The organisation of DEF was in 2004 marked by two major changes in relation to 2003: Firstly, the re-entry of the Ministry of Education into the partnership and secondly the reduction from seven to six programme areas.
The coordination committee is still DEF’s overall responsible and interministerial body. With the Ministry of Education’s re-entry, the coordination committee was extended with representatives from the Ministry, headed by director general Lars Mortensen. Apart from the ministerial commissioners, the chairman of the steering committee and representatives from the DEF secretariat participate in the meetings of the coordination committee.The steering committee, which is responsible for the formulation of DEF’s strategy and actual activities, was likewise extended in connection with the Ministry of Education’s re-entry. Two new members were appointed with special insight into the Ministry of Education’s institutions and their particular needs. The two new members are librarian Peter Rubeck from Hjørring College of Education in Northern Jutland and director Ingo Østerskov from Ballerup Business School.