Nordic Young Change-Leaders
The first pan-Nordic youth network of Young Change Leaders
A platform for Nordic youth to meet and grow Changemaker skills, such as system change thinking, storytelling, lobbying and other. The Nordic Young Change-Leaders (NYC) is setting up the first pan-Nordic youth network as a part of the global Ashoka community of young Changemakers. NYC is on a mission to bring together leading impact-orientated youth to meet, share and grow together – within the Nordics and beyond.
With the network, Ashoka wants to inspire and engage more young people to get involved in solutions around societal problems.
Accelerating Nordic collaboration and networks among young change-leaders to enhance the SDG agenda.
Nordic Youth Summit
In October 2021, the Summit will take place in Northern Sweden:
25 young Changemakers from Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden will be elected through an invitation-only process.
The young changemakers will be connected with decision makers, giving them the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas and develop their solutions further.
What is our selection criteria?
The network members are elected on the following criteria:
A young person between age of 16-25
A youth who has developed or been a key advocate to an idea connected to one or more of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and for the good of all
A youth who has mobilized a team working towards a solution for societal impact (e.g., volunteers, partners, peers)
A person who is open to co-operate and interested in being a member of a Nordic network
What do we mean by
A Change-Leader is someone who believes we can all bring about positive change and goes from idea to action in solving societal challenges, mobilizing others as well. We believe changemakers share these traits:
Self-leadership and the power to inspire and lead others
The ability to identify important social challenges and find solutions to them!
Meet the Nordic
Changers Hub, an innovation house that aims to democratize success so that all young people have the same opportunity to realize their ideas and influence their future, regardless of starting distance.Filippa is a member of
Youth Council of the Finnish Sámi Parliament
Anni-Sofia serves on the Youth Council of the Finnish Sámi Parliament, as the vice-chairman of the Lapland Left Youth and as a general member of the Left Alliance's party council.
Vilma is the CEO and co-founder of RARE, a new media for the youth by the youth. Vilma holds a achelor of Arts and Design (Photography) from Lahti Institute of Arts and Design.
The Scouts and Guides of Sweden
Anton believes that a world of changemakers would be a better more enjoyable world. As a young changemaker and Changemakers Camp alumnus, Anton started in the scouts when he was 8, and has since then sensed the need to contribute to both individuals and the society as a whole.
As the co-founder of Ambitious Africa, Ronny is connecting, inspiring and empowering young people in all African and Nordic countries to work together, lead the change and create transformation.
Rethinking Economics Norway, local group NHH
Katharina is part of the national network of Rethinkers based in Norway, working to improve economics education to make it more pluralist, critical and applicable to the real world.
Yosra is determined to make a positive impact in the world through her work at Operation 1325, an umbrella organization that aims to increase women’s influence at all levels of peace processes and in conflict resolution.
You Tell Me Collective
As a group of enthusiastic changemakers, the You Tell Me Collective is taking a new approach to architecture education, hoping to see climate literacy built into curriculum and evaluation criteria across Finland’s universities.
In an area where change and optimization are needed – elderly care – Wilma Care is a communications and coordination’s platform for elderly relatives. As a director of the project, Benjamin believes that all ages need to be engaged in creating change.
You Tell Me Collective
The You Tell Me Collective is working to create more conversation around construction’s environmental impact, moving beyond carbon dioxide and energy efficiency towards issues of land use and biodiversity loss.
Emma Susanna Turkki
Danish youth Council
Through the Danish Youth Council, Emma believes that youth are the next world’s leaders and it is, therefore, eminent for
her that youth are included in creating the change now so that youth can carry it on and make it lasting.
Big enough global
Kimiya is the CEO and founder of Big Enough Global, which vision is to increase multicultural diversity in those parts of the private and public sector that lack representation.