Dropout Programme for Right-wing Extremists

Name of the organization

Dropout Programme for Right-wing Extremists

Operational context


Main contacts

Contact person
Legal representative



Right-wing extremism is a social problem which forces the government to take action in many fields. The dropout programme of the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) is a contribution of the Federal Ministry of the Interior to the Federal Government's action catalogue against right-wing extremism, xenophobia and violence.

The dropout programme was launched by BfV in 2001 to help individuals to leave the right-wing extremist scene. It is designed to motivate in particular young people to opt out of the right-wing extremist milieu and to strengthen their determination.

The BfV wants to address people who have come under the sphere of influence of right-wing extremist groups and who want to get out, but are not able to do so on their own.

  • Hotline
  • Advice to parents, family members and partners of those concerned
  • Personal contact and care during the process of disengagement
  • Arrangement of opportunities for further education or job training
  • Help in dealing with the authorities
  • Contacts with employers and probation officers
  • Help, when external offers of assistance are needed, for example in case of alcohol and drug problems or debts
  • Support in the event of a threat posed by members of the right-wing extremist scene, e.g. help finding accommodation and arrangement of the relocation.
  • In individual cases, for example if moving is absolutely imperative, it will be possible to grant financial support on a one-time basis.