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Changemaker-weekend for youth interested in global issues, will be held  at Youth Center Anjala April 12th to 14th!

At Changemaker-weekend you will get excited to campaign for a better world in excellent company and learn easy ways to advocate for a better world. 



The camp, themed how change is made, will include trainings and workshops on different ways to create change in society and the world around us. During the weekend, we will get to know different ways of advocacy, EU-level advocacy work and plan activities for Changemaker’s advocacy work on refugee rights. The camp will include workshops in Finnish and English. Program can be found at the end of this page. 

Changemaker-weekend is meant for youth and young adults aged 13-35, who are interested in advocacy work and global issues. The weekend camp is an excellent way to learn more about Changemaker and to meet youth from all over Finland (and Europe!). We welcome newcomers as well as seasoned volunteers. 


A bus from taking participants from Kouvola railway station to Youth Center Anjala will depart on Friday 12th at 18.50.
A bus back to the Kouvola station from the youth center will depart on Sunday 14th at 13.30, arriving at the station by 14.

The camp is free for all Changemaker members and travel costs are reimbursed to members. For others, the camp costs 20e, which covers food and accommodation. Joining the network is free and ease to do while signing up for the event.
If you do not arrive at camp or cancel your participation without a justifiable reason after April 1st, a cancellation fee of 20e will be charged.


18.50 Joined bus ride from Kouvola railway station
19.20 Arrival & dinner
20.30 Welcome to camp
21.30 Evening snack
23:00 Quiet time

9.00 Starting the day
9.30 SESSION 1
          EU-vaikuttamisen ABC. Ronja Karkinen, Plan / Changemaker chairperson 2016
          Refugee rights and the EU – what can we do?  Olivia Sundberg, Amnesty International
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Outdoors
14.00 SESSION 2
          Citizen’s initiative: What is it and how is it done? Jemina Fallenius, Turkistarhaus historiaan
          Visual advocacy – brand and graphic design. Nici Lönnberg, Finn Church Aid
16.30 Coffee break
17.15 SESSION 3
          Changemaker’s sister organizations’ workshops
18.30 Dinner
19.30-22 Sauna
20.30 Evening snack
23.00 Quiet time

8.00 Breakfast
9.00 Starting the day
9.30 SESSION 4
Campaign planning:
          Social media, Podcast, Banners, Radical Cross Stitch
12.00 Lunch
13.30 Leaving the camp center

Additional information: 

Changemaker is a youth advocacy network for youth and young adults aged 13-35, operating under Finn Church Aid. Changemaker is a politically and religiously unaffiliated organization and our volunteers come from many different backgrounds and walks of life.