• 5-6 May 2023- Conference in Helsinki, Finland (10 pers per country + virtual)

Conference is a place for sharing experience & good practices and advancing understanding of the Nordic culture and arts transformation in frame of achievement of UN SDGs. Conference is dedicated to celebrate young people achievements in regional cultural cooperation and encourages new long-term collaboration for raising awareness on importance of Culture as unique tool in working with and between youth.

Accommodation (sharind rooms) and venue: Scandic Helsinki Aviacongress Hotell (Robert Huberin tie 4, 01510 Vantaa)


4th May 2023 Arrival day and meeting with all teams.
Arrival in the hotel and checking
Rehearsals in the hotel, discussion and setting up.

5th of May 2023 Conference and Rehearsal day
09.00 – 10.00 Registration and Coffee

10.00 – 10.10 Openng words by Nordic Culure point representative (TBA)
Opening words by partners and hosts
10.10 – 10.30 Keynote speech: “Nordic countries culture and arts transformation during crises times“, Morte Hagevik, Porgrunn Culture School (Norway)

10.30 – 11.15 Can culture to be a driving force for sustainable development?
– Karine Leonardsen, Porgrunn Culture School
– Marko Kokko, Vekarateatterin RY, Finland
– Susanne Kallanvaara, Burgarden Gymnasium, Sweden
– Ingrid Raudsepp, Tartu University, Estonia
– Christian Hansen, Copenhagen Bussiness School, Denmark

11.15 – 12.00  Working groups with coffee: “How to reinforce cultural and artistic creativity of children and young people in time of turbulence?”

12.00 – 13.00 Multiculturalism in the Nordic countries: assimilationism to multiculturalism?
– Jorg Alcaide, GAO, Sweden
– Ivan Vasilevkikh, Folkevirke, Denmark
– Ingrid Rausepp, Tartu Univeristy, Estonia
– Laura Maria Rajala, Fimigrant RY, Finland
– Norway TBA
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch 

14.00 – 19.00 Rehearsals at Kerava Concer Hall
14.00 – 15.00 Working groups with coffee: “How to provide every child and youth with a possibility to actively participate in cultural life at local and international level?”

15.00 – 16.00 World Caffee discussion: Nordic Culture colloboration:  How to stimulate in young people the development of art and cultural life and ensure flexible frameworks for new transnational collaborations.

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee time

16.30 – 17.00 Summary of I conference day.

6th of May 2023 Conference (in Helsinki Scandic Avia Congress) and Rehearsals & Concert 
10.00 – 11.00 Conference participants are developing a statement on Nordic Culture, Sustainability approach and engagement of youth and stakeholder  in creative industries.
11.00 – 12.00  Creative Workshop for Conference participants.
12.00 – 13.00 Presentation of conference results and conclusions
12.00 – 17.00 General Reheasals for young actors, singers etc. (In Kerava Concert Hall)
13.00 – 14.00 Lunch
16.00 – 17.00 Departure to Kerava Concert Hall
18.00 – 19.20 Concert performance“OMGs” – presnted by Nordic Youth and crative partners.

7th of May 2023 – Departure day.

For more information turn to your group leader or contact directly organisers:

Laura Maria, +358404145844, fimigrantsuomi@gmail.com