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YOUTH IN THE NPA, Make your voice heard!




2022 is the European Year of Youth, shining a light on the importance of European youth to build a better future – greener, more inclusive, and digital.

With plenty of opportunities to learn, share your vision, meet people, and engage in activities all over Europe, the European Year of Youth is the moment to move forward with confidence and hope in a post-pandemic perspective.


At the Interreg NPA we embrace this EU wide initiative with an annual event focused on young people’s ideas and visions for a more prosperous and attractive Northern Periphery and Arctic.


The YOUTH IN THE NPA conference will be an opportunity to:

  • get to know the Interreg NPA and its funding opportunities; 
  • listen what life is like as a young person in the Northern periphery, and what are their wishes for the future;
  • discuss what opportunities the Green Transition has brought to the Arctic and near-Arctic regions;
  • design a more digital, greener, and inclusive NPA region following the steps of the Utopian workshop;
  • explore the benefits of inclusive decisions-making processes when municipalities cooperate with young people.

The Interreg NPA programme is delighted to invite all, young and not-so-young, to join this conference and actively contribute to making the NPA an even better place to live!



WELCOME RECEPTION – Tuesday 8th November from 19:30

YOUTH IN THE NPA is co-organised with Nordland County Council who invites all participants to join the welcome reception at Bodø’s Municipality (Rådhus) cantine on Tuesday 8th November from 19:30.

Take this opportunity to meet and chat with other participants, conference speakers, and the NPA team, while enjoying local delicacies.


YOUTH IN THE NPA – Wednesday 9th November  9:00 - 17:00, and conference dinner at 19:00

The conference’s full-day programme is available here. Participants are invited to a conference dinner at the venue from 19:00.

Travelling across the NPA area may be challenging and lengthy. For those who cannot attend the conference in person, the Nordland County Council will broadcast parts of the event LIVE. The link to watch the event and more information will be announced closer to the date. Please register to the event to receive the link.


LEAD PARTNER SEMINAR - Thursday 10th November

Following the conference, on 10th November 2022, the Lead Partners of the first Interreg NPA 2021-2027 approved projects will meet for the 1st Lead Partner seminar. The seminar will take place at Hotel Ramsalt, further details and the registration link will be communicated to the Lead Partners (LP) of approved projects as soon as possible. Participation to the LP Seminar is on invitation only. 

All Lead Partners are also encouraged to invite a young person (18-35 years old) who is going to be involved in the project, or a person who has experience with youth engagement and is connected with the project, to the YOUTH IN THE NPA conference and LP seminar.


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Start: November 9, 2022
9:00 AM
End: November 9, 2022
4:00 PM
Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme

Quality Hotel Ramsalt, Sjøgata, Bodø, Norway

Sjøgata 37
8006 Bodø Nordland

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