Articles for the Danish Centre of Educational Environment
Letter No. 12229 of 13.09.2001 (in force)
Legislation which the rules relate to
ACT No. 166 of 14.03.2001
The complete text of the rules
Articles for the Danish Centre of Educational Environment
Pursuant to S.3(4) in Act no. 166 of 14 March 2001 on pupils’ and students’ educational environment the below Articles are laid down for The Danish Centre of Educational Environment.
The Danish Centre of Educational Environment (hereinafter referred to as the Centre) is a governmental institution domiciled in Randers, Denmark.
(1) The objective of the Centre is to contribute to ensuring and developing a good educational environment in Denmark, including providing advice and guidance for pupils, students, educational establishments and authorities when it comes to matters of the educational environment.
(2) The Centre shall gather and systematise knowledge of rules and practice which may be of importance to the educational establishment and place the gathered knowledge at the disposal of the public.
(3) The Centre is a forum where a dialogue about and a development of a good educational environment in Denmark shall take place. The Centre may moreover take the initiative to any matters which it finds important when it comes to the educational environment and make statements thereof to the relevant authority. The Centre shall deal with similar questions regarding the safety and health of children in day care offers, cf. the Danish Act on social service.
(4) Every year the Centre shall present their report about their work. The report shall include the Centre’s assessment of the development within the area of the educational environment and whether the desirable changes have taken place. The report shall be sent to the ministries of the educational areas which are included in the report . The Centre will at the same time make the report public.
(5) Pursuant to the Board’s decision, the Centre may take on tasks according to the common rules as to commercial activities which apply to the Danish government institutions. The Centre may receive support from others.
(1) The Danish Centre of Educational Environment is managed by a board. The Board comprises a chairman and 14 other members who are appointed by the Danish Minister for Education in the following way:
Five members who are appointed at the recommendation of organisations and associations representing the pupils and students, etc.
One member who is appointed at the recommendation of the National Association of Schoolparents (Danish: Skole og Samfund).
One member who is appointed at the recommendation of the Danish Teachers’ Council (Danish: Danske Underviserorganisationers Samråd (DUS)).
Seven members who are appointed at the recommendation of organisations and associations, etc. which represent the owners of the educational establishments.
(2) The Board shall be appointed for a period of two years. The Chairman shall, however, be appointed for a period of four years.
(3) Being a member of the Board is personal.
(4) In case one of the members resigns from the Board during his/her time of appointment, a new member shall be appointed for the remaining period.
(5) The Board members may be re-appointed.
(1) The Board shall be in charge of the Centre’s management and shall determine the business of the Centre.
(2) In compliance with the approval of the Danish Minister for Education, the Board shall appoint and discharge the principal of the Centre.
(3) The Board shall also appoint and discharge the personnel of the Centre. The Board may empower the principal to perform the staff appointment and discharge procedures.
(4) The Board shall lay down the Centre’s working plans and the annual budget and approve the accounts.
(5) The Board may submit proposals for amendments to the Articles to the Danish Ministry of Education.
(1) The Board shall lay down the rules of procedure and elect a potential vice-chairman.
(2) The Chairman or the Vice-Chairman if the Chairman is absent shall convene and chair the Board meetings which will be held at least four times a year.
(3) The Board shall be quorate when at least 50% of the members are present.
(4) The Board shall make decisions by simple majority of votes. In case of equality of votes, the Chairman or the Vice-Chairman if the Chairman is absent shall hold a casting vote.
(5) The decision to recommend a proposed amendment of the Articles to the Danish Ministry of Education can only be made by a majority, which includes at least 50% of the Board and at least 2/3 of the members present.
(6) The Board decisions shall be registered in board minutes which will be sent to the members after each meeting.
(7) Travelling expenses of the Board members and other expenses relating to the duty shall be paid by the Centre pursuant to the regulations of remuneration of expenses in connection with official business trips in the Kingdom of Denmark.
(8) Separate considerations for the Chairman of the Board and a potential vice-chairman shall be determined by the Danish Ministry of Education pursuant to the relevant regulations of the Danish Ministry of Finance.
(1) The daily management of the institute shall be handled by a manager who will be appointed by the Board and according to the approval of the Danish Minister for Education.
(2) The Manager may only appoint and discharge the employees of the institute by order from the Board.
(3) The Manager shall submit a recommendation to the Board with regard to the budget of the Centre. (After the approval of the Board, the Manager will discuss the budget with the Danish Minister for Education).
(4) The Manager shall notify the Board of all matters which may be of importance to the Board’s general management of the Centre.
(5) Pay and employment conditions for the Centre’s staff shall comply with the rules of the Government.
(1) The Centre shall fall within the Danish Public Administration Act and the Danish Act on Public Access to Documents in Public Files.
(2) The Centre shall be liable to supply the Danish Ministry of Education with information about the Centre.
(1) The Centre’s accounting year shall be the financial year. At the end of the accounting year, the annual accounts, including the profit and loss account, the balance sheet and a survey of plant and equipment shall be prepared.
(2) The accounting and the layout of the accounts shall comply with the rules/guidelines laid down by the Danish Ministry of Education.
(3) Pursuant to S2(1) of the Act on auditing governmental accounts, etc., the accounts of the institute shall be audited by the he Office of the Auditor General of Denmark. Article 9(1)
The Articles shall become effective on 1 September 2001. (2) The Articles can be amended by the Danish Ministry of Education, not excepting at the recommendation of the Board, cf. Article 4(5).
The Danish Ministry of Education, 13 September 2001