International Conference

The rhythm4inclusion final conference took place in Edsbyn, Sweden, on August 16th-17th, 2021. This major dissemination activity was our project milestone towards sustainability of our pedagogical approach in learning with cultural expressions.

We created ’save-the-date’-flyers in Swedish and in English in January 2021 and the final program was spread in spring 2021 (with continuous updating until August 18th).

The conference opening was implemented by the coordinator Viksjöfors skola with support of Ovanåker municipality, Gävleborg County and universities (Karolinska Institutet – a medical university and Stockholm University of the arts) among others and in close cooperation with all project partners. In times of Covid-19 restrictions the Technical University of Crete and University of Crete could join face-to-face and Coventry University and LCEducational stayed with us online.

The final conference was blended. The opening program was introduced by Chairman of City Council Ms Yoomi Renström followed by welcoming inspiration by Manager of Swedish Arts Council and also Board Member of International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies Ms Kajsa Ravin, Prof. Em. Gunnar Bjursell and PhD Ms Cecilia Björklund Dahlgren. 

After the opening two programmes ran in parallel: in Swedish and in English. The visitors could follow Swedish presentations in Cinema Röda Kvarn and in English in Järnvägshotellet. Online followers joined the program in Swedish via zoom and in English via project platform Coursevo. Additional workshops, i.e. interactive rhythm with Folkungar was presented in Kulturskolan (see film here) and Flamenco rhythm workshop took place in Pingstkyrkan.

Teachers, decision makers, art specialists, researchers and psycho-pedagogy experts shared and learnt continuously in two days run only paused by evening dinner and entertainment on Monday.
90 visitors in total signed in for the participants list on the spot. Virtual followers were somewhat less.
Within the program we also offered 7 cultural sessions with children in Edsbyn, Roteberg, Knåda, Viksjöfors and Alfta. Ensemble Yria reached out to these children. The cultural activities were arranged outdoors and in total 70 children and 14 pedagogues joined.

Sweden Television SVT broadcasted and local radio and Viksjöfors skola´s blogg shared the event continuously on A lot of posts were shared via social media such as Facebook and Instagram.

Link with more information about the event (in Swedish): Click here.

Link to the project Platform activity space created for the support of the event: Click here.

Link to the recording of the International track (Day 1) of the event: Click here.

Link to the recording of the International track (Day 2) of the event: Click here.

To use the above Platform links, select the free entrance option if you do not have an account in the Platform. Access to the event recordings is granted after registration.