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20/4/2015

NSU: Nordisk Samorganisation for Ungdomsarbejde

NSU arbejder ud fra et formål om at styrke samarbejdet mellem partipolitisk ubundne ungdomsorganisationer i Norden og øge børn og unges kendskab til og bevidsthed om den nordiske identitet, nordiske værdier og det nordiske fællesskab. Dette gør NSU bl.a. ved at gennemføre konkrete nordiske samarbejdsprojekter på tværs af ungdomsorganisationer i Norden. Under disse aktivititer møder deltagerne et lille stykke Norden i et intensivt samvær med unge fra hele Norden. NSU arbejder ud fra en erkendelse af, at sprog er en vigtig skaber og bærer af identitet. Dette indebærer, at NSU i både projektaktiviteter og interne organisatoriske aktiviteter lægger stor vægt på at bruge de nordiske sprog.

 

NSU er paraplyorganisation for 18 landsdækkende ungdomsorganisationer i Norden, der tilsammen har ca. 700.000 medlemmer. NSU er en platform for samarbejde mellem organisationer i de nordiske lande. Børn og unge er hovedfokus for NSU's medlemsorganisationer og udgør også omdrejningspunktet for samarbejdet mellem disse i NSU.

 

NSU tilsigter holdningsskabende arbejde, er samfundsbevidst, men samtidig partipolitisk neutral. I arbejdet lægger vi desuden vægt på egenaktivitet, oplysning, samarbejde og tæt kontakt i et for organisationerne udvidet fællesskab - det nordiske.

 

NSU består af vores medlemsorganisationer, styrelsen og NSU’s sekretariat.

 

 

 

In English

The Nordic Youth Organisation (Nordiske Samorganisation for Ungdomsarbejde – NSU) is a non-government umbrella organisation for independent youth organisations in the Nordic countries. It was founded in 1946 and includes 19 youth organisations and approximately 720,000 members today.

 

NSU seeks to increase cooperation between its member organisations and promote the activities they have on offer for young people. The member organisations are diverse and their activities include theatre and drama, music, dance, sport, outdoor activities and camps, and handcrafts, as well as activities and skills related to nature and agriculture.

 

NSU represents its member organisations vis-à-vis national and international governmental bodies, such as the Nordic Council, Nordic Youth Committee, the European Commission and other relevant organisations working with youth issues.

 

In close cooperation with its members, NSU also coordinates its own non-formal learning activities, such as leadership training courses, youth exchanges, camps and seminars. As the common denominator among the participants is their Nordic identity, the main objective of NSU’s activities is not only to encourage active citizenship, but to forge a shared sense of community that encompasses all nationalities and cultures within the region.

 

The activities in themselves constitute a mini model of the Nordic region with participants joining in from all Nordic countries and territories. All of NSU’s activities are conducted in at least one Nordic language and time is always put aside to allow the participants to experience the cultural highlights offered in their host’s town or country. The activities also broaden the participants’ knowledge of other Nordic youth organisations and youth programmes available to them.

 

NSU’s principal target group is young people aged between 15 and 30 years. Some of its activities require the participants to have previous organisational experience – this applies in particular to the leadership training activities – but most NSU activities are open to everyone in the above-mentioned age group.