We are Europe tour to visit Oulu


Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppurainen is inviting young people from Oulu, Northern Ostrobothnia and the Barents Euro-Arctic region to share their thoughts about Europe and its future on 30 November 2021 in Oulu.

That same day, residents of the Oulu area are invited discuss EU matters over coffee with Minister for European Affairs Tuppurainen at an open event at the H20 Konstila café located in the Cultural Centre Valve. Over a cup of coffee, participants will also hear a summary of the group sessions and panel discussions that took place at the youth event earlier in the day.

“I’m very interested to hear what young people in the north have to say. Passing along messages from young people in the north as part of the Conference on the Future of Europe is very important. I am equally excited to hear what kind of thoughts people in the Oulu region have on the future of Europe,” Minister for European Affairs Tuppurainen says.

The youth event is intended for young people in the Barents Euro-Arctic region, and it will also be attended by youth from Sweden, Norway and Russia. The youth participants will first reflect on the future of Europe in working groups. The debriefing of the group work sessions and the full panel discussion will be streamed live on the Finnish Government's Youtube channel starting at 12.30 pm.

The events are part of the Finnish ministers’ We are Europe tour. This autumn and winter, several ministers will travel around the country to hear Finns’ thoughts and hopes about the development of the EU.

The events in Oulu are organised by the Prime Minister’s Office, the City of Oulu, the Council of Oulu Region, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Barents Euro-Arctic Presidency.   

All guests 16 years of age or older attending the events, must present an EU digital COVID Certificate before entering the premises. In addition, it is recommended in Oulu to use a mask in public interiors due to the corona situation