X Baltic Sea NGO Forum 2012

X. Baltic Sea NGO Forum, 23rd-25th April 2012
Berlin, Germany

Social Capital for a sustainable
Baltic Sea Region

Final Statement


X. Baltic Sea NGO Forum, 23rd-25th April 2012
Baltic Sea Days, German CBSS Presidency
Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany

 


Social Capital for a sustainable
Baltic Sea Region

 

Monday, 23rd April  
12:00 Registration
14:00-14:10 Welcome and introduction
Mr. Krister Hanne, German BS NGO Platform
14:10-14:30 Greetings
Mr. Peter Schoof
Director European Affairs, German Federal Foreign Office

State Secretary Mrs. Hella Dunger-Löper, State of Berlin Delegate to the Federation and Commissioner for
European Affairs, Commissioner for Active Citizenship

Prof. Dr. Michael Kämper-van den Boogaart
Vice President for Academic Studies and International Affairs of HU Berlin

Mr. Kurt Bodewig
former Federal Minister of Communication
Chairman Baltic Sea Forum

14:30-14:50 Review 10 years of NGO Cooperation in BSR
Mrs. Darja Akhutina, Mr. Jens William Grav, Mr. Holger Rohde
Baltic Sea NGO Network
14:50-15:00 Presentation Initiative World NGO Day
Mr. Marcis Skadmanis
World NGO Day Secretariat, Executive Director
Mrs. Rasma Pipike
Civic Alliance-Latvia, Director
15:00-15:20 Presentation NGOs in Belarus Mrs. Irina Kalinovskaja
Belarussian Association for Environmental Management
15:20-15:30 Presentation Black Sea NGO Network Mrs. Gabriela-Raluca Simbotin
Black Sea NGO Network
Moderator: Mr. Krister Hanne, German BS NGO Focal Point
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
16:00-16:10 Presentation of Workshop I: Youth
16:10-16:40 Presentation of WS II: Environment
Mrs. Franziska Stuke
Ecologic Institute Berlin
16:40-18:00 First sessions WS I: Youth, and WS II: Environment
16:40-18:00 Presentation of Workshop III: Human Rights
Introductory speech by Mrs. Merle Haruoja
Looking into the future: Human Rights – Challenging
Developments in the Baltic Sea Region
Presentation of Workshop IV: Social Affairs
Presentation Workshop V: Civic Participation & Lifelong learning
Moderator: Mrs. Anna-Lena Pohl, German BS NGO Focal Point
Permanent Representation of the Land of Schleswig-Holstein to the Federal Government, In den Ministergarten 8
19:00 Baltic Sea Days’ Cultural Kick-Off in cooperation with the Permanent Representation of the Land of Schleswig-Holstein to the Federal Government (see invitation)
Tuesday, 24th April  
9:00-10:30 Workshop sessions
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:45 Workshop sessions
13:00-14:00 Lunch break WS I, III, IV and V
Restaurant “12 Apostel”, Georgenstr. 2
13:00-16:00 Meeting with Baltic Sea Parliamentarians
(Special delegation)
Place: German Bundestag, Paul-Lobe-Haus
14:15-16:00 Workshop sessions
16:00-16:30 Coffee break
German Foreign Ministry, Entrance: Unterwasserstr. 10
17:00 Entry to Presidential function at German Federal Foreign Office
17:45 Speech by Federal President of Germany Joachim Gauck
19:00 Reception
20:00 Baltic Sea Party
21:30 Get Together / Disco
Wednesday, 25th April
Senate Hall, main building
9:00-9:45 Mr. Jan Lundin
Director General of the CBSS Secretariat, Stockholm
20 years of CBSS and civil society in Baltic Sea Region
9:45-10:30 Mr. Anders Lindholm
European Commission DG Regio
The EUSBSR: Experiences and Perspectives
Moderator: Mr. Krister Hanne, German BS NGO Focal point
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:45 Panel discussion:
The EUSBSR and opportunities for civic participation Mrs. Bjarney Friðriksdóttir
Council of the Baltic Sea States, Task Force against Trafficking in Human Beings
Mr. Anders Lindholm
European Commission, DG Regio
Mrs. Darja Akhutina and Mr. Jens William Grav
Baltic Sea NGO Network
Prof. Dr. Bernd Henningsen
Department of Northern European Studies, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin; DeepWater – The Baltic Sea Region Think-Tank
Moderator: Dr. Tobias Etzold
German Institute for International and Security Affairs
13:00-14:00 Lunch break
Restaurant “12 Apostel”, Georgenstr. 2
Auditorium Grimm-Zentrum, Geschwister-Scholl-Str. 3
14:15-16:00 Closing session
Presentation of workshop results
Discussion and agreement on final statement
Summary of the X. Baltic Sea NGO Forum
Moderator: Mrs. Anna-Lena Pohl, German BS NGO Focal Point
End of conference