The Corona pandemic not only has health and economic implications for society, but also for education and recreation. School closures, lack of youth and sports offerings, and digitization issues pose major challenges. To meet these challenges, the German government has launched an emergency Corona program to support education, youth and sport with a total of 247 million euros.
The money from the Corona emergency program will be used, among other things, to purchase digital equipment for schools and youth work, to expand the “Kultur macht stark” funding program, and to support the development of the Queen’s new home as well as for investments in sports facilities. The aim is to ensure that children, young people and sportspeople can continue to take advantage of educational and leisure opportunities even in times of Corona.
The Corona emergency program is part of the German government’s economic stimulus package, which has a total volume of 130 billion euros. The targeted investment in education, youth and sports is intended not only to help overcome the consequences of the Corona pandemic, but also to make a long-term contribution to strengthening the education and leisure infrastructure.
Why 247 million euros were allocated for education, youth and sports as part of the Corona expenditure?
The Corona pandemic has brought significant impacts and challenges in many areas of daily life. Educational institutions such as schools and universities, as well as sports facilities and youth facilities, were particularly affected by the pandemic. To ensure that these institutions could continue to fulfill their tasks despite the difficult circumstances, extensive financial resources were made available as part of the Corona expenditures.