Culture for Children and Children´s Culture
in the Baltic Sea Region

30 March – 1 April 2007 in Visby, Gotland

Preliminary programme

Friday 30 March Arrival, hotel check-in.

16.00 Registrations. Possibility to choose a Saturday workshop.

17.00 Welcome speech:
Ambassador Christer Persson, chairman CBSS’s Committee of Senior Officials (CSO)
General director of Swedish Arts Council Kristina Rennerstedt

Kerstin Olander. Think "Future" - Do Now. Meeting places between children and culture.

Kari Sverdrup. Arts or Pedagogy? ’Den kulturelle skolesekken ’ – a Norweigan national programme on culture for children and youth

19.30 Dinner reception at Gotland County Residence.
Host: Governor of Gotland Marianne Samuelsson

Saturday 31 March

08.00-09.00 Registrations

9.00-12.00 Mini-lectures and panel ”snapshots” on children culture in different countries

Tiia Toomet: Playing and learning - from the experience of the Tartu Toy Museum

Lotta Lundgren: Drömmarnas Hus (The Dreams’ House) - culture strengthens and liberates

Silvija Tretiakova: Meeting places between children and literature in Latvia

Helene Larsson: NIGHTPEAR - a storytelling exhibition that makes a difference

Alena Utachkina: Children’s museum in Polotsk

Monika Chojnacka: ABCXX1 - ALL POLAND Reads

Ida Braendholdt Lundgaard : Lifelong Museum Learning

10.30-11.00 Break. Coffee and refreshments

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Workshops led by moderators. Participants will be asked to choose a workshop

14.30 Coffee and refreshments

15.00-17.30 Final Plenary. Open Forum and Discussions

20.00 Dinner at Almedal Library

Sunday 1 April

Location: Bryggarsalen, Mellangatan 54 Visby

9.00-11.30 The Importance of Culture for Children. Lecture, film and workshop:
                 Suzanne Osten. Children’s theatre through 30 years experience
                 Ann-Sofie Bárány. Baby Drama - Theatre and Psychanalysis at the Service of Life Content  

Lunch at one’s own expense

Guided excursions around Visby, Hanseatic city on UNESCO’s World Heritage List (on request!)
Film, slide-show, exhibition


Think Future - Do Now