[fyeg_gen-l] Germany to host the Fourth HELCOM Youth Forum

Antonina Yelistratova a.yelistratova at gmail.com
Tue Sep 9 16:13:46 CEST 2008



*HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan - a Regional Screenplay on the European Stage

*HE L C O M   Y o u t h   F o r u m   2009*

*(4–6 May 2009**, **Stralsund (GER)*
*Dear Student,*

The Baltic Sea Marine Protection Commission (Helsinki Commission - HELCOM)
is the focal point for Marine Protection Policy in the Baltic Sea Region.
For more than 30 years HELCOM has effectively contributed to the improvement
of the marine environment of the Baltic Sea. HELCOM has furthermore very
much contributed to the overall development of this young European
ecologically significant and economically prospering region.

*What's behind? / What is it about?*

HELCOM is convinced that Public Awareness Raising–in particular with regard
to the youth around the Baltic - is of utmost importance for safeguarding
future generations' interest concerning the Baltic. By performing Youth
Forums, HELCOM has started a process of raising youth's attention by
proactively involving students into HELCOM-processes.

The fourth HELCOM Youth Forum will be organised by the Federal Ministry for
the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety in co-operation with
the Baltic Sea Forum, the Hanseatic City of Stralsund, the University of
Applied Sciences Stralsund and the German Oceanographic Museum Stralsund
from 4 to 6 May 2009 in Stralsund (Germany).

* *

*Why should YOU feel addressed?*

You are an inhabitant of one of the states bordering the Baltic Sea and are
interested in Baltic Sea affairs, regardless of discipline, be it natural or
political science, law or other, if related to the issue of "cooperation for
the Baltic". Being interested in a sustainable future development of the
Baltic Sea Region, you would like to share your views and visions with
representatives of the "young generation" around the Baltic. It is your
ardent desire to be part of an open and transparent exchange of views with
the aim of feeding in your personal visions into a future Baltic Sea Policy.

As regards your formal qualification, you are a postgraduate student (i.e.
have obtained a bachelor's or comparable degree), and you would like to
support the Youth Forum process by means of discussion and written

* *

*What do WE offer?*

The HELCOM Youth Forum is intended to further the exchange amongst
representatives of the "future generation" around the Baltic Sea. An
interesting conference including attractive social events will offer the
possibility to feed in and receive new impulses with regard to Co-operation
in a developing and prospering region. Scientists and members of the
political decision-making bodies will introduce their views and experiences
and invite you to ask questions about and comment on the views presented.
Workshops will offer the opportunity to actively scrutinise/investigate
particular* *aspects and defend personal views. Moreover you will have the
chance to meet other students from the whole Baltic Sea region.

As regards logistics and *funding*, we offer a contribution to your travel
expenses of up to 200,00 € / person  (depending on the sum actually spent –
invoice/receipt required), accommodation free of charge up to 3 nights (4 –
6 May 2009) and full catering, starting with a welcome event on 4 May and
finishing with a working lunch on 6 May).

*Are YOU interested to apply?*

If interested in participating, you should apply by either elaborating on *
one* of the four segments of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan (BSAP), i.e.

*1) Eutrophication, 2) Hazardous Substances, 3) Biodiversity or 4) Maritime
Affairs: where do YOU see the main obstacles to achieve the goals of the
BSAP in the respective field, you have chosen? Or you should elaborate on
the latest developments of the European Marine/Maritime Policy: What do YOU
think, are the main purposes of the European involvement in 'policy for our
European seas'?*

* *

Please send us a one-page (à 4) contribution and brief curriculum vitae
(including a photo, if you so wish) to the following e-Mail address:
Antje.Timmermann at fh-stralsund.de* *by 31 October 2008.

As the number of participants has to be kept manageable and with regard to
balanced participation in terms of regional distribution, there is a limit
of 5 students per country to be selected by the organisers in case the
number of applicants exceeds the number of places available.

Personal invitations will be sent out to candidates selected in due time
after finalising the selection process.

We are looking forward to receiving enthusiastic feedback from the Youth
around the Baltic and would very much appreciate meeting in particular YOU
in Stralsund in May 2009!

On behalf of the organisers

Heike Imhoff

* *

*Referat WA I 5 / Division WA I 5*

*Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz*

*und Reaktorsicherheit*

*Federal Ministry for the Environment,*

*Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety*

*Robert Schuman Platz 3*

*53175 Bonn*

*Follow-up: *Draft programme of the Fourth HELCOM Youth Forum

*Note to Editors:*

The Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission, usually referred to as
the Helsinki Commission, or HELCOM, is an intergovernmental organisation of
all the nine Baltic Sea countries and the EU which works to protect the
marine environment of the Baltic Sea from all sources of pollution and to
ensure safety of navigation.

HELCOM is the governing body of the "Convention on the Protection of the
Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area", known as the Helsinki

*For more information, please contact:*

Mr. Nikolay Vlasov
Information Secretary

Tel: +358 (0)207 412 635
Fax: +358 (0)207 412 639

E-mail: nikolay.vlasov at helcom.fi


Antonina, new intern of FYEG

Best wishes,
Antonina Yelistratova
+32 49 8297993 mob.
+370 60551442 mob.
+375 29 1589981 mob.
Skype ID: antonina_yelistratova
mailto: a.yelistratova at gmail.com
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