Harpa 5 September 2018

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Barnahus a travelling idea – The 20th anniversary of Barnahus in Iceland

08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 09:10Moderator: Hrefna Friðriksdóttir, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Iceland
09:10 - 09:40Opening address: Marta Santos Pais, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence against Children
09:40 - 10:10Message from the Council of Europe: Regina Jensdottir, CoE Coordinator on the Rights of the Child
10:10 - 10:30Message from the Lanzarote Committee: George Nikolaidis, Chairperson Lanzarote Committee
10:30 - 10:45Coffee break
10:45 - 11:00Address from the Council of the Baltic Sea States Secretariat: Turid Heiberg, Head of the Unit for Children at Risk
11:00 - 11:20Address from the pioneer of Barnahus in Sweden: Professor Carl Göran Swedin, Barnafrid, IKE, Linköping University, Sweden
11:20 - 11:30Message from the Children's Commissioner for England, Anne Elizabeth Longfield
11:30 – 12:15Monica Fitzgerald Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado
12:15 – 13:00Light lunch
13:00 - 13:45Professor Anna Kaldal, Law Faculty, Stockholm University, Sweden
13:45 - 14:30Professor Michael E. Lamb, Dep. of Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK
14:30 - 15:30Closing Session: Bragi Guðbrandsson, former General Director of The Governmental Agency For Child Protection in Iceland

The language of the pre-congress will be English.

The Nordic Congress on Child Welfare
NBK 2018

Harpa 5 – 7 September 2018

Safety for children – new thinking – new approaches
How can we contribute to equality in child protection and ensure the quality?

5 September 15:00 – 19:00

15:00 - 16:00Registration
16:00 - 16:30Opening session: Ásmundur Einar Daðason, Minister of Social Affairs and Equality
16:30 - 17:30Opening plenary: Implementing Signs of Safety as the organizational framework.
Eileen Munro Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics
17:30 - 19:00

6 September 09:00 – 17:00

09:00 - 09:05Moderators: Páll Ólafsson, Head of consulting and education, Government Agency for Child Protection in Iceland and Regína Jensdóttir, CoE Coordinator on the Rights of the Child, Council of Europe
09:05 - 09:20Ari Eldjárn - Icelandic stand up!
09:20 - 10:10A child rights approach to child protection
Kirsten Sandberg, Professor of Law at the University of Oslo and member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
10:10 - 10:40Coffee break
10:40 - 11:20Placing children and young people outside their homes in Denmark – New approaches?
Inge Bryderup, Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark
11:20 - 12:00Equality and quality for all? Young people in child protection
Dr. Elina Pekkarinen Research Manager in Finnish Youth Research Network
12:00 - 12:15Questions and thoughts
12:15 - 13:15Lunch
13:15 - 14:15Parallel sessions
14:15 - 14:45Coffee break
14:45 - 15:45Parallel sessions
15:45 - 17:00Child’s right to protection from violence and abuse
Symposium The Nordic Ombudsmen for Children
Moderator: Cecilia Sjölander, General Secretary, Children´s Welfare Foundation Sweden
Salvör Nordal, Umboðsmaður barna, Iceland
Aviâja Egede Lynge, Børnetalsmand, Greenland
Lisbeth Sjørup, Børnerådet, Denmark
Søren Gade Hansen, Børnerådet, Denmark
Sólja í Ólavsstovu, Løgtingsins Umboðsmaður, Faroe Islands
Anna-Karin Hildingsson Boqvist, vikarierande barnombudsman, Sweden
19:00 - 23:00Congress Party - Food and Fun with the Whales of Iceland!

7 September 09:00 – 13:00

09:00 - 09:40Soundness and justifiability in child welfare proceedings
Professor LL.D. Elisabeth Gording Stang, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
09:40 - 10:20The interaction of procedural rules and fundamental rights in child protection cases
Heida Bjorg Palmadottir, PhD student at Reykjavik University´s School of Law and General Director of The Governmental Agency for Child Protection in Iceland
10:20 - 10:30Questions and thoughts
10:30 - 11:00Coffee break
11:00 - 11:40Rethinking child protection: child participation and child welfare
Dr. Maria Heimer, Department of Political Science, Uppsala University, Sweden
11:40 - 12:20The empowerment of children in justice systems: Participation and relational representation
Hrefna Fridriksdottir, Professor of family and inheritance law at the University of Iceland
12:20 - 12:30Questions and thoughts
12:30 - 12:45Presentation of next NBK in Denmark 2021
12:45 - 13:00Closing session: Gudni Th. Johannesson, the President of Iceland concludes

All keynotes will be in English and the parallel sessions will either be in English or Scandinavian language.