Students Meet the Danish Prime Minister While Participating in One of Denmark’s Largest Democracy Festivals

The DIS Summer Session 1 course, Active Citizenship in Denmark, took students on a Field Study to the island of Fyn to participate in one of the largest democracy festivals in Denmark.

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Active Citizenship in Denmark focuses on the concept of democracy through different lenses: democracy as ‘a way of life,’ how social cohesion and civic engagement develop in the individual, and the Danish Concept of the ‘liberal mind.’ To better understand democracy within the Danish context, DIS faculty Ditte Marie Egbjerg-Rantzau and Mette Jungersen took their students on a Field Study to celebrate Grundlovsdag – Denmark’s Constitution Day – at a democracy festival, also attended by many Danish politicians.

At the festival, DIS students and Danish students from The Independent Academy for Free Schools set up a conversation stand where festival guests could ask them about democracy and active citizenship within both the American and Danish contexts.

In the afternoon, two DIS students got the chance to say hello to the Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, and ask him a couple of questions.

Learn more about the summer course Active Citizenship.

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