At the end of the 1970s, the project “Education-Works Kreuzberg” was initiated in Kreuzberg, a West Berlin working class neighborhood. The project gave unemployed youths the chance to acquire occupational training while doing renovation work on dilapidated houses. For example, they could train to become electricians, gas-fitters, or plumbers, or they could also complete an additional apprenticeship. Financed through public funds, this project was a labor market policy to prevent youth unemployment at the municipal level.

Building Renovation Work on Muskauer Strasse, West Berlin (1980)


Source: Original caption: House renovation in Berlin’s Muskauer Straße, 1980. Sozial Report 5-80/Bild Nr. 11. INP-Foto/Glaser. German Information Center.

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