About Swinging Europe


The self-governing Institution Swinging Europe is a non-profit institution situated in Herning Municipality. DSI SE has worked internationally with art and culture since 1998. With music as one of our primary focus areas, we create and facilitate artistic and cultural projects and activities through art, music and talent development of youth in the age range of 18 – 25.

In our work, we prioritise developing and participating in cultural collaborative work – both locally, regionally, nationally and internationally by creating a strong fundament for exploring culture projects. This benefits not only up-and-coming talents, but also the local community and society as a whole.

Among the local initiaties, strengthening the art and culture scene in Herning Municipality, we partake in reoccurring events, which strengthen the community and spirit of the local cultural initiatives and projects.

On an international level, our projects focus on expanding and strengthening a strong fundament for interdisciplinary collaborations. Apart from this, the projects create valuable experiences for young musical prodigies in their ambition to engage with the national and international music scene.

Mission & Vision

Mission

To be the encompassing, evolving and facilitating unit in Herning Municipality in possession of network, knowledge and competences in and outside Denmark, which makes collaborations within the arts and culture scene beyond geographical, expertise and age-defined borders possible.

Vision

To be an important international factor in creating cultural and social synergy across borders, as well as being a unifying, evolving and facilitating entity that possesses networks, knowledge and skills in and outside Denmark for the benefit of cultural cooperation.

Focus Areas

Talent Development

Swinging Europe wors with talent development
of youth in the age range of 18 – 25 within the musical world

Music

Swinging Europe works with music

Culture

Swinging Europe works withculture

Who are Swinging Europe?

MEET THE TEAM

Marie Lilholt

Marie Lilholt

Executive Director
Cüneyt Pala

Cüneyt Pala

Project Manager & Coordinator
Steen N. Storm Mikkelsen

Steen N. Storm Mikkelsen

Project Manager
Anne Sophie Parsons

Anne Sophie Parsons

Projektmedarbejder & Fundraiser

MEET THE BOARD

Niels Overgård

Niels Overgård

Chairman

Chairman of Swinging Europe’s board

Writes about and reviews jazz at jazznyt.com.
Facilitates jazz concerts at Fermaten through the jazz club Moor Jazz.
Passionate LP collector and concert-goer.

Birgit Jonassen

Birgit Jonassen

Vice Chairman

Forhenværende første viceborgmester og handicaprådsformand, m.m.

Ernst B. Knudsen

Ernst B. Knudsen

Board Member

City councilor appointed to Swinging Europe’s board by Herning Municipality
▪ Former entrepreneur▪
Otherwise connected as:
▪ Board member ofEnsemble MidtVest
▪ Board member ofTeam Teatret
▪ Board member of Skov Olesenøs Plantatation

Anne Damsgaard

Anne Damsgaard

Board Member

Originally correspondent, works now as PA in DK Company A/S

Uffe Birk

Uffe Birk

Board Member

Musicians, photographer and creative Swiss Army Knife

Julie Jørgensen

Julie Jørgensen

Board Member

Works as an EU advisor in Brussels and is an art historian by education.
Has spent several years abroad through studies and work, resulting in knowing about international cultural work intimately.

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