The Baltic Youth Camp is a three-day festival where youth representatives from the Baltic Sea Region gather to explore friendship, culture and politics through workshops, small seminars and social activities. Read more in about.
The Youth Camp will be between 8-11 June. We welcome participants from 10:00 – 17:00 at the airport where you can register. Look for a Baltic Sea Youth Camp stand at the exit. We have a shuttle bus that will take you to the Camp.
The camp itself is situated at Hotel Orle on Sobieszewo island just outside of Gdansk, Poland. The address is: Lazurowa 8, 80-680 Gdańsk, Polen
We welcome youth with all kinds of backgrounds aged 18-25 in the Baltic Sea Region (meaning Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden) to apply for our youth camp.
We have about 100 free slots for youngsters. We therefore ask you to send in your application telling us why we should choose you. The team behind the Camp will do a selection process, making sure we have a varied selection of all ages, sexes, backgrounds and nationalities from across the Baltic Sea Region.
Accommodation and food are covered by the Youth Camp and your travel expenses are reimbursed. When you have checked in and participated at the youth camp we will reimburse your travel costs within a couple of weeks after the camp. Do not book your tickets before we have confirmed that you have been selected as a participant at the youth camp.
Who is behind the Youth Camp?
The project is funded by the Council of the Baltic Sea States Project Support Facility. The partners are: Baltic Sea States Subregional Co-operation (BSSSC, lead partner) together with the Union of Baltic Cities (UBC), the Euroregion Baltic (ERB) and the Baltic Sea Cultural Centre (BSCC) in Gdansk. With support of Policy Area Culture (of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR)).
Why are you doing this?
Young people are the decision makers of tomorrow. Despite of this, youths seem to be low on the agenda in the Baltic Sea Region. Youth voter participation is low in many countries, several countries lack tools, institutions and funding for youth politicians, and still we barely see youth involvement at the EUSBSR Annual Fora. Therefore, started an initiative to increase youth participation in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR) by establishing an inspiring Baltic Sea Region Youth Camp 2019. Our goals are:
- To build mutual understanding and togetherness among the youths of the Baltic Sea Region.
- To raise awareness and build knowledge on the sustainable development goals and circular economy
- Raise the voice of the youth and ensure their voice is heard in the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR)