Do you want to engage in current social issues, develop your capacity and get new friends from the Nordic countries and the rest of Europe? Then you have come to the right place. Welcome to NSU´s educational seminars, training, youth exchanges, study visits and campaigns!
NSU's activities follow annual themes that are chosen based on what are currently the hot topics in society. The theme for 2017 was inclusion and for 2018 gender equality. In 2019, we worked according to the phrase "Smart Environment, Smart Lifestyle", which provided space for both activities on digitisation and skills development in youth work, and the opposite; a lifestyle without today's technology. The theme for 2020 is Health and for 2021 "Building Bridges for the Future”.
NSU is an NGYO actively present in the civil society. NSU is politically neutral but by its activities it offers framework for young people to increase their society engagement. We do this by annual programmes including:
- awareness raising activities where young people learn about a topic and then multiply their learning locally where the activity is held and/or online, and
- competence building activities for young people and youth workers to develop knowledge, skills and attitude needed for society engagement, inclusive NGYO management, facilitation by non-formal methods and personal growth.
By this activity format NSU increases youth engagement and active participation, as well as fosters development of competences. NSU´s multiplying events (fairs, public dissemination events) often require cross sectoral cooperation with institutions, municipalities and companies, which increase these stakeholders´ participation in the youth field.
We strive to use the Nordic languages as much as possible in the activities to strengthen young people's Nordic language comprehension. As the Nordic countries become increasingly multicultural and some activities participants from the Baltics or other parts of Europe, activities are when necessary held in English, or in parallel in several languages. Most important is that we understand each other, right?
NSU´s member organisations has priority regarding the places at its activities, but in many activities are also external youth and youth workers welcome.