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Project Workshop for Peace and Solidarity 19th - 21st September

RKI organizes a Project Workshop for Peace and Solidarity in Helsinki on September 19th – 21st

Do you have a societal issue or problem on your mind that you want to change? If you do, and you have a solution for it, we can assist you in applying for project funding from the EU. Gather a group of minimum 5 young people (18 to 30 years old) and apply for funding from European Solidarity Corps – you can get up to 8 000 euros for your project!

During the project workshop we assist all groups in developing their project ideas, clarify the EU jargon and offer professional support and mentoring for your funding applications. On Friday 20th of September we will organize a Peace day forum during which you will have a chance to challenge politicians and decision-makers regarding the questions and societal issues on your mind.

Previous funding application rounds helped youth groups from Finland to carry out cool projects, such as a preparatory course for university entrance exams for youth from minority groups, and a project regarding feminist city planning. You can read more about Solidarity Project funding here.

Are you with us?

Apply for the workshop here by 9th of September!

We inform the chosen participants by 10th of September. With our selection of participants for this workshop, we aim to ensure a diverse and inclusive representation from the community.

For participants coming from outside of Helsinki, we will cover the travel costs by the cheapest public transportation method and arrange accommodation.

Below you will find the tentative schedule for the weekend as well as the instructions for a short preparatory assignment.

Go and check out the event also on Facebook!

Tentative schedule

Thursday: Orientation day 11 am – 4 pm (Kallio)

– Get together at RKI office (Toinen linja 17)

– What is Solidarity Corps?

– Going through last year’s projects

– Presenting the groups’ ideas and brainstorming


Friday: Peace Day Forum 9 am – 3 pm (Eurooppasali, Kamppi)

– During the day there will be brunch, getting to know each other, workshops with the decision makers, mingling and coffee.


Saturday: Funding application mentoring 10 am – 16 pm (Kallio)

– RKI professionals mentor groups application sparring with the RKI professionals


The project is funded by Erasmus+

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