Statutes

As of 1 January 2011, Play the Game is run by the Danish Institute for Sports Studies (Idan), an independent institution set up by the Danish Ministry of Culture.


Disclaimer: This is an unauthorised and slightly adapted translation for international readers. See the original Danish text here.

Article 1: Name

The Danish Institute for Sports Studies (Idrættens Analyseinstitut, Idan) operates in accordance with the national legislation regarding the allocation of the surplus from the Danish lotteries. (Lov nr. 23 af 19. december 2014: Lov om ændring af lov om udlodning af overskud fra lotteri samt heste- og hundevæddemål og lov om fremme af dopingfri idræt)

The Danish Institute for Sports Studies is a public, independent research centre covered by the Public Administration Act and the act on transparency in the public administration.

Article 2: Place of residence

The institute is based in Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark.

Article 3: Objectives

The objectives of the Danish Institute for Sports Studies are:

  • to establish a general overview of and insight into academic and other forms of research within the field of sports and non-formal education nationally as well as internationally
  • to analyse the implications and perspectives of policy initiatives within the field of sport and non-formal education
  • to initiate public debate on key issues in non-formal education and in Danish and international sports politics
  • to organise the international Play the Game conference at suitable intervals for a target group of Danish and international journalists, academic researchers and sports officials
  • to develop the Danish Institute for Non-Formal Education with an independent research and communication profile.


Article 4: Composition of the board

The Danish Institute for Sport Studies is directed by a board that consists of six members, including the chairman, who are all appointed by the Minister of Culture.

4.2: The board members are appointed for a term of four years. Board members can be reappointed once. At the very first appointment of the board, three members will be appointed for a term of only two years.

4.3: In the event that a board member steps down, a new member of the board will be appointed for the remainder of the term.

4.4: The board members must collectively have competencies in the areas of Danish and international sports politics, media, sports research, the field of non-formal education and economics.

4.5: The board is appointed in accordance to the regulations outlined in the law on equality between men and women. (Lovbekendtgørelse nr. 1678 af 19. december 2013)

4.6: The Minister of Culture determines the remuneration for the chairman and the remaining board members.

4.7: The board determines its own rules of procedure including rules on disability and confidentiality.


Article 5: Responsibilities of the board

The board is responsible for the overall management of the Danish Institute for Sports Studies. It is responsible for all the institute's activities and must ensure that the institute complies with terms and conditions from grant-making authorities.

5.2: The board makes its decisions based on simple majority votes. In the event of a tie, the chairman of the board has the casting vote. A two-third majority is demanded for changing the statutes in accordance with article 12.

5.3: The board is competent in making decisions when at least half of the board members are present, including the chairman of the board.

Article 6: The Play the Game conference

Based on recommendations from the administration, the board will appoint a Programme Committee for the international Play the Game conference consisting of at least seven Danish and international experts. The role of the Programme Committee is to give advice on conference themes and speakers. The Programme Committee is also responsible for evaluating the conference.

6.2: The chairman of the Programme Committee should be an employee at the Danish Institute for Sports Studies. Members of the Danish Institute for Sports Studies’ board cannot be appointed to the Programme Committee.

6.3: The host country for the Play the Game conference should have the possibility to be represented on the Programme Committee with at least two members.

Article 7: Day-to-day management

The board appoints and dismisses the director of the institute. The director is responsible for day-to-day management of the institute in accordance with its statutes and instructions from the board.

7.2: The director appoints and dismisses all other employees at the institute in accordance with the rules of the Danish state on salaries and terms of employment.

Article 8: Authority to sign binding commitments

The chairman of the board together with another board member or the director have the authority to sign binding commitments on behalf of the institute.

Article 9: Funding

The funding of the Danish Institute for Sports Studies is defined in the national legislation regarding the allocation of the surplus from the Danish lotteries. (§ 3 a, stk. 1, nr. 8, og § 3 a, stk. 9, i lov nr. 23 af 19. december 2014 om ændring af lov om udlodning af overskud fra lotteri samt heste- og hundevæddemål og lov om fremme af dopingfri idræt)

9.2: In addition, the institute may procure income from commissioned research, analyses, reports, evaluations, publications, external support, conference fees, etc.

Article 10: Budget, accounts and auditing practice

The financial year of the Danish Institute for Sports Studies follows the calendar year from 1 January to 31 December.

10.2: The Danish Institute for Sports Studies submits a budget and an annual financial and general report in accordance with the regulations in the law and regulations on the financial and administrative requirements for institutions receiving funding from the Ministry of Culture. (Lov nr. 1531 af 21. december 2010 om økonomiske og administrative forhold for modtagere af driftstilskud fra Kulturministeriet. Bekendtgørelse nr. 1701 af 21. december 2010 om økonomiske og administrative forhold for modtagere af driftstilskud fra Kulturministeriet)

10.3: The Ministry of Culture approves the annual budget, financial report and general report.

Article 11: Dissolution

The decision to close down the institute can be taken by amending the national legislation regarding the allocation of the surplus from the Danish lotteries.

11.2: In the event that the institute is closed, the Minister of Culture on the recommendation of the board decides how to use any remaining capital on suitable projects in line with the institute's objectives.

The board's decision must be approved by the Ministry of Culture.

Article 12: Amendments to the statutes

Amendments to the statutes can be initiated by the Minister of Culture independently or on request from the Danish Institute for Sports Studies board.


Article 13:

The statutes come into effect 1 January 2015.

The statutes were amended on 6 March 2015 by the board.

See the foundation for the Danish Institute for Sports Studies (mission, vision, values and tasks).

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