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@ Hanaholmen, Espoo (Finland)

How do we develop an

inclusive and viable civil society?

Update (2020.05.11)As many of you have probably guessed we are post-poning our conference due to the corona situation and recommendations from experts in both Finland and Sweden. 

The conference will be arranged at a later dated that will be determined in August. As it seems now, the program will be the same, we are discussing with all our speakers and activity organizers.

We will get back to you about the arrangements in August,  you all still have a spot at the conference so you don’t need to apply again.

Are you 16-30 years old and interested or active in the civil society in Sweden or Finland? Have you been engaged with questions such as climate, inclusion or (youth) participation?

If you answered yes, welcome to discuss what the future of our civil societies will look like in 2050 and beyond.  And of course: meet likeminded people!

Main goals

The newest youth barometers in Finland and Sweden show an increased political and societal growth commitment among young people. 60 + 60 participants from Sweden and Finland will gather at Hanaholmen to discuss the future of the civil society on the 18th of August 2020.

Another goal for the event is also to increase the engagement of the younger generations and to build lasting relationships over nation boarders. During 2020 the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Foundation turns 60 years and the event is part of the official celebrations.

    Who can apply?

    The event is for young (16-30-year-old) leaders and future decision makers in the third social sector (NGO), active networks, student organizations, political parties and interested individuals. You don’t need to have any previous experience, as long as you are interested and devoted!

    The event is free of charge. The participants’ travel expenses to Finland, accommodation at Hanaholmen (also Finnish participants, 2 persons/room) and meals will be covered by the organizers.

    Speakers 

    Activities
    Civil society organizations (SV/FI)

    Activities

     A workshop based on the Seeds of Good Anthropocenes project.

    Seeds are small-scale isolated projects that have the potential to create more sustainable futures.

    After a brief introduction to the research project, example seeds and theoretical background we select particular seeds and use a methodology inspired by backcasting to envision what these seeds could mature into before then assessing what needs to change, what conflicts may occur and what are the enabling conditions to help create these sustainable futures.

    Organizer:

    Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS), Uppsala University, Sweden

    ② Re-designing the Green New Deal

    80% of European legislation comes from the European Commission. This is a unique window of opportunity to have have tangible input into the direction of EU environmental legislation for the next 30 years.

    We use futures methodologies (e.g. futures wheels) to envision a green new deal for Europe. Questions and topics go beyond those normally discussed in the current form of the Green Deal and what is the role of economic growth? Corporate accountability? Biodiversity and ecosystems? Indigenous rights?

    Organizer:

    Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS), Uppsala University, Sweden 

    ③ Mapping the future we want

    The aim of the workshop is to encourage participants to take an active role in mapping the futures of the Helsinki and Stockholm regions through a collaborative creative process.

    Participants can come and go as they wish and contribute for as long or as little as they want. The result will be a rich picture/map of the two cities.

    Organizer:

    Creative Sustainability Masters Programme, Aalto University

    ④ Workshop: Psychology of Marketing

    Do you want to learn the basics of psychology of marketing, and make your own anti-commercial?

    Welcome to Pro-Ethical Trade Finland’s 75 minute long workshop! Together we will learn a critical perspective on analyzing different advertisements, and discuss about the commercial impacts on us for example in social media.

     

    Organizer:

    Eetti - Pro Ethical Trade

    ⑤ Workshop: From Futures to Presents - What is my role?

    Often times in civil society we are encouraged to work towards shaping the future, in particular if we work with sustainability challenges. Working towards visions and ideas of sustainable futures greatly shape our approaches of engagement today, concurrently aiding and hindering us.

    This workshop unpicks our relationships with the future and brings us back to the present to study our values, our strengths and our goals. It is a reflective activity meant to support the work of civil society actors. This workshop takes inspiration from the work of Ojala, on "critical hope", Facer, on "Storytelling", and the Manoa Method. It draws upon critical project management techniques such as "ecopreneurship", the "Sweet Spot" and creative innovation processes.

    Organizer:

    Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS), Uppsala University, Sweden

    ⑥ Gamification as a tool to promote Europe

    Gamification is an increasing trend in the education sector. How can a mobile game be used to teach students about the European Union in a fun and engaging way? 

    Welcome to participate in a game development process and provide your input what young students will learn about Europe. Participants can come and go freely to voice their ideas and play with us. Come chat with us as long or as little as you wish!

    Organizer:

    European Youth Parliament Finland - EYP Finland ry & Youth Academy

    Venue

    The event will take place at Hanaholmen – the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre in Espoo. Hanaholmen is a well-known, reliable meeting place with a top-quality in-house restaurant, and a maritime hotel – all under the same roof.

    Practical information

    Practical information

    Partners & funding

    Partners
    & funding

    The Swedish-Finnish cultural foundation and Hanaholmen – the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre arranges the programme together with a steering group consisting of young people from Sweden and Finland.

    Join us!

    Pre-registrations have ended, but you can sign up to the reserve/waiting-list in case a spot opens up.
    Note that participation requires participation during the whole programme and active involvement.
    Also Finnish participants are expected to sleep at Hotel Hanaholmen during the conference.