Preliminary timetable for Development Cooperation Week

Development Week will be held on 10-16 October. Changes in the schedule are possible.

See the locations of the places in the Campus Map.

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Monday 10 October Opening Day

  • 12 pm Turku University Choir, Educarium.
  • Opening words, Educarium.
  • 12:30 pm Turku UN Youth exhibition opening and social media competition. The exhibition will be seen throughout the week at Educarium.
  • 2-4 pm Development Cooperation Week spin-off: ÅAS and the Finnish Red Cross volunteer training in refugee matters (in Swedish), Kåren.
  • 6 pm Student Union International Wing presents: Autolla Nepaliin (Dream Driven From Finland to Nepal), Campus Chapel. Event on Facebook.

Tuesday 11 October

  • 10 am- 2 pm We Are - Global Citizens, project's closing party, SparkUp's premises (Tykistökatu 4). Event on Facebook.

Wednesday 12 October

  • 10:30 am Development Cooperation Wing  and the Finnish Red Cross anti-racism event, Natura, 2. floor's lobby. Event on Facebook.
  • 2 pm Turku European Youth & Turku Region Development Centre’s Future panel, Potkuri (ICT-City, Joukahaisenkatu 3, 20520 Turku, A stairs). Event on Facebook.
  • 6 pm Korkkivika & CIA TuKY: Wine tasting, Student Village. Event on Facebook.

Thursday 13 October

  • 11 am-2:30 pm Organisation Market: TYY Development Cooperation Wing, Taksvärkki ry, Kehitys- ja kulttuuriyhdistys Aurora Borealis ry, UNICEF Finland, Vammaiskumppanuus, Maailmanvaihto ry - ICYE Finland, Shiffa ry, Naisten Pankki Turku, eGreenNet, TYY Environmental Wing, Educarium.
  • 6:30 pm-8pm Pop-up lectures about sustainable development topics at bar Proffan kellari. Timetable and program:
    - 18.30 What's up Mexico? [IN ENGLISH] International Affairs Specialist Satu Nurmi tells about her trip to meet the Wixarika indigenous people in Mexico.
    - 19.00 Textile recycling [IN FINNISH]. Sini Ilmonen from Southwest Finland's Waste Services sheds light on their textile recycle pilot project with TUAS students.
    - 19.30 Benefits of eating insects [IN FINNISH]. Otto Selenius tells why edible insects benefit us and the world.

Friday 14 October

  • 17-19 Agenda 2030 badge workshop, Turku Hall, Student house A, 2nd floor. Come and make yourself your own Agenda 2030 themed badge and reflect your thoughts on Development Cooperation Week!

Saturday 15 October

  • Day off

Sunday 16 October

  • 12-4 pm Fleamarket: Come to learn about life cycle of clothing, Workshop at 3-5 pm, Kåren.


Development Cooperation Week is looking for organising team!

The theme week is a collection of different types of events, lectures, fairs, culture, good food ... or whatever we come up with together. Development Cooperation Week has been organised for several years in many Student Unions. The purpose of the week is to raise awareness of development cooperation and increase understanding of being global citizen. In TYY the week has increased its popularity and versatility every year. This year's theme is the UN's Post 2015 Agenda. Development Cooperation Week will be held with the support of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The event coordinator has the primary responsibility for implementation of the week. Successful week needs of course enthusiastic volunteers. As a volunteer, you may want to work on communication, fundraising or event team. Organisers get valuable work experience and contacts as well as work certificate.

Volunteers will have their first meeting on Wednesday 13 April at 16.15 in Radbar, Uudenmaankatu 13. You do not need to sign up in advance just join us. We hope you are interested in development cooperation, previous experience does not really matter. We offer volunteers many kinds of tasks in different teams, you can read more below. If you are interested in the tasks in a particular team, you can contact the coordinator. We are looking for team members and the team leaders. Regardless of the team you choose, all will get to participate in the planning of the week!

For further information and contacts: Coordinator Siina Alaranta

PR and Marketing Team

The PR and Marketing Team is responsible for the week’s information and marketing planning and implementation (both electronic and print) in cooperation with the Student Union Communications Officer. If you have experience of InDesign or you want to learn how to use it, join this team. Are you week’s social media ninja or photographer? Even if you're not, any kind of writing, translating and innovation is wanted.

Fundraising Team

Fundraising team collects additional funds to supplement the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. How? By contacting local businesses and communities that might be interested in sponsoring a week. Will Body Shop or someone else join us this time?

Event Team

Each day of the week there are events, so there is certainly enough work for everyone. Events will be organised in different parts of the campus and Turku with various partners. Multitasking and cow's nerves may therefore come in handy. Please visit our website for the past years’ programmes (see link below) to get an idea.

Logistics team

Rally drivers, tech wizards and road crews, Logistics Team is for you! Fuel costs will of course be compensated. Good logistics is essential for successful event! Therefore, Logistics Team does continuous cooperation with the Event Team.

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