Thursday 28 September

9.00 - 9.30 Registration

Conference Opening   Mauri Ylä-Kotola, Rector, University of Lapland
Welcoming words  Kyösti Kurtakko, Professor, Scientific head of the ArctiChildren project


ArctiChildren - Activities for schoolchildrens’ well-being. Eiri Sohlman, Project Manager, University of Lapland



Theme I  Setting the Concept: School and well-being
Chairman  Kerstin Öhlring

Keynote lecture: European child and health
Lasse Kannas, Professor of Health Education, University of Jyväskylä

10.50 Coffee

Theme I continues
Historical view to school and children’s well-being.
Kyösti Kurtakko, Professor, University of Lapland
The work of Ombudsman for the well-being of children in Finland. Johanna Aalto, lawyer, Office of the Ombudsman for Children in Finland


Panel discussion

12.30 Lunch

Theme II  Schoolchildren and psychosocial well-being 
Chairman Inna Ryzhkova

Keynote lecture: The psychosocial well-being of school-aged children as a subject of scientific research in Russia. Galina Korchagina, Professor, Herzen State Pedagogical University.
Assessment of psychosocial well-being level of schoolchildren in Murmansk and Murmansk region. Tatiana Tegaleva, Lecturer, Murmansk State Pedagogical University

14.30 Coffee

Theme II Continues: School achievement, inclusion and well-being. Challenges for the school. Ole-Martin Johansen, Associate Professor,  Finnmark University College

Comparing the psychosocial well-being of schoolchildren in Barents region.  Arto Ahonen, Project Planner/ Researcher, University of Lapland

16.00 Panel discussion
16.30 Ending of the day one


Reception - Rovaniemi City Hall


Friday 29 September


Theme III What can we do?
Chairman Kyösti Kurtakko

Keynote lecture: Pedagogical love.
Kaarina Määttä, Professor, University of Lapland
Keynote lecture:
Walki´n ´round the fires in other peoples shoes. Mats Wahl, Author

10.10 Coffee

Theme III Continues
Some research perspectives on the Arctic Children project from a Swedish horizon. Kerstin Öhlring, Eva Alerby, Arne Forsman, Luleå Technical University

11.15 Panel dicussion
11.45 Lunch 

Theme IV School, Culture and Community
Chairman Ole-Martin Johansen

Keynote lecture: Education in the  county  of Finnmark. Trygg jakola, Head of school Administration
Organisational Change and Staff Burnout – risk factors in socio-psychological wellbeing and learning climate in school. Eva Schjetne, Assistant Professor, Finnmark University College
Perception and assessment of one’s own well-being by schoolchildren’s parents in Murmansk region. Elena Shovina, Lecturer, Murmansk State Pedagogical University

14.15 Coffee
14.45 Theme IV continues: Psychosocial well-being of teachers in Murmansk region. Inna Ryzhkova, Associate Professor, Murmansk State Pedagogical University


Panel dicussion


Conference Closing: Project Manager Eiri Sohlman

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