Association of German Dioceses (VDD) - Functions

  1. VDD carries out business and legal functions on behalf of the German Bishops’ Conference. These are as follows:
    a) draw up and administer the VDD budget,
    b) buy and manage shares,
    c) supervise the supplementary pension fund of the Church (KZVK),
    d) manage the central commission in charge of regulating employment contract law for church employees (Zentral-KODA),
    e) coordinate the activities of VDD’s commissions (e.g. finance commission, commission on human resources)
    f) manage the Labour Court of the Church.

  2. In addition, VDD carries out business and legal functions at supra-diocesan level on behalf of the German dioceses. These are as follows:
    a) prepare statistics, commission and analyse surveys,
    b) prepare and carry out inter-diocesan Church tax clearing,
    c) prepare and carry out inter-diocesan financial adjustment,
    d) negotiate and sign framework agreements with enterprises,
    e) cooperate with copyright watchdog organizations (GEMA, VG Wort, etc.)

  3. Moreover, VDD observes legislative developments in the areas mentioned above and makes suggestions, as appropriate.

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