The Congress Night - a Chance for Open Participation
The Congress Night on Thursday, from 3 – 11 p.m., is an opportunity to raise the general public’s awareness of inclusion issues. Congress participants, Bernese residents and tourists can attend lectures, discussions, presentations, workshops and performances. At about twenty attractive locations in the city center, in halls, theaters, churches and cellars, the congress theme will be presented and discussed from very different perspectives. Issues like participation of children in public and in homes, schooling and vocational training as a contribution to inclusion, culture and sports as a chance for participation, juvenile penal systems with inclusive aims and concepts, community oriented inclusion, and barrier freedom will be addressed.
|Inclusion and Culture||11.00 - 15.00|
|How does culture contribute to inclusion? Various culture projects in the Children’s Museum Creaviva and the Paul Klee Center demonstrate how they understand and achieve inclusion.||Organizer:|
|Location: Kindermuseum Creaviva und Zentrum Paul Klee|
|Open Studios with Klee ohne Barrieren||Homepage|
|Guided Tours for persons with a mental disability (Demonstration )||Abstract|
|Presentation Project museumsterne***||Abstract|
|Theater Workshop “It is drama to be a social pedagogue”||Abstract|
|Film and Presentation Theater muniambärg||Homepage|
|Presentation Volkshochschule Plus||Homepage|
|Project The inclusive Cultural Centre „Heitere Fahne - Idealistenkiste“||Homepage Abstract|
|Picture Presentation Art Galery CREAHM||Homepage|
|Music as a chance to inclusion and participaiton||15.00 - 22.00|
|Alexander Wyssmann, jazz musician and composer is with his “Twilight-Trio and Rap” from and with Patrik Graf guest in the church of Holy Spirit next to the central railway station in Bern. The open churches as well as FICE invite you to music workshops which let space to further develop the piece of composition as an allegory for the objectives of the congress.||organizer: Offene Kirche Location: Heiliggeistkirche Flyer|
|Partizipation – being part of it||15.00 - 22.00|
|Questions, answers, workshops and discussions relating to the participation of children and adolescents: Information on theory and practice of participation, interviews with children from the children’s parliament, presentations on open work with children and adolescents in Bern, videos on „midnight projects“ and “ open Sundays”, on the realization of a youth motion, model workshop on project participation of children in planning public playgrounds, panel discussion with adolescents on participation and responsibility.||organizer: Youth Office of the City of Bern, Child and Youth Support Service location: Kornhausforum|
|Exhibition, presentations, videos and audios:||continuously from 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.|
|Workshop „Together creating room for movement and play”:||4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. participation possible at any time.|
|Panel discussion „Is responsibility fun?“ with young people from the „Gaskessel”, midnight projects, the municipal youth council, the “Reithalle”:||8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.|
|Accessibility||15.00 - 22.00|
|Accessibility - access for all people in all areas. But where exactly are these barriers? To learn that, you are encouraged at each day of the Congress is a versatile way to think about it. Highpoint is on Thursday with the competition and the panel discussion along the question: formation and reduction of barriers - which action are needed in practice? Members of the panel discussion are Miss Michelle Zimmermann, organisator of Miss/Mister Handicap competition and Mister Daniel Ziegeler, Member community of interest for persons with disabilities of the cantons of Bern and Fribourg IGGH.||Location: Nägeligasse 4|
|The Youth-Practice-Exchange Project||15.00 - 22.00|
We are eight teams from seven countries and have quite different experiences with institutions and with participation and ways toward inclusion. Via the IT-platform and during a two-week camp we got to know one another, shared experiences and developed ideas on increased participation.
Visit us, listen to us and let’s discuss ways toward inclusion together.
We come from Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Holland, Switzerland, Serbia and the Ukraine. | Abstract1 Abstract2
- 16.00 – 17.00 Who are we and what experiences have we had
- 18.30 – 20.00 We greet a guest team from the Netherlands, who will speak about its experiences.
- 21.00 – 22.00 Who are we and what experiences have we had?
| Location: Progr | Time: 15.00 - 22.00
|Workshops: Theater and Dance||15.00 - 22.00|
The Slovene Kristina Šmitran invites you to a theater workshop in dependence on the project “It is drama to be a social pedagogue” for students of the social peadagogical school in Slovenia. Abstract
Dancing Together as a Chance for Participation
In many regions and countries round dances have been a part of daily life for centuries. Learning and being able to sing and dance enhances the chances of belonging, of being able to participate and not having to stand offside.
The „Association Dialogue”, which aims at intercultural promotion to integrate migrants from Southeastern Europe through exchanges with Swiss people, has been offering courses in round dances from Southeastern Europe for years.
Dialog Association, Ursula Beutler Homepage
| Location: Nägeligasse 4 | Time: 15.00 - 22.00
|E-Hockey with Rolling Thunder Bern||16.00 - 18.45|
At the moment twenty athletes are playing in our squad. Our activities include frequent practises, team events as well as different tournaments in Switzerland and abroad. Since autumn 2004 – when Isabelle Pulver founded the team – e-hockey is a sporting activity in the foundation Rossfeld. The sport has reached high significance within our institution. Until today, we had the pleasure of lifting the trophy for the swiss champion five times. Other victories around Switzerland point to our success as a team and we were also able to collect valuable experiences abroad.
Are you ready to share the experience of this unique sport with us ? If that’s the case, meet the Rolling Thunder and experience the adventure on 4 wheels by yourself!
| Location: Nägeligasse 2 | Time: 16.00 - 16.45 and 18.00 - 18.45
|Presentations and exhibits at the Congress Center||15.00 - 23.00|
- UN Convention on the Rights of the Child
- UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- UN – Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children - CELCIS Centre for excellence for looked after children in Scotland, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, www.celcis.org, www.alternativecareguidelines.org
- Quality4children – Standards for out-of-home care in Europe - Exhibit by Integras, Professional Association for Social and Special Education
- The biographical picture book – Office for Foster Children Bern
- Book Table
- FICE International
- Early childhood care and education as a way towards inclusion: A selection of different concepts, approaches of different countries.
- Concepts for Reducing Damages as a Contribution to Participation – Exhibit of Contact-Netz Bern
- Plan International Switzerland - Children at the centre
| Location: Nägeligasse 4 | Time: 15.00 - 22.00
|UNACCOMPANIED MINORS - HOW TO ENHANCE THEIR OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTICIPATION AND INCLUSION?||15.00 - 22.00|
Children and adolescents who are, for various reasons, alone in another country, that is to say, not accompanied by an adult, are considered one of the most vulnerable categories of minors. What are the experiences of the competent services and aid organizations for care and support of unaccompanied minors? What concepts are proven and what are the biggest challenges? What do these children and adolescents need in order to take ownership of their right to participation and inclusion? Current developments at the European level will be presented and discussed. A small exhibition on the situation of unaccompanied minors in Switzerland (German and French) will introduce you to the subject.
- 15.30 - 16.00 Introductory remarks by SSI, Geneva (in English if desired)
- 18.00 - 18.45 Reading by Mrs. Abondji, writer (Pigeons Fly) in German
- 20.30 - 22.00 Developments at European level, discussion and conclusions
| Location: Kunstmuseum | Time: 15.00- 22.00
|National juventile crime law systems and the changes for in clusion of the offender||15.00 - 22.00|
When children and adolescents break the law, the reactions and sanctions vary greatly around the world. Experts from various countries report on the creation of juvenile crime laws, the essential differences in the laws and in practice and on their consequences for the concerned persons. Accordingly, the chances of these persons for learning and experiencing participation and for social and vocational integration are also entirely different. In an exemplary manner, the situations in Switzerland, Germany, the U.S. and South Africa will be presented. Panel Discussions:
- 16.30 – 17.30 Differences in Juvenile Crime Law Systems and in Practice
- 20.00 – 21.00 Consequences on Participation and Inclusion for the Persons Concerned
- 15.00 – 23.00 Personal Experiences, Discussions, Professional Literature, Networks
| Location: Restaurant zum Äusseren Stand | Time: 15.00- 22.00
|Dreaming Meret - RADIO PLAY AND THEATRE COLLAGE||15.30 - 17.30|
Do you recall what you dreamt last night? Eight people take out in search for a dream for society.
“Wir träumen Meret“ (Dreaming Meret) is a radio play and theatre project by the collective Kollektiv Frei_Raum that in honour of Meret Oppenheim’s 100th Birthday follows the traces of her work to where she found inspiration and purpose in life, to her dreams. The project is made up of two parts: an audio and sound installation, which was developed in collaboration with the art museum Bern (Kunstmuseum) and a theatre project, which based on Oppenheim’s quote “the artist dreams in the name of society” attempts to create a collective dream.
On the one hand, our work material is made up of Meret Oppenheim’s own dreams, dreams that we have been collecting in the public space and via facebook since October 2012, and personal dreams. On the other hand, the audience is asked to contribute their dreams. Based on the continuous collection of dreams, which will not cease until the project is officially declared as over, we pursue the transferability of dreams onto reality through words, images and atmospheres. Thus trying to allow for space to dwell, talk, listen, watch, meet and remember.
| Location: Kunstmuseum | Time: 15.30- 17.30
Description of the other topics is in process