Registrations for the CBSS Youth Ministerial 2023, set to take place in Berlin, Germany on 21-25 May 2023, is now open to young people aged 16-29 years, who will have the opportunity to make their voices heard on the event’s theme of “Safeguarding resilient societies through youth collaboration in the Baltic Sea Region”.
“We are excited to bring together young people from across the Baltic Sea Region to discuss and develop responses to the challenges facing our societies,” said CBSS Director General Grzegorz Poznański. “The Youth Ministerial provides a unique opportunity for young leaders to come together and make a difference in our region’s future.”
The CBSS Youth Ministerial will feature approximately 30 young participants from the Baltic Sea Region, who will learn about current challenges related to societal security and resilience in the Baltic Sea Region. They will develop a position paper to be presented at the CBSS foreign ministers’ meeting, the Ministerial Session 2023 due to being held in Germany on 1-2 June 2023.
In addition to the position paper, participants will also have the chance to develop project proposals during a workshop, with the winning proposal receiving 5,000 euros in funding for its implementation.
The CBSS Youth Ministerial provides a platform for young leaders to come together and shape responses to the challenges facing the Baltic Sea Region. With the support of leading experts in the field, participants will have the opportunity to learn, engage, and make a tangible impact on the region’s future.
The event is organised under the umbrella of the German Presidency of the CBSS and co-financed by the German Federal Foreign Office. The CBSS Youth Ministerial 2023 falls under one of the three priorities of the current German CBSS Presidency (2022-2023), which seeks to promote meaningful youth participation in the Baltic Sea Region.
The CBSS Youth Ministerial 2023 is also closely linked to the recently established Baltic Sea Region Youth Forum (BSRYF), which will have its first elections on 19 April 2023. Several slots for the Youth Ministerial 2023 will be reserved for members of the BSRYF.
Additional information can be found on the CBSS Youth Ministerial 2023 page.
Who can apply?
All young people over 16 and under 30 years of age and living in one of the Member States of the CBSS, or being a national thereof, are eligible to apply. About 30 participants will be selected.
Young persons who have also applied for a position in the Committee of Youth Representatives or Steering Group of the Baltic Sea Region Youth Forum (BSRYF) are particularly encouraged to apply as 10 to 15 slots will be reserved for BSRYF members.
The application window will close on 15 April 2023.