Presentation on theme: "The Law for General Education Supporting the voluntary work financially."— Presentation transcript:
The Law for General Education Supporting the voluntary work financially
Historical Background Directly translated: Law for the Enlightenment of the People Dates back to app. 1850 Based on the principles of Grundtvig and Kold. Fundamental ideas: – Understanding of Democracy – Active Citizenship – Obligated fellowship
Today The law has developed over time to include spare time activities. Today the law is divided into two parts: – Support for the general education of adults – Support for voluntary educational associations
General Education of Adults Approved evening schools and education unions get: – 1/3 of the teachers wages covered – Projects for handicapped people get 7/9 – Free housing in municipal buildings Internet-based education and study circles are also given support. 10% of the means has to be spend on issues which create debate.
Voluntary Educational Associations Main purpose: Activities for children and young people under 25 years. E.g.: – Sports associations – Scouts – Religious associations (YMCA) – Drama / Theatre The membership and activity contribution is given pr member (150 DKK in Tønder)
Voluntary Educational Associations The associations and their rules have to be approved by the municipality. Contributions are given to the renting of rooms and sports facilities – Club rooms get 80 % of the rent – Contributions are also given to riding halls and swimming baths Contributions for new development of activities, bigger purchases and small renovating projects.
Support to Branderup Aktivcenter Total amount received from the municipality: – School 130.000 DKK – BUIF (725 hours)115.000 DKK – Youthclub (200 hours) 42.000 DKK – Local History Archive 10.000 DKK Total budget of the centre is: 344.000 DKK Without this law of support it would not be possible to manage Branderup Aktivcenter
The Committee of General Education The committee administers the law Consists of 15 members: – 3 politicians from the municipality board – 4 are elected by sports associations – 4 are elected by educational associations – 3 are elected by the scouts – + 1 member from the remaining associations They are elected for a period of 4 years Chairman has to be elected from the voluntary members!
The Committee of General Education It is not statutory to have a committee of general education. The committee has its own budget - in Tønder: 9,5 mill. DKK (1.35 mill. ) Authority is given by the municipality board Can make their own guidelines in accordance with the law