November 29, 2011

Millennium Youth Camp 2012 in Helsinki

Technology Academy Finland and the Finnish Science Education Centre LUMA organize the next Millennium Youth Camp to be held in Helsinki Metropolitan Region, Finland in June 2012. During this camp, about 30 talented and young people from different parts of the world will meet for a week to work together on different projects on mathematics, science and technology. These young people will also get a chance to meet famous scientists as well as the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize Winner during this event.

The Millennium Youth Camp is held on an annual basis, attended by students from all continents. In 2011, almost 1500 young people from a hundred different countries applied to take part. One of the camp’s primary goals is to encourage young scientists to network at an early stage in their careers and help them launch a career in science or technology.

During the camp, Millennium Youth Campers are presented with an overview of Finnish expertise and top-level research in the natural sciences, mathematics and technology. They are introduced to a number of Finnish companies and institutes of higher education. In addition to lectures, workshops and visits to Youth Camp partners, the camp programme includes project work supervised by top-level experts and carried out in small multi-national groups. The Millennium Youth Camp’s official language is English.

The week-long 2012 Millennium Youth Camp will take place in the Helsinki Metropolitan Region and start on 9 June 2012. Participation is free of charge. As in previous years, the project themes are climate change, renewable natural resources and energy, water, ICT and digitalisation, and applied mathematics.

Millennium Youth Camp is free of charge to participants! The organisers take care of all costs, including flight tickets and other travel and accommodation expenses.


Anyone born between years 1993-1996 is eligible to apply for a place in the 2012 Millennium Youth Camp. Applicants must have good English-language skills as the camp programme and all related material are only produced in English.

How to apply?

The application process has 2 phases:
In the first phase, young people from all over the world who were born between 1993 and 1996 are eligible to apply for a place in the 2012 Millennium Youth Camp using the online application form. Application deadline is December 18, 2011. The names of the 100 applicants selected for the second phase of the application process will be published on 1 February 2012, and they will be given a period of four weeks to produce project plans. Some applicants will be interviewed by telephone in connection with their proposals. In order to apply, please click here to access the online application form.

In the second phase, the 30 camp participants will be selected by a steering group consisting of representatives of Finnish higher educational institutions and Millennium Youth Camp partners. The names of the successful applicants will be published on 15 March 2012. The 2012 Millennium Youth Campers will also be notified by e-mail. Queries regarding the application process should be sent at

For more information, please contact Riikka Öörni,

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