the members assembly and every two years a steering committee is elected.

Everyone willing to support and help shape ESR's work should become a member of the association - no matter if you're 15 or 65, if you're a pupil, a teacher or even far away from school.

Shaping ESR means ...

...participating in general meetings to follow up on the work of the association
...participating in committees or the board to work more often and in detail on topics concerning the association
...becoming a sustaining member to enable us to do youth work, international seminars, exchanges, peace work...

The general meeting takes place once or twice a year. Every second year a steering committee is elected.

The consultans are in charge of events, seminars, projects as well as the training of volunteers. They also create booklets for non-school related work and advice stakeholders in schools and protestant youth work.

The volunteers are mostly youngsters and young adults aged between 18 and 27 years. They are pupils, students and employees who plan and organise the non-school related work of ESR.

ESR work is financed by membership fees, grants of the protestant church in Rhineland (EKiR) and funds from the Kinder- und Jugendförderplan des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen. Public funds and churchly grants decrease. The Tabita foundation shall ensure the work of ESR in the future.




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