There are plenty of opportunities to join Democracy Fitness. We are constantly training new trainers and more partners are joining the program. This means that Democracy Fitness is growing and will be available in more and more locations. To become a Democracy Fitness trainer takes about 12 hours, and is only offered to individuals aged 15 or older.
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DO YOU AND YOUR COMMUNITY WANT TO JOIN?
Democracy Fitness is a 30 minute training program, which provides tools of democratic confidence that can be applied in everyday life. The goal for the next two years is to train 10.000 young danish individuals in Democracy Fitness. And in effect, 20 danish towns and cities will have strengthened their local community’s democracy.
In Denmark, young people do not believe they are important to democracy, or that they can make a difference – they have considerably low democratic confidence (ICCS report)*. This is a problem that needs to be addressed in order to maintain danish values of better participation and willingness to participate.
With support from the Nordea Foundation and partner organisations from all over Denmark, the Democracy Fitness program intends on supporting youth’s everyday democratic participation and community building, through training boot-camps and youth-to-youth training in democratic values and competences – we call those competences democracy muscles.
Democracy Fitness is officially housed in Demokrati Garage, a hub for all things democracy in the up-and-coming Copenhagen neighbourhood Northwest, but is extending its reach over all of Denmark – and even around the world.
WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR POSSIBLE PARTNERSHIPS
Do you want to write Democracy Fitness Trainer on your resumé? Then write to us. There are training boot-camps being held regularly. Currently, training is free for Danes between the ages of 15-25.
Democracy Fitness is slowly expanding its reach. Our trainers and partners are organising trainings at new locations all over. On the map, you can find and contact your local Democracy Fitness partner.
Do you and your network want to try out Democracy Fitness? A single training session lasts 30 minutes, and one trainer can train groups of 6-40 people at a time. Training is for all kinds of groups; students, colleagues, committees, wedding guests etc.
Do you work with democracy, and think that Democracy Fitness is a great tool for increasing citizen participation? Then we would love to discuss partnership possibilities. Contact us for more information if you are curious to find ways to work with us.