Institute for Civil Society


Debate activities are a main area of activity - in a Danish, Nordic, Baltic and European context.

The debate activities include articles, presentations and speeches as well as seminars, workshop and courses.

  • A wide selection of articles can be read and downloaded from the submenu - Article
  • A wide selection of speech papers and powerpoint presentations can be viewed and downloaded from the submenu - Presentations
  • A selection of training programs can be viewed and downloaded from the submenu - Courses

It is also possible to read and download more articles on topics in liberal adult education, culture and voluntary associations, published by the head of Institute, Hans Jørgen Vodsgaard. Find more articles at

It is permitted to copy and quote in agreement with the author for non-commercial use.


Rothko: Central green, 1949

Friedrich von Schiller

"Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only completely a man when he plays."

On the Aesthetic Education of Man. Fifteenth Letter, 1794

Lundstrøm: The second Command, 1918

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"To renounce liberty is

to renounce being a man, to surrender the rights of humanity and even its duties.”

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