Nuoret Kotkat – Young Falcons

In English

–          WORKS: with children and for children

    • club evenings
    • camps
    • excursion and events
    • seminars
    • children’s rights education
    • member organization of SDP party
      • person is not member of party directly
      • Nuoret Kotkat can make proposals to party and parliament group
    • co-operation with other children organizations in Finland

–          VALUES: democracy, solidarity, tolerance, criticism, equal rights, joint responsibility, teamwork

–          ORGANISATION:

  • central organization:
    • promotes children’s rights
    • organizes national events for children, youngsters and adult leaders
    • organics international camps in Finland and camp trips abroad
    • produces falcon magazine Kotkaviesti 4 times a year
    • produces all kind of material (socks, hats, t-shirts, leaflets)
  • 15 districts
    • organizes local camps, club evenings, excursions, events, training for leaders etc.
  • about 250 local clubs/area organizations:
    • club evenings, camps, excursions, events

–          Nuoret Kotkat has about 13 000 members (children, youngsters, adults)

–          Nuoret Kotkat work is based on voluntary work

  • less than 20 paid workers in the whole organization, so most work is done by voluntary adults and young people

–          ECONOMY:

  • funding from state to central organization and districts
  • funding from cities to local organizations
  • member fee (small)
  • participation fees (small)
  • support from trade unions


  • ABN (Arbetarrörelsens Barnorganisationen I Norden)
    • Finland – Nuoret Kotkat
    • Sweden – Unga Örnar
    • Norway – Framfylkingen
    • Denmark – DUI Leg og Virke
  • IFM-SEI (International Falcon Movement – Socialist Education International)
    • Global organization
    • Organizes camps, seminars, material and campaigns on international issues like child labor, right to education etc.
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