The Mid Nordic Region

Mid Nordic Youth Network

The aim of the MNYN -network is to create a long-term sustainable cooperation within youth cooperation. The purpose is to give young people experience of international cooperation but also qualifications on an individual level, for the host region and for the Mid Nordic Committee. The network plans and implements events and activities for Midnordic youth — from a democratic point of view.

The goal was to get 1-2 young ones from each Midnordic region to join the network. This 16- 25 years old young person should represent a youth council or similar youth organization in her/his region.

Activities so far:

2012: the network participated in "Youth in Hell" -conferenceopens in new window (Hell, Trondheim 22-25 January 2012)

2011: MNYN attended and planned Midnordic Youth Culture Daysopens in new window (18-20 August 2011 Trondheim)

2010: MNYN implemented a joint conference for Midnordic youth councils (April 2010, Vaasa)


Background:
The Mid Nordic Committee has for several years aimed at making young inhabitants interested in democracy and politics, and to make them aware of the need for activities that contributes to regional development. The last initiative by the Committee was within the ProMidNord- project 2004-2007.

The Committee is willing too continue the exchange of youth within the Mid Nordic Region, and the aim is to create a long-term sustainable cooperation within a Mid Nordic Youth Network.  The purpose of the Mid Nordic Youth Network is to give young people experience of international cooperation but also qualifications on an individual level, for the host region and for the Mid Nordic Committee.

The network was established in 2009. A total of 15 people including staff from some of the Mid Nordic Committee region as well as Mid Nordic Committee Office joint in for discussions on futures challenges for the network.