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Study visit: Youth participation in Finnish municipalities

Study Visit

12-16 December 2022 | Helsinki, Finland

The purpose of the study visit is to get to know the Finnish youth sector and youth participation work in Finland, especially in the municipal field and locally.

The purpose of the study visit is to get to know the Finnish youth sector and youth participation work in Finland, especially in the municipal field and locally.

Aims & objectives

  • Visits to various organisations related to the participation of young people
  • Getting to know the situation in Finland regarding the participation of young people at the local level
  • Learning about successes in youth participation in Finland and in Finnish municipalities
  • Hearing about participants' successes in youth participation in their own countries
  • Getting to know municipalities' youth participation work
  • Meeting the relevant stakeholders

Participants

The Study visit seeks to involve and invite various actors and stakeholders of youth work, youth participation and the inclusion sector from practice, policy and research from all over Europe.

It is recommended for youth workers, youth project managers, youth policy makers, representatives of youth organizations that work at the local level, municipal staff and municipal decision makers, representatives of the local youth councils. Balance of participants (backgrounds, experiences, countries, ...) will be ensured in the selection process. During selection, priority is given to the applicants from the participating countries of the Europe Goes Local project (please, contact your National Agency or check the website www.europegoeslocal.eu to find out more about the project).

We request that all participants are available to arrive on the 12th of December. The departure will be on 16th December. We expect participants to be available for the whole duration of the training course.

Further details

More information can be found in the short programme attached.

Host & co-hosts

The Study visit is co-hosted by the  Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI)  and The Union of Local Youth Councils in Finland (Nuva ry). The activity is part of the Europe Goes Local project. 

EDUFI will coordinate the participation process and Nuva ry will coordinate the study visit program and all the arrangements. 

The study visit is part of the European Year of Youth.

Safety and Covid-19

In our activities we support the principle of a safer space, where no one is discriminated against 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 on Ukraine and will take all measures necessary for the safety of participants. In order to apply, you should familiarize yourself with the Covid-19 rules when traveling to Finland. Note, that the rules might change before the conference.  

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

Read more, https://um.fi/entering-finland-and-travelling-abroad

Accessibility and sustainability

The venue where we organise the event is accessible for wheelchairs. We will also consider your special needs so that you can fully participate in the training. If you need a support person, accessible room and transport or supporting tools, we will try to arrange them for you. If you are selected to attend this Study visit please tell us your needs already beforehand so that we can be ready. We will also send a questionnaire about special needs and dietary restrictions to all those selected.

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 traveling to activities abroad.

We also strive to make the world a little bit greener. This is why we are primarily choosing vegetarian diets whenever possible. Let us know if meat is a requirement - otherwise green meals will be the primary option.

Contact info: 

About applying and the participation process:
Laura Lehto
Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) 
+358(0)50 468 2568
laura.lehto@oph.fi   
or
Kati Inkinen 
Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) 
+358(0)295 338 508
kati.inkinen@oph.fi

About the program, accommodation and accessibility:
Emilia Knaapi
The Union of Local Youth Councils in Finland (Nuva ry)
+358504680035
emilia.knaapi@nuva.fi

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 fees and other relevant rules.

 

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Applications are closed

The application deadline was 25 September 2022.

Date of selection: 12 October 2022

Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/10581

This Study Visit is

for 26 participants

from Eastern Partnership countries , Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Western Balkan countries

and recommended for

Youth workers, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, representatives of youth organizations that work at the local level, municipal staff and municipal decision makers, representatives of local youth councils

Accessibility info:

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

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI) (National Agency)

Co-organiser(s):

  • The Union of Local Youth Councils in Finland (Nuva ry) (Youth NGO)

Contact for questions:

Laura Lehto

E-mail: kati.inkinen@oph.fi

E-mail: emilia.knaapi@nuva.fi

E-Mail:

Phone: +358 (0)50 468 2568

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.

Costs

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 Center (SALTO) to learn more about the participation fee for participants from your country. There is no fee for Finnish participants.

Accommodation and food

Unless specified otherwise, the hosting NA or SALTO of this offer will organize the accommodation and cover 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.

If you are from Eastern Partnership or Western Balkan Country, your participation is covered by Finnish NA or your SALTO. Participants will receive further instructions after the selection.

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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