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2. Voluntary Activities

2.3 National strategy on youth volunteering

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  1. Existence of a National Strategy
  2. Scope and contents
  3. Responsible authority
  4. Revisions/ Updates

Existence of a National Strategy

Denmark has no national strategy on youth volunteering.

However, in October 2017, the former government launched a civil society strategy, Strategy for a Stronger Civil Society (Strategi for et stærkere civilsamfund), that also included young people.

The strategy is currently being implemented with the rate adjustment pool agreement of 2018 (satspuljen).

The strategy runs for a four-year period, 2018-2021.

Scope and contents

It was the former government’s opinion that a strong civil society composed of voluntary communities and voluntary initiatives strengthens the social cohesion and social trust in society. Socially marginalised people and people outside the labour market are less involved in voluntary activities and in associational life than the rest of the population. It is the objective of the strategy to include a larger share of vulnerable children, young people and adults, as well as persons with disabilities in voluntary communities. Thus, the objective of the strategy is ‘inclusive volunteering’.

With regard to young people, the strategy funds strategic partnerships (Project 3: Strategy for a Stronger Civil Society) between local authorities and private associations that develop methods to include vulnerable people in leisure activities and voluntary work.

Responsible authority

The Ministry of Social Affairs and Senior Citizens is the top-level responsible authority for the Strategy for a Stronger Civil Society. The strategy is currently being implemented with the 2018 rate adjustment pool (satspuljen). According to the agreement on project 3:

  • The National Board of Social Services is responsible for an exchange of experience among the participants.
  • FriSe is responsible for developing a model of quality measurement.
  • CFSA is responsible for the monitoring of the development of voluntary social work launched in the strategy and for research on how to improve the cooperation between the voluntary sector and municipalities.

Revisions/Updates

There have been no revisions or updates to the strategy.