City of Jyväskylä awarded two congresses for their open-minded co-operation between institutions and faculties
31.01.2020The 2019 Jyväskylä Congress Award was granted for organizing 13th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD13) and for EduFutura Forum. The award committee was emphasizing the co-operation between faculties and institutions for their multidisciplinary and open-minded ways to organize the congresses. These two congresses were forwarding information of the uniqueness of Jyväskylä as a versatile learning center and promoted global awareness of Finnish education and know-how.
Visibility of motor learning difficulties
The 13th International Conference on Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD13) was held for the first time in Finland on 5.-8.6.2019. 303 people from 25 countries attended the congress and it was organized by Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences and Faculty of Education and Psychology of University of Jyväskylä.
The congress was focusing on motor learning difficulties and it linked sport sciences and learning research to brain research. Besides the scientific significance, the congress had a social significance as it provided visibility for developmental coordination disorders. The congress also activated guests with a versatile sports activity program.
Widen the knowledge of Finnish education
The International EduFutura Forum was held in Jyväskylä for the first time on November 14th till 16th. The congress was a part of city’s education week. It combined and introduced EduFutura’s multidisciplinary expertise in new ways. The congress was an outcome of Gradia, college of vocational and secondary education, University of Jyväskylä and Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences. The congress was attended by 170 guests from 13 different countries.
The congress was held in all three campuses and the students were closely involved in the event production. The participants had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the education from the early childhood education till lifetime learning.
The congress ambassador rewarded an active congress actor
The award was granted to Taru-Maija Heilala-Rasimov, the event manager of the University of Jyväskylä. The award was given by the congress ambassador Kaisa Miettinen, the professor of University of Jyväskylä.
Taru-Maija’s diverse and solid practical expertise has been invaluable assistance to the organizers of numerous international congresses. Her approachable and competent personality lowers the threshold to in get interested in organizing congresses.