Youth Movements in the Baltic Sea Reagion
Im Betahaus Berlin
After the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Baltic Sea Region became one of the most interlinked regions in Europe. Not just new ferry lines, bridges and tunnels connect the bordering countries, also parliaments and governments established close transnational cooperation. Today, decision makers meet on a regular basis, scientists and SMEs work closely together across borders and joint funding tools boost the collaboration for a »safer, more prosperous and connected« Baltic Sea Region.
But is the cooperation in the region a high-level policy-making project only? Pupils, students and young activists enter the streets in masses around the Baltic Sea. They demonstrate and strike for a better future – for climate change, human rights and gender equality. They demand radical changes from the established parties, governments and institutions to save the Baltic Sea! And they also demand involvement, real participation – in a nutshell: A seat at the table of the decision-makers.
Young activists and high level representatives of the different bodies designing and implementing the transnational cooperation around the Baltic Sea will discuss their ideas.
Organised by the Council of the Baltic Sea States and Forum Northern European Politics.
Tatiana Lanshina, Chairperson of the Steering Committee ReGeneration 2030
Tomas Jakutavičius, Chairman of the Lithuanian Industry Trade Union Federation's youth sector
Eglė Kuktoraitė, Baltic Pride, Associacija LGL
Christopher Lucht, Youth Coordinator for the Baltic Sea States Subregional Cooperation (BSSSC)
Aline Mayr, CBSS Youth Platform initiator
Joanna Wojtkowska, Polish National Coordinator EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (tbc)
Johannes Schraps, Head of Delegation of the German Bundestag at the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference
Simon Stermann, Representative in the Committee of Senior Officials of the CBSS, German Federal Foreign Office
Moderation: Christin Skiera, Forum Northern European Politics