Negotiations for 2018 have now finished

As a result of closing the SkoDa platform, which until the end of 2018 provides services to primary school and the youth education programme area, a number of new agreements have also been entered into for upper secondary schools, higher preparatory examination courses [HF], adult education centres [VUC], social and health care assistant programmes [SOSU], technical and vocational colleges, and business high schools

2018 is an exciting year for negotiations

Dyveke Sijm, Team Coordinator at DEFF, says: “In many ways, 2018 has been an exciting year for negotiations. We have strengthened our efforts when preparing for negotiations. We make use of more data, more statistics and have further developed the way we negotiate with regard to both strategies and tactics. This has resulted in excellent results. We see the lowest price increases ever – also regarding the consortium’s most comprehensive negotiations. For many agreements, we have also achieved better contractual terms and conditions for the institutions.

When it comes to the area of youth education programmes, during 2018, DEFF has established closer contacts with the organisations that take care of the interests of the institutions. This cooperation is very positive, which will make it possible for DEFF to provide even better and more customised service.”

However, there is an upper limit to everything. Support for the Danish national strategy for open access on the part of a number of the major academic publishers is still not satisfactory.

“In this case, we have had to do what we could to make a number of them take action and only enter into very short-term agreements. The publishers certainly find this unsettling – and that is not necessarily a bad thing.”

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