The Finnish Agenda2030 Youth Group

The Agenda 2030 Youth Group was set up in spring 2017, under the Finnish National Commission on Sustainable Development led by the Prime Minister. The Commission saw the need to increase youth participation in the national planning and implementation of the Agenda 2030, which gave the idea of providing a platform for young people interested in sustainable development. The Agenda Youth Group has two aims: to serve as an advocate for the goals and participate in the national planning and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Finnish Agenda 2030 Youth Group is composed of 20 people aged 15 to 28 years from all around Finland and with a variety of backgrounds. The Finnish Youth Cooperation Allianssi assisted in finding the group members by an open application process.

The Youth Group is invited to various stakeholder meetings in the ministries and it attends workshops, discussions and events on sustainable development. The members serve as advocates and multipliers for ideas in their own region, organisation, school or workplace and participate in the dialogue and debate on the goals in national contexts.