Dissemination conference: passing the torch to the Grundtvig
On 10 and 11 May 2001, the Municipality and the Second Chance Schools
of Norrköping organised, with support of the Swedish EU Programme Office
and the European Commission, a conference to disseminate results of the
Second Chance Schools pilot projects.
This conference was supported by the
SOCRATES-GRUNDTVIG programme, which will now become an important vehicle
to carry the message of the Second Chance Schools forward. Some 120 participants
from 19 European countries participated, which included National Agencies
of the Grundtvig programme, interested local authorities and agencies,
as well as the European Parliament and the Swedish Education ministry
and the Swedish teachers union.
This conference underlined the success of the pilot phase - as well as
the strong interest to continue with the projects, to create more linkages
and to get more schools, cities and countries involved. It was for the
first time in the short history of the Second Chance Schools scheme that
the idea was presented to non-EU countries as Iceland, Norway, Bulgaria,
the Czech Republic, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia and Poland.
More information (pdf
Programme of the conference
List of participants
Summary report of the conference
Evaluation of the conference