Copenhagen, Feb 2016

Copenhagen, Feb 2016

Time and place

The meeting took place 15 – 16 Feb 2016

at Vartov, Farvergade 27 D, Copenhagen K


Bente von Schindel, KSD (DK)

Hans Jørgen Vodsgaard, IF (DK)

Tomas Järvinen, FSU (FI)

Agnieszka Dadak, FAIE (PL)

Rafał Dadak, FAIE (PL)

Vadim Makovetski, UW (BY)

Regina Žirgulevičienė, LPDA (LT)

Simona Benetytė, LPDA (LT)

Aim and objectives

The overall aim was to engage the essentials of the project idea and clarify management issues as well as to get to know each other and gain shared ownership and high commitment.


The objectives were

  • To get to know each other as persons, professionals and institutions
  • To clarify the project idea, budget and schedule of work programme
  • To present and discuss all partners’ initial plans for the pilot work
  • To plan the dissemination and evaluation as integral parts of the whole work programme
  • To clarify rules and guidelines for legal and financial matters
  • To detail plan the work programme of the next phase
  • To evaluate the start-up and the first meeting

Agenda and minutes

The agenda of the first meeting,v2 can be seen here

The minutes of the first meeting, v2 can be seen here

Presentations of organisations at the meeting

P1: Interfolk

P2: National Association of Cultural Councils  in Denmark

P3: FSU - Finnish Swedish Youth Association (oral presentation)

P4: FAIE - Foundation of Alternative Educational Initiatives

P5: UW - "United Way" Belarusian  Non-Governmental Organization, first presentation

P5: UW - "United Way" Belarusian  Non-Governmental Organization, second presentation

P6: LPDA - Lithuanian Castles and Manors Association

Vartov in the heart of Copenhagen

Vartov is an historic and beautiful building with Copenhagen City Hall as its closest neighbour.

Vartov is known to have had the famous Danish poet, priest and adult educator N.F.S. Grundtvig as pastor in 33 years from 1839 to 1872 at the Vartov church which is part of the building complex.

In 1947 the Danish Grundtvig Society took over Vartov. The building underwent an extensive resto-ration and was particularly adapted for their new purpose, which was a continuation of the Grundtvigian youth and educational work.

Today the Grundtvig library and the Grundtvig Academy and the Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre as well as many educational and cultural umbrella associations have addresses here.

For more information


Participants from the first meeting

Dinner at Höst

Another event in the court yard of Vartov with the Grundtvig statue behind.

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