Join us at Utøya on Sunday May 26 2024


The island

On 22. July 2011, Utøya became the site of the worst terrorist attack in Norwegian history. Today, Utøya is a remarkable example of young people’s response and resilience to terror. More than 10 000 young people come to Utøya every year to take part in educational programs, workshops, and summer camps.  


WEXFO Young Experts

On 24-26 May, a selected group of 75 young experts, practitioners, civil society leaders, and others involved in political activism, human rights, arts, media and technology will meet at Utøya. Here they will address the state of freedom of expression from a global youth perspective. We will have an inter-generational conversation on freedom of expression in today’s world with the young experts at Utøya, and look together on challenges and solutions going forward.


Keynote speakers at Utøya:



The program for Utøya 2024 will be released in the early spring. Provided below is a quick overview of the day.

11:00 Oslo Central Station, pick-up point

12:00 Arrival Utøya

12:00 Guided tour 

13:30 Lunch

14:15 – 16:00 Speech(es) 
Key Note speech 
– Presentation: WEXFO Youth key findings
– Panel Discussion: The Way Forward

16:00 Departure from Utøya

19:00 Arrival in Lillehammer