Magdalena: How far are you in the planning phase of the seminar and what are your impressions so far?
Ifor: All the arrangements for the seminar are pretty much in place. We succeeded in finding some very interesting speakers from various national and international organizations, and we are pleased that so many of the people we’ve invited are able to come. The Europe House has again been willing to lend us their wonderful conference room in the heart of Copenhagen, for which we are very grateful.
Magdalena: What is the central theme underpinning the workshops that you have in store for us?
Ifor: We haven’t determined a central theme as we would like the workshops to be informed by the various presentations. What we can disclose is that the workshops are intended to further develop existing tools and to identify where new ones are needed. The success of our future projects depends very much on our willingness to learn from our past activities and from the work of other organizations which have goals and visions similar to us. By creating a space for exchange and debate on tools, best practice and experiences, we hope to become better international educators.
Magdalena: Can you release any information on who the guests/external speakers might be and/ or what would be the subject(s) they are going to address?
Ifor: We’ve invited both long-time partners of IUC Europe and people/organizations whose work only recently caught our attention. They will tell us about their newest projects, and the reasons behind their methods and tools. Here I am just as curious as you are, but I’m sure it’s going to be very inspirational. For more information on the seminar and the speakers, you can read the seminar programme which will be uploaded shortly. See you in May!