More and more people are financing their studies, training or further education with an ISA from CHANCEN eG. This positive news means that the number of our repayers is also steadily increasing. In order to be able to guarantee a fair repayment, we see it as our duty to respond to individual situations and to be able to decide fairly in cases of hardship. As of now, the Social Committee is responsible for this.
The Social Committee decides on requests for hardship from repayers. A case of hardship exists if, for example, serious health, family or social reasons make repayment temporarily impossible, even though the relevant income is above the contractual minimum threshold.
The committee decides whether to grant a temporary exemption from repayment and determines the period of exemption or decides on other fair solutions. Furthermore, the Social Committee shall always be consulted before legal dunning proceedings are to be initiated against a member for failure to make repayments.
The CHANCEN Social Committee consists of 5 members. 2 of them are members of the CHANCEN Supervisory Board. Furthermore, we would like to consult an anti-discrimination representative regularly at meetings.
The other members are represented by 2 of our students and 1 of our repayers.
Student of applied computer science at Epitech Berlin.
I am Hasan Güzel, 27 years old and I am currently studying applied computer science at Epitech Berlin. I moved out of home at the age of 18 and studied law for four semesters at the Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). After that, I worked in different companies for five years in the course of a professional reorientation. In the process, I got to know the most diverse people with the most diverse pasts.
Through this and also from my own experience, I know how quickly it can happen to find oneself in an “unfortunate situation”.
That’s exactly why I want to get involved in supporting people in special life situations. Thanks to CHANCEN eG, I have been given the opportunity to continue my studies at Epitech and am therefore happy to be an active member of the cooperative and thus be able to give something back to the community.
Bachelor student of dentistry at the Medical University in Sofia.
Hello, I am Kubrom, I am 24 years old and I am currently studying dentistry at Medical University in Sofia. Since CHANCEN eG makes it possible for me to study in the first place, I was very happy to have the opportunity to volunteer.
With this committee and the evaluation of individual hardship cases, CHANCEN eG remains true to the principle of solidarity, despite exceeding the minimum income threshold. Since this principle was one of the main reasons for me joining CHANCEN eG, I decided to join the committee and make my contribution.
Successfully completed the Bootcamp Web Development of WBS Coding School and started her repayment phase in 2021.
I have lived and worked in India, Germany and my native country Denmark. This means that I have had a chance to meet people in very different situations, and there is a good chance that I will be able to empathise with a wide spectrum of hardships that repayers can be in.
In my current position my primary function is to, on a case by case basis, asses applications for covid-19 compensation. I will therefore also bring with me professional experience in assessing cases objectively. Most importantly though, I strongly believe in the vision of CHANCEN eG of reducing the financial barriers to education, and I am happy to be part of the mission of making this a reality for more people.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the CHANCEN eG.
Caspar-Fridolin Lorenz is the long-standing chairman of the supervisory board of the StudierendenGesellschaft, which developed the UGV at Witten/Herdecke University. He is also the managing director of a Berlin radiology practice, a management and organizational consultant, and a cultural scientist. He has many years of experience with the financing and business model of the Reverse Generational Contract.
Supervisory Board Member of the CHANCEN eG.
David Reichwein is a lawyer at the law firm von Bredow Valentin Herz, which specializes in renewable energy. He is also a research associate at Ecologic Institute, an independent academic think tank for environmental policy and sustainability research. His research focuses on renewable energies and international environmental law. In addition, he deals with questions of the interplay between digitalization and sustainability. After his law studies at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg and his legal clerkship with stations at the Federal Ministry for the Environment and the Federal Foreign Office, he gained experience in energy law, climate protection law and sustainable development.