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Senior Fellow Action Day 2023

By Senior Fellows, For Senior Fellows.

Humanity in Action Denmark Presents the 2023 Senior Fellow Action Day: Reconnect and Rekindle

Join us for an inspirational Talk, Networking, Dinner & Bonfire. 

Special keynote:
Esther Kjeldahl, founder of the Green Youth Movement, will talk about A Just Future in Sight – Utopias for a New Ecological Consciousness

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Read more – and see the full program – below the picture.

2022 Copenhagen Fellows - joining forces with RE:Act Human Rights at the Roskilde Festival

What is the Senior Fellow Action Day

The Action Day is a Senior Fellow led initiative to leverage our community’s strengths!

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Program of the day:

17.00-18.00 Talk by Esther Kjeldahl
18.00-19.00 Networking (and a beer?)
19.00-21.00 Dinner (by MadGlad)
21.00- Sct Hans Celebrations

Where: Ungdommens Demokratihus, Slagthehusgade 10A, 1715 København V (Kødbyen/Meat Packing District)

Special Keynote:
Esther Kjeldahl: A Just Future in Sight – Utopias for a New Ecological Consciousness

About the talk:
Sit back, relax and allow yourself to dream as Esther Kjeldahl (founder of the Green Yout Movement/Den Grønne Ungdomsbevægelse) reads utopian visions for a just future in sight. As we see the consequences of climate change and environmental degradation, we become dystopian. But who owns our imagination? And do you dare to take it back? What happens if we begin to imagine a future with respect of human dignity and planetary boundaries? In this talk, Kjeldahl will talk about the power of utopias for creating systematic changes. The reading and talk take its outset from the newly published: ‘Retfærdig Naturbevarelse – et manifest’, by the Green Youth Movement & Økotopia. It will be possible to buy Esther Kjeldahl’s books and have them signed.

After the talk we invite you to share a community-dinner with your HIA-community (new and old Fellows together!) – and continue the party at Amager Strand to see the Sct. Hans Eve bonfires!


As always this is YOUR chance to Reconnect with the network and Rekindle old friendships.

Thanks to Tuborgfondet!

The Senior Fellow Action Day 2023 is part of this year’s Copenhagen Fellowship: “Climate Change, Human Rights and democracies in Crisis”.

Read about the 2023 Fellowship here.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Senior Fellow Action Day 2023 is generously supported by Tuborgfondet.

Senior Fellow Action Day 2021 - Program

  • Samstag, September 11

    Location: Johan Borups Højskole, Frederiksholms Kanal 24, 1220 København K

    • Event Time:10.00-10.15

      Coffee & Registration

    • Event Time:10.15-10.30

      Welcome and introduction to the day

    • Event Time:10.30-11.30

      Keynote speaker: Ms. Anna Knyazeva, Minister-Counsellor at the Russian Embassy in Denmark.

      • "How is the Russian Federation working to ensure a sustainable and peaceful development of the Arctic?"

      • Moderator: Celine la Cour, Master student of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

    • Event Time:11.30-11.50


    • Event Time:11.50-12.50

      Workshops - Round One

      • Workshop 1 is led by Trine Pejstrup (2020 Cph Fellowship). Trine is a senior fellow from the 2020 Copenhagen Fellowship. Currently, she works as a graduate professional with the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research in Geneva parallel to her studies at Copenhagen Business School. Trine has held two positions at the UN Secretariat in New York and worked with NGOs in China, Australia, and the Philippines. Her professional engagements have been based on an interest in public information and education, which will be highlighted in her workshop.

        Location:Workshop 1: "Educational development in the Unity of the Realm"

      • Workshop 2 is led by Cecilie Seidelin Nobel (2020 Cph Fellowship). How do you change ongoing human rights violations in a country like China? Although China has signed and ratified several human rights treaties, they continue the suppression of both religious and personal freedom in many regions such as Tibet and Xinjiang. China has immense influence in both political and economic spheres , which has led many governments to look the other way as economic gain has continuously been valued above human rights. The Chinese understanding of human rights and democracy is very different from the western, so in order to change these ongoing atrocities I believe it is imperative to understand these differences and why China act as they do.

        Location:Workshop 2: "The suppression of Uyghurs in China"

    • Event Time:13.00-14.00


      • From 'Send Flere Krydderier'

        (Daal with bread and salat)

    • Event Time:14.00-14.30

      Action Project Pitches

    • Event Time:14.30-15.30

      Workshops - Round Two

      • Workshop 3 is led by Sørine Vesth Rasmussen (2011 Cph Fellowship). This workshop will be a rodeo ride through tangible and easily applicable tools on Public Affairs, networking, stakeholder management and the like. What you need to bring: something that you find injust and want to change. Disclaimer: last year Sørine held this workshop with a 5 week old baby, but he's all grown now and won't be attending. The rest of the workshop will be similar to last year, so if you attended last year, you might want to choose something else.

        Location:Workshop 3: "Using Public Affairs for Human Rights promotion, a practical crash course"

      • Workshop 4 is led by Anne Katrine Ebbesen (2013 Cph Fellowship)

        Location:Workshop 4: "The church of human rights? Why the Danish national church sees itself as the key to integration"

    • Event Time:15.30-16.30

      Twisted Leaf Tasting & Diploma Ceremony

    • Event Time:16.30-16.50

      Spoken Word Performance

      • Sara Rahmeh, Spoken Word poet

    • Event Time:16.50-18.00

      Networking ....

Why should you participate in Action Day 2021? Find out here