Young Talk 22 – Come and make an impact on 9th August!

Young Talk 22 – Come and make an impact on 9th August!

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Everyone is warmly welcome!

Come and influence – you are needed!

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Tue 9 August 2022

from 16:15

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Wasa Innovation Center

Gerbyntie 16, 65230 Vaasa

The event is part of Wasa Future Festival.

  • Presentations are held in English. At the event you can use Finnish, Swedish and English.
  • Come and register for the event by filling in the form before 7 August.

Enrol in YoungTalk22


Programme 9 August

16.15 Networking ”Get out of your own bubble”

Welcome words

  • Moderators Frans Villanen and Shahid Hafeez

Get inspired:

How to create Vaasa as globally interesting place for young smart people 2030

  • Joakim Strand, Member of Parliament, Chairman of Vaasa City Council
  • Jenni Parpala, CEO and Chairman of Vaasa Entrepreuneurs

How tolerance has changed during the last 20 years – my experiences

  • Sebastian Da Costa, Musician, Music teacher and the Happiest person of the World

Co-Creation starts

17.15 Theme 1 – Energetic Vaasa

  • Pitchtalk: Mari Kattelus, VASEK and Leena Forsén, City of Vaasa

18.00 Theme 2 – Eventful and enabling Vaasa

  • Pitchtalk: Geir Bjyrkeland, Oliver Schulte-Tigges, City of Vaasa

18.45 Breakdown Music

19.00 Theme 3 – From place to place sustainable ways

  • Pitchtalk: Tomi Paalosmaa, City of Vaasa

19.45 Theme 4 – Young people’s good life

  • Pitchtalk: Rosa Veijola ja Vilma Niskanen, E2 Research


After every pitchtalk discussions and highlights are shared using Howspace

Link to Howspace


20.30 Highlights of the Co-Creation and next steps by moderators and key persons

20.45–22.30 Live music

Walter Kloo, Axel Björklund and others


Vaasa University of Applied Sciences & City Of Vaasa and Wasa YoungTalk Team, VASEK, Regional Council of Ostrobothnia, University of Vaasa, Gambit, Vamia, E2 Research, VAMOK, Vaasan yliopiston ylioppilaskunta, Åbo Akademis Studentkår i Vasa, Svenska Handelshögskolans Studentkår i Vasa, Justus ry,  Novium, Vaasa Youth Council, Talent Coastline Employment-project, Vaasan yrittäjät ry etc.

Co-operation partners:

Yrkesakademin, Novia, Åbo Akademi, Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environmen, Ostrobothnia, Rannikko-Pohjanmaan Yrittäjät ry, Platonic Partnership, Åbo Akademi, EnergyVaasa, VisitVaasa, Tommi Mäki/Nordic Live Productions, Nuori Yrittäjyys ry etc.


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