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E2C has produced a video about what we are doing in our schools and institutions. About learning, creativity ...
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Below a link to a short film sequence (60 sec.) on second chance education in Copenhagen. The film sound is Danish, but we have equipped the film with subtitles in English. Click on the picture and then click in youtube the icon subtitles on the right bottom to flash the subtitles.
FB IMG 1479111002383Thomas Idenas - President of E2C Europe
City of Norrkoeping - Sweden, .">

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"My name is Thomas Idenås, I'm 37 years old and I live in Norrkoping in Sweden. I am a socialdemocratic politician in Norrkoping with several different missions, such as dept. Mayor of the city of Norrkoping the vice chairman of the City Council and chairman of the municipal housing company "Hyresbostäder".
I have been a school politician with an assignment as President of the Upper secondary school and I have also experience from serving on the committee in charge of pre-school and primary school in the municipality of Norrkoping.
When I'm not working as a politician, I am a supervisor for Nokas Security in Norrköping "

Michel Haudry - Vice President of E2C
Second Chance School Chambéry - France
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Sofie SeidenfadenSofie Seidenfaden- Treasurer of E2C Europe
City of Copenhagen - Denmark
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Copenhagen has held the post as Treasurer for a decade, and I want to con-tinue the budgetary work in the Association along the lines which has been succeeded by my predecessors. As Treasurer of E2C Europe I will be sup-ported by Mr Tue Wethje, Financial Manager of Copenhagen Youth School. For several years now, Tue Wethje successfully has assisted the Treasurer in balancing the Associations revenues and expenditures as well as keeping the books correctly and transparently according to national and European standards.

I am member of Copenhagen City Council in the period 2018-2021 and ap-pointed to the Children and Youth Committee. In the present election period I am chairing the Board of Copenhagen Youth School.

I graduated from the University of Copenhagen with a Master's degree in sociology. In my professional life I work as a consultant in a national organ-isation of university colleges in Denmark. So, in a broader sense, I am oc-cupied with education which I hope E2C Europe might benefit of.

Sofie SeidenfadenOther Member of the Board

Kriszta HorvatKRISZTINA HORVÁT - FSZK Budapest - Hungary
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Autism Coordination Office- office manager and autism expert at Equal Opportunities of Persons with Disabilities Non-profit Ltd. (FSZK), Budapest, Hungary
Education of children and young persons with special needs/ field of disabilities
Representation of the problems and achievement of the post-communist countries of the Eastern European region, furthermore addressing issues affecting students with special educational needs.
Commitment to the organization's values, as well as giving chance and opportunity for participation for youngsters with fewer opportonuties according the „Nothing about us without us” principle- as well as the Hungarian member organization, FSZK is working for that case focusing on the field of disability.

Reinhold PortratReinhold Schiffers – Weiterbildungskolleg Linker Niederrhein – Dept. Mönchengladbach - Germany
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I'm working from 1985 to 2016 as headmaster in second chance education. In my school - Weiterbildungskolleg Mönchengladbach - we try to make a difference for disadvantaged youngsters. Though we are a well respected institution in our city. To spread our experience and encourage others to share best practice we are engaged in E2C Network. It was great for me and my school to be part of a regional movement to change the traditional lecturing in schools into cooperative teaching and learning. Based on that I offer for about 15 years training in cooperative learning around Europe. In addition to that pedagogical part of my profession, I can share 30 years of experience as member of a national trade union board, dedicated to teacher training, and 40 years of experience in local policy, even 6 years as district mayor and nowadays as member of city council.

Antonio PintoANTÓNIO CORREIA PINTO, City of Matosinhos – Portugal
Email: antonio.correia.pinto@cm-matosinhos

Councillor for Education at Matosinhos City Council, since 2005.
Responsible for promoting and supporting activities in the areas of Education and Training, as well as managing the school facilities equipment.
From these competences stands out the leadership of the pilot project of decentralization of competencies from the central administration to the Municipality on education field, the coordination of the municipality partnership with the Second Chance School of Matosinhos, and the involvement in negotiations for the creation of a national and integrated response to second-chance schools in Portugal.
Member of the Board of European association of E2C.
Teacher of the 2nd cycle of basic education and School director.
Founding member of FAVO (Economic Housing Cooperative of S. Mamede de Infesta), the Cultural Association of the Chapel of S. Félix de Picoutos - S. Mamede de Infesta, the Direction of the Houses of Custodies, the AMAS (Mamedense Association of Support Social), and once director of the gymnastics section of Boavista Futebol Clube.
Has great participation in civic issues and in education, defining municipal strategies and adequate responses for children and youngsters’ needs

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