2017 Ādaži

ENSWaP ‘Building Bridges’ Conference

5-7th May 2017

Ādaži, Latvia



5th May – Friday

15:00 Arrival and registration of participants at the Ādaži Waldorf School
16:00 Welcome and opening of the conference
Small concert from the Latvian Waldorf Chorus of parents & friends
16:30 Presentation about Waldorf Education in Latvia
The status of Waldorf education in Latvia, parents’ work in supporting teachers/school.
17:15 Coffee break, snacks
17:30 Lecture
Presented by Christopher Clouder – Educator, lecturer, writer, founder of ECSWE
18:00 Being on a par with each other
Presented by Ellen Niemann – representative of Waldorf parents
The challenge of approaching cooperation in education

The challenge of cooperation between parents and teachers in Waldorf schools
Presented by Ahmed Abdel-Karim – former Waldorf parent (Germany)

19:30 Dinner

6th May – Saturday

09:00 Morning welcome
Tour of the school, including the new buildings, followed by singing/eurythmy.
10:00 Report on outcomes of the meeting with ECSWE in January, 2017.
Presented by Hilde Lengali (Norway) and Márti Domokos (Hungary)
11:00 Coffee, snacks
11:30 Sharing information about the cooperation experience among the school Parent Association, the National Parent Federation and the Waldorf Education Federation in Norway
Presented by Hilde Lengali (Norway)

Building Teacher-Parent realtionships
Presented by Márti Domokos (Hungary) and Mariam Francq (France)

13:30 Lunch
14:30 Transfer to Riga Waldorf School via Riga
16:00 Tour in Riga Waldorf School
17:00 The importance of teachers and parents ”being on the same wave length”
Presented by Māra Svilāne – Director of Riga Waldorf School
Sharing and supporting the same values and life principles, building bridges between the school and the families.
18:00 Discussion, questions
Coffee, snacks
18:30 Transfer back to Ādaži
If time limit permits, we can visit the newest Waldorf School in Riga, which is in its 2nd year of operation.
20:00 Dinner

7th May – Sunday

09:00 Morning welcome
10:00 Building bridges into society after life in a Waldorf school
Presented by Latvian Waldorf schoolchildren and alumni
11:00 Coffee, snacks
11:30 How we build bridges
Presentation from the participating countries on the specific topic: “How we build bridges”.
Each representative is allocated 8-10 minutes.
Each country should be ready to talk about specific ways they are building bridges between the school, community, parents, students and society.
13:00 Discussion, questions
13:30 Lunch
14:30 Summary of conference, comments
15:30 Closing of the conference, next year conference.

Programme last updated on 2nd February 2017.


Ādaži Free Waldorf School


Riga Waldorf School




We recommend two hotels near the Waldorf school where the conference will take place: Baltvilla and Port Hotel. Both the hotels are informed and will provide a little discount if you mention WALDORF CONFERENCE when booking through email.

Transportation to the conference will be provided from both hotels every day.