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Lars Espersen Union adviser Danish confederation of Trade Unions. LO Facts. 17 affliated unions 1.2 m members 50 % of all workers in Denmark. Two thirds of all unionised workers are member of one of LO’s affiliated unions. A FEW FACTS ABOUT DENMARK. 5.4m inhabitants.

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lars espersen union adviser danish confederation of trade unions
Lars Espersen

Union adviser

Danish confederation of Trade Unions

FVU matematik EMMA study visit 10.maj 2007 /LES

lo facts
LO Facts
  • 17 affliated unions
  • 1.2 m members
  • 50 % of all workers in Denmark.
  • Two thirds of all unionised workers are member of one of LO’s affiliated unions.

FVU matematik EMMA study visit 10.maj 2007 /LES

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A FEW FACTS ABOUT DENMARK

5.4m inhabitants

  • A modern welfare state
  • Social welfare financed through taxes
  • Free public services in many areas
  • High living standards
  • The Danish labour market model
  • Based on the flexicurity model
  • Tripartite co-operation
  • High employment
  • Gender balanced

FVU matematik EMMA study visit 10.maj 2007 /LES

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EDUCATION AND THE LABOUR MARKET

  • The Danish labour force constitutes c. 2.8 million people
  • A high participation rate of 76.6%
  • The unemployment rate is 6.4%
  • Men make up only slightly more than half of the labour force I.e. 52.5%
  • About 23% of all employed people work in public companies, whereas 68% work in private companies

2004

FVU matematik EMMA study visit 10.maj 2007 /LES

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Danish adult education and training systemPOLICY OBJECTIVES

  • Provision of a coherent and publicly funded education
  • and continuing training system for adults at all levels
  • Ensure access for all
  • Ensure possibilities of competence development
  • (general and work-related)
  • Ensure recognition of competencies by employers
  • and society at large, incl. RPL

FVU matematik EMMA study visit 10.maj 2007 /LES

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MAIN ACTORS

  • Shared responsibility for provision between the State (general and vocational, formal) and local government (liberal, non-formal)
  • Social partners: Cooperation on vocational education and training; participation in national councils and trade/vocational training committees

FVU matematik EMMA study visit 10.maj 2007 /LES

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ADULT EDUCATION AND TRAINING

FVU matematik EMMA study visit 10.maj 2007 /LES

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PARTICIPATION

- Actual number of persons participating in adult education and training

53,907

61,460

17,658

29,437

95,867

152,222

- A total of 410,551 persons, 2004

FVU matematik EMMA study visit 10.maj 2007 /LES

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ADULT VOCATIONAL TRAINING (AMU)

Main target group: Unskilled and skilled workers on the labour market

Duration: Each programme lasts one to six weeks

More than 2,000 programmes

Each year, approximately 500 programmes are developed or

changed due to changed needs on the labour market

Nationally recognised certificate upon completion of a course

More than 140 providers, who also deliver VET programmes

FVU matematik EMMA study visit 10.maj 2007 /LES

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FINANCING

  • Public provision and taximeter funding of approved education activities
  • Co-financing by participants or employers through graduated tuition fees favouring low-skilled, certain offers being free
  • Publicly financed support/allowance schemes for forgone earnings during trainee leave (qualifying courses only)
  • Training for unemployed purchased by Public Employment Service

FVU matematik EMMA study visit 10.maj 2007 /LES

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STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT AND MANAGEMENT

FVU matematik EMMA study visit 10.maj 2007 /LES

fvu needs
FVU needs
  • Basic skills = better life and is necessary to take part in society
  • About 800.000 have to improve there literacy skills
  • About 600.000 have to improve there numeracy skills (DK labour force 2.8)

FVU matematik EMMA study visit 10.maj 2007 /LES

fvu goals
FVU Goals
  • 40000 students pr. year
  • 2003 = 20700, 3600 math
  • 2006 = 26000, 5000 math !!!

FVU matematik EMMA study visit 10.maj 2007 /LES

fvu challenge
FVU challenge
  • Everybody agrees: goverment, social partners
  • The right offer
  • But no demand
  • Courses at workplace
  • FVU closer to the vocationel system?
  • ”Canvassing”
  • Competence ambassedor??

FVU matematik EMMA study visit 10.maj 2007 /LES