Statement about budget 2020
Studierendenwerke NRW demand at the Landtag (State Diet) a greater amount of financial support from the federal state!
During the hearing on 31 October 2019 at the Landtag NRW in front of the Haushalts- and Finanzausschuss (budget and finance committee) Studierendenwerke NRW again complained about the missing increase of the basic financing.
Studierendenwerke comment the budget 2020. They already handed a written statement to the Landtag (State Diet). The state government is asked to make a decision about their government program goals, and to act.
Especially CDU (Christian Democratic Union of Germany) planned to finance Studierendenwerke appropriately. However, there has only been a single increase of administration costs for the BAföG Office in 2018. Therefore, students may be threatened by social contributions increase, rent increase and price increase in the dining halls.
Other associations support Studierendenwerke
A great support is given from other associations. Landes-Asten-Treffen NRW, universities of applied science as well as Deutsche Gewerkschaftsbund-Bezirk NRW (German Trade Union Confederation) point out the problems of the Studierendenwerke.