KRS European Youth Forum

The KRS European Youth Forum is being held for the first time in Kristiansand, on May 4th-5th, 2024. It is a space made by youth, for youth to discuss human rights and democracy in Europe.

Youth delegates from all over Europe will meet at Samsen Cultural Center to discuss the themes of this year's European conference and connect with youth from other countries. The goal is for them to gain a deeper understanding of democratic tools, human rights, freedom and to influence change. 

During the forum, the youth delegates will produce a Call-to-Action document to be presented and distributed to European leaders and decision-makers at the European Conference on 6 May.

The KRS EYF is organized by the European Conference in collaboration with Democracy Week, Samsen Cultural Center, and the Municipality of Kristiansand. 

More information and updates in the program will be published here.

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Saturday May. 4

08:45 - 09:00

Registration and welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:10

Official opening - welcome speech by Torbjørn Frøysnes

09:10 - 09:20

Introduction to conference aim and agenda

09:20 - 09:35

Ice breakers

Session I

09:35 - 10:35

Democracy and Media Literacy

Erasmus+ delegates

10:35 - 10:45

Local initiative- FVN Ung on their work to increase youth participation

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee break

Session II

11:00 - 12:10

Democracy and Media Literacy

Erasmus+ delegates 

12:10 - 12:30

Food for thought- Manon Eleonora Lagana on the Digital transformation, and its impact on human rights and democracy

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 - 13:45

Reflection around Artificial Intelligence and it’s implications on Human Rights

13:45 - 14:45

Introduction to delegations, the process, and expectations for tomorrow

14:45 - 15:00

Coffee break

15:00 - 15:45

Dialogue: Understanding Democracy and Human rights

15:45 - 16:15

Defining and submitting main focus areas for how to Sustain and Defend Democracy and Human rights

16:15 - 16:30

Closing remarks of the day

Evening program


Pizza, movie showcasing and socialising at the Kristiansand Library through Barnefilmfestivalen

Sunday May. 5

09:45 - 10:00

Arrivals and welcome coffee

10:00 - 10:10

Opening remarks and introduction of the day

10:10 - 10:25

Reflections of yesterday, expectations of today discussed by the tables

10:25 - 10:35

Dialogue introduction and recap of focus areas

10:35 - 11:50

Document drafting session:Formulating Strategies to Sustain and Defend Democracy and Human rights

11:50 - 12:05


12:05 - 12:20

Péter Török and Emily Edgars from the Advisory Council on Youth of The Council of Europe on their work, and the co-management system to advance youth participation.

12:20 - 12:25

Document introduction 

12:25 - 13:00

Document drafting session: Formulating Calls to Action for Decision Makers 

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Reviewing and voting over the submitted calls to action

15:00 - 15:20

Insights from Cecilia Malmström, former Minister on EU affairs of Sweden, and Rector of the University of Agder, Sunniva Whittaker on “Sustaining and Defending Democracy and Human Rights in Europe 2024”

15:20 - 15:45

Discussing expected results and dissemination of Call-to-Action document and how to use the KRS EYF for networks/partnerships

15:45 - 16:00

Closing remarks

Monday May. 6

09:00 - 20:30

Participation in the European Conference - see separate program here

Publisert: 26. mars 2024 10:10
Oppdatert: 29. april 2024 10:02