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Lecture: The role of the VdK in social policy and social law

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Verena Bentele.

How can "the role of the VdK in social policy and social law" currently be described? VdK President Verena Bentele will talk about this at the University of Kassel on May 28, 2019. The research association for social law and social policy at Fulda University of Applied Sciences and the University of Kassel has invited her to this discussion.

The VdK is the largest social association in Germany with almost 1.9 million members. It represents social policy interests and represents its members before the social courts. VdK President Verena Bentele and Head of Legal Protection Jörg Ungerer discuss the role and development of the VdK with representatives of political science and law, represented by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schroeder and Prof. Dr. Felix Welti from the University of Kassel.

Verena Bentele has been a member of the regional board of the VdK Bavaria social association since 2015. As a four-time world champion and twelve-time Paralympic champion in biathlon and cross-country skiing, she popularized disabled sports in Germany. In January 2014, she was appointed Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to People with Disabilities. She relinquished this office on May 9, 2018. On May 16, 2018, she was elected President of Germany's largest social association at the VdK Federal Association Conference in Berlin.

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