Ny1552297705793

Our vision - and who we are

English translation is on its way. If you have any questions about our vision and who we are in the mean time, feel free to reach out to info@ungdomsoen.dk.

React2

Historien bag

The Youth Island is a physical island, a project, a sanctuary, a meeting place and a community created BY young people, FOR young people and WITH young people, but all ages are welcome to visit the island.

It was a group of young scouts who originally came up with the idea of buying the island and turning it into a youth island. Ever since, it is different groups of young people who have set the direction for Ungdomsøen.

Ungdomsøen was bought in 2015 by Nordea-fonden and A.P. Møller Fonden, as a gift to the entire Danish youth. Today, the island's primary operations are supported by Nordea-fonden, while our many projects are supported by a large number of foundations, partners and paying guests.

"We've got an island, how do we get it ready?"

In three years, 70,000 volunteer hours were put into renovating the overgrown old sea fort so that it was ready for the opening in August 2019. It was a large group of young volunteers who worked both day (and night) weeding out, planting, painting, tearing down and building up; Both inside the fort's corridors, on the quay and in the green hilly landscape.

59887086 2195632037138533 405072560552673280 n
Byggeprojekt07
Byggeprojekt02
Byggeprojekt09
Byggeprojekt 06
Bygge 10
57439856 2168423626526041 5479112740402364416 n
59375143 2195632323805171 824795997581344768 n
57331429 2162158013819269 304956301652262912 n
59376469 2195632123805191 4680282573199376384 n
57019570 2162119950489742 4187679262054023168 n
57114784 2162120277156376 8502767698151735296 n
59419220 2195632140471856 6633385025108705280 n
59503059 2195632070471863 1831780535014260736 n
Byggeprojekt08

“Vi har fået en ø, men hvad skal der foregå på den?”

Young people were both the driving force behind getting the physical framework ready and from the very beginning to set the course for the new project.

In the months following the purchase of the island, more than 700 young people were asked what kind of place Ungdomsøen should be.

Workshops were held both on The Youth Island and out in the country at, among other places, Scout Center Holmen in Copenhagen, The People's Meeting "Folkemødet" on Bornholm and Roskilde Festival.

35877658 1729732507061824 9129343374405402624 n
35330199 1723182257716849 5446528039003357184 n
35285772 1723182461050162 3684807079240925184 n
35653566 1729732160395192 6382777471548260352 n
35671588 1729732270395181 6844302536778711040 n
35776217 1729732803728461 5559639125184741376 n
35812680 1729732873728454 6653224411056832512 n
19983924 1408261445875600 1068209438079580831 o
35652781 1729732857061789 41206899785334784 n
59815170 2204062789628791 9219727400621834240 n
59988121 2204057216296015 3938348378932379648 n
39388158 1820804141287993 6252092835185557504 n
39453199 1820803697954704 8707123938607497216 n
21544114 1458696904165387 7104783845322088657 o
19437770 1388700631165015 5561509551126149058 n
19420602 1388700031165075 7557589684117517444 n
19420513 1388699767831768 7848312473114135710 n
19467616 1389732161061862 215609210928922877 o
21552087 1458696900832054 4485119104628114742 o
21457423 1458696697498741 8368906558670955583 o
21552041 1458696814165396 7274578666438039421 o

Sådan blev Ungdomsøen til

The sum of all the young people's thoughts and dreams for the new youth island became our vision for the island and the dogmas that today are the island's values and the compass we orient ourselves in everything we do on The Youth Island.

Vores vej videre

To this day, it is still the young people who live on the island as Give-A-Year committed, engagement groups from the island's community and young partners who help to make their mark on the island's physical framework, projects, strategies, communication and activities. All young people between the ages of 15 and 31 can help shape Ungdomsøen.

You too!

The Youth Island is open to all age groups, but it is young people who drive The Youth Islands development forward and help set the direction when they decorate the fort's 70,000 adventurous square meters with everything from recording studios, film clubs, escape rooms and raised beds.

Read more about how we are constantly working to empower young people.