The third study visit of Demo Finland’s project Participation in Action offered a group of Finnish youth politicians an opportunity to get to know Nepalese politics and society and to share experiences with youth from Nepal, Bangladesh, Slovenia and Sri Lanka.
The study visit was part of the EU-funded project which aims to enhance international experience sharing and mutual learning of young people, and to strengthen their abilities to impact their societies. Added to the partnering countries Finland, Bangladesh, Nepal and Slovenia, also a group of Sri Lankan youth participated in the study visit to Nepal as a part of Demo Finland’s South Asian co-operation.
The specific topics during the study visit were gender equality and anti-corruption. Both are integral parts of the work that Demo Finland does in Nepal together with the Joint Youth and Student Platform (JYSP), and the participants of the study visit got to know the activities as well as to participate themselves.
The programme of the visit consisted of meetings, discussions and workshops that focused on the two topics, and the group also participated in a youth festival in Lumbini. Added to the more formal parts of the programme, the participants also had the opportunity to see natural and cultural sights of Nepal, like Chitwan National Park and the birth place of Buddha.
More photos on the study visit on Demo Finland’s Facebook album.
“Participation in Action” is a project funded by the Youth in Action –program of the European Union. It brings together active young people from Finland, Bangladesh, Nepal and Slovenia, and seeks to promote youth participation, democracy and human rights. Four study visits will be organised during the project, one to each of the partner countries. The fourth and last study visit will take place in Slovenia in May.