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Child Travel Programmes

Our standard youth questionnaires were appropriate for young people but not for children. Nevertheless, many organisations have expressed their interest in an evaluation tool for child travel programmes (children aged approx. 8 – 12 years) and for local summer and holiday programmes.

The steering committee started to investigate the subject in 2006. A pilot study with more than 700 children during the summer 2007 showed that an evaluation based on simple questionnaires is quite applicable. Additional tests with revised questionnaires in 2008 and 2009 confirmed this thesis.

In 2008 the procedure was adopted for local summer and holiday programmes (without overnight stays) in the area Bad Kreuznach. The final German questionnaire was published 2011 in the book "Evaluation von Kinderfreizeiten" (only in German).

Heike Roth coordinates and manages the division “questionnaire for child travel programmes”. Head of research is Dr. Wolfgang Ilg. The team is open for new members.


The team (June 2008, Frankfurt am Main).

from left to right:
Ritva Gleu (Bundesforum Kinder- und Jugendreisen); Heike Peters (Diplom-Pädagogin; Koordination u. Geschäftsführung des Entwicklungsprojekts); Dr. Andrea Eckhardt (Deutsches Jugendinstitut, München); Wolfgang Ilg (Projektleiter Freizeitenevaluation, Sindelfingen); Günter Kistner (Geschäftsführung des Entwicklungsprojekts; Ev. Jugendreferat An Nahe und Glan, KJR Bad Kreuznach); Stephanie Otto (Geschäftsführung des Entwicklungsprojekts; Ev. Jugendreferat An Nahe und Glan, Bad Kreuznach); Sven Tabatt (Unternehmensgründer im Bereich Kinder- und Jugendfreizeiten, Thüringen)

Additional team members: Jan Koch, Kathrin Baier, Anne Grimm (Kindervereinigung Chemnitz); Isabelle Krok (Deutsches Jugendinstitut – Projekt Internationale Kinderbegegnungen); Florian Kuff (RUF Jugendreisen – Kinderbereich, Bielefeld); Torsten Ukrow (KI JU Reisen, Brandenburg); Uli Wagner (Diakonisches Werk Bayern); Carsten Klante (Sportjugend Berlin)