Suomen verkoston tapaaminen 9.10.2019 : Young Influencers in Cultural Dialogue

on Wednesday 9th of October at 12.00–14.00

Meeting of the Finnish Anna Lindh Network / Suomen Anna Lindh -verkoston tapaaminen

Arkadia International Bookshop, Nervanderinkatu 11, Helsinki.

At the autumn meeting of the Finnish network, we had presentations by our young network members who work with empowering the youth to express themselves and to be active members of the society. The two topics were: debating as a way to develop one’s skills of argumentation and film-making which forms a demanding but effective medium of influence.

Ohjelman lisäksi tapahtumassa käsiteltiin seuraavia Suomen Anna Lindh -verkoston asioita:

1.Uuden ohjausryhmän valitseminen. Ohjausryhmään valittiin
Tuula Jääskeläinen (CERADA Center for Educational Research and Academic Development in the Arts), Catarina Silvander (Youth Centre Villa Elba ), Marja Laine (Forum for Culture and Religion FOKUS – Kulttuuri- ja uskontofoorumi FOKUS) ja Sini Piippo (Finnish National Agency for Education (EDUFI)). Lisäksi varajäseniksi valittiin Tuomo Melasuo, Ilari Rantakari ja Heidi Rautionmaa.

2.Syksyn tulevat Suomen Anna Lindh -verkoston tapahtumat: Young Mediterranean Voices -väittely Rovaniemellä 12.11. ja Strategic Communications Lab nuorille Kokkolassa 2.-3.12.

3.Vuoden 2020 toimintasuunnitelma ei ole vielä valmis. Vuonna 2020 ohjelmassa on ainakin Med Forum 2020, joka järjestetään Kroatiassa 2.-5.4

Ariadna Romans, Young Mediterranean Voices:

”The Time of the Youth: when our claims became actions.”

Young Mediterranean voices is a 3-year program, primed to become the flagship regional youth network connecting civil society, education institutions and policymakers across Europe and the Southern Mediterranean countries. It has already trained hundreds of youth to better argument their viewpoints and this autumn the Young Mediterranean Voices -activities will take place for the first time in Finland. Ariadna will share her views and experiences of the project.

Lue lisää Young Mediterranean Voices -projektista

Roxana Sadvokassova, Academy of Moving People & Images:

“Marathons & neurosurgeons”

Academy of Moving People and Images is a platform for mobile people – for those who have arrived in Finland for different reasons, be they immigrants, asylum seekers, students, or employees. The aim of the platform is to design a new learning model and a sustainable pedagogical platform where people from different backgrounds can contribute to film industry, and initiate change. The Academy explores what it means to decolonize knowledge, education, and institutions in order to challenge the hegemony of white, European knowledge without having a top-down approach.

The network meetings are open to everyone interested in Euro-Med dialogue: to members, non-members and will-be members of all ages.

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Our speakers

Ariadna Romans

My name is Ariadna Romans i Torrent and I am from Girona. I am a student of Political Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Philosophy at Universitat de Barcelona. Right now, I am living in Finland for my Erasmus exchange with the University of Turku. My main areas of interest are Mediterranien Issues, Feminism, Political Participation, Aesthetics and Political Theory. I preside a critical thinking association called As a member of Young Mediterranean Voices I took part in the very first debate held in Spain, in Barcelona, the conference held in the EDDs 2018 as a speaker and the First Malta Debate and Policy Forum in 2019. I also moderate youth-led debates in my home university. In high-school, I was part of the European Youth Parliament, organising events such as the National Selection Conference 2017 in my hometown, Girona. I also took part in many debate leagues in the past, where I had been winner of the intern UPF league, the Xarxa Vives competition and the JCI 2018 award.

Roxana Sadvokassova

(b.1992, in Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan) moved to Finland in 2014 to pursue an MA in Intercultural Communication in Jyväskylä. There she delved into sculpting, writing, event organizing, newspaper delivery, depression and filmmaking until her wish to pursue filmmaking “for real” and creative loneliness crystallized enough for her to move to Helsinki in June 2018. Understanding her creative process on a deeper level is one of the things she is working on at the moment.