New Danish legislation achieves two goals at the same time

June 20, 2016
New laws will put 2,600 Danes who have emigrated in the past to study, work or live abroad on reduced welfare. In fact Danes who return from abroad after a stay for more then 12 months will have to wait for 8 years before they are entitled to full benefits in Denmark.

Even many Danes who lived for some years in Malmoe while they were studying because housing were cheaper over there now find themselves impacted by the new laws.

The Danish goverment introduced the laws because many poorly qualified freeloaders from the rest of the European Union came to Denmark where they worked just the number of months which entitled them to benefits and then left their jobs so they could cash in back in their homecountry.

Secondary many Danes went from the remote parts of Jutland to Copenhagen where they lived cheap in Malmoe so they could study in Copenhagen in the University despite the fact that their social background didn't entitle them to longer education. Normally these line of education belongs to children of wealthy parent living north of Copenhagen.

Earlier this year the government even made precautions so children from the working classes who typically mature late cannot enter high school but have to settle with training spots at local craftmen instead with a high level of grade requirements for the students to be allowed to even enter high school. Now many Danes have to settle with 9 years of schooling.

The new rules require all people - Danes and immigrant - to wait for 8 years before they are entitled to full social benefits.

Many schools are now warning Danes from studying abroad or accept job offerings abroad.
 

Migrants come to Denmark too and it has become a problem

October 10, 2015
This is a story about how small cities likes Egedal municipality struggles to find place for the large number of refugees, migrants or asylum seekers from haft Africa and countries in the Middle East like Syria. The winter is coming and tents simply don’t cut it due to the intense cold Denmark experienced this year. People continued to wear their winter clothes until late May. To force families to sleep outside in tents without having been trained would be murder.

One of the places Egedal mu...

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Legally adults have it easier

April 5, 2013
We have just learned that a small community in Wisconsin named Gay Mills has expelled a Danish exchange student due to cultural differences.

It seems that this particular isolated community has stricter laws than the Danish laws covering socializing. In order to prevent a police investigation which could have endangered the future for a local U.S. high school boy the exchange student agencies in Denmark smuggled her of Wisconsin before the police could learn about the case and start their inve...

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An non-developed culture can be dangerous

March 2, 2011
No less than two young Danes have lost their lives in the United States during year 2010.

Rune Thode Nielsen died as result of a car accident. The worst part of the story is that he under these circumstances should have avoided driving. However it is well-known that the public transport network leaves a lot to wish for. Second taking a cab is generally not recommended as some might be unlicensed and properly only a front for a criminal waiting to rob foreigners.

Having enjoyed a night out as ev...
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Traveling abroad is an adult matter

November 2, 2010
Two 16 year old teenagers were sent home from Berlin from a school trip because they did drink alcohol.

Instead of sending them home with the obvious choice - a direct express bus - they did choose to send them home by train - without parental supervision. The parents had signed a voucher which allowed the school to discipline the students as they fit. However the contents of this voucher may have been in violation of the Danish laws.

In general there is only so much parents can sign to let a p...
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Welcome to our new webpage

March 16, 2010
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About the C. Eskildsen Research Center


A number ago we found that there was a growing need for independent information about how to study abroad. All too many Danes experienced problems getting their time spent abroad acreditted. And the motives for embark on such an adventure was often based on the wrong foundation, which is a kind of inferiority complex regarding our own education system compared to education found abroad. So in order to provide both counseling and information we founded the C. Eskildsen Research Center after the Danish author Claus Eskildsen who argumented for the good of Danishness. We hope that you will find our webpage useful.