The nationwide mobiklasse.de network consists of 11 young mobiklasse.de-lecturers from Germany whom the Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO), the Federation of Franco-German Houses, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Goethe-Institut and the Robert Bosch Stiftung send to France every year.
With vehicles provided by Mercedes-Benz France, the lecturers travel across France in order to promote the German language and culture in a lighthearted way in schools and to inform students about the possibilities of participating in exchange programs. All age groups and school types, including vocational schools, are addressed, with a particular focus on those students about to choose a second foreign language.
The mobiklasse.de program, like its counterpart FranceMobil in Germany, is supported by Olaf Scholz, First Mayor of Hamburg and Plenipotentiary for Franco-German Cultural Cooperation and Jean-Michel Blanquer, Minister of Education in France. In 2004 both programs were awarded the Adenauer-de-Gaulle Award for their exemplary commitment to Franco-German cooperation.
The Franco-German Youth Office (FGYO) is an international organization working for Franco-German cooperation, which has enabled nearly 9 million young people from France and Germany to participate in 320,000 exchange programs since 1963.