Welcome to the 8th Intercity Youth conference which will be held
9-11 October 2019 in Helsinki at the event venue Tiivistämö.

The Conference registration is open.
Please click here to register for the Intercity Youth Conference (ICYC 2019).

Main theme of the conference is “Participatory Co-operation”

The main theme of the conference will be Participatory Co-operation, concerning municipality,
NGO and young people’s working together in different respective levels in cross-sectoral projects. The
program will also include key-speeches on topics such as EU and Youth proactivity, Climate
Change and Sociocultural Interactions, as well as plenty of study visits and workshops around the
Helsinki area, capital of Finland. The participants will experience and get new examples of the
topics from the local as well as the worldwide youth work.

Because of Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU this year, there are many different
conferences happening on the same date. National level directors general for youth and ICY
Conference will have some joint program.

The early bird offer is valid until 20th of June.

Helsinki City youth services are administrating the Conference with co-operation the
InterCity Youth – the European Network of Local Departments for Youth Work (ICY) board,
Kanuuna network and Youth services of cities
Espoo and Vantaa.

The economy of the conference​
The conference in Helsinki is funded by Ministry of culture and Education, City of
Helsinki and ICY network organisations.

About InterCity Youth – the European Network of Local Departments for Youth Work (ICY)

InterCity Youth was founded in 2014 with the overall aim to enhance the quality of youth work in
the EU membership states.

The European Network of Local Departments for Youth Work (ICY) works together to develop and
strengthen local youth work. The main idea is to inspire each other through peer learning and
exchange of best practices. An important activity is the yearly Intercity Youth Conference that is
organized since 2012. Helsinki City Youth services is organizing the conference this year 2019.

InterCity Youth has today about 400 local departments for youth work in nine European countries
as members, including three major national networks; KEKS in Sweden, Kanuuna in Finland and
Bataljong in Belgium. ICY is run by a board where all major decisions are made. Official
representative and chair of the ICY network is Mr Jonas Agdur.

For further information please visit www.intercityyouth.eu