Greetings from Benny Andersen


Dear participators in the AIEJI World Congress in Luxembourg


In April we were all together in Luxembourg. Great moments from days occupied with social pedagogy, social politics and social education on the international scene keep crossing my mind in my daily work.


I very much enjoyed spending time with you in the frames of an international focus on what we’re doing as professionals – and I´m proud of being the president of an organisation that has carried out 18 world congresses. The latest one surely present in my mind.


First of all thanks a lot to APEG who managed to arrange a fantastic congress during the first week of April! You did a highly qualified job making it possible for us to join very interesting workshops, field visits and key note presentations – about inklusion which we all are occupied with. Inklusion with quality and inklusion with responsibility!


And of course we shall not forget the mutual experience-based exchanges – the more informal space for learning. My impression is that the world congress in Luxembourg was a very fine context for this and I hope all of you partcipators had the same experience.


I want to thank all who signed in for the congress. These ”world meetings” are so important for our profession, the children, the young people and the adults that we support. These meetings give us the opportunity to reflect our daily work and national practices, and they give us the opportunity to be gathered with a mission – in the spirit of being a professional doing a job that surely makes sense…


For those of you who are not AIEJI subscribers, I hope you’ll sign up at the site you’re visiting now – please look for “subscribe” in the left margin. Then you’ll get an e-mail when news from the secretariat, you can follow international exchanges and maybe contribute yourself.  An opportunity is also to sign up as a member. Please see “membership” on the top of this website.


I send you my thoughts in the hope that the congress in Luxembourg gave you an inspiration and the spirit to whatever you´re working on in the social pedagogical field. Right now the sun is shining in Copenhagen. It’s been a long time but early summer now seems to have hold on. I hope the sun is shining at you as well.


Kind regards

Benny Andersen.



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