The programme


Arrival and registration
Coffee/tea, Danish pastries and fruit
Children from the performance and creativity project ‘HOPE’ will perform.

Introduction to the day
Speaker: Adam Holm, moderator

Opening Speech
By Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary

Performance by The Danish National Children´s Choir
Conductor: Susanne Wendt

A political view of the theme
Speaker: Karen Ellemann, Minister for Social Affairs and the Interior

Art for all: How to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate in culture
Speaker: Lord David Puttnam, Kt, CBE, HonFRSA, HonFRPS, MRIA, Great Britain

Break (coffee/tea)

The role of the arts in nurturing the social and emotional capabilities of children
Speaker: Jeremy Newton, Chief Executive, Children & the Arts, Great Britain.
What are social and emotional capabilities?
Why are they important in children’s personal and educational development?
Their relevance to the particular needs and challenges of disadvantaged children. How and why the arts are well placed to address these needs and challenges. Children & the Arts’ own experience in exploring this field for the past 10 years.

The arts in schools: Making the case. Heeding the Evidence
Speaker: Professor Robin Alexander PhD, LittD, FBA., Wolfson College, Cambridge.
In this area of ‘evidence-based policy’ why isn’t the evidence on arts education taken more seriously in curriculum decision-making? What is the evidence? How secure is it? How can we use it to debunk persistent myths and make the case for high quality arts education for every child?

Lunch in The Royal Theatre Restaurant

Music in the Brain
Speaker: Professor Peter Vuust, MSc., PhD, Director of Center for Music in the Brain (MIB).

How is the brain influenced by music?
How does music affect a person physiologically, emotionally and linguistically?
Can music influence mentally challenged children and young people?
Brain research and investigations point to music releasing a reaction within the brain’s reward system. Can music therefore be a motivational factor during the development of the child?

What is creativity and why is it important to young people?
Speaker: Paul Collard, Chief Executive of CCE (The International Foundation for Creative Learning)

Using EU and OECD projections on the changing nature of the European workforce, Paul Collard identifies the skills required by young people to succeed in the 21st century economy. He goes on to look at how education is currently structured and compares it with programmes developed and delivered by his organisation CCE (Creativity, Culture, Education). Using original data commissioned by CCE he shows how such programmes can improve teaching skills, motivate pupils, transform behaviour and raise attainment. He includes detailed case studies and videos created by young people to illustrate his theme.

How to achieve creative learning for everyone: The five most important factors when contributing to creative learning environments
Speaker: Professor Lene Tanggaard, cand.psych., PhD, Aalborg University

Professor Lene Tanggaard gives examples from her own research on how to create creative learning opportunities for all children. She will highlight the five most important factors when contributing to creative learning environments and invite the audience to reflect on these and their implications for future work in the area.

Break (coffee/tea and cake)

Funding of cultural projects – from the perspective of Lauritzen Fonden
Speaker: Jens Ditlev Lauritzen, Chairman of the Board, Lauritzen Fonden

Opportunities, what to do and what not to do when applying for funding for cultural projects aimed at supporting vulnerable children and young people.

The importance of evaluation
Speaker: Colin McKerchar, Acting CEO, Big Noise – Sistema Scotland

Why measuring success is essential to enabling permanent social change.

Overview and thanks
Speaker: Dorthe Foged, Founder of Barndrømmen

End of the International conference programme at the Royal Danish Theatre.
Civic reception at Copenhagen City Hall.
Transportation by coach from The Royal Danish Theatre to Copenhagen City Hall.

Civic reception and light buffet, Copenhagen City Hall
Speakers: Pia Allerslev, Copenhagen Mayor for Children and Youth Administration, and Carl Christian Ebbesen, Copenhagen Mayor for Culture & Leisure. Musical performance by the Zapolski Strings led by Alexandre Zapolski, followed by light buffet.

End of conference


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