The Kesklinna Noortekeskus is one of the eight youth centres currently active in Tallinn, Estonia. This network of youth centres provides a local integrated response to youth and NGOs with such dynamics and enthusiasm that makes them central in the testing and implementation of public policies concerning youth.
The Kesklinna Noortekeskus is one of these equipments that contribute to a highly dynamic and engaged youth community. This youth centre has particular features that make it very relevant within the Tallinn reality: a) the building has a public sauna and a public cafeteria that provide a more intergenerational approach to the community, welcoming Estonians from 6 to 80 years old; b) the youth centre includes a mini youth hostel focused on hosting international volunteers that implement activities and bring ideas to life; c) the Kesklinna Noortekeskus has a coworking space that hosts NGOs that they find strategic to their goals and projects. Currently you can find over there the Shokin Group International or AIESEC Estonia; d) the youth centre has fully dedicated technical staff that defines, plans and executes the institution’s strategy throughout the year, making sure the centre is always relevant within the community.
These features make the Kesklinna Noortekeskus a place and a project worth knowing. Nevertheless, it’s always useful to know that it is possible to rent spaces for events (as we did) or trainings. Activities like karaoke nights, theatre sessions, workshops, yoga classes, culinary sessions or intercultural evenings are very common to take place, so feel free to drop by and get involved or start looking for more information at their website.