|An introduction to the Danish formal and non-formal educational system|
21-24 November 2016 | Nyborg, Denmark
During the study visit the participants will be introduced to the Danish formal and non-formal educational system and experience different educational institutions and learn about the diverse challenges and solutions in different settings and locations.
The municipalities are key actors in implementing and coordinating this work, and they are also responsible for implementing efforts targeted at helping young people into employment or education. At the same time, the municipalities – through the Youth Guidance system – are required to perform systematic outreach and follow-up activities towards young people, who have not started or have stopped a secondary education.
• Decentralising youth policy – looking at municipal youth work
The participants will visit the following institutions:
Civic education and active participation in democratic processes play an important role at all stages of the educational system.
Danish youth schools have existed in Denmark since the 1940’s. Every Danish municipality has at least one youth school. They are publicly funded and all activities are free of charge for young people. The youth schools combine formal and non-formal leaning methods and play a key role in the civic education of young people in after school activities. The youth schools are very different in their design but offer several similar activities:
The study visit will be a combination of field visits to the above mentioned institutions as well as presentations from stakeholders and practitioners working in the field. Furthermore, the study visit will include partner building elements, an introduction to the Erasmus+ programme as well as some sightseeing and more informal time.