Aim of the Project

The small-scale project called “Bridging Youth and Regional Development Through Dialogue”, funded from the Interreg Aurora Programme, aims not only to give a voice to the younger generation during the project, but to prepare them for future participation. The project offers a platform for young people to practice dialogue skills, expand networks locally and transnationally, and to build a common ground for new initiatives.  

In the long run, the goal is to find ways to increase dialogue between youth and the experts working within regional development and enhance youth participation in regional development. As the project only lasts some months, it is seen as the first step towards this goal. The further actions will be built on the experiences gained from this project and the recommendations written together with the youth.  

Results so Far

On the launch webinar of 30.3.2023 youth and experts discussed important topics on developing dialogue.
You may read the full webinar report (PDF) here.

The project carried out a joint bus trip to High North Dialogue and Generation Barents events in Bodø for youth and regional development experts from three Finnish regions.
Read the Travel report (PDF) here.

After the trip to Bodø, a small survey was carried out for the youth in the participating Finnish regions. The questionnaire was aimed especially at youth functioning in youth councils or such activities, and the goal was to gather both good and bad examples of youth participation measures.
Read the bilingual report (PDF) here

Welcome to the Final Webinar on 5.6.2023

The event will take place at 14:00-16:00 Finnish time.

Download the Programme (PDF) here!
Participate the event here!


Project Partners

Regional Council of Kainuu (FI)

Council of Oulu Region (FI)

Nord Universitet (NO)


News from the Project

BRYR Contacts