The door to new collective wisdom

20-28 November 2020

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Time to connect

How can we make use of our differences to tackle our community and global challenges? How can we build back together from this crisis?

The Youth Cultural Innovation Forum is where everything starts. It is the entry point to build the roots for Nordic Changemakers, a network of young sociocultural entrepreneurs and innovators. Join us in this 9-day online event to meet other people like you, discover  enlightening new ideas and share inspirational stories and initiatives.

Friday, 20th of November

The kick-off
19.00 (CET)

Where did everything start from?
Short video on Youtube

Saturday, 21st of November

'Getting to know the community'

18.30-20.30 (CET)

Sunday, 22nd of November

'How did I do it?'

Lectures, interviews and inspirational stories made available online

Monday, 23rd of November

'Possibilities'
18.30-20.30 (CET)

Tuesday, 24th of November

'I had a dream'

Lectures, interviews and inspirational stories made available online

Wednesday, 25th of November

'Visioning'
18.30-20.30 (CET)

Thursday, 26th of November

'Leveraging the power of community to make impact'

Lectures, interviews and inspirational stories made available onlined interviews

Friday, 27th of November

'World Café'
18.30-20.30 (CET)

Saturday, 28th of November

The Final Conference
12.00-14.00h CET

Closure of the Forum: harvesting, next steps and sharing connections.

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Welcome to YCIF

Welcome to the Forum

Where everything starts

Welcome to the Forum

Where everything starts
Coming:
November 21, 2020

The Final Conference

When we share our harvestings

The Final Conference

When we share our harvestings
Coming:
November 28, 2020

Lectures

Living the dream to keep on dreaming - Xenia Simola

Living the dream to keep on dreaming - Xenia Simola

Coming:
November 24, 2020

The Biggest Windmill in the World - Nadežda Jevdokimova

The Biggest Windmill in the World - Nadežda Jevdokimova

Coming:
November 24, 2020

How to EDUCATE for an UNCERTAIN FUTURE? - Justinas Volungevicius

How to EDUCATE for an UNCERTAIN FUTURE? - Justinas Volungevicius

Justinas Volungevicius
Coming:

THE PROBLEM IS NOT THE PROBLEM - Björn W. Nauclér

THE PROBLEM IS NOT THE PROBLEM - Björn W. Nauclér

Björn Nauclér
Coming:
November 21, 2020

Sámi Community, getting recognized - Káren-Ann Hurri

Sámi Community, getting recognized - Káren-Ann Hurri

Káren-Ann Hurri
Coming:
November 26, 2020

Agenda 2030, a toolbox for transition - Gabriel Liljenström

Agenda 2030, a toolbox for transition - Gabriel Liljenström

Gabriel Liljenström
Coming:
November 26, 2021

Young communities for a bluer future - Karolina Eklöw

Young communities for a bluer future - Karolina Eklöw

Karolina Eklöw
Coming:
November 26, 2020

Coaching interviews

"I shaped myself through the community" - Nadežda Jevdokimova

"I shaped myself through the community" - Nadežda Jevdokimova

Coming:
December 5, 2020

"The pace of change will never again be as slow as it is today" - Elina Mäkelä & Carolina Fera

"The pace of change will never again be as slow as it is today" - Elina Mäkelä & Carolina Fera

Coming:

"I'm a technologist who deeply cares about people" Victoria Palacin

"I'm a technologist who deeply cares about people" Victoria Palacin

Victoria Palacin
Coming:
November 22, 2020

"It is fine to look for your own place" - Terhi Nurminen

"It is fine to look for your own place" - Terhi Nurminen

Terhi Nurminen
Coming:
November 24, 2020

A change in the belief systems -Serban Raia

A change in the belief systems -Serban Raia

Serban Raia
Coming:
November 26, 2020

Community Talks

Getting to know the community

Getting to know the community

Let's break the ice
Coming:
November 21, 2020

Possibilites

Possibilites

Viewing opportunities
Coming:
November 23, 2020

Visioning

Visioning

Time for new ideas
Coming:
November 25, 2020

World Café

World Café

Time to connect
Coming:
November 27, 2020

Join the
Community Talks

A Comunity Talk is an immersive community experience where we engage in meaningful conversations around topics that matter.

Join us in an open space where you can get to know young changemakers in the Nordic and Baltic region, sharing ideas and stories to inspire each other.

You don't neet to attend all the Community Talks, but we'd love to follow this journey with you.

Schedule

Saturday, Nov 21st

'Getting to know the community'

18.30-20.30 (CET)

Monday, Nov 23rd

'Possibilities'

18.30-20.30 (CET)

Wednesday, Nov 25th

'Visioning'
18.30-20.30 (CET)

Friday, Nov 27th

'World Café'
18.30-20.30 (CET)

YCIF Blog

Speakers & Facilitators

We're so excited for you to meet this brilliant group of people
Marciana Pantiru
Event Designer & Facilitator
Marciana Panțiru is a coach, consultant, and learning facilitator. She is the Event Designer of the Youth Cultural Innovation Forum. Part of the first generation of certified changemakers, she has over 2500 hours of professional training in creative activism, project & team management, coaching, stress management, and well-being. Marciana believes that every person is the designer of their own life, having responsibility for their inner change, before anything else.
Gabriel Liljenström
Speaker I Agenda 2030, a toolbox for transition
Founder and program coordinator of the Agenda 2030-Academy | Founder & CEO of Agendamakers | Former advisor to the Vice Prime Minister of Sweden. Working with friends and colleagues to build and explore the next generation society.
Justinas Volungevicius
Speaker I How to be prepared for the future that is uncertain
Justinas is a previous student of DNS. He travelled Africa for a four-month bus study travel, to Palestine, Sri Lanka, Russia... This experience gave him a lot of insight into the reality of people in different parts of the world. It also gave him a strong feeling of injustice so he decided that wants to be part of changing that. And he does so now, by training another kind of teachers at DNS The necessary teacher training college, in the same community that moved him all these years ago.
Karolina Eklöw
Speaker I Young communities shaping a blue future
Karolina is the Curator of the Stockholm Hub of the Global Shapers Community. She is employed at SIPRI to work on the nexus between climate, risk, environment and peace. Karolina has a degree in Political Science and Mandarin, and has experience from the UN, China, Colombia and New York.
Siddharth Jain
Facilitator
Siddharth Jain is a social researcher, designer and facilitator who creates spaces for learning and living in cooperation with projects, educational and youth institutions. He is passionate about creating opportunities for transformation of people - and through that, transformation of society, and the planet.
Björn W. Nauclér
Speaker I The problem is not the problem
Björn is the program manager of change course – a folk high school education for changemakers. He has been running a couple of companies, including a social enterprise, started a few educational programs and has an extensive background in project management. And he likes to set things on fire.
Káren-Ann Hurri
Speaker I Sámi Community - Getting recognized
Káren-Ann Hurri was born and raised in a reindeer herding family, in the most northern parts of Scandinavia. She is passionate about equality and equity, climate, arts, movement and many other things, but most of all, she is passionate about her Sámi community.
Terhi Nurminen
Interview: Finding the right educational culture
Terhi Nurminen has extensive experience in high school student movements in Finland and Europe, mainly focusing on education policy and advocacy. Currently, she is studying social entrepreneurship at change course while waiting for the pandemic to pass to move to The United States for college.
Flora Gerber
Facilitator
Flora Gerber works with emotional intelligence, visioning and learning from the future. She has worked with communities in diverse countries and contexts and sees herself as a facilitator just as much learning as teaching. She uses theater, storytelling and creative thinking in hosting transformational learning journeys.
Șerban Raia
Interview: A change in the belief systems
Șerban Raia is a curious individual originally from Romania. Serban has studied Psychology with Cognitive Neuroscience in England, and now he is learning how to radically change the world in a Changemaking course in Vaddo Folkhogskola, Sweden. For now, he is experiencing a shift in his beliefs about himself and about the world and he’s wondering where this is going to take him.

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It's a free online event of community building, inspirational lectures and coaching interviews.
During 9-days we will start building a Nordic network of young changemakers.
You don't need to be present all days, but we'd love to take this journey with you.
We all have so much to obtain and contribute with.

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Marketplace of
Possibilities

Welcome to the Marketplace. Here you can find opportunities from organizations from all over Scandinavia (and beyond), and you can also offer your skills, services or just your ambition to connect.

Opportunities from organizations

Civil society

Shaping a more inclusive and collaborative society

By:
Helsinki Global Shapers Hub
As a community of young people our mission is to provide an inspiring space for voicing and driving ideas, concerns and initiatives. We are committed to facilitate positive change by sharing and harnessing knowledge and perspectives in order to tackle local and global challenges of our time.
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Location:
Helsinki
E-mail:
Phone:
Send us a message to https://www.facebook.com/ShapersHel
Civil society

Engage in a community of Young Leaders!

By:
Stockholm Global Shapers Hub
The Stockholm Hub is a diverse group of committed young leaders from different fields. Together, we run projects that all aim to improve the state of our city, Stockholm. We focus on questions such as inclusion, future of work and education, climate change and sustainability. We work with local partners and are always interested in new collaborations.
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Location:
Stockholm
Phone:
Education

A non-traditional bachelor programme in Education

By:
The Necessary Training College
“DNS” is an abbreviation for “Det Nødvendige Seminarium” which is Danish for “The Necessary Teacher Training College”. This ambitious name reflects the fundamental idea around which our school is shaped, namely that it is necessary to train progressive personalities who are able to understand and respond to the many challenges of our times.
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Location:
Denmark
Phone:
Education
Learn self leadership, team performance and how to turn ideas into action. We give you the toolbox to create change and impact – one project at a time!
Read more
Location:
Oslo, Norway
Phone:
+47 454 22 006
Education

Change Course

By:
Vaddö Folkhögskola
change course is a school for changemakers, running three programs to improve the world:
Read more
Location:
Stockholm, Sweden
Phone:
-

Offers from you

Knowledge and experience is only good when shared. Here you, the participants at YCIF, can offer your skills, services or just your ambition to connect. Find project partners, share your gifts or initiate a conversation.
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Koufogiannaki Stella - Melina

I'm from
Chania, Greece
. I speak
Swedish, English, Greek
Among other things I'm interested in:
Art,
Coaching,
Design,
Education,
Entrepreneurship,
Environment,
Equality,
Leadership,
Marketing,
Self development.
My e-mail is
melinakoufstella@gmail.com
and you can also reach me on

My Skills

I am into music education. I do like making vegan recipes.I can dance traditional greek and cretan dances.I am good on making projects and uniting diffrent fields to make brand new creations.

I want to offer

Voice coaching - Music theory skills - Composing personal music techniques - Learning language phrases to communicate

ABOUYOUSSOUF RACHID

I'm from
Morocco
. I speak
Arabic, French, English
Among other things I'm interested in:
Art,
Coaching,
Design,
Education,
Entrepreneurship,
Environment,
Equality,
Leadership,
Marketing,
Self development.
My e-mail is
rachid.abouyoussouf@yahoo.com
and you can also reach me on
Whatsaap, Facebook

My Skills

I'm good in teaching languages

I want to offer

I want to offer my skills in teaching and maintenance.

Frauke De Vry

I'm from
Ghent, Belgium
. I speak
Dutch (Flemish), English and French
Among other things I'm interested in:
Art,
Coaching,
Design,
Education,
Entrepreneurship,
Environment,
Equality,
Leadership,
Marketing,
Self development.
My e-mail is
fraukemieke@gmail.com
and you can also reach me on
@fineartsfrauke

My Skills

I have skills in many different fields. I’m a motion designer and i illustrate. I’m a harpist and I love to sing aswell and I consider myself to be a storyteller and storywriter.

I want to offer

I can offer design thinking and brainstorming sessions, storytelling, and music.

Marciana Pantiru

I'm from
Bucharest, but based in Sweden
. I speak
English, French, Romanian, Italian, Spanish
Among other things I'm interested in:
Art,
Coaching,
Design,
Education,
Entrepreneurship,
Environment,
Equality,
Leadership,
Marketing,
Self development.
My e-mail is
coachlifedesign@gmail.com
and you can also reach me on
marci.pantiru on Instagram

My Skills

Coaching in Project Management, Stress Management, Self-Leadership. I infuse confidence in people to live a more purposeful life.

I want to offer

My support for changemaking initiatives.

Johan Leion

I'm from
Väddö, Sweden
. I speak
Swedish & English
Among other things I'm interested in:
Art,
Coaching,
Design,
Education,
Entrepreneurship,
Environment,
Equality,
Leadership,
Marketing,
Self development.
My e-mail is
johan.leion@gmail.com
and you can also reach me on
Search for Johan.leion on Facebook.

My Skills

I'm a web designer (built this site), illustrator and all around crafty person.

I want to offer

If you have an interesting project and maybe even some budget I'm all ears.

Nil Codina

I'm from
Barcelona, and enthusiastic of the Nordic countries
. I speak
Spanish, English, Catalan (and some French)
Among other things I'm interested in:
Art,
Coaching,
Design,
Education,
Entrepreneurship,
Environment,
Equality,
Leadership,
Marketing,
Self development.
My e-mail is
nilcodinaicaria@gmail.com
and you can also reach me on
@nilcodina in Instagram and Twitter

My Skills

I'm a jack of all trades but more than anything I like process design and making impactful communication projects - like the forum you are enjoying right now.

I want to offer

I want to offer a listening ear. Always willing to start a new idea :)

Contact us

Address:

Grisslehamnsvägen 28
760 40 Väddö
Sweden

Email:

nordicchangemakers@gmail.com

Phone:

(46) 70 664 90 68

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