FSU - Finnish Swedish Youth Association
Finlands Svenska Ungdomsförbund (FSU) is a non-political national youth associations that provide cultural and other activities for the Swedish-speaking young people in Finland that can help them
The movement includes about 270 local associations, with about 250 union houses and about 50,000 individual members throughout the Swedish-speaking Finland. The Youth Movement is independent of party politics.
The members (district organizations) are: Nylands Svenska Ungdomsförbund r.f.NSU
with 120 youth associations; Svenska Österbottens Ungdomsförbund SÖU r.f. with 114 youth asso-ciations; Åbolands Ungdomsförbund ÅUF r.f. with 35 youth associations; Ålands Ungdomsförbund r.f. ÅUF with 21 youth associations.
The main activities are to give the member associations every kind of service: Information about youth work; Service concerning amateur theatre; Proposals of project activities; Observe the eco-nomic support of government authorities and other important issues valid to activities for the members and young people; Help the members to restore and keep the buildings of the local associations in shape.
Among all the activities, choirs, dance and theatre has become the most popular. FSU supports the theatre groups (about 100) with information, plays and copyrights among other things. The associa-tions are also active in developing their local communities and in contacts with youth organizations in the other Nordic countries.
Capacity for the project:
FSU has as a national youth organisation expertise in developing and organising amateur arts, voluntary culture and lifelong learning, also in sparsely populated areas; completing surveys and reports; develop curricula and training events, seminars and conferences in the field; and wide scale dissemination.
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