Opening conference: Trygfonden's Centre for Child Research

August 29-31, the opening of Trygfonden's Centre for Child Research at Aarhus University is marked by an opening conference.

Info about event


Thursday 29 August 2013, at 09:00 - Saturday 31 August 2013, at 16:15


Fuglesangs Allé 4, R1 (Store sal), Aarhus University

TrygFonden’s Child Research Center is a newly established interdisciplinary research center at
Aarhus University that seeks to strengthen the effectiveness of social policies targeting children
and youth in Denmark. The center is funded by a generous grant from TrygFonden to pioneer
new, scientific impact evaluations and to work with policymakers to integrate evidence into policies
that improve the wellbeing of children and youth.

The center is directed by Prof. Michael Rosholm, Professor of Economics at Aarhus University,
and is intended to become a focal point for an expanding network of researchers in child language
and literacy, criminology, economics, pedagogy, political science, psychology and sociology.

Our Opening Conference takes place on the 29th - 31st of August 2013, in Aarhus and brings
together researchers and policymakers to listen to and discuss presentations on global evidence
and evidence-informed policy for children and youth, through expert presentations on
methodology, practice and current evidence.

The first day marks the official opening of the center. an introduction to impact evaluations in
practice. We will draw lessons from other countries and discuss the possibilities and priorities for
strengthening the Danish evidence base. On the 2nd and 3rd day, we proceed with an academic


Link to preliminary programme 
The conference will be held in English.


Participation is free.
As space is limited, we require prior signup on: https://auws.au.dk/Tilmelding_til_konference


For further info, please contact Mette Vad Andersen, mvandersen@econ.au.dk, +45 8716 5428

Behind the conferece

We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference.

Best regards,
Michael Rosholm, Professor in Economy at Aarhus University and centre director, TrygFonden's Centre for Child Research, 
Helena Skyt Nielsen, Professor in Economy at Aarhus University and member of the management team, TrygFonden's Centre for Child Research
Simon Calmar Andersen, Associate Professor in Political Science at Aarhus University and member of the management team, TrygFonden's Centre for Child Research
Kamilla Gumede, deputy head, TrygFondens Centre for Child Research