After the walk & talk we had a lot of fun preparing a sustainable vegetarian evening meal, working with experienced chefs.

During the C40 Mayors Summit in Copenhagen, City-Transformers from around the world gathered on Youth Island near Copenhagen – to explore how we can transform our cities and pave the way for a sustainable future.

The workshop took place on Youth Island – a former fortress that has been transformed into a popular gathering place for young people from all over the world.

On the first day we went for a ‘walk & talk’ around the island, mixing students and  adults, so that everyone could present themselves and get to know each other.

More about Youth Island

In the summer of 2019, young people got their own island, when Youth Island opened just outside of Copenhagen.

Youth Island provides a unique platform for young people to develop and host youth activities: From outdoor concerts and cultural festivals to adventure races and innovation camps.

Once an old military sea fort, the island is currently being renovated with new and updated facilities. The idea is to create an island where young people from all kinds of communities and youth cultures can come together to create and share ideas and activities.

The concept of a Youth Island originated in the Danish scout movement in 2014, and since then the Danish scouts have been involved in the process of creating an island with activities for young people.

These four happy Islanders look forward to welcoming you on Youth Island.

From the left:  Emil Nørgårds Vogelius, Joen Kaaber, Marian Libach Burup and Anton Vind Krogh-Jensen.