The 'Circle' - for future development
In 2011 DAEA invited 9 professors, politicians and opinion formers to create a “circle” and discuss the values and future strategy for non-formal and informal AE.
Among them were the present Minister of Culture Ms. Marianne Jelved. Their discussions resulted in a book with14 articles and 8 recommendations.
The 8 recommendations are:
- Non-formal and informal AE is one of the pillars of democracy. It is its task to support active citizenship.
- Non-formal and informal AE must contribute to the strengthening of the European identity and citizenship of the Danish people.
- Non-formal and informal AE must enable people to have a global outlook and international solidarity and to become global citizens.
- Non-formal and informal AE must challenge that type of community cohesion which excludes minorities and creates a mono-culture. And it must strengthen the type of cohesion which is based on active, disagreeing and debating citizens.
- Non-formal and informal AE must be in the front to create a society based on opinions and views rather than economic calculation.
- Non-formal and informal AE must provide knowledge, skills and insights empowering people to become active citizens.
- Non-formal and informal AE must challenge the monopoly of the elite in the public debate.
- Non-formal and informal AE must create “committing communities” within civil society.
DAEA's response to the recommendations
- AL for all
- We are also Europeans
- Courage and ability to express your opinion and take part in debates
- Necessary skills and competences