16th Nordic Youth Research Symposium

June 12-14th, 2024, Tampere, Finland
We have a great pleasure to invite you to
NYRIS2024 Youth in a Just and Fair World

Young people around the globe are growing up amidst a plethora of socio-ecological crises. Their lives and futures are marked by climate change, wars, security concerns, social unrest and pandemics. This situation worries many young people. At the same time they are left with a feeling that their worries are ignored or that they are not heard equally to older generations. From the perspective of young people’s experiences, it is imperative to ask how the older generations can ensure that the world will be safe for both the contemporary young people and future generations. The questions of a just and fair world are not only matters of political decision-making and participation but concern young people’s daily lives, social relations, transitions to adulthood, youth cultures and spaces, institutions governing young lives and intergenerational interaction in general.

The keynote speakers of the conference are Prof. Aoife Daly / University College Cork, Prof. Lucas Gottzén / Stockholm University, Prof. Linda Herrera / University of Illinois, Ms. M., a young Afghan woman, Grant-funded researcher Tuuli Kurki / University of Helsinki, and Prof. Rachel Thomson / University of Sussex.


We therefore invite youth researchers and scholars around the world to come together to contemplate these imperative challenges of our time and envision a better future – while learning from the past. The NYRIS conference welcomes contributions from a variety of angles, discussing economic, ecological, historical and social aspects of building a sustainable world and societies together with young people.

Registration for NYRIS2024 is now open until 22 May 2024.


Tampere University, City centre campus
Kalevantie 4, 33100 Tampere

City centre campus – on the pulse of Tampere
Campus accessibility
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Photo by SKYFOX / Marko Kallio


The 16th NYRIS (Nordic Youth Research Symposium) is hosted by Tampere University (TAU), and organised in collaboration by The Finnish Youth Research Society, youth work and youth research at TAU, PERLA – Tampere Centre for Childhood, Youth and Family Research and Childhood and Youth Studies at University of Helsinki.

Welcome to Tampere in 2024!

Enquiries by email info@nyris2024.fi