Nuorisotutkimusseura Maailman Sosiaalifoorumissa Tunisiassa

27.03.2013 13:00 - 15:30

Nuorisotutkimusseura tekee uuden aluevaltauksen ja järjestää session Maailman sosiaalifoorumissa Tunisiassa 27.3. Sessiossa puhuu mm. Nuorisotutkimusverkoston tutkija Sofia Laine.

Youth Activism in Post-2011 Movements

WEDNESDAY 27th of March, SLOT 13-15.30

The years 2011 and 2012 witnessed a global transnational wave of extensive social movements ('Arab spring', 'Indignados', 'Occupy', 'Yosoy132' etc.), where a new generation of citizens had a significant impact and sometimes even a leading role. Young activists claimed both democracy and social justice and experimented concrete alternatives where they implemented direct democracy in camps and assemblies build new spaces for debate and action online and experimented alternative economic models. They also developed creative actions to defend the population against house eviction and to provide food. This panel will focus on the features, outcomes, strength, challenges and limits of youth cultures of politics, emphasizing its subjective dimensions, its concrete outcome and its stance towards institutional politics.


Giuseppe Caruso (NIGD)The wisdom of Youth: activism and change in the second wave of the alterglobalisation movement

Madhuresh Kumar(National Alliance of People's Movements, India) Youth activists in India today

Khawla Mannai(Tunisia) The characteristics of youth movements in Tunisia and their relation with the authorities

Henri Onodera(University of Helsinki, Finland) Youth activism in Egypt - Between past and future

Geoffrey Pleyers (NIGD & ISA-RC 47 Social movements) Youth alter-activism: assemblies, protest and critical consumption

Sofia Laine (Finnish Youth Research Network & NIGD) How social movements move? Social choreographies and kinesthetic intelligence in youth activism and research

Facilitators: Sofia Laine & Geoffrey Pleyers

Co-organizers: ISA-RC 47 Social movements ( and research projects: GENIND ( & YoPo ( )


Languages: English & Arabic