Youth Network Conference

Live at Lillehammer, Norway

29 May 2024

Join us as we welcome youth activists, organizations working with youth and freedom of expression, researchers, schools, universities, libraries, content providers, reading promotion organizations, and more to be part of the WEXFO Youth Network Conference.

The WEXFO Youth Network Conference will cover a diverse range of topics related to youth and freedom of expression, including current challenges, successful initiatives, and emerging trends. The conference will feature workshops, panel discussions, and dedicated networking sessions. We will also invite prominent speakers and field experts to share their insights and experiences.

We will shortly reveal the exciting program for WEXFO Youth Network Conference 2024.


“World Expression Forum is the most interesting place to be for everyone who is interested in freedom of expression”

Anette Trettebergstuen 
Minister of culture and equality

WEXFO Youth Conference is open for everybody interested in promoting youth’s participation in society.

At the conference you will meet activists, organizers, participants in projects, researchers, sponsors and others actively engaged in youth and freedom of expression to share best practices, ideas and activities.

Lillehammer – our conference city

WEXFO Youth Network Conference takes place annually in Lillehammer, Norway, in May/June. Norway is one of the countries in the world with the highest degree of freedom of expression, according to Freedom of expression index (Our World in Data). Lillehammer is a UNESCO City of Literature, an ICORN city of refuge for artists at risk, and is the host of the biggest literature festival in Scandinavia. Both the city, the region (Innlandet) and Norway as a country are committed to supporting freedom of expression around the world.

We all carry a responsibility to make sure that the right to Freedom of Expression is upheld. Freedom of Expression comes with both rights and responsibilities. This is a constant investment in the democratic fabric of our societies.

Laila Bokhari, Academic, diplomat and politician, and member of WEXFOs program committe.