The UN Youth and Students’ Days, organized by UNA Finland and UNYA Finland, took place in Helsinki, Finland, on 9-10 November 2012. On the second day, the participants worked on different topics in small groups, and the ”Youth, Peace and Security” working group was lead by UNYA Finland. The questions discussed in this group included the role of youth as peace creators, and the problematique behind the dichotomy of youth as a target group vs. youth as actors.
It was a long, inspiring weekend we had at the Media Workshop in Basel and Zurich, hosted by UNYA Switzerland in November 2011. This inspiration did not end with after the official program in the afternoon was over. Discovering Basel in the night together, sharing ideas and looking back at the last view days, some participants were so motivated to express their motivation and feelings on a chalkboard. See for yourself!