Welcome to Félag Horizon's Youth Platform!
In Félag Horizon's Youth Platform, we put a big emphasize on improving educational skills among young people, teach the youth the essence of living together and being good idols for the youth through or volunteer work.
As written in Félag Horizon's regulation; Paragraph 3 Article 1:
"(...) To act as a guide for the target audience in terms of the options available in the Icelandic education system and labor market as well as to help them in their education and to increase the individual's future opportunities."
Félag Horizon work hard to improve educational skills among young people since we believe that education is an crucial path towards knowledge and productivity. As it most basic level, education is important since it gives people the baseline skill to improve their productive in the society they live in.
By improving knowledge and awareness through education, individuals in the society gets to know each other better which is an important path towards a society with peace, unity and love no matter who your etnicity, cultural- and religious background.
Education is essential among young people in the Icelandic society for nearly every job or career, and in many cases, education makes the difference between being able to perform a safely and accurately and being unable to perform a job at all.
Education is important because it helps the young people to answer life's big questions, including questions of how to live, work and love. Still others believe that education is since it teaches people about the world around them.
Last year 2016, Félag Horizon arranged Pangea Stærðfræðikeppni with over 1000 - 8th and 9th grade students; from over 40 different school all around Iceland. Pangea Math Competition is held all around Europe participating and this year Pangea Stærðfræðikeppni 2017 will hopefully be bigger and better.
Pangea Stærðfræðikeppni 2016
Last year 2016, Félag Horizon arranged Pangea Stærðfræðikeppni with over 1000 - 8th and 9th grade students; from over 40 different school all around Iceland. Pangea Math Competition is held all around Europe with over 500.000 students participating and this year Pangea Stærðfræðikeppni 2017 will hopefully be bigger and better.
Erasmus+ project: Radicalization of Youth
The primary purpose of this project was to integrate (the) young people in the society, show them how to be a productive citizen, and build their Scandinavian and European identity up. Another important purpose was to teach them the consequences which was caused by radicalization and show them how to avoid radicalized environments in general. The final aim was about education and the importance of it. Different kinds of seminars and workshops was part of the event.
The participants were, based on different issues able to discuss their point of view, which was a part of this project; issues as education, integration, productivity and how to avoid radicalization. They were able to discuss their own difficulties regarding these issues and how to solve them.
Dodgeball Tournament 2015 (Brennómót)
Félag Horizon and NeDó organized this weekend a Brennibolti competition. We had 8 participant teams and and about 50 players. The aim was have fun together and contributing the positive dialogue by playing together - and we are happy that we succeed.
Félag Horizon Fun Olympics 2014
Félag Horizon arranged an event call "Fun Olympics 2014".
The competition constisted of different kinds of sport; Sack Race, Tug of War, Ball throwing, Egg on Spoon, Heavy weight throw, Penalty Taking, Long Jump, Tape Run; and the judges draw a winner for each single sports activities.