NYRIS Webinar 2021

When: June 16th, 2021, 12:00 – 14:30 (CET)

photo: Lasma Artmane on Unsplash

The Nordic countries have reacted to the COVID-19 pandemic with measures such as social distancing, homeschooling and restricted leisure activities. A primary concern has been for young people’s well-being.

How did youth experience the restrictions during the pandemic? How did they respond? What can Nordic youth research tell us about the consequences of the pandemic on young peoples lives?

These are some of the questions we address at the NYRIS Webinar 2021!

We have invited prominent Nordic youth researchers to discuss young people’s situation in Denmark, Finland, Norway Sweden and the UK during the pandemic.


12:00 – 12:10 Welcome and introduction

12:10 – 13:15 How has the pandemic affected young people in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden?

13:15 – 13:30 Break

13:30 – 13:45 A UK perspective on youth during the pandemic

13:45 – 14:30 Panel discussion with Q & A


Noemi Katznelson, Professor, Center Leader and Research Leader, Department of Culture and Learning, Aalborg University (DK). Download presentation here.

Päivi Honkatukia, Professor of Youth research at Tampere University (FI). Download presentation here.

Anders Bakken, Senior researcher at the Section for Youth Research at Norwegian Social Research (NOVA) at OsloMet (NO). Download presentation here.

Disa Bergnehr, Professor at the Department of Pedagogy and Learning, Linnæus University (SE). Download presentation here.


Hannah King, Assistant professor, Director of Postgraduate Research in the Department of Sociology, Durham University (UK)


The webinar is organized by the Department of Youth Research at Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Oslo Metropolitan University. The official language of the webinar is English.