WEXFO

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.

 

 

Partners

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,
Nansen Fredssenter                                                                                 
Nobels Fredssenter                      
Norge i 1000 år – Ungdommens Hærpil         
Norsk Litteraturfestival                                                               
Nynorsk kultursentrum/Vinjesenteret                                   
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

 

Research

Universitet I Oslo and  Østlandsforskning

 

Working group

Anne Cathrine Gotaas, TV2 Skole,
Veslemøy Rysstad,
Mediebedriftenes Landsforening,
Joakim Lie,
Fritt Ord
Tron Johnsen, Skolesjef i Lillehammer kommune
Sverre Henmo, Aschehoug
Fredrik Pharo, Cappelen Damm
Maja Marcussen,
Norli
Snorre Fostervoll, elev

 

Program Committee WEXFO Youth, Lillehammer

Snorre Fostervoll
Sigrid Sørenes Velure
Robin Haugfjell
Isak Putes, Sunde
Darin Abroush, Arroush
Alexander Jordet
Sne Bergh Blyverket
Åsmund Nordby
Joshua Nyhus
Ingeborg Amine Eriksen Lønne
Erik Elmeri Helkala Kalstad
Helave Saif Eddine, Hajirashid
Sara Hamershaug
Selma Gjendine Østerbø
Isak Simonsen
Juliane Storåen
Rikke Skårderud Aaring
Lasse Holthe Sellevoll
Hermine Solemsli Kleppe
Zahraa Al-azzawi

 

Youth’s Participation in Society is funded by Sparebankstiftelsen DNB and Erasmus+.