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ERB is a part of the Baltic Sea Youth Platform #BSYP

BSYP aims at empowering youth and fostering real participation in decision and policy-making in the Baltic Sea Region.

The BSYP will enable youth organisations to reach their fullest potential by empowering them to develop new ideas and pursue them jointly, under the guidance of the 2030 Agenda framework.
The platform will engage youth at different levels, in the design of a common framework for action and a shared Baltic Sea Region (BSR) identity.

The aim of the partnership is, to:

  1. Improve the political impact of youth on Baltic Sea policy-making.
  2. Develop tools for better knowledge transfer.
  3. Facilitate various innovative projects relying on the interests and capacities of youth in a broad range of policy areas.

What will be done?


The BSYP will produce several Intellectual Outputs usable for youth organisations and policy-makers in the BSR and other macroregions to promote the region and its identity.
The main output will be a virtual platform for youth, organisations and decision-makers for projects and to interact with each other. The platform will be built according to the needs of the young people in the region and the demands from policy-makers. The platform enables youth to interact, cooperate and communicate across borders and to virtually meet peers and decision-makers in a safe and productive environment.
The BSYD will also produce a Baltic Sea Youth Power Box, with toolkits and guidelines for intergenerational dialogue, policy-making, youth engagement and advocacy especially tailored for youth in the region, but with possible transferability to other regions.
Furthermore, the youth platform participants will be able to engage in the production of youth inputs for the Baltic Sea Cultural Cities (BSCC) – a flagship project of the Policy Area Culture of the EU Strategy of the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).
The platform will collectively produce External Reports to show what projects have been done and how the platform was established. Furthermore, Policy Recommendations for decision-makers in the region to emphasise the political perspective of young people and to ensure their positions and rationales are delivered to those who make decisions about our future, will be produced.


How will it be done?


The Baltic Sea Youth Platform ensures that there is nothing about us, without us!

The Youth Platform will work as an umbrella coordination mechanism for several youth organisations horizontally across sectors in connection to the different policy areas and horizontal actions of the EUSBSR.
The Strategic Partners of the Erasmus+ project (KA 205) and other associated partners will meet physically and virtually several times per year to discuss the progress and further steps of the project.
There will be at least one Multiplier Event per year to inform external stakeholders about the progress of the project and showcase the Intellectual Outputs.
In addition, young people will have a safe space to come up with concrete actions and project ideas to allow for increased participation of youth in society. This will contribute to the development of sustainable policies for future generations and the creation of future experts with the cohesion and stability of our Baltic Sea Region at heart!

On the 6th and 7th of May the Baltic Sea Youth 2030 meeting took place in Gdansk.

Several Youth organizations have contributed and young people have had the opportunity to build the future plan together with experts  on youth and cooperation.

ERB was present, along with CBSS, BSSSC, ERB, Latvian Youth Council, Swedish Youth, Council, Leontief Centre, Nordisk Institute på Åland/Ålands Natur och Milljö, ReGeneration 2030, International Cooperation Burau at the Office of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship, Morena Association, as well as LSU and  LJP representatives who joined online.

It was a crucial meeting to start a more systematic process of coordination amoung youth in the Baltic Sea Regions, to share with all the participants what has been done so far and  which steps to be taken for the future.

The topics discussed focused on the practical instruments to engage young people and to improve communication between youth organizations.

Young people underlined the real need to have the opportunity to meet several times a year, in addition to online meetings, to build a strong cooperation within the Baltic Sea Regions.

The wokshop on the second day, brought some real ideas for the possibilities and applications that youth can catch in the frame of Erasmus + program. Thanks to the experts present, youth have started to draw the initial ideas that will be developed in the future.


Young people are planning to create a video and a letter for all organizations, politicians and adults who can and want to actively contribute, in order to ask their support.

Let’s make our voice heard!

Text by our IVY volunteer – Milena Pallotta

Are you currently studying political or social sciences or have recently graduated?
Or are you a member of a political party or engaged in a Baltic Sea Region organisation?
Are you interested in regional cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region?
Are you ready to learn and discuss interesting topics, meet new people having similar interest from the region?

 

 

Then, you should take part in the “Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue 2018”, a seminar for students and young people dealing with Baltic Sea cooperation, from many EU countries but also Iceland, Norway, Russian Federation and even USA!

Apply by 31st October HERE!

The event will take place in Oeversee (Germany) between 16th and 21st November.

For more details: BSYDcall2018updated

Seventy young people (age 16 to 30) from Nordic and Baltic Sea countries met last 18-20 August on the Åland islands to discuss about the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. Youth took part in several workshops focusing on SDG 12- responsible consumption and production in an intercultural and inter-generation learning process. During this Summit, participants elected a Working Group that drafted a first ReGeneration 2030 Manifesto.
The Manifesto was introduced to the Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference (BSPC) Annual Conference in Marienhamn yesterday. It will be introduced also:
– by CBSS in its Committee of Senior Officials (19th September in Riga)
– by CBSS Expert Group on Sustainable Development (EGSD) on 27th September in Riga
– during the Democracy Festival Birstonas (7-9 September in Vilnius)
– in the BSSSC Youth Event and Annual Conference (9-12 September in Gdansk)
– in the Forum of Strategic Planning of Regions and Cities of Russia (22-23 October in St. Petersburg)

The Manifesto will also be presented to the ERB Executive Board at its meeting on Bornholm on 26 September 2018.

You can read the Manifesto here: Manifesto ReGeneration 2030 Summit 2018

For more information, you can contact Olga Zuin- Programme Coordinator Baltic 2030 Unit- at olga.zuin@cbss.org

ReGeneration 2030- Today Tomorrow Together

As CBSS aims at developing and fostering the concept of a belonging to the Baltic Sea Region through engagement, dialogue, people-to-people contacts, networks and multilevel governance, it has just released a call that put culture at the heart of  Baltic Sea cooperation.

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On November 29, 2017, the Ministry for Labour, Social and Family Affairs and Integration of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the Hanse-Office will organize a workshop entitled “Empowering Youth for Europe – The Future Shape of EU Youth Policies and Funding”. Taking place in Brussels at the Hanse-Office (Avenue Palmerston 20, 1000), the event aims at identifying what improvements are needed and which further EU strategies and funding could be useful to prepare young people for their future.
Indeed, considering the proposed actions of the European Union Commission to increase the budget of Erasmus + until 2020 of 200 million euros, the setting up of a European Solidarity Corps and a revision of the European Youth strategy for the period beyond 2018,
participants will discuss with representatives of the EU institutions, the Member States, regions and municipalities as well as young people and stakeholders whether the current rules and proposed actions are sufficient to create the desired push.
For registering, please send an e-mail to events@hanse-office.de by 22nd November 2017 at the latest.

The Council of the Baltic Sea States CBSS has recently launched a new call for proposals within the Project Support Facility.

The main purpose of the CBSS PSF is to co-finance the development and implementation of Baltic Sea Region (BSR) cooperation projects contributing to CBSS long-term priorities, bringing added value for the Baltic Sea Region, showing impact in regional cooperation and fostering sustainable partnerships. The total amount of the CBSS PSF for three years is one million euro.

The projects should be transnational in character and aim to have a sustainable outcome. The maximum amount of co-financing granted is 65 000 euros. The project proposals may be initiated by a variety of legal entities of CBSS Member States, as well as CBSS Expert Groups and CBSS Networks.

The CBSS priority area for the year 2017 is “Sustainable development for a prosperous Baltic Sea Region”.

The call is open from 15 February to 15 April 2017.

For more specific information about the call please visit CBSS Project Support Facility website.

The Solidarity Academy of the European Solidarity Centre in cooperation with the Council of the Baltic Sea States is looking for 16 active, aspiring and young (20-30 years old) journalists from the member and observer states of CBSS who are willing to improve their editorial and journalism-related skills and engage themselves into the international networking process by taking part in the 2016 Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue.

The week-long seminar (13-20th November 2016) is an international project aimed at inspiring and supporting the development of the young intellectual elites in the Baltic Sea region.
At the workshops and lectures held during the Solidarity Academy-Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue in Gdańsk and Kaliningrad, 16 young journalists will have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and improve their skills in such issues as geopolitics or liberation movements on both a local and global/ European scale and the Baltic Sea region in particular.

For more information about the event, please find attached the call for applications.

To register for the competition please fill out the online registration form.

On 23rd July 2016 the winners of the Maritime Education Programme contest “How do we see the Baltics Sea” began their summer cruise around the Baltic Sea. (more…)

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