Federal Agency for Civic Education

The Federal Agency for Civic Education (FACE, German: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (bpb)) is a German federal government agency responsible for promoting civic education. It is subordinated to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community. Thomas Krüger has served as President of the agency since 2000. The modern agency was established in West Germany in 1952 by the Adenauer government to counteract communism during the Cold War, but it has its roots in earlier government agencies dating back to the First World War.

Federal Agency for Civic Education
Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung
Agency overview
Formed25 November 1952 (69 years ago) (1952-11-25)
JurisdictionGovernment of Germany
HeadquartersBonn, Germany
Annual budget€64.710 million (2019)[2]
Agency executive

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