What is Kolme?

Kolme is a project created to build a strong, co-operative network between young people who identify within the Baltic-Finnic minority cultures. During the project, the three participating organizations will organize one camp each: learning about differences, similarities, and common challenges.


Welcome to the Kolme camp in Karelia

July 13th to 18th, 2022!


Originally, we planned for the youth organisations to organize one camp each in 2020, 2021 and 2022. But as we all know, 2020 and 2021 were dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and we had to cancel the camps both of those years.

Fortunately, a lot has changed during the last year concerning the pandemic, and this summer we are inviting young adults to attend the Kolme camp in Karelian Finland.

The camp will consist of Karelian craft, cooking, and dance workshops. There will also be plenty of time to talk and learn about Tornedalian and Kveeni culture and the work of all the three youth organisations as well.

We hope the camp will contribute to the Karelian, Tornedalian, and Kveeni participants’ pride in their own roots, language, culture, and history, in addition to discovering new sides of the other minority cultures.

Practical information:

  • Time: July 13th to 18th, 2022.

  • Location: Karelian Village of Bomba in Nurmes, Northern Karelia.

  • The camp is for young adults between 18 and 35 years. 

  • It is mandatory for all participants to have a personal travel insurance. 

  • Kolme covers accommodation, meals through the camp, and the cheapest means of transportation for the participants.  

Registration deadline: May 1st, 2022.

Do you want to join the adventure of Kolme 2022?
Please contact the youth organisation in your home country:

Finland: Karjalazet Nuoret Suomes - Karjalaiset Nuoret Šuomešša, karjalazetnuoretsuomes@gmail.com


Sweden: Met Nuoret, info@metnuoret.se

Norway: Kvääninuoret – Kvenungdommen, ungdom@kvener.no