Publisher, editorial team and responsibilities

Service provider

State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Ministry for Children, Youth, Family, Equality, Refugees and Integration of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Völklinger Straße 4, 40219 Düsseldorf

Phone: +49 (0)211 837-02
Fax: +49 (0)211 837-22 00

Legal form

The State of North Rhine-Westphalia is a corporation under public law.

Authorized to represent

The Ministry is represented by Minister Josefine Paul, in legal and administrative matters by the State Secretary.

Server support and technical assistance

Landesbetrieb Information und Technik Nordrhein-Westfalen (IT.NRW)
Mauerstraße 51
40476 Düsseldorf
Telephone: 0211 9449-01
Telefax: 0211 9449-8000


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