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The international conference “Youth Advocay Alliance “YOUTH NOT AS A PROBLEM, BUT THE SOLUTION!” took place at Porsgrunn Culture School in Porsgrunn, Norway from June 01-04, 2023, aimed to raise awareness among youth organizations in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Region about the benefits of youth advocacy and the youth advocacy network. The event brought together 54 participants from 5 different countries.

The primary objective of the project was to establish a sustainable “Youth Advocacy Alliance” network that would serve as a platform for collaboration between youth, non-governmental youth organizations, and decision-makers in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Region. The network aimed to facilitate the sharing of experiences and addressing common challenges faced by young people in these regions.

The Youth Conference spanned three days and consisted of various activities. It included official discussions held during the international conference, workshops conducted by international partners and local hosts, study visits, and the development of new project proposals. Additionally, one of the major outcomes of the program was the presentation of the Youth Advocacy toolkit prepared by international partners. This toolkit would serve as a valuable resource for youth advocacy efforts.

Furthermore, the conference aimed to create youth local Citizens’ action plans, which would be submitted to the Nordic Council, as well as various national, international, and governmental organizations and the media. These action plans would outline specific initiatives and strategies to address the needs and concerns of young people in the region.

Overall, the conference provided a platform for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the development of practical tools and strategies to empower youth advocacy and address the challenges faced by young people in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Region.

  • Conference materials and a summary of youth discussions here.
  • Conference video recording
  • Conference pictures

The overall format of the events was rated 9.1 out of 10. Pre-events information and communications were rated 8.7 out of 10. The overall organisation during the events was rated 8.9 out of 10. The overall conference was rated 9.45 out of 10

Project was supported by Nordic Culture Point


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