Participation in companies
The German Adult Education Association (DVV) is the main shareholder of the Grimme-Instituts - Gesellschaft für Medien, Bildung und Kultur mbH (Grimme Institute - Association for Media, Education and Culture) that sets new standards in media and communications research.
Each year the Institute awards the Adolf Grimme Prize, which was donated in 1963 by the DVV and is considered the most coveted award for quality television. The reputation of the Grimme Prize is primarily based on the independence and quality of its juries. The "Special honour for services to television and for a life's work" is awarded by the Board of DVV itself.
Since 2011, the Grimme Online Award has been presented for outstanding contributions in online journalism.
The pioneering work on the standardisation of language courses, initiated by DVV, is internationally aligned. Thus tests have been developed at different levels for the major European languages. Today the Frankfurt-based telc gGmbH is a fully owned subsidiary of DVV and is counted among the most prestigious national and international providers of language certificates.
In Germany it supports public institutions in the implementation of the Immigration Act by organising tests for the integration courses.