MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
Board of Trustees starts work
Today, Wednesday, the 19-member Board of Trustees of the German Foundation for Commitment and Honorary Office (DSEE) started its work. The deputy chairmen of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Gitta Connemann and Nadine Schön, who are members of the foundation council, explain:
Gitta Connemann: “After the DSEE started its work in Neustrelitz at the beginning of July, the Board of Trustees is now meeting for the first time. This means that the foundation’s work continues to gain momentum. This is very good news for the 30 million volunteers in the country.
The establishment of the foundation was a matter close to our group’s heart. We successfully fought for this in the last coalition negotiations. With the foundation there is now a full-time point of contact for all volunteers nationwide. The DSEE will advise you on funding and legal issues. Associations should also be given a helping hand with digitization.
In this way, we strengthen and promote voluntary work at all levels. And with it 30 million people who volunteer every day: in the fire brigade, in clubs, for churches and in social institutions. In rural areas in particular, there would be no state without volunteering.
Nadine Schön: “With the establishment of the Board of Trustees, the work of the German Foundation for Commitment and Volunteering continues to pick up speed. How important the new foundation is, especially in the corona pandemic, is shown with its first funding program ‘Working together in times of Corona’. At a time when contact is restricted, many of the activities of clubs and associations are suspended. Right now it is important to strengthen the existing structures for civic engagement and volunteering. In doing so, we are making a contribution to counteracting a decline in membership in organizations and associations and the associated weakening of these structures. I am pleased to be able to contribute to this as a member of the Board of Trustees. “
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