Youth’s Participation in Society
Wexfo aims to increase young people’s participation in democracy through the sharing of knowledge about the challenges and successful measures that can be taken. WEXFO wants to inspire to start new projects and share best practices and help to ensure that action is taken. In the YPiS-project we use the description of the challenges and proposed measures that came in the report from the Youth Free Speech Council in 2020.
Youth’s Participation in Society (YPiS) is the first major project initiated by WEXFO. We highly appreciate the funding and support from Sparebankstiftelsen DNB and Erasmus+ for the pre-project in 2022/2023.
The pre-project consists of several initiatives:
Report on “Youth’s participation in society – examples of initiatives implemented to improve participation” done by Eastern Norway Research Institute (ENRI) on behalf of WEXFO.
Pilot project on developing tools for the work on freedom of expression in schools, libraries and other places. Read more about the pilot here. (Norwegian)
Developed WEXFO Youth, Lillehammer, a festival for Freedom of Expression to be launched in May at WEXFO 2023 for the age group 14-17 years. Read more about WEXFO Youth, Lillehammer, Freedom of Expression Festival
Developed WEXFO Youth, Utøya in cooperation with Utøya A/S for the age group 18-30 years). this will also be launched at WEXFO 2023. – Read more about WEXFO Youth, Utøya
The pre-project period gives important knowledge on how to move on. WEXFO intends, in cooperation with partners, to continue the Youth’s participation in Society-project. To assure the long-term effect, the new project period is suggested to be 2023- 2026. We are in the process of acquiring project funding.
Amandusfestivalen, Deichmann, Dembra (Demokratisk beredskap mot rasisme og antisemittisme) og Nansen Fredssenter
Det Europeiske Wergelandsenteret
Fundatum, Herman Wildenveys barndomshjem, Kavlifondet, Kulturhjerte, Lillehammer kommune og skolene
Lærerutdanningen Høgskolen i Innlandet (HINN) Menneskerettighetsakademiet, Museene i Akershus, Nansenskolen og folkehøyskolenettverket,
Norge i 1000 år – Ungdommens Hærpil
Oslo Museum/Interkulturelt museum på Grønland
Oslo Science City
Randsfjordmuseet og Valdresmusea
SoCentral, Universitet i Oslo
Ungdomsrådet Lillehammer, Utøya A/S
Wergelands Hus/Norsk Folkemuseum
Universitet I Oslo and Østlandsforskning
Anne Cathrine Gotaas, TV2 Skole,
Tron Johnsen, Skolesjef i Lillehammer kommune
Sverre Henmo, Aschehoug
Fredrik Pharo, Cappelen Damm
Snorre Fostervoll, elev
Program Committee WEXFO Youth, Lillehammer
Sigrid Sørenes Velure
Isak Putes, Sunde
Darin Abroush, Arroush
Sne Bergh Blyverket
Ingeborg Amine Eriksen Lønne
Erik Elmeri Helkala Kalstad
Helave Saif Eddine, Hajirashid
Selma Gjendine Østerbø
Rikke Skårderud Aaring
Lasse Holthe Sellevoll
Hermine Solemsli Kleppe
Youth’s Participation in Society is funded by Sparebankstiftelsen DNB and Erasmus+.