UNIC CityLabs: Youth Empowerment - welcome to discuss on BusinessAsema!

Are young people's voices heard in today's world? And do young people have a say in what the future will look like?

These questions will be answered at a hybrid workshop at Oulu BusinessAsema on 3 November. The event will give participants the opportunity to reflect on ways to inspire young people to become active citizens and discuss societal challenges that affect young people.
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BusinessAsema, 36 B Hallituskatu 90100 Oulu

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What: UNIC CityLabs presents: Youth Empowerment in decision-making - a debate on youth participation

When: 3 November, 16.00-17.30

Where: BusinessAsema, 36 B Hallituskatu 90100 Oulu

Who: All young people and those interested in youth inclusion are welcome!

Registration: Let us know you are coming here! The event is free of charge.

The event consists of a panel of local experts as well as guided group discussions and ideation. The panelists will bring their perspectives and engage in discussions on 4 different challenges around the youth empowerment theme:

  • local challenges that the youth is facing,
  • ways of becoming active and engaged citizens,
  • youth’s role in building a greener, more inclusive, and digital Europe
  • consequences of the Ukraine invasion on the youth community in Europe.

During the event, the audience will be divided into groups (online and face-to-face) to discuss the four themes. In their group participants will engage in discussing, brainstorming, and presenting their ideas for the specific challenges.

Panelists include:

Eetu Leinonen, Community Specialist Student Union of the University of Oulu

Mirja Vehkaperä, CoR member/ representative

Siiri Ruokola, Chairman of Oulu Youth Council ONE 2022

The event is organized as part of the international European Week of Regions and Cities. The event is bilingual and can be attended in both Finnish and English. Participation is free of charge.

All young people and those interested in youth inclusion are welcome to join the discussion on 3 November from 16.00-17.30 at BusinessAsema!

Last updated: 28.10.2022