Thursday, May 10, 2007
The conference is now officially open!
The conference was opened with the Åbo Akademi student choir's two beutiful songs. After that the Finnish minister for culture and sports, Stefan Wallin joined us by video link. In his greeting, he emphasised that even if there are many good on going projects in the area of media education, there is still a lot of work to be done. This work requires the cooperation and networking of the various players (as he called them :) in the field. According to him the conference theme fits very well within the goals of the Finnish presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministry. An investment in the youth is always worth while.