Sunday, February 19, 2012

Enjoy the first video documentation from the projekt planning conference in Lund 14th-16th February.

Bangol workshop at Culture Centre Scania (click)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Dear BIF Friends
Thank you for all your contributions during the conference. Here comes a quick response to the question that was raised about different dialogue methods. Eva Broms sends you this web address:

Here you will find lots of descriptions, in English and other languages, of how to plan and arrange your dialogue meetings. If you combine this knowledge with a goal oriented inclusive invitation campaign, that includes youngsters with as many different experiences as possible, you will set the stage for an interesting Transversal Dialogue. Try also to invite independent people, not representing specific organizations. You can warm up the participants by using some of the exercises in the BREAK program. Good luck!

Monday, February 13, 2012

More inclusive city planning:
Help give Lund suggestions for getting there?
Around the highest point in the City of Lund a new neighborhood is growing up in Northern Europe's most attractive environment for enterprise, research and education. Northeast of the University Building in central Lund you find some of the world's foremost institutions of research and education, side by side with leading companies in IT, pharmacology and food.

This development will mean a big change in the character of the city of Lund, as many more international researcher projects are attracted to the city, and also through the sheer size of the development (estimates are that some 50,000 people will live and work in the area once it is finished…currently Lund has around 110,000 residents). It will also mean a big change through the creation of a large park and green recreational area close to the new city area, something which Lund currently does not have.

The city of Lund wants to include citizens in the development so that their ideas can make it even better, and so that they have opportunities to reflect and give their views on what is happening. We will do this in various ways, and we are always looking for new methods for participation…

You are at a conference right now discussing inclusion and democracy; can you help this city with suggestions of how to better include citizens in city planning? Your suggestions will be used as inspiration in our ongoing work with involving the citizens of Lund.

Please fill in this questionnaire to help us out (click here)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Yasmine Ripen talks about her dedication to conteract childrens exclusion in a personal portrait in the local newspaper Skånska Dagbladet today. Translation is on its way. Yasmine is one of the participats in next weeks planning conference.

Skånska Dagbladet

Friday, February 10, 2012

Live Karusellen at Youth Center Fäladen

After dinner the second conference day everyone is welcome to participate in an event at Fäladen Youth Centre, with six local music groups and youngsters from Lund and its surroundings.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Planning Conference in Lund 14th to 16th of February, 2012

Tuesday 14 February
12.00–13.00  Welcome Lunch
13.15–15.15  Workshop at Culture Centre Scania
15.15–15.30  Coffee break
15.30–16.45  Project partners’ presentations
16.45–18.00  Local inclusion experiences
18.00–19.00  Dinner

Wednesday 15 February
09.00–09.30  What are our challenges?
09.30–10.00  Coffee break
10.00–11.00  Presentation of the BREAK Concept
11.00–12.00  Presentations of Youth Organizations
12.00–13.00  Lunch
13.00–15.00  Taking inclusion to a higher level
15.15–15.30  Coffee break
15.30–17.00  Continuing dialogue
18.00–21.00  Music Party at Fäladen Youth Centre

Thursday 16 February
Town Hall
09.00–10.00  Brainstorming about the Festigress
10.00–10.15  Coffee break
10.15–12.00  Developing the Festigress together
12.00–13.00  Lunch
13.00–15.00  Extra time