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Stefan Koengeter is senior Lecturer at the Institute for Social Pedagogy and Organization Studies, Dr. phil., Educational Scientist (Dipl.), Sociologist (MA). He was post-Doctoral fellow of the Research Training Group on “Transnational Social Support” founded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) (2008-2010) and received a postdoctoral research grant of the Canadian Government on the transnational production of knowledge in Social Work (2010-2011). Currently, he is co-coordinator of the research project “Higher Education Without Family Support”, jointly run by the Hebrew U, Bar-Ilan U and Hildesheim U, editor of a special issue on care leavers in “Diskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung” (2012), author of several peer-reviewed articles and books on child and youth welfare.
Wolfgang Schroeer is Professor for Social Pedagogy at the University of Hildesheim. His writings and research activities range from contributions on child and youth welfare, interculturality and migration, to writings about citizenship, civil society and social policy. Together with Prof. Dr. Cornelia Schweppe, University Mainz, he is training a large number of early-stage and advanced researchers, e.g. in the Research Training Group on “Transnational Social Support” founded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).