ESF federal programme Akti(F) - Active for families and their children

The Akti(F) programme aims to improve the living conditions of families at risk of exclusion and poverty and increase their social participation. The measures are aimed both at parents and their children and, if necessary, at other adult household members as far as their role is relevant in relation to the above-mentioned objectives (e.g. life partners):

  • Families with children under the age of 18 who receive benefits in accordance with the Second Book of the German Social Code or the Twelfth Book of the German Social Code (also supplementary, so-called top-up benefits)
  • Parents who receive or are entitled to a supplementary child allowance
  • These may include single parents and parents or disabilities (potentially, also with full or partial reduced earning capacity)

They will receive support in starting adequately remunerated employment and in finding available local and regional aid, including social benefits. In addition, the pilot projects aim to make a structural contribution to improving cooperation where people need it across legal divides.

Profile of the programme

Target group
  • Municipalities
  • Enterprises
  • Associations
Implementation period

2020.01.01 - 2022.12.31

  • Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Thematic objective

B: Promoting social inclusion, combating poverty and any discrimination

Additional Information

web­site of pro­gramme


Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales

Bettina Reuter

Referat EF 2
53107 Bonn