About ReGeneration 2030
This movement is formed, led and organised by teenagers and young adults of the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions and it provides tools and helps organisations find focal points for co-operation.
ReGeneration 2030 is a non-profit initiative developed by a number of core partners in the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions countries and autonomous regions*. The purpose of ReGeneration 2030 is to create a movement for change in the objective of achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Agenda 2030.
The operative work of ReGeneration 2030 is managed by a coordinator that is overseen by a Steering Committee with the support of an Advisory Committee. The Steering Committee is the board of ReGeneration 2030 and consists of members who are maximum 29 years old from the different countries of the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions.
An annual Summit is organised each year, in which participants from all organising countries and regions are invited.
Our vision is to build a movement where teenagers and young adults innovate and use existing solutions to reach the UN SDGs that can be implemented by individuals, the civil society, businesses and the national legislations in building a sustainable future. The movement is not only an arena for us teenagers and young adults, but also a place to work with adult established leaders from civil society, enterprises, politics, academia and the public sector. Through the exchange of experience and intergenerational learning, we build skills in order for today's teenagers and young adults to become brave leaders for sustainable development today and in the future.
* The Nordic and Baltic Sea regions include the following 14 countries and autonomous regions: Denmark, Estonia, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden. Belarus, Ukraine and the Åland Islands.
A youth movement that collaborates across borders and generations to achieve a sustainable Nordic and Baltic Sea regions by making our voices heard.
WE BELIEVE IN
Creating opportunities for the youth to together impact today's and tomorrow's decision-making for a sustainable development.
To create strong relationships between the youths of the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions and to empower their roles and perspectives in the overall work for a sustainable development.
To create a powerful movement where youths build knowledge and competences around sustainability issues and together identify solutions to reach the Agenda 2030 goals - solutions that are shared and implemented with established leaders of society.
Our passion to create a sustainable region today and tomorrow through intergenerational dialogue and diverse cooperation between organisations and networks with a common goal led by youths.
We create an arena with a strong establishment and connection to politics, academia and the civil society - where all youth movements in the region that actively contributes to reaching the SDGs are gathered.
Mobilising youth efforts and creating engagement and relationships around the SDGs through a fierce advocacy work in a diverse variety of contexts and events, as well as by arranging the ReGeneration 2030 Summit yearly – the starting point for tomorrow’s decisions today.
To create a sustainable region, we must work together. We believe that everyone can contribute to our movement and that we are stronger together. By working together, we strengthen our common identity and trust towards each other while reaching further than we would on our own.
Different generations have different strengths and experiences. When creating dialogue between generations and combining our knowledge, we learn from each other and are able to make a more positive impact than if we work separately.
We need to take responsibility of our choices and the impact that our choices have on our planet, the people around us and the younger generations. To do so we start with ourselves. We look inwards on what we can change and what choices we can make to have a positive impact. We engage people around us to join us and create a positive change by making better choices together.
Integration of the economic, social and environmental dimensions is key to achieving sustainable development. In order to make real change, we as a movement must grow organically and at a pace that allows for our values to stay at the core of our work. Both our internal and external choices must be made with a sustainability focus in mind - choices that respect the environment and the people around us.
We want to create an atmosphere both within and outside our movement that respects and includes difference and that recognises the unique contributions that individuals with many types of differences can make. When people with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, styles, perspectives and values come together, we can maximise the potential of the individual as well as of the group.
ABOUT AGENDA 2030 AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs)
On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved.
For the goals to be reached, everyone needs to do their part: governments, the private sector, civil society and people like you.
Do you want to get involved? You can start by telling everyone about them - and join our movement!