THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING GREAT
What an amazing start for our platform! In only two days we kickstarted a global youth movement and managed with great success to translate the momentum into a working organisation.
- 50 Delegates
- 30 Young Guests
- 7 Workshops
- 5 Panels
What did we work on?
In the presence and with the active participation of high level decision-makers, diplomats and professionals, we had a conference on the multipolar world. The general topics of peace, democracy, mobility, multiculturalism, modernity, sustainability and innovation were discussed in depth at break-away workshops in smaller groups. Team-building was an important point on the agenda, helped by a joint expedition to St. Petersburg in Russia.
What were the results?
- A joint statement on youth priorities regarding our 7 topics communicated to our partners in the political and diplomatic spheres
- A team of transcontinental volunteers working on further actions
- A preliminary working structure for the platform
Post Event in St. Petersburg
After the main summit we made our event truly Euro-BRICS by actually visiting Finland's neighbour. An overnight ferry ride away we met with decision-makers and civil society in St. Petersburg to get input and hands-on information about the topics we talked about, as well as to further our team-building efforts in an informal setting.