Centre "Young Karelia"

The Centre for Support of Indigenous Peoples and Civic Diplomacy "Young Karelia" is a non-governemental organization in the Republic of Karelia, locating in the northwest part of Russia. The Centre was established on January 27, 2016, however our history is longer, as the organization is a successor of the youth organization "Young Karelia", which had been established in 1993 by active students.

Our main goals are preservation, development and popularization of the Karelian, Vepsian and Finnish languages and cultures in the Republic of Karelia and beyond. The organization is involved in the cultural cooperation of kindred Finno-Ugric peoples, civic diplomacy and indigenous affairs.

Young Karelia stands for modern approaches in culture, creative initiatives and respect for human rights. We are in favor of any positive interaction with partners from civil society and government.

The Centre "Young Karelia" is a relatively small-numbered organization. We do not speak on behalf of the indigenous peoples of Karelia, but we strive to help their sustainable development in every way possible.

Charter (RUS and ENG)

Certificate on state registration of a non-profit organization (RUS and ENG)