Welcome to BSSSC Youth Spring Event 2018!
18 - 20 April, Hämeenlinna, Finland
It's time for the BSSSC Youth Spring Event!
Welcome to Tavastia Region in Finland April 18-20! It is going to be a fun and productive seminar where youths from all over the Baltic Sea Region can work on important topics such as Green Cities and Smart Future, Digitalization and Youth Democracy.
Accommodation: Hotel Emilia, City of Hämeenlinna
Participants: BSSSC Youth & Tavastia Regional Youth Council members & BSSSC Youth Coordinators
Venue: Wednesday & Friday: OP Bank Meeting room Thursday: HAMK University of Applied Sciences
Wednesday 18th April
Participants: BSSSC Youth & Youth Coordinators
Arrival of participants
~16.15/16.30 Meeting at the airport
Chartered bus to Hämeenlinna city (app. 50 mins) Check-in and registration at Hotel Emilia (city centre)
18.00 Meeting at the hotel lobby and off to OP Bank Meeting room Welcome to Tavastia Region!
Ms. Sari Rautio, Chairperson of the City Board, BSSSC Board member
Welcome to work with BSSSC
Martin Rümmelein & Timo Nikolaisen, Youth representatives in BSSSC Board
Get together activities Briefing to the days ahead
19.30 Dinner at “the Gingerbread House”
Thursday 19th April
Participants: BSSSC Youth & Tavastia Regional Youth Council Members & BSSSC Youth Coordinators & Regional Youth Coordinators
8.15 Meeting at the hotel lobby
8.30 Chartered bus to HAMK UAS
9.00 Welcome words
Representatives from HAMK UAS & Finnish Parliament (tbc) Małgorzata Ludwiczek & Lars Godbolt, BSSSC
9.30 Ice breaker activity
9.45 Parallel Sessions
WORKSHOP 1: SDG’s
Tavastia Regional Youth Council meeting
Room in Building D
Youth Coordinator’s meeting
Room: Helmi cabinet
Starters and introduction
UN SDG’s/UN Youth: UN Youth Finland (tbc)
Preparation for CBSS/NCMs: Lars Godbolt
ReGeneration 2030 (18th-20th Aug)
Regional Youth Council will have a meeting.
Meeting of the BSSSC Youth Coordinators and Youth Coordinators in Tavastia Region.
GROUP 1: GREEN CITIES
Plastic Waste Strategy
SDGs 11, 12, 13...
Regional Youth Council members will join the workshop after their meeting OR they’ll
join to lunch and then discussions.
GROUP 2: SMART FUTURE
Connection to digitalization
Smart choices for the future
SDGs 4, 7, 9, 11...
Declaration/resolution/report for the BSSSC Board and Annual Conference: Martin Rümmelein & Timo Nikolaisen
11.45 Lunch at HAMK UAS
12.45 Workshop results and discussion (Room: C146)
13.30 Coffee Break
13.45 Working continues (Room: C146)
WORKSHOP 2: Solidarity
Fasilitator: Finnish Youth Councils Association Brief: Malgorzata Ludwiczek & Lars Godbolt, BSSSC Number of participants: approximately 35-40
Starters and introduction
Preparation for BSSSC Annual Conference 2018
Preparation for EUSBSR Annual Forum 2018
Greetings from the City of Hämeenlinna: Future of the Youth & Sustainable Development Declaration
GROUP 1: SILVER & YOUTH
Preparation for the BSSSC Annual Conference 2018: Youth Event in Autumn 2018 will be back to back with the AC2018.
Actions between elderly people and youth
GROUP 2: DIGITALIZATION
Preparation for the EUSBSR Annual Forum Seminar: Nothing about us withouth us
Digital tools for youth inclusion
Digitalization in general
GROUP 3: YOUTH DEMOCRACY
Youth democracy and participation
Do youth care?
How can youth be involved in decision making?
Concrete suggestions and key issues to bring up at the other BSSSC events, “implementation plan”...
15.45 Workshop results and discussion
16.30 End of the day
Chartered bus to the city centre 18.00-20.00 Dinner and evening programme
Old Town Hall, city of Hämeenlinna
Optional walk to the castle and city tour
Friday 20th April
Participants: BSSSC Youth & BSSS Youth Coordinators
9.00 Meeting at the hotel lobby and off to OP Bank Meeting room
9.15 Wrap up
What did we learn?
What could be better for the next time? What should we follow up?
Draft presentation for the board meeting in Kaliningrad
Martin Rümmelein & Timo Nikolaisen
12.00 Lunch and farewell at “the Gingerbread House”
Ms. Małgorzata Ludwiczek tel. + 48 91 42 10 322
Ms. Reetta Sorjonen
tel. + 358 44 300 5230
The organizer reserves the right to changes in the programme.
From left: Martin Ruemmelein (BSSSC Youth Board Member) Kari Lie (former Youth Board Member) and Timo Nikolaisen (BSSSC Youth Board Member).
Photo: Lars Godbolt, BSSSC.