DSF is continuously making campaigns about current educational, welfare and social political affairs. Some campaigns are based on a single political topic, while others are connected to study start or to financing the universities when the annual Finance Act are being negotiated. On this site, you can read about the latest campaigns DSF have been engaged in.
Our Educations – The students’ education quality vision 2018
In spring 2018, a committee, set up by the then minister of Higher Education and Science Søren Pind, published a report with a number of recommendations to change the university educations. We as students were not invited to join the committee. Therefore, we choose in DSF to compose our own report with recommendations.
One of the recommendations from the committee was to remove the influence away from the democratically elected study councils, where teachers and students ensures the quality of our educations together. Therefore, we have run a campaign against this recommendation.
Drop the limit on education 2016-2018
December 19th 2016 the Danish parliament agreed upon a limit on double education. This limit on double education prevents people with one higher education in taking a new education on same or lower level unless you wait 6 years after the first education is finished. This limit negates flexibility in the education system, the possibility to choose another education and we are being limited in our possibilities to educate ourselves throughout our lives. DSF has tried to get this repealed through demonstrations, actions, mass entry to committee hearings in the parliament and the very first ‘citizen’s initiative’ in the Danish history. The result, so far, is that several parties have changed their minds and promised an abolition after an election.
Stop the billion cutbacks on education 2015-2017
In 2015, DSF, together with a number of other organisations, started the ‘Education Alliance’. This alliance was behind the campaign ‘Stop billion cutbacks on education’, which started when the Venstre lead government proposed to cut 8,7 billion on education in their budget proposal. The Education alliance had these demands, besides Stop the billion cutbacks on education, Higher quality and Invest in the future. 40.000 participated in demonstrations in Aarhus and Copenhagen.
In 2016 the government continued the billion cutbacks on educations at the budget negotiations. Once again DSF took onto the streets together with the Education alliance, to show our resistance towards this as well as resistance towards a proposal to cut 20 percent from the student grant (SU). In 2016, 43.000 people showed up in Copenhagen, Aarhus, Odense and Aalborg.
The VLAK-government extended the cutbacks in 2017, which means that from 2017 to 2021 there will be cut 14,7 billion on the education area. Therefore, DSF took to the streets once again, as a part of the Education Alliance, together with 10.000 other protesters.