Photo: Ungdommens Folkemøde
On 6-8 September, 36,000 Danes between 15-25 gather at Valby Parken in Copenhagen at the yearly festival, Ungdommens Folkemøde (the Youth Democracy Festival). Come join IMS in TENT 6A.
The tenet of the meeting is that the citizens of tomorrow should be invited into solving the issues of today, and therefore the the festival offers young citizens a chance to rediscover what democratic engagement might look like in 2018 through participation, conversation and collaboration.
IMS is among more than 70 organisations, parties, companies and institutions who are present at the festival organising workshops, events and activities throughout the three days. IMS is in tent 6A.
Below is a short introduction to some of our events – find the entire programme and more information in the Ungdommens Folkemøde app, available from App Store and Google Play.
THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER
09:30-11:00 Workshop – “Why accept fake news in your newsfeed? You wouldn’t eat plastic food either, would you?”
11:15-11:30 Photo Marathon: Groups of students on assignment to take pictures of three themes
11:30-14:30 Save Leif! Danish Red Cross gives first aid tips & tricks
12:30 Photo Marathon: Hand over of pictures
14:15-14:40 The minister & the media
Interview with Minister of International Development, Ulla Tørnæs in IMS tent
14:45-15:00 Photo Marathon: Announcement of winner, prize awarded by Minister Tørnes
FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER
09:30-11:00 Workshop: “Why accept fake news in your newsfeed? You wouldn’t eat plastic food either, would you?”
11:00 – 11:30 (Dansh Arab Partnership Programme Tent B44): Documentary filmmaking in Tunesia. Interview with Michella Bredahl film director and student at the Danish Film School
11:30-12:00 When Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen died. The story of a politician who woke up one morning to fake news in media about her death.
Debate on stage with Danish politician Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen
12:30-15:00 Save Leif! Danish Red Cross gives first aid tips & tricks
SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER
11:30-12:30 From stereotype to human being
Debate with three different people with different backgrounds (one refugee and two from social housing projects) on the importance of giving marginalised, often prejudged people a voice, face and story of their own. Partnerships with FSB housing estates and Youth Refugee Council.
13:00-16:00 Save Leif! Danish Red Cross gives first aid tips & tricks
13:30-14:30 Quiz: Press freedom is in a dark place
Journalist Erkan Özden hosts a unique quiz on the global state of press freedom