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International Children’s Culture Forum 2019 in Finland - Registration is now open

Participant registration is now open for International Children’s Culture Forum 2019. Please share this event to your network and operators of children’s culture.

Inclusion in Culture and Arts Education and Implementation of Children’s Cultural Rights, Tampere, Finland 30.9.–1.10.2019.

Is culture and arts education inclusive? How do we implement children’s cultural rights in different countries? What does the future of children’s culture and arts education look like?

The first International Children’s Culture Forum in Finland takes place in the city of Tampere. The forum’s aims are to widen international co-operation and to deepen the shared understanding of the value base of children’s rights and their role in a well-functioning society. 

Many interesting speeches, workshops and discussions on children’s culture will be at display. Key note speakers include Dr. Anne Bamford, professor at the University of the Arts London and director at the International Research Agency and the Education Commission and Dr. Charlotte Svendler Nielsen, an associate professor at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. She will present about Embodied and Intercultural Learning in Interdisciplinary Arts Education – Advancing Futures of Children in Multi-Cultural Schools?

Participants will choose their parallel sessions from the following themes:

  • Joined forces: culture and education for cultural participation
  • Inclusive structures and practises for children with special needs
  • Are children actors in European capitals of culture?
  • Children as agents and co-creators
  • Children’s cultural rights – whose business are they?
  • Children’s rights with children

Link to registration to the international children's culture forum 2019.   

The forum is organized by the Association of Finnish Children’s Cultural Centers in close co-operation with the City of Tampere, the Finnish Observatory of Art Education, The Association of Basic Education in the Arts and the Ministry of Education and Culture. 

The event is hosted by the city of Tampere, a European Culture Capital 2026 candidate for Finland. The city will celebrate its 240th birthday on October 1st.

The Association of Finnish Children’s Cultural Centers was founded in 2015 to promote professionally organized children’s cultural centers in Finland. Nowadays the Association consists of 30 children’s cultural centers and it is an advocate for the importance and visibility of children’s culture in everyday life. The member organizations have a strong tradition of reciprocal support within their network, and the Association further progresses it.

More about the international children's culture forum 2019, including the program. 

If you have any questions concerning the forum please feel free to ask more.

Best regards and hope to see you in Tampere!

More information: 

Aleksi Valta, Director, Association of Finnish Children’s Cultural Centers
Culture House Laikku
Central Square 4
33100 Tampere 


mob. +358 40 820 5425 

International Children’s Culture Forum 30.9-1.10.2019, Tampere: Inclusion in Culture and Arts Education and Implementation of Children’s Cultural Rights

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