Mainstreaming Animal Protection

Conference 2019

Welcome to the world conference on animal protection. The conference will take place Monday 30 September and Tuesday 1 October 2019 at the Marienlyst Strandhotel in Helsingør (Elsinore). The conference is for invitees only.

Animals take up many different roles in societies around the world, which means that there are a numerous perspectives of protecting animals. The focus of this conference will be mainstreaming animal protection. This is a strategy towards promoting and improving the status of animals by involving an animal perspective into policy making, legislation, administration and other regulatory measures – in areas such as education, science, police work and the legal system and our protection of nature and biodiversity.

The conference will bring together 100 invited experts from different fields, i.e. academics, scientists, lawyers, decision-makers etc., who have dedicated time and research in their respective fields to improve the situation of animals. The conference will give the opportunity for experts to share knowledge and serve as a forum for discussing methods and models on specific topics.

On Monday 30 September selected experts will present how their work is improving the life of animals in their specific area of expertise. Tuesday 1 October is reserved for working groups on specific topics in which all invitees will have the opportunity to share knowledge and experiences. This will allow people with different backgrounds and nationalities to learn from each other and eventually bring about tangible results (recommendations, guidelines etc.). These working groups can potentially serve as a network for future cooperation between the participants.

Are you one of the invitees please keep yourself updated on the conference on this website where we will post the final program during summer. We can already announce that Steven Wise will be one of the keynote speakers at the conference.

The conference will start Monday morning 30 September 9.30 AM and finish Tuesday afternoon 1 October around 16.30 PM. On Monday evening the conference will finish around 16.30 PM and dinner is provided for those wishing to stay. The conference itself, including meals during the conference, is free for all invited guests. Transportation and accommodation are at your own expense. 

Venue and accommodation

The conference will be held at the beautiful Marienlyst Strandhotel, in the lovely Danish city Helsingør (with the English name Elsinore). In Elsinore you will also find Kronborg Castle – the home of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. In the year 2000 Kronborg Castle became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Marienlyst Strandhotel
Ndr. Strandvej 2
3000 Helsingør

The Marienlyst Strandhotel is organized with 225 rooms in several different categories which can be booked online. Please state you are part of the Animal Protection Conference when booking:

Marienlyst Strandhotel
Ndr. Strandvej 2 / DK-3000 Helsingør
Reception: + 45 4921 4000 /
Website of Marienlyst Strandhotel

The Konventum hotel is located a 20 minute walk from the conference. Surrounded by nature it was listed as a heritage site in 2010 for its architectural and culture-historical value. The venue has reserved a number of standard double rooms including breakfast. Please state you are part of the Animal Protection Conference when booking:

Gl. Hellebækvej 70 / DK-3000 Helsingør
Reception: +45 4928 0900 /
Website of hotel Konventum

Danhostel Helsingør is located 200 meters from the venue of the conference and offers single rooms with a private beach and many other facilities:

Danhostel Helsingør
Ndr. Strandvej 24 / DK-3000 Helsingør
Reception:  + 45 4928 4949 / helsingø
Website of Danhostel Helsingør

Hotel Skandia is a family-run hotel located in the city center next to the train station and a 20 minute walk from the conference:

Hotel Skandia
Bramstræde 1, DK-3000 Helsingør
Reception: +45 49 21 09 02 /
Website of hotel Skandia

How to get there

Elsinore is approximately a 40 minutes drive away from Copenhagen. The best way to get there is taking the train from the airport to Elsinore which is a 1 hour train ride, see timetable for trains. From Elsinore station to Marienlyst Strandhotel it is about a 15 minutes walk. Taxis are also available in front of the station.


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