to the 8th Intercity Youth Conference

which will be held on 9-11th October 2019

in Helsinki at the event venue Tiivistämö.


In this conference the focus will be on youth work in participatory co-operation context.

“Quality youth work is not done alone but with various partners. We want to focus on these partnerships. By shareing experience, methods and projects internationally, we belive the developing towards young peoples wellbeing grows and both international and local network deepens.”         – Mikko Vatka, Youth Director of Youth Affairs, Culture and Leisure, Helsinki City Youth Services


Here you may check out a video by the Helsinki Youth Council from down below. It is an example of the conference’s themes coming to life. 

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

The early bird offer is valid until 30th of August.


The economy of the conference​

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

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

About City of Helsinki