MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Avoid impending bankruptcy of the carrier
The Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Home Affairs will announce the extension of the pandemic-related flexibilisation of the funding guidelines of the Federal Agency for Civic Education until the end of next year 2021. Thorsten Frei, the deputy chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group responsible for domestic policy and also chairman of the board of trustees of the Federal Agency for Civic Education explains:
“The extension of the exceptions to the funding of guidelines has proven itself in the pandemic and has secured the financial survival of many institutions of political education in the division of the Federal Agency for Political Education. The simplification of the funding conditions made possible by the Federal Ministry of the Interior was necessary because events that had been planned for months and the associated income collapsed almost overnight. In addition, the organizations, which are mostly organized as non-profit associations, cannot build up any reserves and therefore never have the chance to repay loans and other aid.
Since, in view of previous experience and the currently very dynamic developments, it is foreseeable that no return to regular operations is to be expected in the new year either, it is only logical to maintain the exceptions for the distribution of funds for a limited period. Ultimately, this is intended to prevent proven structures from being permanently damaged or from the insolvency of experienced providers from losing great expertise. Every grant is money well spent for the stability of our democracy. Various social developments and the increase in conspiracy theories have brought this back to mind.
That is why we as the Union group have always spoken out and campaigned unreservedly for the strengthening of political education. And that is precisely why I would particularly like to thank our Federal Minister of the Interior, Horst Seehofer, for advocating special aid with all his might and for making this extension possible just as quickly. This creates the necessary security for the sponsors and ensures the preservation of our unique civic political education in Germany. “
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