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Millennium Youth Camp is organised in Finland every summer

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Millennium Youth Camp offers young people between years 16-19 an overview of Finnish expertise and top-level research in the natural sciences, mathematics and technology.

The target of the international Millennium Youth Camp is to find young people interested in mathematics, science and technology, and help them start up a career in these fields. During the one-week-camp, Youth Campers are introduced to a number of Finnish companies and higher educational institutions. In addition to lectures, workshops and visits to Millennium Youth Camp partners, the programme includes project work supervised by top-level experts and carried out in small multi-national groups. Students network with each other, with individuals in Finnish companies and organisations, and with top scientists.

 

The 2013 Millennium Youth Camp will be held on 9-16 June. Participants include 60 young people from different countries around the world. The main organizers of the 2013 Millennium Youth Camp are Technology Academy Finland and Finland’s Science Education Centre LUMA, University of Helsinki. The application process for Millennium Youth Camp 2014 starts in October 2013. The application process is two-phased. Everyone born in the years 1995–1998 from anywhere in the world may apply for the camp through online service.

 

From these applications 200 young people will be chosen for the second round. They will be given the task of drawing up on their own a plan for a project relating to the topics. The project work will be examined and some of the young people will then be interviewed by telephone. 60 participants will be chosen by a team of experts comprising representatives from Finnish universities and from Millennium Youth Camp partner companies. Please check the Millennium Youth Camp website for further details of the camp and application details.