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.

Next year’s Island of the Youth Gathering is scheduled to take place in connection with UN’s International Day of Peace on 21 September 2020. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

On Pea­ceday 2020 we will join forces with likeminded or­gan­iza­tions around the world to connect millions of change-makers from different continents, cultures and generations.  Our collective task, over the next 10 years, will be to build a new regenerative world, based on whole systems solutions, inspired by the intelligence and wisdom of life and nature.

More information will follow soon, so stay tuned!

Click on the link below to screen our welcome song

performed by Martin Keller with children from Randersgade school in Copenhagen.

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.