At present there is no collective overview of the life conditions of children and young people in the Interreg Aurora Programme area. A need exists for developing a network of youth researchers with an interest in this topic. The aim of this small-scale project is to create a project plan for a large-scale Aurora project. The project plan concerns the life conditions of children and young people in the northern Nordic region with the themes of health and well-being, participation, migration as well as other plans for the future and experiences of belonging to minority groups, like Sami or Finland-Swedes. Already existing as well as new data are used, collected within the large-scale project. The intention is to explore childrens and young peoples life conditions, both their challenges and enjoyments, in the northern Nordic region.