„Serving democracy is our mission“
Dr Hans-Georg Maaßen
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Welcome

Dear visitors to our website,

Welcome to the web pages of the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV), the domestic intelligence service of the Federal Republic of Germany. I am pleased that you are interested in the BfV’s work.

Here, you will find the most important information concerning BfV’s tasks, powers, and fields of work, along with the latest publications, exhibition dates, press releases, and job offers.

The BfV plays an indispensable role in protecting the internal security of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its task is to avert all efforts meant to harm our country, the free democratic basic order, and our population.

To this end, the BfV collects and analyses information about extremist, terrorist, and any other efforts posing a threat to security, and about foreign intelligence services’ activities directed against our country. The predominant purpose of collating all gathered information is to keep the Federal Government informed about the security situation.

Since the BfV is an intelligence service, it must maintain the confidentiality of sensitive information if its future work is not to be jeopardised. However, we would like to provide as much transparency as possible with this website, in order to give you an idea of BfV’s range of tasks and of the threats posed to internal security.

I hope this transparency will help to increase your trust in us, and I wish you an informative visit to our website.

Yours,
Hans-Georg Maaßen
President of BfV




  • Dropout Programme for Right-wing Extremists

    Logo des Aussteigerprogramms für Rechtsextremisten

    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,... Further information

  • Dropout Programme for Left-wing Extremists

    Logo des Aussteigerprogramms für Linksextremisten

    The dropout programme for left-wing extremists run by the Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz (BfV) is a contribution to the Federal Government's action catalogue against all forms of extremism and violence and in favour of more tolerance and democracy. Thus, it is part of the comprehensive approach to... Further information

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Anti-terrorist Hotline: +49(0)221/792-3366

Anti-terrorist Hotline: +49(0)221/792-3366

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