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

“Diversity and adaptation”

Collaboration between school and parents


When? September Friday 14th – Saturday  15th 2018.

Where? The Conference takes place at the Best Western Airport Hotel at the Gardermoen Airport area near Oslo. The Shuttle bus S33 drives from the airport to the hotel every 20 minutes. The fee is 70 NOK for a single ticket.

Language: The conference will mainly be in Scandinavian languages. Program in English is marked with (*

The Program in Swedish and Registration.

The registration form is in Swedish, please send us an e-mail if you want to register in English


Friday, September 14th

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

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

11.30-12.30 Lunch

12.30-14.00 Workshops on the topic of Positive Psychology

14.15-15.30 “How to support students with high learning potentials” Education Manager Jan Sievert Jøsendahl, Drammen municipality in 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.  (*


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


Coffee and Goodbye


Price: NoKo member organizations have prepaid the conference fees. If you are active in one of our member associations please check if you are included in their quotas. For other conference participants, the fee is 300 euros or 2900 NOK, which is to be paid before the conference.