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Content of Global Line

The course contents are decided every year by DPOD, the Danish DPOs and Egmont Højskolen. A specific Global Line theme can be chosen for each year. This decision is agreed upon the year before in October, so that potential participants can be informed before applying. However, the course generally covers: democracy, human rights, advocacy, fund raising, accounting, and Denmark for beginners
Global Line training is highly concentrated and includes a lot of studying, despite the absence of exams and tests.



The lessons consist of lectures, group exercises and subject related visits. The learning environment is participatory and promotes individual involvement and sharing of experiences.
The theme for 2013 is ‘Advocacy at grass root level’.



The focus will be on advocacy on grass root level. Inspiration will be drawn from advocacy examples from around the World and the participants will learn about and practise creative thinking and activities that can be part of an advocacy strategy. This could be storytelling, using roleplay or developing radio shows.
Special focus will be on social media, basic journalistic skills in print as well as online, campaigning on grass root level and using sports as an advocacy tool.
Democracy and rights will be discussed and implemented throughout the work with advocacy techniques.



The participants are working with all aspects of democracy, from national elections to democracy in the family, the local community and democracy in the organisations. As a practical part of this, we will visit the Danish parliament and meet with a MP. Furthermore the participants will gain skills in democratic participatory learning processes as a cross-cutting issue throughout the course.

Lastly participants work with capacity building on a personal level dealing with topics such as communication skills and conflict resolution.


Facilitation processes

The training will be hands-on which will provide participants with skills in preparing and facilitating presentations, meetings, movie showings and workshops. Emphasis will be on the use of interpersonal communication skills, rhetorical devices, brainstorming, group dynamics and small-scale conflict resolution.

If time allows the participants will plan and facilitate a workshop for a clear target audience through production of facililtator guide and participants guide, including how to conduct a needs and outcome assessment.


Human Rights

We will focus on the following areas: Human rights in a historic perspective. The universal declaration of the human rights as a starting point of a discussion on the human rights situation in the various countries. With a basis in the new UN Convention for People with Disabilities, the students will discuss the situation of people with disabilities in their respective societies. The students will gain inspiration on how they can work with the Convention in their home organisations.


Fund raising

The participants will work on making a fundraising strategy, including designing the fund raising efforts for the different potential donor groups, such as individuals, local government, private companies and international NGOs. The main focus will be local fundraising, rather than fundraising from international donors. The participants will learn the importance of supporting the fundraising efforts with case stories and factual documentation of the organisation’s achievements.



When projects are carried out, whether it is on grass root level or at national level, there will be different interest groups connected to the project. This can be the beneficiaries, the local community, the mother organisation and the donors. It is important to develop accounting measures that will take these interest groups into account.
The participants will be introduced to requirements of transparency, reporting and financial accountability towards donors, stakeholders and partners in development. Furthermore we will discuss the aspect of the importance of having a mandate from the mother organisation, if activities are carried out on their behalf.
The focus will be on small scale projects at grass root level.


Denmark for beginners

Denmark for beginners will introduce the participants to the Danish society and also give you a more practical insight to the daily life of the Danes.
We will be going on excursions most of the times. The topics we will cover could be: Religion, single mothers, trade unions, education or welfare of senior citizens.
Experiences from these topics will be an input to discussions the Danish society and welfare system.



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