Fundur fólksins 2022

Fundur fólksins Island
Fundur fólksins
16 and 17 September in Reykjavik, Iceland

Fundur fólksins, the democracy festival in Iceland, is held in and around Nordens Hus in Reykjavik.

On Friday 16 September, the focus will be on children and young people, with Saturday set aside for anyone who is interested. Both days will feature events that focus specifically on Nordic co-operation.


All times are local time (GMT).

16 September 1.00 PM: Seeds for the future - How and what do we cultivate in a changing climate?

The climate crisis poses both threats and new possibilities for agriculture. How do we adapt cultivation to a warming climate, and are there opportunities to expand production and introduce new types of crops in high latitudes?

16 September 2.00 PM: Nordic climate action - Are we doing this together?

Would collective Nordic climate policies make the goal of a sustainable Nordic region more attainable? And how do we ensure that the perspectives of children and youth, who will bear the brunt of climate change, are reflected in policymaking?

17 September 1.00 PM: In line with nature - The benefits of nature-based solutions in urban settings

How can we create urban spaces that work with nature instead of against it? The seminar provides two talks on blue-green solutions in urban settings, followed by a panel discussions with representatives from Reykjavík municipality, the health sector, and a self-initiated local NGO.

17 September 2.00 PM: The climate villain goes green - The role of the construction industry

The future of construction must be sustainable – but how will we build in the future? With what types of materials, and what is the role of architecture in the change towards sustainable construction of the future?