Introduction to adult education
Part 3 of the introduction contains an orientation about the distinctive features of adult education, gdpr, societal support and various enterprise forms. Whether you are going to be a circle leader or work as an administrator at one of Folkuniversitetet's offices, it is important to understand the structure and the various areas of the adult education enterprise.
Introduction to adult education
"Adult education must give everyone an opportunity, together with others, to increase their knowledge and education for personal development and for participation in society."
The fundamental reason that adult education receives governmental support is that it is to contribute to a democratic development of society. It is the parliament which decides on the nation's purposes in providing support, and here you can read about the four overarching purposes:
• Support an enterprise which contributes to strengthen and develop democracy
• Contribute to making it possible for an increased number of people to affect their living situations and create engagement for participation in societal development
• Contribute to counteracting educational inequalities and to raising the level of cultural awareness and of education in society
• Contribute to broadening the interest and increasing the participation in cultural life
The task of the Adult Education Council is to allocate, and to follow up, the government's subsidies to folk high schools and adult education associations.
The Adult Education Council is operated as a non-profit association with assignments for governmental agencies which are given by the parliament and the government. Do you want to know more about the Adult Education Council? Visit: www.folkbildningsradet.se
Folkuniversitetet strives for all information, regardless of who owns it, to be handled in a controlled, secure and structured way in accordance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) or the Data Protection Regulation [Sw: Dataskyddsförordningen].
The regulation contains rules on how companies, governmental authorities and organisations may collect and use personal data. It applies throughout the EU and affects all who deal with personal data.
A personal identification number is required as a basis for a governmental subsidy in adult education.
Personal data is every kind of information which can be connected to a unique physical person, such as personal identification number, name, address, the computer's IP number, photos of the person, certificates and other references, data about health and political views. Certain data is more sensitive and more worthy of protection than other data and requires a higher level of security in its handling.
As a circle leader you are responsible to protect the personal data which you handle via the digital attendance list (DN). This means that you may not save our personal data in other systems and that you will handle your logging in to DN in a secure way.
Never send sensitive personal data via e-mail. If you mail to several participants at the same time you must use Bcc (secret copy), which means that the recipients can only see their own mail information in addition to the sender's.
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