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Fagbeskrivelse for course in Danish society and Danish culture and history
The full text of the ordonnance on course in Danish society and Danish culture and history
Under section 22, paragraph 3, of the Act on integration of aliens in Denmark (the Integration Act), see. lovbekendtgørelse nr. 1593 by 14. December 2007, as amended by Act No. 571 of 31. May 2010, fixed: § 1. The Municipal Council shall ensure that foreigners covered by the Integration Act section 2, paragraphs 2 to 4, are offered a course in Danish society and Danish culture and history.
(2). The offer referred to in paragraph 1 shall be provided in a timely manner so that the alien can commence the course no later than 4 months after the Municipal Council has taken over responsibility for the alien.
(3). The Municipal Council is responsible for the course, but may be wholly or partially leave the organisation and the holding to another local authority, organization or association, including the Danish Refugee Council, an educational institution or a private company, see. the Danish Integration Act § 5.
§ 2. The course is held as a coherent or split process and must be completed within 1 year after the Municipal Council has taken over responsibility for the alien, see. However, section 8. The course's duration must be 40 times the combined total of 45 minutes exclusive breaks.
§ 3. Teaching should follow the fagbeskrivelse, which is reprinted as annex 1 to this notice.
§ 4. The Municipal Council must organise the course in such a way that, with regard to time, place and content adapted to the alien's employment and needs, etc., including the other parts of the integration programme respectively introductory course.
§ 5. In teaching should used interpreter as appropriate.
§ 6. For foreigners who are offered an integration program, see. the Danish Integration Act § 16, the course included as part of the integration programme, see. However, section 7. It must be indicated in the contract, within the meaning of integration. the Danish Integration Act § 19, that the course is part of the integration programme, and the alien must start and finish the course when.
(2). Would foreigners who are offered an introductory course, to follow the course, it begins in a timely manner so that it can be implemented before the end of the introductory period, see. the Danish Integration Act section 24 c, paragraph 4.
§ 7. The Municipal Council can partly or wholly fail to offer an alien participation in course in Danish society and Danish culture and history, when exceptional reasons justify it, URf.eks. If the alien pga. high age, physical disability, mental disability, etc. cannot be assumed to be able to follow the teaching in full.
§ 8. If illness, pregnancy, childbirth, lack of child care or similar instruction prevents the alien in following the course of the period during which it is to be followed pursuant to section 1, paragraph 2, and articles 2 and 5, the Municipal Council postpone the time in which the alien begins or completes the course.
§ 9. The notice shall enter into force on the 1. August 2010.
(2). The Ordinance shall apply to aliens who have been granted residence permit 1. August 2010 or later.
Ministry of refugee, immigration and Integration Affairs, the 26. Birthe Rønn Hornbech June 2010/Frederik Gammeltoft
Annex 1 Fagbeskrivelse for course in Danish society and Danish culture and history
The course must be organised in such a way that, as far as possible, be adapted to the individual's employment needs and knowledge. The teaching is envisaged to have a total extent of 40 lessons (a) 45 minutes, as URf.eks. can be carried out spread over eight modules à five hours during which the most everyday intimate topics are discussed first and the more complicated later in the process. The course can be conducted as group lessons or in possible as an it-based tutorial.
Objective and Content
Course in Danish society and Danish culture and history should include the following topics:
Integration law and rules on the acquisition of permanent residence permit
The aim is that the student will be familiar with the conditions for obtaining permanent residence permit. It should be stressed that poorly integrated teaching foreigners cannot expect to obtain indefinite leave. Furthermore, the aim is that the student gets an overview of the integration process and thus the preconditions to take an active part therein. Teaching deals with relevant parts of the particular Integration Act and integration program, as well as the coherence between the individual parts.
Everyday life, manners and mores
The aim is that the student will get insight into the Danish customs and norms.
Teaching deals with everyday life in Denmark with a view to, among other things. family, parenting and child rearing, sex roles, housing and accommodation facilities, health and illness, written and unwritten rules. Teaching also deals with Danish brand and holy days.
Welfare society's basic principles
The aim is that the student will be familiar with how the tax-financed welfare system works, and with the rights and duties that come with the Danish welfare system.
Teaching deals with the economic basis for the welfare State and welfare society offers – including the right to free medical care, free hospital treatment and free elementary school and the obligation to pay taxes.
The Danish labour market and workplace culture
The aim is that the student will get insight into the opportunities and conditions in workplaces in Denmark.
Teaching covers the main features of Denmark's industrial structure, the organisation of the Danish labour market, written and unwritten rules at work, expectations of the workforce, to create self-employment opportunities, ways to look for work and opportunities for guidance.
The Danish education system
The aim is that the student acquires knowledge of the Danish education system.
Teaching refers to the Danish educational system, including compulsory education requirement, the importance of children's education and opportunities for continuing education and training.
The Danish democracy and fundamental Danish values
The aim is that the student will have an understanding of the Danish democracy.
Teaching deals with the essential elements of the basic law, including the Division of powers, the Government and the Folketing's work and freedoms.
In teaching also includes the importance of political parties and the rules of the election. The students hear about the Prime Minister and the current political life other main figures.
Teaching deals with further legislation in Denmark, for example, the relationship between rights and obligations, equality between men and women and the importance of and possibilities for active citizenship in everyday life, including voluntary associations and volunteering.
Denmark and the world
The aim is that the student achieves knowledge of Denmark's role in the international community.
Teaching deals with Denmark's international obligations and membership of international organisations.
The aim is that the student will get insight into the geography of Denmark.
Teaching deals with Danish regions, towns and seas, Denmark's location in Europe, neighbouring countries, climate, nature, etc.
The aim is that the student through an insight into significant historical events get an understanding of the current situation in Denmark.
Teaching covers the main features of the historical development up to today's society – including an introduction to the most prominent historical figures.
Danish art and culture
The aim is that the student will get an introduction to some of the most significant Danish cultural epochs, cultural figures and works.
Teaching deals with both the Danish cultural history and the contemporary cultural life – including an introduction to the most famous cultural figures.
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