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Programme

Preliminary Programme

Friday, 25 October, 2013 – Volunteering – International Perspectives

09.00-10.00
Registration & Coffee/Tea

10.00-10.10
Opening by Head of Department of Education, Aarhus University

10.10-10.30
Presentation of the VERSO Conference, background & program by Niels Rosendal Jensen, Ass. Professor, Department of Education, AU

10.30-10.50
Presentation of the Danish Charter for Cooperation between the Civil Society and the Public Sector 2013 by Vibe Klarup Voetman, Chairman of the National Council for Volunteering
10.50-11.00
Comments & Questions – Chair: NN

11.00-11.20
“Mobilization for Social Inclusion”: Xavier Ücar, Professor, AUB

11.20-11.30
Comments & Questions – Chair: NN

11.30-12.00
“Reflections on the current state of Danish Civil Society from a research perspective”, by Lars Skov Henriksen, Professor Aalborg University. The Danish Research Network, www.cifri.dk

12.00-12.15
Comments & Questions – Chair: NN

12.15-13.00
Lunch with coffee

13.00-14.15
Marked for Exchange of Experiences among INTERREG IVC & national projects on good practices on volunteering and Employment, combined with research poster presentations.

14.15-14.45
“Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation – human economy, Governance and voluntarism revisited”, by Linda Lundgaard Andersen, Professor, PhD, Co-director Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Roskilde University.

14.45-15.00
Comments & Questions – Chair: NN

15.00-16.00
Parallel sessions

  • Workshop on Social Mobilization
  • Workshop on Cost-Benefit Analysis of Volunteering 
  • Workshop on Policy Framework and Legal Complexity in the field of Voluntarism
  • Workshop on Voluntary Informal Learning
  • Workshop on Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship

16.00-17.00
Round table discussion on Volunteering and Employment – based on recommendations identified in the workshops.

17.00-17.15
Closure of the day - Recommendations for Policy & Research to be carried forward

19.30
Conference banquet for the two day - participants

Saturday, 26th October 2013 – Volunteering Research Perspectives 

09.30-10.15
”The Conditions for Participatory Democracy – Citizenship and Volunteering”, by Thomas P. Boje, Professor RUC

10.15-10.30
Comments & Questions – Chair: NN

10.30-12.00
Paper discussions in 4-7 tracks (of 12 minutes pr. paper) with coffee/tea break included

12.00-13.00
Lunch with coffee/tea

13.00-13.45
"The importance of Innovation for Democratic and Economic Development in Europe", Jan Urban Sandal, Norway  

13.45-14.00
Questions – Chair: NN

14.00-14.45
“Voluntary informal learning in the US”, by Daniel Schugurensky, professor Arizona University

14.45-15.00
Comments & Questions – Chair: NN

15.00-15.30
Closing remarks & recommendations

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