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Agenda2030 Changemakers’ Summer Camp


Are you passionate about sustainable development and interested in politics or activism? Would you like to meet like-minded young people from other Nordic countries and promote Nordic cooperation on sustainability issues?

If the answer is yes, apply now to Agenda 2030 Changemakers’ Summer Camp!

Agenda 2030 Changemakers’ Summer Camp is a Nordic cooperation project aimed at youth interested in sustainability and politics. The project consists of a four-day summer camp in the Åland Islands in August 2021 and two short online activities, one before the summer camp and one after the camp. The programme includes expert speakers, workshops and discussions on sustainable development and changemaking as well as time for informal chats and hanging out with youth from other Nordic countries!

The project is organised by the Young Greens in Finland, Norway and Sweden (Vihreät nuoret, Grønn Ungdom, Grön ungdom) and Hållbart initiativ in the Åland Islands with financial support from the Nordic Culture Point.

Agenda 2030 Changemakers’ Summer Camp Programme:

Pre-camp online meeting 31st July 2021 at 14-17 Finnish time

  • During the pre-camp meeting, we will get to know each other, hear about Agenda2030 from an expert speaker and talk about our ideas and expectations for the summer camp.

Summer camp 9th-12th August 2021 in the Åland Islands (+ travel time to and from Mariehamn)

  • Four days of programme include high-profile speakers, workshops on sustainability and activism and space for informal conversations and having fun with like-minded youth from other Nordic countries.

Post-camp online get-together 22nd August 2021 at 14-16 Finnish time

  • During the post-camp get-together, we will hear from an inspirational speaker, reflect on what we learned from the summer camp and how to go forward.

Who can apply? Anyone who is motivated, aged between 13-30 and lives in Finland, Norway, Sweden or the Åland Islands! Membership of Young Greens or the Green party is not required and we very warmly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for the summer camp. Motivation is the single most important factor in selecting participants, and commitment to attending all three activities is required.

Which language is used at the camp? The language of the summer camp is English, so all participants should have at least a working knowledge of English. However, this is also an opportunity to learn and practice, and group leaders or other participants will help with translations into Finnish, Swedish or Norwegian when needed. Knowledge of Finnish is not required.

Where is the summer camp and how do we get there? Participants from Finland will travel alone to Turku, where they will be met by a group leader on the morning of 9th August, and from there the group will travel together to the summer camp site on the Åland Islands and meet the other groups. After the summer camp, the Finnish group will travel together again to Turku in the afternoon of 12th August, and from there the participants will travel home by themselves.

How much does it cost and what is covered? There is a participation fee of 40 euros per participant. However, if you are not able to pay the fee, you can apply for a fee waiver by contacting the organisers. Participants’ travel between the summer camp site in Åland Islands and their hometown in Finland, accommodation at the camp site, and meals during the summer camp are covered.

What about COVID-19? We do not yet know what the situation will be like in the summer and are working based on the expectation that the situation will improve and the summer camp will be possible and safe to organise in the Åland Islands. However, we will monitor the situation and inform all selected participants in June about the COVID-19 safety measures and possible adjustments to the summer camp.

Sounds great! How do I apply? If you live in Finland, fill out the application form here by Sunday 2nd May at midnight Finnish time. Applicants from Norway, Sweden or the Åland Islands should apply through the partner organisations (Grønn Ungdom, Grön ungdom and Hållbart initiativ respectively). Altogether 28 participants will be selected: 8 each from Finland, Norway and Sweden and 4 from Åland Islands. All applicants will be informed whether their application was successful by 31st May at the latest.

Any questions? Please contact Ella Rouhe, International Projects Officer of the Young Greens of Finland (ella.rouhe@vihreatnuoret.fi / +358542113577).

Lyhyesti suomeksi: yllä kannustetaan hakemaan pohjoismaiselle kesäleirille, jonka teemana on politiikka, vaikuttaminen ja kestävä kehitys. Kesäleirin kieli on englanti, joten kesäleirille hakevan tulee osata riittävästi englantia voidakseen keskustella poliittisista teemoista englanniksi. Ilmoittautumislomakkeen voi kuitenkin halutessaan täyttää suomeksi. Kysyttävää? Ota yhteyttä: Ella Rouhe (ella.rouhe@vihreatnuoret.fi / +358542113577)

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