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Europe talks Solidarity

Conference – Symposium - Forum

18-20 May 2022 | Helsinki, Finland

The Europe talks Solidarity will offer a space for a dialogue around the understanding of solidarity in Europe.

Europe Talks Solidarity  will bring together experts that will deepen the understanding of the potential of solidarity in the past, present and future and its value for democracy. THe event will offer an overview about solidarity in the youth field. It will present different perspectives of solidarity by providing external experts to provoke critical thinking around the understanding of solidarity and by offering a space for open dialogue. A part of the program will be dedicated to share the experience and expertise of participants. 


The objectives of the event are:

  • To offer a platform for participating in debates on different aspects and understanding of solidarity in 2022
  • To showcase different inspirational inputs and practices related to solidarity in the European Solidarity Corps programme and beyond to foster Solidarity as a core value in Europe

This is a  two-day event, starting on 18th of May 2022 at 4pm and ending on 20th of May at lunch.


Europe Talks  Solidarity will bring together around 40 persons from various fields, interested in the topic of solidarity. The criteria for participants selection is the interest in dialogues around solidarity, the connection with the topic of solidarity and the representation of as diverse sectors as possible.

This activity is suitable for you if you are working in the youth field or in the field of solidarity in civil society. You can represent the public sector, e.g. ministries, government offices, regions, municipalities, parishes; or the civil society, e.g. cultural sector, sports sector, environmental sector, health and disability organisations, faith based groups, etc.; the private sector e.g. social enterprises or civil society movements; such as influencers, content producers, bloggers, activists. You can also represent media as a journalist or content creator.

Europe Talks about Solidarity is highly connected with the current European objectives dedicated to youth eg. European Year for Youth and structured dialogue process. The activity will be the first one from a series of events, hosted in different countries. From here you can find additional material of Europe Talks about Solidarity -concept https://www.salto-youth.net/rc/solidarity/solidarity-concepts/europetalks/  or listen the podcasts https://bit.ly/podcastEuropeTalks.

The Team

The activity will be facilitated by two experienced trainers:

Annina Laaksonen and Elisabeth Einwanger


Safety and Covid-19

In our activities we support the principle of a safer space, where no-one is discriminated or bullied because of their background or person. We want you to respect the same principle.

We are closely monitoring the situation with Covid-19 and the Russian attack to Ukraine and take consider to all measures for the safeness for participants. Read more, https://um.fi/entering-finland-and-travelling-abroad.  

In order to apply you should familiarise yourself with the Covid-19 rules when traveling to Finland. Note that the rules might change before the Conference. It is possible to apply / participate in the Europe Talks Solidarity only if you are fully vaccinated with a vaccine that is approved in Finland or if you have a certificate of recovering from Covid -19 in less than 6 months from entering the country.

Link to the guidelines of the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare: https://thl.fi/en/web/infectious-diseases-and-vaccinations/what-s-new/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-updates/travel-and-the-coronavirus-pandemic


Accessible and sustainable

Our activities are accessible to people with disabilities. If you need a support person, accessible room and transport or supporting tools, we will provide it for you. You can tell us your needs in beforehand so that we can be ready.

We take sustainability in consideration where we can. Since most participants have to fly over the sea to Finland, we encourage you to travel on land within Finland. We also encourage you to contact your own national agency to find out how they support low-emission travelling to activities abroad.

We provide plant-based meals, or use locally grown and produced foods, as much as possible. We also respect the diets and food allergies of all participants.


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Conference – Symposium - Forum is

for 40 participants

from Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth workers, Trainers, Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Youth researchers

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



Finnish National Agency for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps - EDUFI (National Agency)


  • European Solidarity Corps Resource Centre (SALTO Resource Centre)
  • OeAD (Austrian National Agency for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps) (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Jutta Kivimäki


Phone: +358 (0)295 338 568

Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


Participation fee

This project is financed by the participating National Agencies (NAs) of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The participation fee varies from country to country. Please contact your National Agency or SALTO Resource Centre (SALTO) to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country.

Accommodation and food

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting NA or SALTO of this offer will organise the accommodation and covers the costs for accommodation and food.

Travel reimbursement

Please contact your NA or SALTO in order to know whether they would support your travel costs. If yes, after being selected, get in touch with your NA or SALTO again to learn more about the overall procedure to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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