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Information about publisher, editorial staff and responsibilities

Service provider

State of North Rhine-Westphalia
. Ministry for Children, Youth, Family, Equality, Flight and Integration of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

. Völklinger Street 4, 40219 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 (0)211 837-02
Fax: +49 (0)211 837-22 00

Legal form

The state of North Rhine-Westphalia is a public corporation.

Authorized to represent

The Ministry is represented by Minister Josefine Paul, and in legal and administrative matters by the State Secretary


Server support and technical support

Landesbetrieb Information und Technik Nordrhein-Westfalen (IT.NRW)
Mauerstrasse 51
40476 Düsseldorf
Telephone: 0211 9449-01
Fax: 0211 9449-8000


The Department takes great care in preparing the information for this website and strives to ensure that it is up-to-date, accurate and complete. All content is intended for general informational purposes and does not constitute a business, legal or other advisory service. The Ministry does not guarantee and is not liable for any damages of a material or non-material nature caused by the use of the service, unless they are demonstrably due to intent or gross negligence.


From this website is referred to numerous online offers. The contents of the linked websites are designed by institutions and / or companies, among others, on which the Ministry has no influence. The Ministry does not adopt the contents listed there as its own. No liability whatsoever is assumed for the offers of third parties. Should you find questionable or illegal content on the websites of the ministry or on those that are referred to, the ministry is grateful for a corresponding notice.


In addition, we point out that parts of the web pages or the entire offer of the Ministry can be changed, supplemented, or deleted without prior notice. Also the temporary or final termination of the publication is possible without notice.


Copyright and trademark law

Unless otherwise stated, all pages on this information server of the state government are subject to copyright. Any reproduction or use of the contents or parts thereof in other electronic or printed publications and their publication is permitted only with prior permission. This also applies to the use on the Internet.

Reuse of contents of the website


Images, graphics, text or other files may be subject in whole or in part to the copyright of third parties. Images that are not offered for download may not be reused without permission. All brands and trademarks mentioned within this website and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The mere mention on this website is not the conclusion that trademarks are not protected by rights of third parties.