July Issue - Focus on peace, democracy and love
In about a week the 6th edition of the ICN Summer Youth Camp will start. About 70 young people from Latvia, Poland, Sweden, Lithuania, Ethiopia, UK, Norway and Russia have registered. Facing the attacks of last week which hit Norway straight to the heart we need to focus on peace, democracy and love. The whole nation is devastated, but the country is more united than ever. We are still affected by the attack on our state and our youths, but more than ever we are committed to the strength of democracy and youth involvement in society. We also are very concerned about taking care of our international relations in the best possible way!
We will use the upcoming ICN Youth Camp to discuss the recent incidents and also to talk about how to deal with extremists and cultural coherence in all countries. This is a common challenge for Europe and the world. United we can be strong. We are glad to welcome colleagues and friends from other countries to Norway which is still a peaceful and safe country!
Alf S. Johansen,
Innovation Circle Network
Read more about the attacks on ICN webpage:
Norway will recover - More democracy more humanity
VIDEO: Thousands Mourn Norway Attacks With 'Rose March'
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