Excursions and guests

During your stay at Jaruplund, you are going to meet other people - and places - as well. We are going on a number of smaller excursions; and on a multiple-day study trip.

Every week we also feature one or more guests to bring us inspiration. They can be influencers, policy-makers, storytellers, artists, journalists, politicians, musicians or anything in between. Whoever they are, they can make you think, wonder, cry, or laugh.

As we get closer to the start, we will announce more and more of the participating guests - take a look at the events we have listed now and keep an eye out for this page.



The Minority Changemaker Programme will visit the YEN seminar in 2020.

YEN Easter Seminar

6/4 - 9/4

In the second week of the stay at Jaruplund, YEN is inviting all the participants to their easter seminar - which is held only 50 km. north of Jaruplund in Denmark.

Here you will meet and engage with many young Europeans from minority backgrounds. The programme for the 2020-event has not yet been finalized, but here is the programme for 2019 as inspiration.

The Youth of European nationalities (YEN) is a dynamic and active network of youth organizations in a multicultural and multilingual Europe, representing their interests.

The main goal is to work for the preservation and development of the rights of the minorities and ethnic groups.

Visits from ECMI, EURAC, FUEN etc.

During your stay, the major European organizations for minority work will all pay us a visit. They arrange part of the programme which may include workshops, speaks, debates, role play, and lots more.

We have collaborations with the European Centre for Minority Issues, with the Federal Union of European Nationalities, with EURAC, the Minderheitensekretariat, and many more.

This is your chance to get some of the influencers on minority issues one-on-one.

Edison's light bulb, 1880

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29/4 - guest lecture: "Man and the machine"

By Tim Wille-Jørgensen

It used to be simple. It just isn't anymore. The universe - the machine - is bigger, more complicated, incomprehensible, inaccessible, and more awe-inspiring than ever before. This guest lecture is the story of how we humans discovered the universe and what it is like to be human in such a machine. It is the thought history of science. It is facts and figures, science and myth. It asks fundamental and scientific questions about who we are and where we are. It is both beautiful, fun, and thought provoking.

Tim Wille-Jørgensen is a Master of Science in math and physics and a professor at Denmark's largest gymnasium, where he constantly receives "teacher of the year"-awards. He plays all sorts of instruments, speaks multiple languages, and is generally a fun guy. Recipient of the most important national award for outstanding classroom teaching.

The main stage - Hovedscenen - at Folkemødet.

The main stage - Hovedscenen - at Folkemødet.

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Week-long study trip

From the 5.-14th of June, the entire group goes on a study trip to the eastern parts of Germany and Poland. The study trip is an intense look into different topics - expect long days, meetings with different minorities, interviews and intimate sit-down sessions with politicians and influencers, excursions to cultural sights and attractions, looong days and short nights, and a new way to look at Europe.

The general purpose of the trip is to question your own echo chamber - hopefully when the trip is over, you fall a sleep wondering what the hell happened and asking yourself if your previous views on the world are still correct.

The trip will highlight three fundamental questions of importance to all Europeans: What is the relationship between Europe and the national state? How do we navigate between conservative and progressive? And how do we respect the individual, traditional culture and history of the states and areas while becoming more and more global?

We will meet both liberal, conservative, progressive, religious, and secular policy makers and thinkers - as well as participate in workshops and fun events.

The week will end with three days participating in "Folkemødet" on the island of Bornholm - one of the world's largest political festivals with more than 50.000 guests and 3000+ events.

Full program with dates and stops during spring 2020.

The Orange Stage is the main stage at Roskilde Festival

The Orange Stage is the main stage at Roskilde Festival

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Roskilde Festival 2020

As a participant in the Minority Changemaker Programme, you are invited to join the Danish Border Association Youth at Roskilde Festival in the days after the completion of the programme in the end of June.

Roskilde is Northern Europes largest music festival with a crowd of upwards of 100.000 and a world class roster of bands. We will pay for your transport and entry ticket, but in return you must be a part of a project, you will be working on during the stay at Jaruplund.