Template:Baltic Sea Info Tour 2010 - Preparation

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Preparation of the Tour

In this section we will give transparency about the status of preparation of the project.

Planning Process

  • the next preparation meeting will be on April 26th and 27th in Greifswald (D)
  • the most important things to be organized right now are: funding and organizing the local stops of the Tour
    • for the funding we applied for money at the EU YOUTH IN ACTION programme - the tour project is fitting to the programme quite good and it should be possible to get enough money for it there
    • we are currently looking also for groups and people who are willing to help organizing the local stops of the tour
  • currently we are working on the production of flyers, postcards and posters to distribute all over Europe (focussing on countries around the Baltic Sea but also elsewhere)
    • we need people to translate the invitation text into other languages and people to distribute the materials
    • the invitation has also to be spread to the international and local networks (e.g. mailing lists, internet forums and blogs, news portals...)
    • would be nice to have an advertising banner to distribute to webpages to promote the Tour - who would design it? who is willing to ask webpage operators to put them on their pages?
  • still unclear are the concrete means of transport for the Tour - some people like the idea of having caravans, others want a biketour or a mixture of different means (boat, train, hitchhiking, bicycle, caravans...)
    • we have to become clear about these things during the next months (April, May)
  • another tool to work on is the Baltic Sea Map project - we want to put all information about nuclear sites there; this will be helpful to inform about the issues and also to have good background information for later use


Local Stops of The Tour

At these places we will have local street actions (could be street theatre, info stalls or other type of action), gatherings with local activists and groups and information events on nuclear topics around the Baltic Sea to raise the awareness on these issues.

The local people and groups should organize accommodation and food for the participants of the Tour; they also should make the advertising/promotion in media and for locals of the project and organize the local information events and actions. The participiants of the Tour will join the street actions, help with the events and try to participate the organizing process of these local activities. But most local organizing tasks (as room, food, advertising) will have to be done by local people.

Finally Confirmed Locations
  • Åland (FIN)
  • Belarus
  • Copenhagen (DK)
  • Eurajoki/Rauma (FIN)
  • Greifswald (D)
  • Helsinki (FIN)
  • Jezioro Żarnowieckie (PL)
  • Loviisa/Isnäs (FIN)
  • Malmö (SE)
  • Oulu (FIN)
  • Riga (LV)
  • Stockholm (SE)
  • St. Petersburg (RUS)
Cancelled Locations
  • Kaliningrad (RUS)
  • Northern Sweden


Street Actions

The kind of local action and the topics we would focus on should be suggested by the local people, because the Tour should support their work. We can than decide together if the topics and kinds of action fit to the ideas of the other participants/activists.

The range of possible actions could be from info stalls to street theatre to symbolic blockades... for example. It is very much depending on the wishes and ideas of local people and the Tour activists and what they like to do.


Detailed Schedule For The Tour in 2010

This table shows the dates and places where the Tour will stop. The "alternative schedule" is for those people who didn't get visa for certain countries or don't want to join the main Tour schedule for any reasons.

Dates Tour Schedule Alternative Schedule
June 19th-21st (Sat-Mon): Turku/Ǻland (FIN) Biketour to the start of the infotour from Turku to Mariehamn - crossing the Ǻland islands archipelago
June 22nd-24th (Tue-Thu): Ǻland (FIN) start of the Baltic Sea Info Tour
- 3 days of action, information events and network meeting
- topics: nuclear waste issues
June 25th (Fri) travelling to the next stop (Isnäs/Loviisa) - e.g. with the night ferry to arrive in the morning in Helsinki
June 26th-28th (Sat-Mon): Isnäs/Loviisa (FIN) - 3 days of action, information events and network meeting
- topics: NPP, LMAW, proposed new NPP
June 29th (Tue) travelling to the next stop (Helsinki) - e.g. bus from Isnäs to Helsinki is provided every few hours and takes some two hours
June 30th-July 2nd (Wed-Fri): Helsinki (FIN) - 3 days of action, information events and network meeting
- topics: everything connected with nuclear power in Finland
July 3rd-4th (Sat-Sun) resting days in Helsinki (FIN)
- 2 days to relax and for recreation
July 5th (Mon) travelling to the next stop (St. Petersburg or Riga) - e.g. by ferry from Helsinki to St. Petersburg (departure in the afternoon with Finnlines, arrival in the morning of July 4th) or to Riga via Tallinn (departure at noon, arrival in Tallinn in the afternoon)
July 6th-8th (Tue-Thu): St. Petersberg (RUS) and Riga (LV) St. Petersberg (RUS):
- 3 days of action, information events and network meeting
- topics: nuclear waste transports, uranium waste transports, NPP + lifetime extension, ship terminal for radioactive materials, new Leningrad NPP
Riga (LV):
- 3 days to prepare the activities for the Tour stop in Riga
July 9th (Fri): St. Petersberg (RUS) and Riga (LV) St. Petersberg (RUS):
interim evaluation of the Baltic Sea Info Tour part I in St. Petersburg (Russia)
- end of the first part of the Baltic Sea Info Tour
Riga (LV):
- 1 additional day to prepare the activities for the Tour stop in Riga
July 10th (Sat) travelling to the next stop (Riga) - departure on July 8th at 11 pm, arrival in Tallinn in the early morning of July 9th Riga (LV):
- 1 additional day to prepare the activities for the Tour stop in Riga
July 11th-13th (Sun-Tue): Riga (LV) - 3 days of action, information events and network meeting
- topics: general nuclear power issues
July 14th (Wed) travelling to the next stop (Belarus or Vilnius)
July 15th-17th (Thu-Sat): Belarus and Vilnius (LT) Belarus:
- 3 days of action, information events and network meeting
- topics: new NPP, consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe
Vilnius (LT):
3 days of actions
July 18th-19th (Sun-Mon) resting days in Vilnius (LT)
- 2 days to relax and for recreation
July 20th (Tue) travelling to the next stop (Jezioro Żarnowieckie)
July 21st-23rd (Wed-Fri): Jezioro Żarnowieckie (PL) - 3 days of action, information events and network meeting
- topics: proposed NPP
- end of the first part of the Baltic Sea Info Tour
July 24th (Sat) travelling to the next stop (Greifswald)
July 25th (Sun): Greifswald (D) interim evaluation of the Baltic Sea Info Tour part II
July 26th-28th (Mon-Wed): Greifswald (D) Beginning of the itinerant youth exchange
- 3 days of action, information events and network meeting
- topics: decommissioned GDR NPPs, temporary disposal site for nuclear waste, nuclear waste transports
July 29th (Thu) travelling to the next stop (Copenhagen)
July 30th - August 1st (Fri-Sun): Copenhagen (DK) - 3 days of action, information events and network meeting
- topics: renewable energies, contamination of the Baltic Sea, general nuclear power issues
August 2nd (Mon) travelling to the next stop (Malmö)
August 3rd-5th (Tue-Thu): Malmö (SE) - 3 days of action, information events and network meeting
- topics: NPPs in Sweden, final disposal of nuclear waste, contamination of the Baltic Sea
August 6th-7th (Fri-Sat) resting days in Malmö (SE)
- 2 days to relax and for recreation
August 8th (Sun) travelling to the next stop (Stockholm)
August 9th-11th (Mon-Wed): Stockholm (SE) - 3 days of action, information events and network meeting
- topics: NPPs in Sweden, final disposal of nuclear waste, contamination of the Baltic Sea
August 12th-13th (Thu-Fri) travelling to the next stop (Olkiluoto/Rauma)
August 14th-16th (Sat-Mon): Olkiluoto/Rauma (FIN) - 3 days of action, information events and network meeting
- topics: proposed uranium mining, proposed new NPP
August 17th (Tue) travelling to the next stop (Oulu)
August 18th-20th (Wed-Fri): Oulu (FIN) - 3 days of action, information events and network meeting
- topics: proposed uranium mining, proposed NPP
August 21st (Sat) evaluation of the Baltic Sea Info Tour in Oulu (Finland)
- end of the Baltic Sea Info Tour on August 21st


Preparation of The "Framework"

We are currently only 2-3 people who are organizing the "framework" of the whole Tour project. This is not enough, so please join us!

Preparation of the "framework" means organizing the financing, flyers, posters, advertising, coordinating dates+stuff ... - more in detail:

  • organize money for at least printing of advertising stuff (posters, flyers...), action materials, some food for the travelling time, money for travelling + maybe more if possible to get
  • write text for info materials about the Tour + to give nuclear background information; later: layout them + distribute them
  • discuss and decide the way of the Tour: where should it stop, how long to stay at certain places; which vehicles for transport?
  • make contacts with activists around the Baltic Sea and try to coordinate meetings + stops with them
  • have an overview about planned dates, money, participating people and open tasks...


Past Meetings


Resources & funding

for now, scattered information about these aspects can be found in the notes from the JUKSS workshop notes & the Stockholm meeting notes, and in the Timeline section.

A schematic overview will be constructed at the Resource List page

Content; i.e. what exactly the tour is about

Thoughts from the JUKSS workshop:

Maybe different focus in different places? (Needs coordination!)

  • scandinavia: uranium mining(!), NPP proliferation, waste storage plans, "future nuclear colonies"
    • saami, europe's only indigenous people
  • Lithuania: very dependent on NPP ignalina, green NGOs campaign for nuclear-free Lithuania
  • denmark: nuclear-free, lots of renewable energy
  • greifswald (de): example of closed plant (also Barsebäck in Swe)
  • murmansk (ru): there is a campaign (in norway?) to appeal to russian authorities to shut down power plant in murmansk region)

(See also the Nuclear Baltic Map)

Aims / topics?

  • support for affected communities
  • networking, contact
  • awareness raising & information
    • along (future) routes of nuclear material
    • about nuclear issues around the baltic sea
      • distribute map of nuclear industry activity around the baltic sea
      • the baltic sea is radioactive (MILKAS?)
      • Uranium Tails: UF6 transported over the baltic sea
    • alternatives
      • downscaling & localizing, not just "green" version of status quo
      • Knowhow & DIY info: f.ex. small-scale renewable energy
        • specialized business? (f.ex. renewable energy)
  • suggestion: Public Campaign for a Nuclear Free Baltic
    • Not only information, but give some "future" (Message: nuclear-free baltic is possible).
    • Also good countermove against the threat of scandinavia becoming a "nuclear colony"

What profile?

  • we're not "professional", or experts, just people (and that's ok!)
  • activities should be determined by local groups/people!
    • we could provide different options: seminars/workshop "packages", action, info material
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