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Date: 1nd – 4th of June 2023
Venue: Porsgrunn Culture School (Dance Hall)

09.00 – 10.00 Registration and meeting with each other
10.00 – 10.20 Welcoming words and project timeline
– Morten Hagevik, Porsgrunn Kultuurskole, director
– Mariann Eriksen , Cultural Director of Porsgrunn
– Vassili Golikov, SSCW, project initiator
– Hatem Atallah, moderator

10.30 – 11.30 Panel discussion I „Youth advocacy in combating common challenges faced by young people“
(protection of the children rights, youth unemployment, bullying and discrimination, education questions etc)
– Christian Hansen, Copenhagen Business Academy
– German Morris, Peace Child Estonia
– Balqis Khattab, IKF (Sweden)
– Roosa Amanda Ramberg, Luksia (Finland)
– Vivianné Bucio Bach, Young Ambassadors and Europeisk ungdom (Norway)

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 – 1300 Child and youth participation strategies during crisis and recommendations for decision makers in the Nordic region
(3 working groups)

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.30 Panel discussion II: Youth peoples and vulnerable groups in the decision making process: mapping of barriers and opportunities to achieve inclusive society
– Ingrid Raudsepp, Tartu University (Estonia)
– Leo Kober, Europeisk ungdom (Norway)
– Ivan Vasilevskikh, Folkevirke (Denmark)
– Haron Timoyaro, IKF (Sweden)
– Tuomas Auvinen, Luksia (Finland)

15.30 – 15.45 Coffee break

16.00 – 17.00 Visiting Porsgrunn City Town Hall and conducting a debate “Youth and City Government: good governance in time of equal partnership”

17.00 – 17.30 Conclusions of day I
18.00 – 21.00 Dinner in Hotel

10.00 – 10.30 Presentation of Porsgrunn Youth council by Victoria Skaane Buaas Iben Nicoline Carlheim-Leerstang

10.00 – 11. 30 Panel discussion III: “What course are Nordic and Baltic youth sector taking?” (Digital youth work, youth in decision process, youth as stakeholders, youth and non-formal education)
– Iulia Halangescu, IKF (Sweden)
– Heli Karolina Halonen, Luksia (Finland)
– Vivianné Bucio Bach, Young Ambassadors (Norway)
– Ivan Vasilevskikh, Folkevirke (Denmark)

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee break

12.00 – 13.45 Workshops selection

  • Workshop I : “Changing patterns in the field of youth” (Vassili Golikov)
* In the workshop, we will discuss changes in the youth field and what opportunities and risks can be seen in it (after COVID, in time of crises etc). The keywords are services in the youth field, introduction of digital opportunities, needs and expectations of the field.
  • Workshop II : “Mental Health and support training” (Laura Rajala)
* The aim is to create and maintain physical and thus intellectual and mental health. The knowledge, tools and practical exercises have a direct effect on mind and to make you calmer, more balanced and happier in time when you need to find solution how to overcome mental disorders and depressions..

13.45 – 14.45 Lunch

14.45 – 15.30 Children and Youth Parade

15.30 – 16.30 Working group on “Child and youth participation strategies during crisis and recommendations for decision makers in the Nordic region (finalisation of the document)

15.30 – 16.30 Working group on Youth Advocacy Statement (final version)

15.30 – 16.30 Presentations of the toolkit and webpage (including useful materials for Youth advocacy work)

16.30 – 16.45 Coffee break

16.45 – 17.30 Developing a collaboration projects (3 working groups) in the field of youth participation, youth and sustainability, youth and volunteer work, youth and decision making etc for (Nordic Culture Point, Erasmus+, other funding)

17.30 – 17.45 Presentation of the “Children and youth participation strategies in regards of youth advocacy” recommendations for decision makers

17.45 – 18.00 Conclusions of day II
18.00 – 21.00 Dinner

9.00 – 10.00 Summary of the conference


* The Organizer reserves the right to amend any part of the Event format, agenda or programme if necessary at any time.