Get to know the festival.
Ungdommens Folkemøde NORD is a democracy festival, where Nordic youth through workshops, creative expressions, and dialogue share experiences and inspiration across the region.
This very first edition will take place at URBAN 13 in Copenhagen, Denmark on April 21-22, 2023.
For two days, we will together with decision makers, organizations, and activists, take on challenges such as inequality, climate change and polarization.
Ungdommens Folkemøde NORD is an engaging, eye-opening, and inclusive festival that brings the Nordic youth closer together, but also a festival that through its many activities and cultural elements has the potential to bring forward new ways of collaboration between the Nordic countries.
Ungdommens Folkemøde NORD aims to strengthen the democratic self-confidence of Nordic youth and to kickstart the social and cultural community of the Nordic region. Nordic youth are among the best in the world when it comes to knowledge about democratic systems and rights. We want to make use of this knowledge by letting Nordic youth come together and explore what the Nordic region is and more importantly what it can be!
By sharing dreams, experiences and ideas with decision makers, organizations and activists across national borders, we want to make way for the perspectives and creativity of Nordic youth – creating the strongest democratic generation in the history of the Nordics.
Behind Ungdommens Folkemøde NORD is Ungdomsbureauet, a non-profit organization with years of experience in creating new, different engaging platforms for youth in Denmark, among many the "original" danish Ungdommens Folkemøde taking place every year in September.
Our philosophy is that the more you make room for young people, the more you trust young people, and the more you listen to young people, the more they grow. Our staff is between 20-35 years of age, and we work to ensure that every young person gets a strengthened role and place in society and democracy.
To make sure that we include more Nordic countries than just Denmark in UFN, we have established a steering group consisting of 5 representatives from Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Greenland. The steering group will help us include and recruit the right people and secure that we have a broad view on what “the North” is.