Closed workshop: Promoting Agenda 2250 - The capacity of the Nordic youth – University of Copenhagen

CRIC > Events > Past events > Workshop: Promoting Ag...

Closed workshop: Promoting Agenda 2250 - The capacity of the Nordic youth

Time and place:
Saturday March 11th 2017, 10am to 12:30pm.
Room 35-3-13, CSS, University of Copenhagen, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen

Be aware this is a closed event. In order to hear more about participation and registration, please send an email to no later than Thursdag March 9th. 

The UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security (2015) portrays youth as agents of change rather than perpetrators or victims of violence. Agenda 2250 recognises the positive role youth can play in peacebuilding. It concerns how youth in conflict-affected societies can meaningfully be included and how to promote the representation and participation of youth in peacebuilding efforts. Sustainable peacebuilding implies inclusive practices. Numerous youth associations are engaged in the field of peace and security in Nordic countries. But how can youth in Nordic countries contribute to sustainable peacebuilding? The Nordic youth are engaged,individuals and associations who live and, foremost, work remotely from conflict-affected societies. This workshop facilitates a dialogue among Nordic youth associations on their potential to contribute to Agenda 2250. In addition, the workshop introduces links between Agenda 2250 and other UN agendas, peacebuilding theory, and reflections on peacebuilding capacities in the Nordic countries.


10:00-10:30 Agenda 2250: The link to other UN agendas and peacebuilding theory 
Maria Stage, Research Assistant, CRIC, University of Copenhagen
10:30-11:30 Interactive workshop on capability of the Nordic youth and ways of promoting Agenda 2250.
(Maria Stage facilitates)
11:30-11:40 Break
11:40-12:10 Peacebuilding capacities in the Nordic countries
Mie Roesdahl, co-director of the Human Rights and Peacebuilding Project, CRIC, University of Copenhagen and Senior Advisor, Danish Institute for Human Rights
12:10-12.30 Questions and reflections

Centre for Resolution of International Conflicts (CRIC) hosts the workshop on the occasion of the visit of United Nations Youth Association (UNYA) Finland to UNYA Denmark. 20-30 members of different youth associations working in the field of peace and security are expected to participate in the workshop.

Are you part of a youth association and would like to participate in the workshop? Please contact Maria Stage:


Mie Roesdahl is the co-director of the Research Project on Human Rights and Peacebuilding at University of Copenhagen, PhD fellow at CRIC, and Senior Adviser with the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR). Mie Roesdahl has been affiliated with DIHR since 2008 in various capacities such as Department Director and Senior Adviser. Mie worked as a Conflict Transformation and Human Rights Senior Adviser for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nepal for two years (2012-2013). In recent years she has served as adviser to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers in Nepal. Mie has worked with local partners on conflict analysis, training, strategy development, and evaluation in the areas of human rights and peacebuilding in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Malawi, Nepal, Serbia, and Uganda among others.

Maria Stage is Research Assistant at CRIC and actively engaged in platforms of international conflict resolution in Denmark and beyond. She is acting vice-chair of the Council for International Conflict Resolution (RIKO), and representative to the core group of Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS). She is
specialised in peacebuilding and the UN with education from University of Copenhagen, Queen’s University Belfast, and Columbia University in New York. As a young professional Maria has experience with peacebuilding, reconciliation and monitoring of development programmes from two local NGOs in respectively Northern Ireland
and Zambia.