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This is the complete text we want to use to apply for the three parts of the Baltic Sea Info Tour planned to take place from June 23, 2010 to August 24th, 2010. We separated the Tour into three parts of 21 days (maximum number of days to be funded by youth exchanges under the Youth in Action Programme of the European Union). We will apply for these parts in Finland, Latvia and Germany.

The coloured sections won't be part of the applications but provide information to understand how the schedule of the Baltic Sea Info Tour will work.

We won't publish the personal details of the applicants, partner groups, bank accounts and the sums of the grant on the webpage for data protection reasons.


Contents

Application: Baltic Sea Info Tour 2010

Application for: Action 3 - Youth in the world. 3.1 - Cooperation with Neighbouring Partner Countries. Youth Exchanges (Version of the application form valid as of 1 January 2010)


Part I. Project identification and summary

Name of the applicant

These are the applicants of the three applications:

  • YNUFF - Youth For Nuclear Free Finland
  • Amber Generation
  • Greenkids e.V.


Title of the project
  • Baltic Sea Info Tour


Type of Activity

This project is a Youth Exchange of the following type:

  • multilateral (at least 4 promoters from different countries)


The applicant is:

  • a promoter based in a Programme Country


Duration of the project

application 1:
Start date of the project: (date when the first costs incur)

  • 01.05.10


End date of the project: (date when the last costs incur)

  • 30.11.10


The Activity starts:

  • 23.06.10


The Activity ends:

  • 09.07.10


Total duration of the Activity (in days), excluding travel days:

  • 17


Venue(s):

  • Finland, Russia


application 2:
Start date of the project: (date when the first costs incur)

  • 01.05.10


End date of the project: (date when the last costs incur)

  • 30.11.10


The Activity starts:

  • 14.07.10


The Activity ends:

  • 29.07.10


Total duration of the Activity (in days), excluding travel days:

  • 16


Venue(s):

  • Latvia, Belarus, Russia, Poland


application 3:
Start date of the project: (date when the first costs incur)

  • 01.05.10


End date of the project: (date when the last costs incur)

  • 30.11.10


The Activity starts:

  • 04.08.10


The Activity ends:

  • 24.08.10


Total duration of the Activity (in days), excluding travel days:

  • 21


Venue(s):

  • Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland


Relevance to the general objectives of the Youth in Action Programme

The project:

  • promotes young people’s active citizenship in general and their European citizenship in particular;
  • develops solidarity and promote tolerance among young people, in particular in order to foster social cohesion in the European Union;
  • fosters mutual understanding between young people in different countries;
  • promotes European cooperation in the youth field.


Relevance to the priorities of the Youth in Action Programme

Permanent thematic priorities:

  • European Citizenship
  • Participation of young people
  • Cultural diversity
  • Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities


Annual priorities:

  • Youth unemployment
  • Global challenges (such as sustainable development, climate change, migrations and the Millennium Developmment Goals)


National priorities:

  • only Finland:
    • projects with new EU countries that joined after 2004
  • only Germany:
    • Young people in poverty or in risk situations will be involved
    • The youth exchange is integrated locally in the daily work of and with young people and/or will have impacts to the local environment of the youth exchange. The project and the results will be made visible and will effect follow-ups
    • Learning processes will be specifically instructed and reflected and the theme of the youth exchange will be realized by methods of non-formal education


Main themes for the Activity
  • European awareness
  • Environment


Summary of the project

We have to update this when we know exactly who will be partner group for the project.

The Baltic Sea Info Tour is an itinerant youth exchange through {Finland and Russia|Latvia, Belarus, Russia and Poland|Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Finland}. It will be an informative event, dedicated to the Baltic Sea which is the most radioactive and polluted sea in the world. We want to discuss the challenges with people living across the Baltic Sea and to give more information about certain issues connected to radioactivity, nuclear power and renewable alternatives.

The Baltic Sea Info Tour will consist of different kinds of activities: street actions, information events, workshops, performances, discussions, spreading of flyers and posters. The Tour will include several stops in the countries, mentioned above.

The Tour will last {17|16|21} days and will take place in summer 2010 with 60 participants from all partner organizations. In each place, a three day stop is planned to pay attention to the issues, so as to inform as many people as possible, to meet people from local partner groups and to share information about the topic.


Geographical scope of the project

not part of the German application

Eastern Europe and Caucasus:

  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Russian Federation


Composition of the partnership

Information in the application form only


Part II. Applicant

Information in the application form only


Part III. Partner promoter(s)

Information in the application form only


Part IV. Participants in the project

Information in the application form only


Part V. Project description

Objectives and priorities

The idea of the Baltic Sea Info Tour was created in autumn 2008 at the NUCLEAR weekEND in Loviisa (Finland). This was an event organized internationally by activists from Finland, Germany and from the United Kingdom to discuss the nuclear developments in Finland and the strategies to raise the public awareness on the topic. The Baltic Sea Info Tour was one of the ideas for future activities and should take place in summer 2010. We wanted to use the time to find partner groups, develop our ideas how the project could look like and to find out if other people would be interested in joining the tour.

A first bigger planning and promotion meeting took place at the Youth Environmental Congress in Frankfurt/Main on 1 January, 2009. There German, Russian and Finnish partners met each other to discuss the cooperation project. On April 17th-19th, 2009 we had another meeting in Stockholm to get to know people from Sweden and to ask them for their participation in the Baltic Sea Info Tour. A virtual meeting about the state of affairs regarding contacting possible partner groups and regions to visit was done on June 13th, 2009 via Skype. The idea of the Tour project was also presented at Nuclear Climate Camp in Finland in July 2009 where new interested people joined the project. The meeting to write together on the application was held at the Youth Environmental Congress in Elmshorn near Hamburg in Germany over New Year 2009/2010.

At the NUCLEAR weekEND we learned that the Baltic Sea is the most radioactive sea in the world – for us this was the reason to start to inform about nuclear power and its impacts by travelling around the Baltic Sea together with other young people from different countries. The main impacts to the Baltic Sea are currently caused by the Swedish and the Finnish nuclear power plants, but also the Russian and Lithuanian reactors increased the amount of radioactivity in the Baltic Sea. Additionally the proposed uranium mining projects and final disposal sites as well as nuclear transports are strengthening the risk of pollution for the vital sea between Finland, Russia, Baltic States, Poland, Germany, Denmark and Sweden.

The radiation in the Baltic Sea is a problem that affects everyone who lives by the sea. Our idea is to arrange an itinerant youth exchange around the Baltic Sea in summer 2010. We call it the “Baltic Sea Info Tour” because we aim to inform around this sea about the nuclear challenges of the Baltic Sea. A big part of this info tour will be the youth exchange from {June 23rd to July 13th|July 14th to August 3rd|August 4th-24th}.

The way we want to come in contact with local initiatives, do public street action, provide information events about nuclear power and renewable alternatives, and have network meetings with local activists. So we want to spread the word about nuclear issues, possibilities for young people to become active in their role of European citizens and to increase the awareness and respect for other cultures and points of view.

Our youth exchange is also a way to gather different people and foster the cooperation and understanding between each other. By the way we will develop our networks when we get to know new people and live with them for some weeks. This will be the basis for future projects with groups and young people from different European countries. The Baltic Sea Info Tour will also develop the social skills and give new experience for the participants of our youth exchange. We will organize and prepare street actions (e.g. theatre and info stalls) together and make experiences by spending time together while we are travelling and meeting with other people.

Most people (as well young persons as “adults”) don't know much about their possibilities to have an impact on political decisions, e.g. if a new facility has been proposed and there will be a decision about it. Many people are not at least informed about political decisions and developments which are concerning them. With our project we want to empower people to take responsibility for their lives and to become active citizens. We will inform about the opportunities to act in the European society and we will practise this together by organizing information events, street actions and discussing the challenges of nuclear impacts to the Baltic Sea. This way we will promote our participants' active citizenship (and other people's awareness about these issues if they attend our events) in general and their European citizenship in particular.

We will be a group of young people from several European countries with partly very different cultural and political backgrounds. We will learn about the lives of the other participants, their daily challenges and how they deal with problems in society, which opportunities they have and about current topics in their countries. So the project will foster the mutual understanding between young people from different countries. We will cooperate to act together when we will be organizing events or the Tour in general, so we will have to learn to deal with different ideas of organizing and designing activities and lives. This process will develop the solidarity for each other not only for the youth exchange but also for the time afterwards, because we will stay connected to many of our participants to develop mutual future activities. The Baltic Sea Info Tour will also promote the tolerance between young people while we will increase the understanding of each other and learn to value different cultures and ideas of living. Staying connected and furthering activities with each other will foster the social cohesion between our participants and their social environments with each other and this way finally foster the social cohesion in the European Union.

Throughout the Baltic Sea Info Tour we are creating contacts with other youth organizations all over Europe and focus together with our partners on cooperations towards this youth exchange. So we will intensify our contacts, get to know how several partners are working and learn how to deal with different types of organizing styles. When we meet local initiatives and activists in the network meetings at the stops of the Tour we will connect to more youth organizations especially around the Baltic Sea. All in all our project will promote the European cooperation in the youth field by our activities.

Our youth exchange will be organized to be as emancipative as possible. We were involving our partner organizations from the very beginning of the first ideas of the Baltic Sea Info Tour and created systems to participate equally very early. Our mailing list and meetings are not only thought to be “group” meetings, but generally gatherings of people who want to become active. We don't make a big difference whether or not people are representatives of organizations. Everyone who wants to participate has the same rights to take part in the decision making about the Tour. The Baltic Sea Info Tour is a pretty practical example for real participation of young people in a project. They will be involved in all stages of the youth exchange and make an impact on the design of the project.

We are aware that some of our participants have fewer opportunities than others because of their social, cultural or geographical backgrounds. We will accommodate these challenges by preparing those participants specially for the youth exchange and provide support for them during the activities. This will be delivered by an expert who troubles with us throughout the Tour. We will consider all these disadvantages and make it possible for all to participate in the project.

Nuclear power is a topic of global importance as radiation doesn't stop at borders and the experiences with the nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki showed as well as later nuclear bomb tests and the catastrophe of Chernobyl that the radioactive particles will be distributed all over the world (especially around the Northern hemisphere as there were most of these incidents). Including the impacts of uranium mining, processing this ore to produce nuclear fuel and the disposal of the created long-life nuclear waste the operation of nuclear power plants has an immense impact to the global warming. Nuclear power also is obstructing the development of environmentally friendly energy production systems as it's blocking electricity markets from being substituted by renewable energy sources and is costing much more money than would be necessary for the development of a renewable energies system. The Baltic Sea Info Tour will raise the awareness to this global challenge by picking out nuclear challenges as a central theme and informing about special issues.

Some of our participants are faced with unemployment and poverty, partly connected to formerly cancelling their school education. We will design the youth exchange in a way that makes it possible for people with fewer opportunities to join the Baltic Sea Info Tour anyway and to help in situations when certain people have to deal with fewer knowledge and experience because of their social and economical status. The youth exchange will also help to develop skills that can be helpful to work in fields they like to.

The local promoters will focus very much on the preparation of the local stops of the itinerant youth exchange. They will start cooperating with other local organizations and involve young people living in their regions to prepare the Baltic Sea Info Tour. Thus the youth exchange is integrated locally in the daily work of and with young people. By creating new cooperation projects and establishing long-term partnerships with local activists it will have an impact to the local environment of the youth exchange. The local network meetings increase the effect of these activities as well as the number of planned follow-ups.


Partnership, theme and activities

Our promoters
We have to update this when we know exactly who will be partner group for the project. The first promoters had been found at the “NUCLEAR weekEND” in Finland when the idea of the Baltic Sea Info Tour was developed. Some of them - Youth for a Nuclear Free Finland and Greenkids - could make some experiences with cooperation projects with each other through the 2009 “International Youth Exchange for Nuclear Free Sustainable Living” in Lapland/Finland. The Latvian and Netherlands people learned about the project during that youth exchange, too. Over the time we found several activists from many countries who wanted to help with the preparation of the camp, although they were not backed by an organization.

We met the activists from Russia at several conferences, meetings and camps during the last few years. The Swedish connection we created in October 2009 at the international Nuclear Waste conference. We improved our contacts furthermore when we were looking for local partners in November 2009 in Sweden. With the Azerbaijani group we had contact through the last years and planned several projects together – in one case the funding for the event couldn't be organized and in another case the Azerbaijani authorities didn't issue the visas for the group early enough. Thus, the Baltic Sea Info Tour will be our first practical experience with each other.

The contacts to the British activists started in 2008 by mutual activities at the Anti Nuclear Festival in Finland and the campaign against the nuclear weapons facilities in Aldermaston. In 2009 we had some possibilities to visit them in the UK in connection with other gatherings. Greenkids had developed quite a long time ago a cooperation with the Austrian “Oekologisches Netzwerk Wien”. They organized some events together and met at several Youth Environmental Congresses (JUKSS).

At the last JUKSS in Elmshorn between Christmas 2009 and beginning of January 2010 we had the final preparation meeting to write the application for the Baltic Sea Info Tour. There we found our new partner groups from Belarus, Denmark and Belgium. We intensified the connection to all partner groups throughout January while we were working on writing this application and when we discussed many details of the Baltic Sea Info Tour. At the very last moment, when we wanted to send the application, the group from Poland came in contact with us and wanted to join our project. We had asked around for partner groups near the Baltic Sea to participate in the youth exchange and were very happy to make contact with people from these countries. Our cooperation started right away and we hope to improve it during the next months.


Communication
We are connected through the “Nuclear Heritage Network”, a transnational youth initiative founded by the German group Greenkids. We communicate by e-mail listserves, meet each other from time to time at the annual network meetings or at other events organized internationally by network members. For the preparation of the Baltic Sea Info Tour we created a special mailing list that all interested people who want to join or to help with the project have subscribed. Additionally we use the wiki webpage to prepare the youth exchange. If personal talks are necessary we use phone or Skype to communicate with each other.


Emancipated project process
To prepare and organize the project we will have a preparation meeting in person in May 2010. These two days will be used to talk about important tasks to organize the youth exchange and to do a good promotion of the Tour. Besides the preparation meeting we also ask for volunteers to take on tasks from our mailing list of people who are willing to work on it. These volunteers then prepare a solution (e.g. Invitation text, flyer draft, etc.) and inform the people on the list about the results. The partner groups and active supports have the possibility to comment or change then before it will be published.

We will discuss the progress of our project continuously by mailing list, during the youth exchange and afterwards the Baltic Sea Info Tour as part of the evaluating. All partners and active supporters will be emancipated and with equal rights throughout the whole project. We will make clear all tasks together, everyone takes the responsibility for some of the jobs and finally designs this project with each other.

To distribute the work equally among the partners we will create a detailed list of tasks that have to be done. This list will be available on the webpage. We will first ask who wants to take on which tasks. This overview will include timetables and deadlines. Those tasks that are not taken on by someone will be distributed among the partner groups equally as far as they agree with it. If there should be conflicts about the work we will discuss it with each other to find solutions. Finally we will decide using the mailing list and Skype conferences.

The partner groups around the Baltic Sea agreed that they will focus on organizing the local stops of the Baltic Sea Info Tour. Thus they will take on organizing the accommodation and food for the participants and they will do the local promotion. Other partner groups promised to help with creating general promotion materials (Belgian group) and organizing the support of disadvantaged people (British group).

Finnish and Swedish promoters will start to prepare background materials about some topics of the Baltic Sea Info Tour – e.g. an exhibition on uranium mining and a flyer on the same topic. Some activists from Russia already offered to organize speakers for the information events.

We use our mailing list to inform about the progress of these tasks and if support is needed it will be announced there. Several people from different groups (Finland, Belgium, Germany, Sweden) already offered to help with such tasks.

After the Advance Planning Visit we will have a nearly completely overview about all tasks and about the people and groups that are responsible to coordinate them. We will use this meeting to distribute all tasks nobody volunteered for by then. There we will also have been more possibilities to discuss problems if there should be tasks nobody can or wants to do.


Themes of the project
The theme of the project is the global issue of nuclear threats, especially the dangers caused by the use of nuclear power around the Baltic Sea. We will inform ourselves and others about international, European and national laws to protect the environment against the threats of ionizing radiation as well as about their contribution to the development of these nuclear facilities by promoting the use of nuclear power. In detail we want to investigate and inform about the impacts of nuclear power plants to the radiation of the Baltic Sea (the Baltic Sea is regarding to official data of the concerned countries the most radioactive sea in the world). We will further discuss the influence of nuclear fuel and uranium transports from Russian and German harbours, the proposed final nuclear waste repositories in Sweden and Finland and about the proposed new Nuclear Power Plants in Russia to the Baltic Sea. The general impacts of nuclear power facilities (e.g. permanent low level radiation, risk of accidents, destruction of nature and exploitation of people in the uranium mining areas, and the insoluble challenge of a long-term safe final disposal of nuclear waste) will be another theme.

One aspect is the impacts of the nuclear catastrophe in Chernobyl in 1986 in the Ukraine - Finnish measurement facilities were the first ones outside the former Soviet Union to recognize the accident in the soviet design reactor. Thousands of people died since this time of the effects of the nuclear catastrophe. The most effected country is Belarus. In Lithuania on December 31st of 2009 the nuclear power plant (NPP) Ignalina was shut down as a precondition for Lithuania joining the EU. In St. Petersburg and Loviisa still today nuclear reactors of the old soviet design are in operation. In Kaliningrad Russia plans to construct a new reactor, the “Baltic NPP”. Swedish and Finnish NPPs are contributing thousands of times more radioactivity to the Baltic Sea than the former Eastern bloc power plants. In Olkiluoto the Finnish nuclear industry plans to develop a final disposal site for high level radioactive waste directly by the sea including the risk of additional releases of radioactivity to the Baltic Sea. At the German coast in Lubmin near Greifswald a big number of soviet design NPPs was formerly in operation and today a temporary repository for high level radioactive waste is situated there. Some countries like Poland and Sweden and even the Baltic states are discussing to construct new reactors while in Finland the first new reactor construction since the Chernobyl accident takes place (with many problems). Denmark is also bordering the Baltic Sea but doesn't contribute radioactivity to it. But, anyway, Danish people are affected by the nuclear contamination of the Baltic Sea. All these topics are important for young people around this sea and we want to try to inform about the issues and discuss them.

Recent studies have prooved a significant correlation between the distance to nuclear power plants and cancer cases. It is very important to discuss the impact of the radiation of the Baltic Sea to people's health around the sea. But it's not only about the threats of nuclear power, but also about renewable alternatives, the potentials of the Baltic Sea for innovative kinds of power generation and about people and groups around the sea who are working hard to inform the public and to make an impact on political decisions towards a nuclear free future.


Activities throughout the project
We will stay for three days at each station of our itinerant youth exchange ({Aland, Helsinki, Isnäs/Loviisa, St. Petersburg, Tallinn|Riga, Vilnius, Belarus, Kaliningrad, Poland|Greifswald, Lübeck, Denmark, Malmö, Oulu}). To move between theses cities we will probably use public transport (coaches, trains, ferries). The venues, accommodation, food supply and local organization will be arranged by our local promoters and supporters. At the stations of our youth exchange we will have public information events, create street actions and meet with local activists to spread the word about our themes and to get to know other active people as well as to learn about local issues and cultural differences.

We will have sessions for the social and group process between the participants. Every day we will have meetings and youth methods to find out about the participants' conditions and needs. We will have workshops and internal events to learn about the culture and political situation in the participants' countries. As we will prepare the events together we will learn to deal with different behaviours and backgrounds of the people. We will create and develop new skills, e.g. how to organize public events, how to do media work, how to deal with authorities and handy skills.


Preparation activities
At the beginning of the project we will produce promotion materials such as flyers and posters, and will start to write articles and press releases about the youth exchange to raise public attention for our themes and to invite people to join the project. We will prepare materials for international usage and other materials to use locally for promotion. These materials will be distributed internationally and locally by our partner groups and supporters. We will send invitation emails and letters to our members, interested people, other groups and organizations with mutual interests and to networks working on similar topics. Additionally we will promote the project on the internet (putting banners to websites, asking other website administrators to add our banners on their webpages, spreading promotion texts about the youth exchange in forums, blogs and other information web portals.

At our preparation meeting we will get to know each other in person (or at least we will get to know some people from each partner group) – by now not everyone has met everyone involved in the Baltic Sea Info Tour youth exchange, although most of the contacts had been created personally in former mutual activities. We will discuss the tasks that have to be done for the preparation and implementation of the project and make clear who will take responsibility for which tasks. These decisions will be made together on an equal basis between all promoters and supporters.

When we can't meet each other in person, we will communicate via phone and Skype to discuss tasks and open questions. General information about tasks will be send to the mailing list to inform everyone who is involved in the project. E.g. the ones responsible for the design of the flyers will send their drafts to the listserve to get feedback and to produce the final version of the materials. We will also coordinate activities and dates using the mentioned internet tools.

Locally our promoters will search for and arrange the rooms for information events, meetings and accommodation. They will distribute flyers and posters to promote the youth exchange and later to promote the events, look for participants and local supporters. Our local partners will also do media work, connect us with local activists and groups and do the negotiations with the government agencies if necessary.

To prepare the participants for the youth exchange we will produce an information brochure with schedules, information about the promoters, basic information about the countries we will visit and other aspects about the Tour that could be important for them. We will also produce some basic materials, for example flyers about general challenges of nuclear power and special issues in the countries we will talk about. These materials can be used by the participants for their own preparation, too, but will later also be used in public information events and street actions to inform people there.

Setting schedules, searching for speakers for the events, doing the international media work and promotion will be done together by the promoters and supporters of the Baltic Sea Info Tour. We will create working groups for certain clusters of tasks, e.g. media work, internet tasks, design of materials, finding speakers. All partner groups will take over tasks they are experienced or specialized in. The mailing list and the wiki webpage will be used to coordinate these activities.


Implementation activities
While the local groups are preparing everything connected to the “stations” of the itinerant youth exchange, we will also have local contact persons to coordinate with them our tour schedules, contents to be prepared for and tasks that will have to be done by the participants of the youth exchange. As targets of the Baltic Sea Info Tour are not only to raise the knowledge and awareness about the radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea but also to create and increase the awareness of different social, cultural and political backgrounds of people (= our participants) and circumstances in their home countries, we will reserve enough time for the information exchange on these issues. We will get impressions presented by the participants about their countries, the political and cultural situation there, about nuclear policies in these regions and the public awareness of the threats connected to it as well as about the activities to raise the awareness on these topics and to increase the pressure on decision makers.

The participants will learn about political and legal conditions in the participating countries; they will develop skills to work in teams, to manage (small) projects such as to develop street actions and information events (all these activities will be organized by the participants with support from our local partner groups and the experts companying the Baltic Sea Info Tour) and practical skills e.g. how to write a press release or a flyer. To do these tasks our schedule includes spaces for preparation work. By organizing these events the participants will get to know each other better and learn about their backgrounds and the way to live and work they developed at home. Consequently informal learning has a big importance in our project.


Evaluation activities
Throughout the project we will evaluate the progress, challenges and how the involved people feel about the atmosphere within the project, with each other and towards the results. We will ask for feedback from time to time during the preparation phase. During the youth exchange we will use methods to get regular response about these issues. After the Baltic Sea Info Tour an evaluation phase will take place to discuss the whole process, to get feedback from promoters and participants how they liked the activities (preparation, youth exchange, tasks) and to develop solutions for challenges we found.

We will also use the evaluation phase to collect materials and contents for the valorization / exploitation of the results of our project. Finally we will produce a brochure about nuclear issues and active citizenship around the Baltic Sea and distribute it to interested people throughout Europe. We will also prepare information events including slide shows, theatrical elements and lectures to present the Baltic Sea Info Tour project in many areas around the Baltic Sea.

For the evaluation and valorization we will make appointments with all the people involved to discuss, collect feedback and make agreements about the tasks to be done using our mailing list and Skype conferences. The final results (information events and brochure) will be distributed by our promoters in their countries and internationally to other organizations and interested people. The tasks will be spread over all participants and promoters on the basis of their free decision – everyone will offer what they can contribute best and we will try to separate work as equally as possible.


Timetable of the itinerant youth exchange
(Finnish application)

June 22nd
Arrival of the participants in Ǻland (Finland)


June 23rd
10.00 am:
(official) Welcoming the participants and introductory presentation of the Baltic Sea Info Tour

  • including presentation of the programme of the (itinerant) youth exchange and daily schedules
  • introduction of speakers, experts and interpreters


12.00 pm:
Icebreaker – games and methods to get to know each other

  • participants will introduce themselves in the whole group and by individual games in small groups of 2-4 persons
  • these methods should help to open the existing peer groups and make contacts between participants independently on their affiliation to certain countries or memberships to certain organizations


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Presentation of the promoters (partner groups) of the projects

  • each group has half an hour to give an introduction to their work and targets
  • prepared and presented by a participant of each group


6.00 pm:
Preparation of the street action and the information event for the next days

  • participants will decide which activities they are most interested in to help with the preparation; following these main focusses of people working groups will be created which will work simultaneously on these tasks
  • the local promoters and supporters will already have prepared important tasks like rooms & spaces for the events and promoting them; they will now inform the participants about these preparations and what is still needed to be done – e.g. to create costumes, write flyers or prepare a simple street theatre
  • within the working groups for the activities the participants will form smaller groups to focus on certain tasks (e.g. writing a flyer, preparing materials, preparing the rooms/spaces)


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Finland

  • prepared by the Finnish participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Finland
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Finland


11.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


June 24th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Continuing the preparation of the street action and the information event


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Information about the planned activities of the next three weeks

  • for the following events the participants should have more time and possibilities to develop street actions and information events – they will get information about the ideas of the local promoters for these events and what already has been done
  • the participants decide which of the events they want to focus on for the next time; they will learn to do media work themselves (supported by local promoters and experts) as well as creating information materials, doing investigations on certain topics and preparing activities for the special conditions in the concerned countries
  • they will create a schedule of tasks and when they have to be done during the Baltic Sea Info Tour; there will be time at every “station” of the itinerant youth exchange to work on these tasks


6.00 pm:
Public information event

  • e.g. on nuclear waste treatment issues in Finland and Sweden and the effects this will have for people in Ǻland and at other places around the Baltic Sea
  • the real topic of this information event will be decided before the activity starts together between promoters and supporting people


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
Evening feedback circles

  • explaining the methods and the need to get feedback to design the youth exchange in a way that it is fitting to the participants' needs and wishes
  • turning over into smaller groups of people to exchange their thoughts, fears, happiness, needs and wishes (e.g. in so-called “whisper rounds” - groups of up to 5 people have a few minutes to exchange their opinions and write down the main points; after this time the groups change and new rounds of other people will be created to continue the exchange and the documentation of impressions – this can be repeated for a certain time so that many people will have talked with many others and the probability that they will create innovative ideas and collect as many impressions as possible is very good)
  • finally the schedule for the next day(s) will be discussed and modified regarding the wishes told in the whisper rounds
  • the minutes will be presented in the whole group so everyone can see what others want


11.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


June 25th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Preparation of the street action and later events of the youth exchange

  • participants will organize the events in their workgroups as decided in the afternoon of the last day; experts and local promoters (if available) will support them


1.00 pm:
Public street action

  • e.g. on nuclear waste treatment issues in Finland, distributing flyers, maybe street theatre
  • the real topic and kind of this street action will be decided before the activity starts together between promoters and supporting people
  • going to the place of the street action, doing the action, returning to the venue
  • people take lunch packets with them to the action


5.00 pm:
Meeting with local activists from Ǻland

  • get to know what are their topics and ways of dealing with these issues
  • talk about future projects
  • exchange contacts


8.00 pm:
Dinner

  • including time for more informal talks with the local activists
  • preparing to leave the place with the night ferry from Mariehamn to Helsinki


10.30 pm:
Check in at the harbour of Mariehamn

  • travel by ferry to Helsinki at 11.55 pm or 11.45 pm (Tallink or Viking ferry)


June 26th
9.55 am:

  • Arrival at the harbour of Helsinki
  • take local bus to the venue


11.00 am:
Meeting the local promoters in Helsinki

  • presentation of their topics and tasks
  • presentation of the programme for the days in Helsinki
  • information exchange about the preparation done by local promoters and supporters and our participants for the activities in Helsinki


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Preparation of the public information event and street action in Helsinki

  • working in the already existing groups on the preparation of the events in Helsinki and later “stations” of the itinerant youth exchange
  • those participants who were preparing the events in Ǻland will evaluate their activities and join the preparation of other events of the Baltic Sea Info Tour


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Evening feedback circles


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


June 27th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


1.00 pm:
Public street action

  • e.g. on the nuclear policies in Finland (discussion of “NPP for climate protection”, new NPPs, Uranium mining), distributing flyers, maybe street theatre
  • the topic and kind of this street action will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Ǻland
  • going to the place of the street action, doing the action, returning to the venue
  • people take lunch packets with them to the action


5.00 pm:
Meeting with local activists from Helsinki

  • get to know what are their topics and ways of dealing with these issues
  • talk about future projects
  • exchange contacts


8.00 pm:
Dinner

  • including time for more informal talks with the local activists


9.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Latvia

  • prepared by the Latvian participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Latvia
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Latvia


11.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


June 28th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Public information event

  • e.g. on the nuclear policies in Finland (discussion of “NPP for climate protection”, new NPPs, Uranium mining), challenges of the final disposal of nuclear waste or about the radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea
  • the topic and kind of this information event will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Ǻland


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Russia

  • prepared by the Russian participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Russia
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Russia


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


June 29th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:

  • Exploring Helsinki
  • time to get to know Helsinki; local people could offer to show participants around
  • preparing to leave the place with the bus from Helsinki to Isnäs


12.30 pm:
Lunch


2.00 pm:
Check in at Kamppi bus station in Helsinki

  • go to Kamppi and check in
  • travel by bus via Porvoo to Isnäs at 3.08 pm (old timetable – only available until 31st of May)


4.20 pm:
Arrival in Isnäs (old timetable – only available until 31st of May)

  • walk to the accommodation


5.00 pm:
Meeting the local promoters in Isnäs and Loviisa

  • presentation of their topics and tasks
  • presentation of the programme for the days in Isnäs and Loviisa
  • information exchange about the preparation done by local promoters and supporters and our participants for the activities in Isnäs and Loviisa


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
End of the “official” programme


June 30th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Germany

  • prepared by the German participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Germany
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Germany


11.30 am:
Preparation of the public information event and street action in Isnäs/Loviisa

  • working in the already existing groups on the preparation of the events in Isnäs/Loviisa and later “stations” of the itinerant youth exchange
  • those participants who were preparing the events in Helsinki will evaluate their activities and join the preparation of other events of the Baltic Sea Info Tour


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


6.00 pm:
Public information event

  • e.g. on the NPP Loviisa and its threats, the LMAW repository in Loviisa, the proposed new NPP in Loviisa, challenges of the final disposal of nuclear waste or about the radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea
  • the topic and kind of this information event will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Ǻland


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
Evening feedback circles


11.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 1st
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


1.00 pm:
Lunch


3.00 pm:
Public street action

  • e.g. on the NPP Loviisa and its threats, the LMAW repository in Loviisa or on the proposed new NPP in Loviisa; distributing flyers, maybe street theatre
  • the topic and kind of this street action will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Ǻland
  • going to the place of the street action, doing the action, returning to the venue


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Belarus

  • prepared by the Belarussian participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Belarus
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Belarus


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 2nd
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Meeting with local activists from Isnäs/Loviisa

  • get to know what are their topics and ways of dealing with these issues
  • talk about future projects
  • exchange contacts


7.00 pm:
Dinner

  • including time for more informal talks with the local activists


8.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Poland

  • prepared by the Polish participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Poland
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Poland


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 3rd
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Belgium

  • prepared by the Belgian participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Belgium
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Belgium


Resting day in Isnäs

  • to relax and for recreation
  • to explore the forests and coastal area
  • to visit the organic farm and to get to know the working cooperative in Isnäs
  • for games and getting to know each other better


July 4th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in the Netherlands

  • prepared by the Netherlands participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in the Netherlands
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in the Netherlands


Resting day in Loviisa

  • to relax and for recreation
  • to explore the city
  • to visit the Nuclear Power Plant
  • for games and getting to know each other better


July 5th
8.30 am:

  • Take the bus in Isnäs
  • walk to the bus stop and take the bus
  • travel by bus via Porvoo to Helsinki at 9.20 am (old timetable – only available until 31st of May)


10.55 am:
Arrival at Kamppi bus station in Helsinki (old timetable – only available until 31st of May)

  • time to explore the centre of Helsinki
  • people take lunch packets with them to the bus


1.00 pm:
Check in at Helsinki harbour

  • take a local bus to the harbour and check in
  • travel to St. Petersburg by TransRussiaExpress ferry at 3.00 pm (old timetable – only available until end of 2009)


Alternative programme in Tallinn:
non-official part of the Tour for those participants who didn't get the Visa to Russia
not part of the application


12.30 pm:
Check in at Helsinki harbour

  • take a local bus to the harbour and check in
  • travel to Tallinn by Tallink ferry at 2.30 pm


4.30 pm:
Arrival at the harbour of Tallinn (Estonia)

  • three days to prepare the activities of the Tour in Tallinn (July 6th-8th)
  • take local bus to the venue


6 pm:
Meeting the local promoters in Tallinn

  • information exchange about the preparation done by local promoters and supporters and our participants for the activities in Tallinn
  • discussion of the schedule for the next days including exploring the city, preparing the activities of the Tour in Tallinn (beginning on July 10th), preparing later activities of the Tour and relaxing


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 6th
Preparation day in Tallinn

  • schedule as discussed on July 5th


July 7th
Preparation day in Tallinn

  • schedule as discussed on July 5th


July 8th
Preparation day in Tallinn

  • schedule as discussed on July 5th


continuation of the “main” Tour schedule in St. Petersburg:


July 6th
8.00 am:
Arrival at the harbour of St. Petersburg (Russia) (old timetable – only available until end of 2009)

  • take local bus to the venue


9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Meeting the local promoters in St. Petersburg

  • presentation of their topics and tasks
  • presentation of the programme for the days in St. Petersburg
  • information exchange about the preparation done by local promoters and supporters and our participants for the activities in St. Petersburg


1.00 pm:
Lunch


3.00 pm:
Preparation of the public information event and street action in St. Petersburg

  • working in the already existing groups on the preparation of the events in St. Petersburg and later “stations” of the itinerant youth exchange
  • those participants who were preparing the events in Isnäs/Loviisa will evaluate their activities and join the preparation of other events of the Baltic Sea Info Tour


6.00 pm:
Public information event

  • e.g. on nuclear waste and uranium transports via St. Petersburg, the local Nuclear Power Plant and its proposed life time extension, the new Leningrad NPP, the construction of a ship terminal for radioactive materials or about the radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea
  • the topic and kind of this information event will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Ǻland


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
Evening feedback circles


11.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 7th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Preparation of the public street action in St. Petersburg and later activities

  • working in the already existing groups on the preparation of the events in St. Petersburg and later “stations” of the itinerant youth exchange
  • those participants who were preparing the events in Isnäs/Loviisa will evaluate their activities and join the preparation of other events of the Baltic Sea Info Tour


1.00 pm:
Lunch


3.00 pm:
Public street action

  • e.g. on nuclear waste and uranium transports via St. Petersburg, the local Nuclear Power Plant and its proposed life time extension, the new Leningrad NPP or on the construction of a ship terminal for radioactive materials; distributing flyers, maybe street theatre
  • the topic and kind of this street action will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Ǻland
  • going to the place of the street action, doing the action, returning to the venue


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in the United Kingdom

  • prepared by the British participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in the United Kingdom
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in the United Kingdom


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 8th


9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Meeting with local activists from St. Petersburg

  • get to know what are their topics and ways of dealing with these issues
  • talk about future projects
  • exchange contacts


2.00 pm:
Lunch

  • including time for more informal talks with the local activists


Alternative programme in Tallinn:
non-official part of the Tour that was scheduled earlier but can't be part of any application anymore as we couldn't find an Estonian partnerorganization. So we removed the Estonian part from the Finnish application. Now there is a gap between the applied parts of the Tour, until middle of April we want to decide how to deal with this...
not part of the application


4.00 pm:
Preparation of the public information event and street action in Tallinn

  • working in the already existing groups on the preparation of the events in Tallinn and later “stations” of the itinerant youth exchange
  • those participants who were preparing the events in St. Petersburg will evaluate their activities and join the preparation of other events of the Baltic Sea Info Tour


7.30 pm:
Dinner

  • including preparing to leave the place with LUX (Eurolines) from St. Petersburg to Tallinn


9.00 pm:
Check in at the St. Petersburg Baltic station

  • take a local bus to the bus station and check in
  • travel by LUX bus to Tallinn at 11.00 pm


July 9th
6.00 am:
Arrival at the Tallinn (Estonia) bus station

  • take local bus to the venue


8.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Meeting the local promoters in Tallinn

  • presentation of their topics and tasks
  • presentation of the programme for the days in Tallinn
  • information exchange about the preparation done by local promoters and supporters and our participants for the activities in Tallinn


1.00 pm:
Lunch


3.00 pm:
Preparation of the public information event and street action in Tallinn

  • working in the already existing groups on the preparation of the events in Tallinn and later “stations” of the itinerant youth exchange (not part of the application)
  • those participants who were preparing the events in St. Petersburg will evaluate their activities and join the preparation of other events of the Baltic Sea Info Tour


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in the United Kingdom

  • prepared by the British participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in the UK
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in the UK


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 10th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


5.00 pm:
Public information event

  • e.g. on on general nuclear power issues or about the radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea
  • the topic and kind of this information event will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Ǻland


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
Evening feedback circles


11.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 11th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Public street action

  • e.g. on general nuclear issues; distributing flyers, maybe street theatre
  • the topic and kind of this street action will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Ǻland
  • going to the place of the street action, doing the action, returning to the venue


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Sweden

  • prepared by the Swedish participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Sweden
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Sweden


5.30 pm:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Poland

  • prepared by the Polish participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Poland
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Poland


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 12th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Meeting with local activists from Tallinn

  • get to know what are their topics and ways of dealing with these issues
  • talk about future projects
  • exchange contacts


2.00 pm:
Lunch

  • including time for more informal talks with the local activists


4.00 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Denmark

  • prepared by the Danish participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Denmark
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Denmark


5.30 pm:
Evening feedback circles


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 13th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Azerbaijan

  • prepared by the Azerbaijani participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Azerbaijan
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Azerbaijan


continuation of the “main” Tour schedule in St. Petersburg:


4.00 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in the United Kingdom

  • prepared by the British participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in the United Kingdom
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in the United Kingdom


5.30 pm:
Break


6.00 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Denmark

  • prepared by the Danish participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Denmark
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Denmark


7.30 pm:
Dinner


9.00 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Sweden

  • prepared by the Swedish participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Sweden
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Sweden


July 9th
10.00 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Azerbaijan

  • prepared by the Azerbaijani participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Azerbaijan
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Azerbaijan


11.30 am:
Evaluation of the youth exchange

  • brainstorming of impressions of the participants about the youth exchange: what was good, what was not so good, what could be improved next time
  • discussing selected comments and ideas for improvements


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Continuing the evaluation

  • discussing follow-up projects of the itinerant youth exchange: collect ideas that had been created during the Baltic Sea Info Tour, make clear who wants to join these projects, make appointments for the further work on tasks and preparation of these follow-ups


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
End of the youth exchange


not part of the application: travelling to the next station of the Tour in Riga

8.30 pm:
Preparing to leave Tallinn


10.00 pm:
Check in at Tallinn bus stop to travel to Riga

  • take a local bus to the bus stop and check in
  • travel by LUX bus to Tallinn at 00.30 am on July 14th


July 14th
5.10 am:
Arrival at the Riga bus station

  • take local bus to the venue


7.00 am:

Breakfast


Timetable of the itinerant youth exchange
(Latvian application)

July 13th
Arrival of the participants in Riga (Latvia)


July 14th
10.00 am:
(official) Welcoming the participants and introductory presentation of the Baltic Sea Info Tour

  • including presentation of the programme of the (itinerant) youth exchange and daily schedules
  • introduction of speakers, experts and interpreters


12.00 pm:
Icebreaker – games and methods to get to know each other

  • participants will introduce themselves in the whole group and by individual games in small groups of 2-4 persons
  • these methods should help to open the existing peer groups and make contacts between participants independently on their affiliation to certain countries or memberships to certain organizations


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Presentation of the promoters (partner groups) of the projects

  • each group has half an hour to give an introduction to their work and targets
  • prepared and presented by a participant of each group


6.00 pm:
Preparation of the street action and the information event for the next days

  • participants will decide which activities they are most interested in to help with the preparation; following these main focusses of people working groups will be created which will work simultaneously on these tasks
  • the local promoters and supporters will already have prepared important tasks like rooms & spaces for the events and promoting them; they will now inform the participants about these preparations and what is still needed to be done – e.g. to create costumes, write flyers or prepare a simple street theatre
  • within the working groups for the activities the participants will form smaller groups to focus on certain tasks (e.g. writing a flyer, preparing materials, preparing the rooms/spaces)


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Latvia

  • prepared by the Latvian participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Latvia
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Latvia


11.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 15th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10 am:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Lithuania

  • prepared by the Lithuanian participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Lithuania
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Lithuania


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Information about the planned activities of the next three weeks

  • for the following events the participants should have more time and possibilities to develop street actions and information events – they will get information about the ideas of the local promoters for these events and what already has been done
  • the participants decide which of the events they want to focus on for the next time; they will learn to do media work themselves (supported by local promoters and experts) as well as creating information materials, doing investigations on certain topics and preparing activities for the special conditions in the concerned countries
  • they will create a schedule of tasks and when they have to be done during the Baltic Sea Info Tour; there will be time at every “station” of the itinerant youth exchange to work on these tasks
  • the participants will work on the preparation of the activities if there is time left within this workshop


6.00 pm:
Public information event

  • e.g. on general nuclear power issues or about the radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea
  • the real topic of this information event will be decided before the activity starts together between promoters and supporting people


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
Evening feedback circles

  • explaining the methods and the need to get feedback to design the youth exchange in a way that it is fitting to the participants' needs and wishes
  • turning over into smaller groups of people to exchange their thoughts, fears, happiness, needs and wishes (e.g. in so-called “whisper rounds” - groups of up to 5 people have a few minutes to exchange their opinions and write down the main points; after this time the groups change and new rounds of other people will be created to continue the exchange and the documentation of impressions – this can be repeated for a certain time so that many people will have talked with many others and the probability that they will create innovative ideas and collect as many impressions as possible is very good)
  • finally the schedule for the next day(s) will be discussed and modified regarding the wishes told in the whisper rounds
  • the minutes will be presented in the whole group so everyone can see what others want


11.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 16th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Preparation of the street action and later events of the youth exchange

  • participants will organize the events in their workgroups as decided in the afternoon of the last day; experts and local promoters (if available) will support them


1.00 pm:
Public street action

  • e.g. on general nuclear power issues; distributing flyers, maybe street theatre
  • the real topic and kind of this street action will be decided before the activity starts together between promoters and supporting people
  • going to the place of the street action, doing the action, returning to the venue
  • people take lunch packets with them to the action


5.00 pm:
Meeting with local activists from Riga

  • get to know what are their topics and ways of dealing with these issues
  • talk about future projects
  • exchange contacts


8.00 pm:
Dinner

  • including time for more informal talks with the local activists


9.30 pm:
Preparing to leave the place with the LUX coach from Riga to Vilnius in the early morning


July 17th
5.00 am:
Check in at Riga bus station

  • take a local bus to the bus station
  • travel by LUX (Eurolines) coach to Vilnius at 7.00 am


10.55 am:
Arrival at Vilnius bus station

  • take local bus to the venue
  • people take lunch packets with them to the bus


12.00 pm:
Meeting the local promoters in Vilnius

  • presentation of their topics and tasks
  • presentation of the programme for the days in Vilnius
  • information exchange about the preparation done by local promoters and supporters and our participants for the activities in Vilnius


3.00 pm:
Coffee break


4.00 pm:
Preparation of the public information event and street action in Vilnius

  • working in the already existing groups on the preparation of the events in Vilnius and later “stations” of the itinerant youth exchange
  • those participants who were preparing the events in Riga will evaluate their activities and join the preparation of other events of the Baltic Sea Info Tour


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Belarus

  • prepared by the Belarussian participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Belarus
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Belarus


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 18th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


5.00 pm:
Public information event

  • e.g. on general nuclear power issues, the decommissioned NPP Ignalina or about the radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea
  • the topic and kind of this information event will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Riga


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
Evening feedback circles


11.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 19th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Public street action

  • e.g. on general nuclear issues or the decommissioned NPP Ignalina; distributing flyers, maybe street theatre
  • the topic and kind of this street action will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Riga
  • going to the place of the street action, doing the action, returning to the venue


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Meeting with local activists from Vilnius

  • get to know what are their topics and ways of dealing with these issues
  • talk about future projects
  • exchange contacts


8.00 pm:
Dinner

  • including time for more informal talks with the local activists


9.30 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 20th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Belgium

  • prepared by the Belgian participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Belgium
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Belgium


Resting day in Vilnius

  • to relax and for recreation
  • to explore the city and area
  • maybe a chance to visit the decommissioned NPP Ignalina


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Austria

  • prepared by the Austrian participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Austria
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Austria


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 21st
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in the Netherlands

  • prepared by the Netherlands participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in the Netherlands
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in the Netherlands


Resting day in Vilnius

  • to relax and for recreation
  • to explore the city and area
  • for games and getting to know each other better


July 22nd
Take the coach to Belarus

  • connection not clear yet


Alternative programme in Vilnius:

non-official part of the Tour for those participants who didn't get the Visa to Belarus
not part of the application

  • three days to prepare the activities of the Tour in Vilnius (July 22nd- 25th)
  • discussion of the schedule for the next days including exploring the city, preparing the activities of the Tour in Kaliningrad (beginning on July 27th) and Poland (beginning on July 31st), preparing later activities of the Tour and relaxing


July 23rd
Preparation day in Vilnius

  • schedule as discussed on July 22nd


July 24th
Preparation day in Vilnius

  • schedule as discussed on July 22nd


July 25th
Preparation day in Vilnius

  • schedule as discussed on July 22nd


July 26th
travelling to the next “station” of the Baltic Sea Info Tour in Kaliningrad or to Poland for those participants who didn't get the Visa to Russia


continuation of the “main” Tour schedule in Belarus:

Arrival in Belarus in the evening


July 23rd
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Meeting the local promoters in Belarus

  • presentation of their topics and tasks
  • presentation of the programme for the days in Belarus
  • information exchange about the preparation done by local promoters and supporters and our participants for the activities in Belarus

1.00 pm:
Lunch


3.00 pm:
Preparation of the public information event and street action in Belarus

  • working in the already existing groups on the preparation of the events in Belarus and later “stations” of the itinerant youth exchange
  • those participants who were preparing the events in Vilnius will evaluate their activities and join the preparation of other events of the Baltic Sea Info Tour


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Evening feedback circles


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 24th
10.00 am:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Russia

  • prepared by the Russian participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Russia
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Russia


5.30 pm:
Break


6.00 pm:
Public information event

  • e.g. on the consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe or on the proposed new nuclear power plant
  • the topic and kind of this information event will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Riga


9.00 pm:
Dinner


10.30 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 25th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Public street action

  • e.g. on the consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe or on the proposed new nuclear power plant; distributing flyers, maybe street theatre
  • the topic and kind of this street action will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Riga
  • going to the place of the street action, doing the action, returning to the venue


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Meeting with local activists from Belarus

  • get to know what are their topics and ways of dealing with these issues
  • talk about future projects
  • exchange contacts


8.00 pm:
Dinner

  • including time for more informal talks with the local activists


9.30 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 26th

  • Take the coach to Kaliningrad
  • connection not clear yet


Alternative programme in Poland:

non-official part of the Tour for those participants who didn't get the Visa to Russia
not part of the application

  • travelling from Vilnius or Belarus to Poland
  • connection not clear yet
  • three days to prepare the activities of the Tour in Poland (July 27th-29th)


Meeting the local promoters in Poland

  • information exchange about the preparation done by local promoters and supporters and our participants for the activities in Poland
  • discussion of the schedule for the next days including exploring the city, preparing the activities of the Tour in Poland (beginning on July 31st), preparing later activities of the Tour and relaxing


July 27th
Preparation day in Poland

  • schedule as discussed on July 26th


July 28th
Preparation day in Poland

  • schedule as discussed on July 26th


July 29th
Preparation day in Poland

  • schedule as discussed on July 26th


continuation of the “main” Tour schedule in Kaliningrad:

July 27th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Meeting the local promoters in Kaliningrad

  • presentation of their topics and tasks
  • presentation of the programme for the days in Kaliningrad
  • information exchange about the preparation done by local promoters and supporters and our participants for the activities in Kaliningrad


1.00 pm:
Lunch


3.00 pm:
Preparation of the public information event and street action in Kaliningrad

  • working in the already existing groups on the preparation of the events in Kaliningrad and later “stations” of the itinerant youth exchange
  • those participants who were preparing the events in Belarus will evaluate their activities and join the preparation of other events of the Baltic Sea Info Tour


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Evening feedback circles


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 28th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Public street action

  • e.g. on the proposed new nuclear power plant; distributing flyers, maybe street theatre
  • the topic and kind of this street action will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Riga
  • going to the place of the street action, doing the action, returning to the venue


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


5.00 pm:
Public information event

  • e.g. on the proposed new nuclear power plant
  • the topic and kind of this information event will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Riga


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Poland

  • prepared by the Polish participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Poland
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Poland


11.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


July 29th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


1.00 pm:
Lunch


3.00 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Finland

  • prepared by the Finnish participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Finland
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Finland


4.30 pm:
Coffee break


5.00 pm:
Meeting with local activists from Kaliningrad

  • get to know what are their topics and ways of dealing with these issues
  • talk about future projects
  • exchange contacts


8.00 pm:
Dinner

  • including time for more informal talks with the local activists


9.30 pm:
Preparing to leave the place with the coach from Kaliningrad to Poland in the early morning


July 30th
Take the coach to Poland

  • connection not clear yet


Arrival in Poland


July 31st
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Meeting the local promoters in Poland

  • presentation of their topics and tasks
  • presentation of the programme for the days in Poland
  • information exchange about the preparation done by local promoters and supporters and our participants for the activities in Poland


1.00 pm:
Lunch


3.00 pm:
Preparation of the public information event and street action in Poland

  • working in the already existing groups on the preparation of the events in Poland and later “stations” of the itinerant youth exchange
  • those participants who were preparing the events in Kaliningrad will evaluate their activities and join the preparation of other events of the Baltic Sea Info Tour


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Evening feedback circles


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


August 1st
10.00 am:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Germany

  • prepared by the German participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Germany
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Germany


5.30 pm:
Coffee break


6.00 pm:
Public information event

  • e.g. on the proposed new nuclear power plant
  • the topic and kind of this information event will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Riga


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Sweden

  • prepared by the Swedish participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Sweden
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Sweden


11.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


August 2nd
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Public street action

  • e.g. on the proposed new nuclear power plant; distributing flyers, maybe street theatre
  • the topic and kind of this street action will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Riga
  • going to the place of the street action, doing the action, returning to the venue


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Meeting with local activists from Poland

  • get to know what are their topics and ways of dealing with these issues
  • talk about future projects
  • exchange contacts


7.00 pm:
Dinner

  • including time for more informal talks with the local activists


8.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Sweden

  • prepared by the Swedish participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Sweden
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Sweden


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme

  • Preparing to leave the place with the coach from Poland to Greifswald in the early morning (not part of the application)


August 3rd
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in the United Kingdom

  • prepared by the British participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in the UK
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in the UK


11.30 am:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Denmark

  • prepared by the Danish participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Denmark
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in the Denmark


1.00 pm:
Lunch


3.00 pm:
Evaluation of the youth exchange

  • brainstorming of impressions of the participants about the youth exchange: what was good, what was not so good, what could be improved next time
  • discussing selected comments and ideas for improvements


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Continuing the evaluation

  • discussing follow-up projects of the itinerant youth exchange: collect ideas that had been created during the Baltic Sea Info Tour, make clear who wants to join these projects, make appointments for the further work on tasks and preparation of these follow-ups


10.00 pm:
End of the youth exchange


not part of the application: travelling to the next station of the Tour in Greifswald

Preparing to leave Poland

Check in at the Polish bus stop to travel to Greifswald

  • take a local bus to the bus stop and check in
  • travel by coach to Greifswald


August 4th
Arrival at the Greifswald bus station

  • take local bus to the venue


Timetable of the itinerant youth exchange
(German application)


August 3rd
Arrival of the participants in Greifswald (Germany)


August 4th
10.00 am:
(official) Welcoming the participants and introductory presentation of the Baltic Sea Info Tour

  • including presentation of the programme of the (itinerant) youth exchange and daily schedules
  • introduction of speakers, experts and interpreters


12.00 pm:
Icebreaker – games and methods to get to know each other

  • participants will introduce themselves in the whole group and by individual games in small groups of 2-4 persons
  • these methods should help to open the existing peer groups and make contacts between participants independently on their affiliation to certain countries or memberships to certain organizations


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Presentation of the promoters (partner groups) of the projects

  • each group has half an hour to give an introduction to their work and targets
  • prepared and presented by a participant of each group


6.00 pm:
Preparation of the street action and the information event for the next days

  • participants will decide which activities they are most interested in to help with the preparation; following these main focusses of people working groups will be created which will work simultaneously on these tasks
  • the local promoters and supporters will already have prepared important tasks like rooms & spaces for the events and promoting them; they will now inform the participants about these preparations and what is still needed to be done – e.g. to create costumes, write flyers or prepare a simple street theatre
  • within the working groups for the activities the participants will form smaller groups to focus on certain tasks (e.g. writing a flyer, preparing materials, preparing the rooms/spaces)


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
End of the “official” programme


August 5th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Germany

  • prepared by the German participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Germany
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Germany


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Information about the planned activities of the next three weeks

  • for the following events the participants should have more time and possibilities to develop street actions and information events – they will get information about the ideas of the local promoters for these events and what already has been done
  • the participants decide which of the events they want to focus on for the next time; they will learn to do media work themselves (supported by local promoters and experts) as well as creating information materials, doing investigations on certain topics and preparing activities for the special conditions in the concerned countries
  • they will create a schedule of tasks and when they have to be done during the Baltic Sea Info Tour; there will be time at every “station” of the itinerant youth exchange to work on these tasks
  • the participants will work on the preparation of the activities if there is time left within this workshop


6.00 pm:
Public information event

  • e.g. on the decommissioned GDR NPPs, temporary disposal site for nuclear waste, nuclear waste transports or about the radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea
  • the real topic of this information event will be decided before the activity starts together between promoters and supporting people


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
Evening feedback circles

  • explaining the methods and the need to get feedback to design the youth exchange in a way that it is fitting to the participants' needs and wishes
  • turning over into smaller groups of people to exchange their thoughts, fears, happiness, needs and wishes (e.g. in so-called “whisper rounds” - groups of up to 5 people have a few minutes to exchange their opinions and write down the main points; after this time the groups change and new rounds of other people will be created to continue the exchange and the documentation of impressions – this can be repeated for a certain time so that many people will have talked with many others and the probability that they will create innovative ideas and collect as many impressions as possible is very good)
  • finally the schedule for the next day(s) will be discussed and modified regarding the wishes told in the whisper rounds
  • the minutes will be presented in the whole group so everyone can see what others want


11.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


August 6th (also Hiroshima Day)
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Public street action

  • e.g. on the decommissioned GDR NPPs, temporary disposal site for nuclear waste, nuclear waste transports; distributing flyers, maybe street theatre
  • the real topic and kind of this street action will be decided before the activity starts together between promoters and supporting people
  • going to the place of the street action, doing the action, returning to the venue


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Meeting with local activists from Greifswald

  • get to know what are their topics and ways of dealing with these issues
  • talk about future projects
  • exchange contacts


7.00 pm:
Dinner

  • including time for more informal talks with the local activists


8.30 pm:
Preparing to leave the place with the train from Greifswald to Lübeck in the early morning


August 7th
3.30 am:
Check in at Greifswald main station

  • take a local bus to the bus station and check in
  • travel by train to Lübeck at 4.23 am - start with Usedomer Bäderbahn; transfer in Stralsund (arrival 04:47 am, departure 05:27 am from platform 6 a/b with Intercity); transfer in Hamburg main station (arrival 08:19, departure 08:38 from platform 8a/b with Regional-Express)


09:18 am:
Arrival at Lübeck main station

  • take local bus to the venue


10.30 am:
Meeting the local promoters in Lübeck (Germany)

  • presentation of their topics and tasks
  • presentation of the programme for the days in Lübeck
  • information exchange about the preparation done by local promoters and supporters and our participants for the activities in Lübeck


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Preparation of the public information event and street action in Lübeck

  • working in the already existing groups on the preparation of the events in Lübeck and later “stations” of the itinerant youth exchange
  • those participants who were preparing the events in Greifswald will evaluate their activities and join the preparation of other events of the Baltic Sea Info Tour


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Evening feedback circles


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


August 8th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Denmark

  • prepared by the Danish participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Denmark
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Denmark


5.30 pm:
Coffee break


6.00 pm:
Public information event

  • e.g. on nuclear waste transports, nuclear power policy in Germany, general nuclear power issues or about the radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea
  • the topic and kind of this information event will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Greifswald


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
End of the “official” programme


August 9th (also Nagasaki Day)
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Public street action

  • e.g. on nuclear waste transports, nuclear power policy in Germany, general nuclear power issues; distributing flyers, maybe street theatre
  • the topic and kind of this street action will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Greifswald
  • going to the place of the street action, doing the action, returning to the venue


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Meeting with local activists from Lübeck

  • get to know what are their topics and ways of dealing with these issues
  • talk about future projects
  • exchange contacts


7.00 pm:
Dinner

  • including time for more informal talks with the local activists


8.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Sweden

  • prepared by the Swedish participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Sweden
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Sweden


August 10th
Resting day in Lübeck

  • to relax and for recreation
  • to explore the city and harbour
  • maybe a chance to visit the NPP Brokdorf


August 11th
Resting day in Lübeck

  • to relax and for recreation
  • to explore the city and harbour
  • for games and getting to know each other better


6.00 pm:
Preparing to leave the place with the train from Lübeck to Denmark

  • travel details not confirmed yet
  • people take lunch packets with them to the train


7.00 pm:
Check in at Lübeck main station

  • take a local bus to the bus station
  • travel by train to Denmark at 20.06 am (Eurocity)


12:11 am:
Arrival at Copenhagen main station

  • take local bus to the venue


August 12th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Meeting the local promoters in Denmark

  • presentation of their topics and tasks
  • presentation of the programme for the days in Denmark
  • information exchange about the preparation done by local promoters and supporters and our participants for the activities in Denmark


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Preparation of the public information event and street action in Denmark

  • working in the already existing groups on the preparation of the events in Denmark and later “stations” of the itinerant youth exchange
  • those participants who were preparing the events in Lübeck will evaluate their activities and join the preparation of other events of the Baltic Sea Info Tour


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Evening feedback circles


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


August 13th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Russia

  • prepared by the Russian participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Russia
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Russia


5.30 pm:
Coffee break


6.00 pm:
Public information event

  • e.g. on renewable energies, general nuclear power issues or about the radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea
  • the topic and kind of this information event will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Greifswald


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Belarus

  • prepared by the Belarussian participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Belarus
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Belarus


11.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


August 14th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Public street action

  • e.g. on renewable energies, general nuclear power issues or about the radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea; distributing flyers, maybe street theatre
  • the topic and kind of this street action will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Greifswald
  • going to the place of the street action, doing the action, returning to the venue


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Meeting with local activists from Denmark

  • get to know what are their topics and ways of dealing with these issues
  • talk about future projects
  • exchange contacts


7.00 pm:
Dinner

  • including time for more informal talks with the local activists


August 15th: Travelling day
Preparing to leave the place with the bus from Denmark to Malmö (Sweden)

  • no travel details yet
  • people take lunch packets with them to the bus


Check in at Copenhagen bus station

  • take local transport to the bus station
  • travel by coach to Malmö (Sweden)


Arrival at Malmö bus station

  • take local bus to the venue


August 16th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Meeting the local promoters in Malmö (Sweden)

  • presentation of their topics and tasks
  • presentation of the programme for the days in Malmö
  • information exchange about the preparation done by local promoters and supporters and our participants for the activities in Malmö


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Preparation of the public information event and street action in Malmö

  • working in the already existing groups on the preparation of the events in Malmö and later “stations” of the itinerant youth exchange
  • those participants who were preparing the events in Denmark will evaluate their activities and join the preparation of other events of the Baltic Sea Info Tour


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Evening feedback circles


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


August 17th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in the United Kingdom

  • prepared by the British participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in the UK
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in the UK


5.30 pm:
Coffee break


6.00 pm:
Public information event

  • e.g. on the NPPs in Sweden, final disposal of nuclear waste or about the radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea
  • the topic and kind of this information event will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Greifswald


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Poland

  • prepared by the Polish participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Poland
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Poland


11.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


August 18th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Public street action

  • e.g. on the NPPs in Sweden, final disposal of nuclear waste or on the radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea; distributing flyers, maybe street theatre
  • the topic and kind of this street action will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Greifswald
  • going to the place of the street action, doing the action, returning to the venue


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Meeting with local activists from Malmö

  • get to know what are their topics and ways of dealing with these issues
  • talk about future projectsexchange contacts


7.00 pm:
Dinner

  • including time for more informal talks with the local activists


Preparing to leave the place with coach from Malmö (Sweden)

  • no travel details yet
  • people take lunch packets with them to the bus


August 19th-20th: Travelling days
Check in at Malmö bus station

  • take local transport to the bus station
  • travel by coach, ferry and train to Oulu (Finland)


Arrival at Oulu bus station

  • take local bus to the venue


August 21st
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Meeting the local promoters in Oulu

  • presentation of their topics and tasks
  • presentation of the programme for the days in Oulu
  • information exchange about the preparation done by local promoters and supporters and our participants for the activities in Oulu


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Preparation of the public information event and street action in Oulu

  • working in the already existing groups on the preparation of the events in Oulu
  • those participants who were preparing the events in Malmö will evaluate their activities and join the preparation of other events of the Baltic Sea Info Tour


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Evening feedback circles


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


August 22nd
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Continuing the preparation of the activities


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Finland

  • prepared by the Finnish participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Finland
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Finland


5.30 pm:
Coffee break


6.00 pm:
Public information event

  • e.g. on the proposed uranium mining, proposed NPP or about the radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea
  • the topic and kind of this information event will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Greifswald


8.00 pm:
Dinner


9.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Latvia

  • prepared by the Latvian participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Latvia
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Latvia


11.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


August 23rd
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Public street action

  • e.g. on the proposed uranium mining, proposed NPP or about the radioactive contamination of the Baltic Sea; distributing flyers, maybe street theatre
  • the topic and kind of this street action will have been decided together between participants, local promoters and supporting people while the youth exchange had its “station” in Greifswald
  • going to the place of the street action, doing the action, returning to the venue


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Meeting with local activists from Oulu

  • get to know what are their topics and ways of dealing with these issues
  • talk about future projects
  • exchange contacts


7.00 pm:
Dinner

  • including time for more informal talks with the local activists


8.30 pm:
Introduction to culture, nuclear policies and society in Belgium

  • prepared by the Belgian participants supported by their group leaders
  • impressions of the culture and life in Belgium
  • overview about nuclear facilities and policies in Belgium


10.00 pm:
End of the “official” programme


August 24th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Evaluation of the youth exchange

  • brainstorming of impressions of the participants about the youth exchange: what was good, what was not so good, what could be improved next time
  • discussing selected comments and ideas for improvements


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Continuing the evaluation

  • discussing follow-up projects of the itinerant youth exchange: collect ideas that had been created during the Baltic Sea Info Tour, make clear who wants to join these projects, make appointments for the further work on tasks and preparation of these follow-ups


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
End of the youth exchange


Protection and safety

In the preparation period, an instruction how to act in different or unforeseen situations (acute health problems, food poisoning, disagreements between participants, possible disagreements with contrary thinking people, contacting to the authorities) will be given to the organizers.

The Tour will be provided in relatively safe areas and no materials harmful for human’s health will be used in preparation of the stops. Actions that may cause serious problems will not be included in the street actions. Participants will work according to their physical possibilities.

A first aid kit and place will be available, and in each stop there will someone responsible for providing first aid.

During the Tour, any kind of discrimination (racial, gender, sexual, etc.) will be proscribed.


Advance Planning Visit

Have you planned an Advance Planning Visit? - Yes


We want to have if possible two people from each promoter: one representative person for the group and one of the participants of the youth exchange to involve them as early as possible in the process of organizing the project.

The venue will be probably {Helsinki|Riga|Magdeburg}.


May 7th
arrival of the participants


May 8th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Welcoming, introduction and presentation of the timetable


11.00 am:
presentation of the current state of preparation of the Youth Exchange

  • overview of fields like schedules, means of transports, programmes, accommodation, promotion
  • reports about the state of preparation from the single fields
  • collection of open tasks to be worked on now


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Working groups: discussing the open tasks and clearing the responsibilities

  • e.g. make clear all expected costs in detail, fix all transport schedules, make a draft of information events and street actions, brainstorming of local groups to be invited to the local network meetings and events
  • e.g. preparing promotion materials for international and local promotion of the Baltic Sea Info Tour and local information events (like flyers, posters), preparing press releases for international and local use (in English – to be translated into local languages)


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Plenum discussion: reports of the working groups


10.00 pm:
Official end of the programme


May 9th
9.00 am:
Breakfast


10.00 am:
Decision making discussions

  • e.g. how to select the participants if there are more who want to join the youth exchange than possible, how to decide about street actions and topics for local events if local promoters and participants have different positions, etc.


2.00 pm:
Lunch


4.00 pm:
Methods discussions

  • e.g. on discussion and group process methods, methods to involve participants in daily tasks
  • also how to “design” the travelling times between venues to use the time for group processes and intercultural dialogue


7.00 pm:
Dinner


8.30 pm:
Conclusions


10.00 pm:
Official end of the advanced planning meeting


May 10th
departure of the participants


Project's content and methodology

How the main theme reflects the interests and needs of participants
As the main theme (Environment, European awareness) will be the major focus of our promotion on flyers, posters, in articles and emails, we will reach and motivate those young people who are interested in these topics. Thus it is guaranteed that the interests and needs of the participants will meet the main themes of our participants.

The protection of the environment, or more detailed the protection against the radioactive pollution of the Baltic Sea, drinking water and air we breath, is of a vital interest and need of all people living there in general, and of young people and their future in particluar. Our itinerant youth exchange will inform about the past and current threats for health and environment by nuclear facilities and transports around the Baltic Sea. We will inform about national and European policies to protect against the effects of radiation but which promote at the same time the development and expansion of nuclear power throughout the European Union. Using creative street actions we will meet citizens in the cities we visit and will draw their attention to these topics and discuss them. We will prepare and learn about the backgrounds of the policies mentioned above as well as about the interaction of nuclear facilities with the environment, and we will get to know local activists working on these topics.

Another important aspect of our project is to teach the participants how to become active European citizens to make an impact to their lives within the European Union. Thus they will learn about the correlations between European rulings, national policies and their own lives. They will understand how the bodies of the EU work and how citizens can have a part in decisions on all political levels. We will inform about the work of NGOs, how to reach the public's attention, how to put pressure on decision makers in politics, companies and other institutions. And they will practice some of these methods when they prepare the street actions and information events of the Baltic Sea Info Tour. To understand how the European Union works and how they can have a part in it is an important interest and need of our participants to get more possibilities to develop their own lives.


The working methods
Our working methods in general are workshops to learn about certain topics, for intercultural dialogue and to develop a good group process; information events to reach the local public, to learn about the contents of these events and to learn how to organize those means of public information work; street actions to connect to citizens, to get their attention and to learn how to do those activities; local network meetings to come in contact with other activists, lo learn about their working methods and topics and how to make contacts to other protagonists.

We use the method of a youth exchange with many different participants from many different countries, cultures and social backgrounds to foster the awareness about these different backgrounds and to promote intercultural understanding and esteem of different cultures. Informal learning will be an important aspect at each stage of the project. Not only formal methods such as workshops will focus on this intercultural learning process, but also the time the participants spend with each other, get to know each other, work on certain tasks together etc. While they are preparing events, they will experience the different kinds of understanding of the world and dealing with certain situations from each other. And while they are travelling together from one venue to the next stop of the itinerant youth exchange they will hear stories and get impressions about the lives of the other participants.

In detail we will use a number of very different methods to meet the interests of the participants and to work as efficiently as possible. In many cases we will separate the big group into smaller working groups to work on certain tasks or topics. Thus the participants have a better chance to talk in person with each other and even people who are not too self-confident will have better conditions to become involved in the social processes.

We will develop an optimal mixture of methods for the youth exchange at the advanced preparation meeting in May and we will evaluate our experience with them throughout the Tour. Our findings will be turned into modified methods for the next parts of the youth exchange.

Dialogue is a very important process in exchange programs and this is why a serious accent will be places on communication. Active communication between participants means that they will have to live and work together, get to know working methods and traditions of each of the countries. Active communication between participants and local people includes street actions, informative process, discussions, information and opinion exchange.

The street actions will for example cover performances, street theatre and spreading of flyers to local people. The themes of the events will be suited for each country, noting national specialities and current themes.


How the planned activities and working methods will contribute to the process of non-formal learning and to the promotion of social and personal development of participants involved in the project
Throughout the Baltic Sea Info Tour the participants will benefit from non-formal learning by discussions and working together with participants from other countries and cultures, by travelling together and talking about their lives and activities, and by experiencing each other as wonderful people with different ways to deal with challenges. They will learn to value these different behaviours but probably also have to deal with differences that will at first perhaps be difficult to deal with.

Working and living together will contribute information and opinion exchange, allowing participants to learn more about their neighbour countries. Contacting with people from other countries is one of the best ways how to find out more about them and about oneself. People can share not only information but also their skills and this is also a possibility for personal development.

The participants will develop several skills during the youth exchange in the fields of organizing events, doing media work, creating materials like flyers and posters and how to communicate and discuss with people. They will experience team work and develop social skills by preparing the activities of the project. Throughout the Baltic Sea Info Tour we will reflect the learning and group processes together with the participants to find out if our methods meet the needs of everyone.

Thus the young people develop self-confidence in several fields and prepare themselves for later self-managed projects. These skills are also helpful as they will develop their own lives in the future. For some people the experiences of this youth exchange will have impacts on their decisions about their next steps in life, like focussing on environmental tasks, doing an internship at an organization or about the orientation of their future studies.


How the young people will be actively involved in each stage of the project
Beginning with the advanced preparation visit the young people will be involved in all fields of the preparation, implementation and evaluation of the Baltic Sea Info Tour. Everyone who shows interest to join the project will be involved in this process, if they are ok with it. Thus people join the project's mailing list and get information about everything discussed and are free to take part in the discussions and decision making.

At the preparation meeting one young participant of each country will be actively involved as a representative of the participants of this country to take part in the preparations. Everyone will also be invited to join our Skype conferences and regional preparation meetings before the youth exchange starts. We won't make differences between “participants” and organization representatives during our discussions.

The earlier we are able to find participants for our project the earlier they will be involved in the process to develop this project with the same rights. But even those who join the youth exchange in the very last minute will have the same rights to discuss and develop the projects in the stages that are currently being decided.

We will take care for the specific difficulties “new” people and people with less experience could have if they are suddenly in a position to take part in discussions and decisions with advanced people. We will remind people in these situations that not everyone has the same experiences and that they should consider these in their discussions.

Everyone will be involved in daily tasks and in the decision making. They will decide themselves which workshops they want to join and which of the events (or parts of those) they want to help to prepare and they have a chance to make an impact on the final schedule of the Tour in the regular feedback circles where we will ask the participants how happy they are with the youth exchange so far and where we will update the programme.

Finally the participants have the chance to give feedback during the evaluation of the project and can also influence the topics and the way to work on the dissemination of the Baltic Sea Info Tour.


Intercultural dimension

The Baltic Sea Info Tour will bring together young people from former east bloc countries, from the North of Europe and from central Europe. A big number of very different cultures can be found around the Baltic Sea. Even within some of the participating countries of the youth exchange people live in very different cultures, partly with different traditions, clothing, dialects and social backgrounds.

While the participants of the Baltic Sea Info Tour spend time very intensively together they will get to know much about the way the others see the world and how they deal with challenges, how they work, what they like and learn about their experiences and the society they live in. This informal learning will be increased by formal workshops informing about the cultures of the countries the participants are descended from. Another aspect of getting to know different cultures is the visiting of different countries and being in contact with local citizens at the information events and street actions as well as with local activists during the network meetings and the preparation of the activities.

The young people will get to know of positive aspects of how other participants deal with certain aspects and other kinds of behaviour that wouldn't fit to their way of dealing with life. As they will work very intensively with them while they will be preparing the activities (writing on press releases and flyers, do the layout of materials, do practical work, develop concepts for actions and information events etc.) or discuss issues of the main topics of the youth exchange, they will learn to deal with these different types of doing things. They will find out that they can learn much from other cultures and that they can take over many things for their own lives. They will acquire strategies for dealing with negative behaviour.

Though the Baltic Sea Info Tour will increase the participants' positive awareness of and tolerance for other cultures. And it will also spread this message to the public because the project will show the positive effects of international cooperation.

The idea of the project is to cooperate and gather youth who cares about ecology of their region and the whole planet, to work with existing activists and involve new ones.

In this project, people from Western Europe will meet people from Eastern Europe to live and work together and to teach, learn and share. Meeting people from neighbouring countries is a good way to find out more about other cultures, meet new friends, find people thinking similar and to exchange information. Western Europe has gone through capitalism, Eastern Europe through socialism. Both methods have left footprints by mistakes that were made, and it has provided experiences that can be shared.

The participants will be able to improve not only their knowledge about the environment but also their geographical knowledge and fade away myths and assumptions about other countries/cultures.

As well as the youth exchange we will give the participants the possibility to present their own point of view about their countries and cultures, it also provides methods to develop new ways to look at it if they are cooperating together on certain small projects like organizing an information event or a public street action. There people with different backgrounds will work together on common tasks.

It is very likely that we will gather young people with pretty different opinions about many topics – even regarding the main topics of our youth exchange: nuclear power and how to deal with its threats. We will foster discussions about different positions and support with background information and contacts to experienced organizers from other groups to learn about their points of view. Space for these discussions and dialogues will be for example in the information events, network meetings and informally during travelling time, spare time and while doing daily tasks together.

The participants from certain countries involved in the Baltic Sea Info Tour are faced with special cultural, social and economical obstacles or challenges. Young people of different backgrounds and cultures will meet with each other due to the Baltic Sea Info Tour and learn from each other.

While the people joining the Baltic Sea Info Tour learn about other cultures and work together on common tasks, this experience will reduce the preconditions for prejudice, racism and other attitudes leading to exclusion. In contrast the youth exchange will foster an awareness of the positive impacts different cultures, points of view, and ways to deal with daily problems have to create a better world. The Baltic Sea Info Tour will stress the recognition that not certain cultures or so-called races are responsible for problems in the world as it shows that throughout the different cultures involved in the project certain problems like the nuclear threats are visible everywhere. They will learn about the political and economical reasons and circumstances that have a big impact to many of the challenges we cover with the main themes of the youth exchange.

The network meetings with local activists as well as the common preparation work with local activists and participants from several countries and cultures will promote the recognition that a variety of different attitudes is helpful to make a positive impact on the society we all are living in. The experiences with the people of the Baltic Sea Info Tour and their very different backgrounds and ways of dealing with their lives will help to combat all the mentioned excluding attitudes.


European dimension

Please indicate if and how your project reflects the following characteristics:

  • the project fosters young people’s sense of European citizenship and helps them to understand their role as part of the present and future of Europe;
  • the project reflects a common concern for European society, such as racism, xenophobia and anti-semitism, drug abuse…;
  • the project’s theme is linked to EU topics, such as EU enlargement, the roles and activities of the European institutions, the EU's action in matters affecting young people;
  • the project debates the founding principles of the EU, i.e. principles of liberty, democracy, respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the rule of law.


Youth is one of the most active parts of society. Teen years are also a period when a person’s habits and preferences stabilize. Because of that, it is important to involve young people in exchange programs, dedicated to environmental protection and to educate about the ecological situation of our planet. After some years, these teenagers will become adult, find a job, chose their lifestyle and they may play a serious role in the future of our planet. Today people and countries are connected more than ever and that is what needs to be explained for people – why we need to care about things like water pollution in other countries, nuclear waste in Eastern Europe, building new nuclear power plants in Northern Europe. One of the aims of the Tour is to explain to the participants that anyone of them can play a role in the present and future of their country and Europe as well. Everyone is important because big things usually start from small steps.

Through the Baltic Sea Info Tour the participants will learn to understand environmental and social challenges in a certain region of Europe, the Baltic Sea. They will come in contact with active people who are working on these issues and learn about the society and political decision making. They will practise methods to reach other people, reach the public and how to make an impact on issues of the society. As part of an international youth exchange they will understand themselves as young Europeans and they will find out how they can influence their future and environment as European citizens. While they inform people on nuclear threats around the Baltic Sea at information events and public street actions and contribute their activity to change something they will realize their role as a part of the present and future of Europe.

Nuclear power is a basic mainstay of the European Union due to the EURATOM treaty, it is also a common concern for the European society, because many European countries use nuclear power and the environmental and health effects become understood better every year. The impact of the nuclear facilities and activities around the Baltic Sea show strongly that radiation doesn't stop at national borders and that even countries without nuclear power are harmed by it. There are transnational treaties to protect the Baltic Sea residents from pollution e.g. from nuclear power plants and nuclear waste dumping. In many European countries huge parts of the society take an active part in the struggle about the future development of energy supplies and many NGOs and citizens fight against nuclear power. The founding of the Anti Nuclear European Forum (ANEF) as a European platform of NGOs in Europe in summer 2009 shows strongly that nuclear threats are a common concern for the European society. The Baltic Sea Info Tour reflects this common concern with its main themes and by its activities throughout the youth exchange.

The EURATOM treaty and the search for final disposal sites for nuclear waste in Europe show that the topics of our project are linked to EU topics. Some European institutions play an important role in this field, e.g. regarding to the estimation of the health effects of nuclear power plants or to nuclear research activities. The decisions made by EU institutions have of course a big impact on young people as their future is threatened by the ionizing radiation released by nuclear facilities during “normal” operation, by the immediate and long-term impacts of nuclear accidents that occur time after time, by the destruction of large areas for uranium mining including the pollution of the environment and contamination of people living there, and by the insoluble problem of the final disposal of long-term radioactive waste.

Even other parts of the European policies have an impact in our main theme: the last EU enlargements involved some new EU countries into the Union that operated nuclear reactors of the type that exploded at the Chernobyl reactor and caused a great danger. As part of the agreement between EU and Lithuania the closure of the old Ignalina NPP was fixed and took place on 31st of December, 2009. We will stress the nuclear policies of the “new” EU members during our itinerant youth exchange and discuss with our participants as well as with local activists what impact they have for the environment and society in these countries and for their neighbours.

In this connection we will also debate founding principles of the EU like democratic participation in decision making, human rights like the right for health and life violated by the nuclear threats, and the questioning of fundamental freedoms in certain countries of Europe if citizens oppose the nuclear policies of their governments. Also the rule of law will be a topic to discuss e.g. if we talk about the offences against nuclear safety regulations by nuclear companies for example in Finland during the construction of the new European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR) in Olkiluoto. In another case the legal regulations in Finland are so undefined that uranium mining companies fight with the government about the question wether or not they need a permission for uranium drilling by the authorities. The (national and European) law and its meaning in the struggle about nuclear threats will be a topic debated at several points of the youth exchange.


Impact, multiplying effect and follow-up

The participants of the Baltic Sea Info Tour will learn about the impacts of nuclear facilities (NPPs, nuclear waste repositories etc.) and activities (nuclear and uranium transports, uranium mining) to the Baltic Sea, about the nuclear policies of the countries in this area and of the European Union, about opportunities for participation in decision making processes and about the different cultures the participants are descended of. They will develop their awareness to be European citizens and they will step into intercultural dialogue with people from other countries. Throughout the youth exchange they will train their practical and social skills, learn to organize events, to create and produce materials and how to communicate with people on the streets, with authorities and politicians.

The local communities involved in the project will benefit from the practical support they will get from the Tour when we all work together on the preparation of events in their areas and they will have the chance to increase their impacts to the public with the projects they usually work on, because the visit of an international group will earn much more public attention than usual work, and as it is connected to them they will benefit from it. People living in the places the itinerant youth exchange will visit will get more knowledge about the topics we will talk about and some of them will become encouraged by us to become active citizens and to take a stand in the struggle about polluting the environment.

The Baltic Sea Info Tour aims not only to have the mentioned short-term effects (informing people about our theme, supporting local activists), but also to develop a network of active people that will remain even afterwards. The local network meetings should help to come in contact with activists from several groups (not only our local promoters) and to learn about their work. Throughout the Tour we want to start projects together or to join projects of the groups we will come in contact with. Thus the youth exchange will be a basis for future cooperation and follow-up projects. It will be the basis to develop a network of young people interested in protecting the environment.

Many of the materials we will develop for our local activities (e.g. flyers about general nuclear issues and special topics) will later be used by our local promoters for there activities. We will publish as much as possible on the Baltic Sea Info Tour website to provide a good knowledge about the impacts of nuclear facilities to this sea, about travelling and doing events in the countries around it and about the activities of people and groups we will have got to know during the itinerant youth exchange.

Most of the follow-ups we will develop during the Baltic Sea Info Tour haven't been discussed yet. We want to create space for spontaneous ideas and cooperation with the local people we will meet. For that issue we will use the local network meetings to develop certain project ideas and the evaluation workshops at the end of the youth exchange to make the tasks for the future activities clear. A few ideas already exist: e.g. youth exchanges in some of the countries around the Baltic Sea to spend more time at one place and to learn more about those places; network meetings to develop a network of young active people; an international exhibition project about uranium mining that should be shown in several countries. These concrete ideas have been mentioned by some of our partner groups when we wrote the application for the itinerant youth exchange, but most follow-ups will be created during the project itself.

In the context of the Baltic Sea Info Tour we see the “Nuclear Heritage Network”, a project created by the German partner group and developed within the YOUTH programme and YOUTH IN ACTION over the last years. Through this network project we will establish and develop our contacts and start new activities together with our partner groups.


Visibility

We will promote our project internationally to find participants and supporters for the Baltic Sea Info Tour and because we want to use this project to increase the public awareness about the radioactive pollution of the Baltic Sea. For this issue we will create posters and flyers, we will write emails and send them to networks of interested people and we will do public relations work to reach the media interest for our youth exchange. For each local activity (like information events, public street actions) we will invite the media, write press releases and usually we will also print flyers or posters to get public attention. Thus the project will be visible by the activities we will do.

All participants of the youth exchange will be informed about the funding by the YOUTH IN ACTION programme and many of them will start their own projects under this programme when we develop the follow-up projects. The financial support of the European Union will be mentioned in our PR work and the big number of organizations we will cooperate with will get to know the opportunities provided by Youth in Action, too. The promotional added value for the Youth in Action Programme will be realized by enlarging the number of people and organizations that know about it and by the new projects that will be developed by the Baltic Sea Info Tour that will be realized with the programme, too.


Dissemination and exploitation of results

During the itinerant youth exchange we will have regular “evening feedback circles” to get feedback from all participants about their impressions, needs and suggestions to improve the project. At least once at each Tour stop we will organize such a circle.

Parts of the preparation of local events (information events, public street actions, network meetings) will be used for the evaluation of the preparation work of the last activities. These evaluations won't be done by the whole group, but by the small working groups that worked on certain tasks.

We will make a documentation of all of our activities – take pictures of events and street actions, collect materials about the places we visited and provide most of this information on our website. We will write some articles about the Baltic Sea Info Tour and the experiences we will have made.

There will also be a Tour blog to inform briefly about the places we visit and our activities and impressions. A mobile display board with images of Tour stops, information and description of activities will be developed, too.

At the end of the youth exchange we will have two evaluation workshops. One of these has the aim to gather feedback and criticism of the participants and to discuss about possibilities to make improvements for the next time. The other one should develop future activities and projects like follow-ups.

After the Baltic Sea Info Tour we will have a phase for the valorization / exploitation of the results of the youth exchange. The agreements about the tasks to be done by the participants and promoters will be done during the evaluation workshops at the end of the youth exchange.

For the evaluation and valorization we will make appointments with all involved people to discuss, collect feedback and make agreements about the tasks to be done using our mailing list and Skype conferences.


Have you planned additional measures assuring dissemination and exploitation of project's results? - Yes


For the additional exploitation of the results of the Baltic Sea Info Tour we will produce a brochure about nuclear issues and active citizenship around the Baltic Sea. The contents will be supplied by the topics we work on at the local stops of the Baltic Sea Info Tour. We will learn about local organizations and their activities and projects as well as about the threats of nuclear facilities and activities to the Baltic Sea. During the itinerant youth exchange we will collect this information and materials (e.g. pictures, interviews) for this brochure.

After the youth exchange we will start to work on this brochure. Some people will write articles, some will do investigations to gather more details for it, others will contact organizations and institutions to find out more. At the end of the production of the brochure some people will do the layout of it and give it to a printery. All these tasks will be discussed and divided to the participants of the Baltic Sea Info Tour at the end during the evaluation workshops.

Later we will distribute the brochure to interested people throughout Europe. We will write press releases, send emails to networks of interested people and publish it on our website, too. We will inform organizations in Europe that work on familiar topics about the brochure and spread it all over Europe that way.

We will also prepare information events including slide shows, theatrical elements and lectures to present the Baltic Sea Info Tour project in many areas around the Baltic Sea. The materials for these information events will also be gathered during the youth exchange and the tasks to be done to prepare it will be discussed in the evaluation workshops at the end of the Baltic Sea Info Tour. We will make clear a minimal number of participants who want to present these information events in there regions or even internationally and coordinate the first dates of them. Later we will use the Nuclear Heritage Network structures to continue to give these presentations.

rough timetable:

  • August: gathering materials for the brochure and presentation
  • September: writing articles and putting materials together for the brochure and the presentation
  • Beginning of October: design and layout of brochure and presentation
  • End of October: printing the brochure; promoting the presentations, preparation of first information events
  • Beginning of November: continuing the preparation of information events; promoting the brochure
  • End of November: distributing the brochure, first information events in some countries

One group will be responsible for printing and distributing the brochures to the partner countries (there the promoters will distribute them regionally). It will probably be the German group to do that task, because they have experiences with the production of information materials and have the infrastructure to easily send materials around.

As the additional costs for dissemination and exploitation of results will be needed only for printing the brochure, the money will be used completely for that expense. The partner group that makes the contract with the printers will get this money from the project back. Further costs of the brochure (stamps, envelops etc. for distribution) and the presentations (materials, travel costs to events, communication costs etc.) will be covered by the partner promoters themselves. We estimate that these additional costs we self-finance for the brochure will reach some 500 € and the costs for the presentations will reach some 300 € per country (300 € x 14 countries = 4,200 €).


Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities

Certain countries we visit will have young people that face various obstacles, culturally and economically. Historically, in {Russia and Belarus|Russia and Belarus|Eastern European countries}, young people will face the cultural challenge of not questioning the regime, there is social and political pressure not to speak out and we will need to cater for this cultural difference by having an expert on board who can help to access and resolve the issues that arise.

In Latvia, Russia and Belarus the young people face economic challenges which will need to be addressed and solutions found, such as assistance with travel, resources and perhaps even food, as a hungry young person struggles to concentrate in a workshop as successfully as a satiated young person.

To assist with the various challenges we would employ an expert whose skills would be utilised in helping the disadvantaged participants to overcome the challenges faced. Assessment would be used to identify areas within each different group where challenges were apparent and the expert would facilitate introductory workshops to aid social cohesion and overcome inclusion issues. In addition to the workshops the expert would observe, mediate and assist throughout the tour as challenges arose on a day-to-day basis.

As we know from our partner organizations there will be also some participants who cancelled their school education and people who are faced with unemployment. We will consider their specific challenges, e.g. if in discussions people expect a certain knowledge they maybe don't have, and support them to join all parts of the youth exchange as well as other participants.


Number of young people with fewer opportunities directly involved in the project: 20


Please tick the situation(s) they face:

  • Educational difficulties
  • Economic obstacles
  • Cultural differences
  • Other – please specify: Unemployment


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