Fair Trade International
Fair trade is a market-based approach to alleviating global poverty by connecting consumers in developed nations to producers of goods in emerging nations and educating them about the impact of their consumption choices on the communities that make their food, clothing, and everyday products. Fair Trade seeks to improve communities through education, funding for development, and access to health care by offering fair prices and trade terms.
Why is this connected to the Center? Fair Trade International seeks to improve global market fairness by setting equitable standards for workers, farmers, and artisans who are frequently disenfranchised by large corporate interests. As members of a community that consumes global products we have the opportunity to participate in an exchange of dialogue with the people and communities that provide products we love. We can easily connect this conversation to the challenges faced by our own community farmers, migrant workers, and artisans as they work in competition with large corporations, developing technologies, and policy developed in the capital.
World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum is committed to promoting entrepreneurship and global public interest, connecting public and private enterprises in dialogue with individuals and non-profits to shape the global economy.
Why is this connected to the Center? “We believe that progress happens by bringing together people from all walks of life who have the drive and the influence to make positive change.” Just like the Center for Global Dialogue, WEF values contributions from multiple perspectives,and believes that positive change is shaped by those who are part of the conversation. Representing the voices of disparate viewpoints is central to holistic understanding of any issue and movement.
A Programme of Principles for Prison and Probation Work in Denmark
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Prison and probation work has a main purpose.
Society lays down certain requirements for the fulfilment of this main purpose upon which prison and probation work must build. These requirements should therefore be accepted by all employees of the Danish Prison and Probation Service.
The requirements for the fulfilment of the main purpose enable a primary task to be formulated.
The requirements also provide the frames of reference for carrying out the primary task and achieving the main purpose. They can be seen as principles for accomplishing the primary task.
Each of the principles can have as outcome a number of practical precepts and directives, i.e. the principles become operationalised.
The Education as Correctional Officer
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The education as Correctional Officer lasts three years in total and amounts to 180 (3 x 60) ECTS points. During these three years the education alternates between a period of time at the Training Centre of Probation and Prison Service in Birkerød where the students attend classes of theory and training and a period of apprenticeship at a prison, where the students take part of the daily working routines as correctional officers. During the apprenticeship 8 weeks of teaching are incorporated. The teaching sessions involves the prison as subject hence the name in Danish: “Virksomhedsforelagt Undervisning”, abbreviated VFU.