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Youth Take the Lead in Discussions About the Future at ReGeneration 2030

ReGeneration 2030 is a movement led by teenagers and young adults making the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) become reality. From 18th to 20th of August, the first of its kind ReGeneration 2030 Summit will take place on the Åland Islands for regional youth between 15-29 years. Together with youth organizations in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Region, SDSN Youth in Northern Europe are co-shaping this movement to empower youth in the region to contribute to the implementation of the SDGs, as well as to make youth voices heard and recognized in decision-making rooms.

As of last Friday, the website for ReGeneration 2030 was launched. Not only are the organizing parts, with SDSN Youth in Northern Europe as one of the founding organizations, shaping a movement in the region. We are also organizing a multi-facetted Summit with a focus on SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production, an identified key area in Northern Europe.

The ReGeneration 2030 Summit is an arena where teenagers and young adults in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region meet to exchange knowledge and experience, to reflect and act together. The Summit provides tools and helps organizations find focal points for cooperation that extends beyond the physical summits, that is, both between and after the annual Summits from 2018-2020. It is also a place to meet adult established leaders from civil society, enterprises, politics, academia and the public sector. With the support from many actors, such as the Nordic Council of Ministers, this Summit and movement will become a vital part of the Nordic contributions to the SDGs.

“We, the youth of the Nordic and Baltic Sea Region, bring forward innovative solutions to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into today’s decision-making. We believe that in order to reach the SDGs and to develop a sustainable society, we need to increase cooperation across state and regional borders and include the perspectives and the leadership of the youth. It is rare that the youth take the lead in discussions about the future and the world that will be transferred to the next generations. We are changing that!” – Steering Committee of ReGeneration 2030

We are excited to continue developing, supporting and collaborating to make the ReGeneration 2030 a movement of purpose, value, influence, inspiration and action!

Are you curious for more? Would you like to attend? Do you have an idea for a workshop/lecture/activity for the Summit? Visit the website for more information: www.regeneration2030.org. Also visit the Facebook page ReGeneration 2030.

Contact: Linnéa Lundmark, SDSN Youth in Northern Europe

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