Nordisk Kommitté – NoKo Conference September 14-15th, 2018 in Gardermoen, Norway

“Diversity and adaptation”

Collaboration between school and parents




Friday, September 14th

10.00 Welcome!

NoKo`s chairman Gunn Iren Müller from Foreldreutvalget for grunnopplæringen, FUG, Norway

The politician Torstein Tvedt Solberg (Arbeiderpartiet in Norway), is a member of the Norwegian Parliament Stortinget and the Committé of Education and Research.

10.30-11.30 Strength, Joy, Compassion – Learn how to see your child´s strengths through positive psychology. Neuropsychologist, Research Leader Åse Fagerlund, Folkhälsan in Finland

11.45-12.30 Lunch

12.30-14.00 Workshops on the topic of Positive Psychology

14.15-15.30 “How to support students with high learning potentials”  Jan Sievert Jøsendahl, Projct Manager in Vestfold and Telemark, Norway


Powerbreak, Denmark

16.00-17.15 ”Caring in Chaos” – A Danish Parent Training Programme. Anna Furbo Rewitz, Development Consultant at the Danish ADHD Association. 

19.00- Dinner & music


September Saturday 15th

9.00 Power Wake Up, Iceland (*

9.15-10.30 “Towards Equity in Family Engagement. More is Needed than a Good policy” Áine Lynch, Operations Manager of National Parents Council, Ireland (*

Coffee Break

11.00-12.15 Multilingual Families, The roles of parents in home and school-cooperation. Sigrun Aamodt, Center Leader of the National Centre for Multicultural Education (NAFO)

12.15-13.00 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Parallel Workshops:

a) Cooperation with parents with a different language and culture, Anneli Nuanes and Gabriella Mattson, Föräldraalliansen Sverige

b) Learn with the family, Mette With Hagensen and Morten Kruse, Skole og Forældre, Denmark

c) The Islandic Model for Prevention of Drug Abuse among Teens, Hrefna Sigurjónsdóttir, Heimili og skóli, Iceland (*


14.30-15.00 Closing of the Conference. The presidency of NoKo is transferred to Heimili og skóli – landssamtök foreldra, Iceland