Seminar

International Summer Academy

Threats and opportunities in the baltic sea region

Im Rahmen der Ostsee-Kooperation veranstaltete die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung ein Seminar in Palanga. Vertreter politischer Jugendorganisationen aus den Ostseeanrainer-Staaten diskutierten aktuelle Fragen zur politischen Entwicklung dieser Region.

Details

Programme

August 18th, Thursday

Arrival to Palanga, accomodation in the hotel

August 19th, Friday

09.30

Opening of the academy

Welcome speeches by:

Dr. Andreas von Below, Director of the Baltic office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Mr. V. Augunas, Chairman of JKD

Robert Golanski, First Vice-President of Youth of European People's Party (YEPP)

10.00

Panel I "Regional Challenges":

  1. Nordic States' Common Foreign Policy Regarding Wider Baltic Sea Region: Myth or Reality

    Lasse Krul, Secretary General of DEMYC

  2. Republic of Belarus as a factor of threat in the Baltic Sea region

    Artur Tsurbakou, Vice-Chairman of International Committee of Young Democrats (Republic of Belarus)

  3. Baltic States and Russia: friends or foes

    Gražvydas Jasutis, Deputy Director of International Co-operation Department, Ministry of National Defence

11.00

Discussions

12.00

Panel II "Regional Co-operation"

  1. The importance of Nordic Dimension to the Baltic States

    Thomas Lukosevicius, Center of Strategic Studies

  2. Wider Regional Cooperation Model

    Rasmus Voege, Chairman of JUNGE UNION Schleswig-Holstein, Vice Chairman of Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Schleswig-Holstein

  3. Poland as an Emerging Power and its Role in Regional Politics

    Jan Artymowski, Deputy International Secretary of Young Democrats' Association (Poland)

13.00

Discussions

14.30

Panel III "Impact of Global Politics to the Region"

  1. Security Environment in the Baltic Sea Region

    Kestutis Paulauskas, Defense Policy and Planning Department, Ministry of National Defence

  2. Interest of the United States of America in the Baltic Sea Region: Stay In or Out?

    Nancy A. Cohen, Chief of Political and Economical Section, U. S. embassy in the Republic of Lithuania

  3. A Place of the Nothern Dimension in Global Role of the EU

    Rimante Budryte, Ph.D. student, Vytautas Magnus University

15.30

Discussions

August 20th, Saturday

09.30

Panel IV "Economical and Social Relations"

  1. Economic Co-operation as a Ground for Closer Relations in the Region

    Darius Trakelis, Ph.D. student, Vilnius University

  2. Challenges of neutrality and welfare state

    Lauri Vaisto, Vice-Chairman of International Comittee of Kokoomuksen Nuorton Liito (Finland)

  3. Migration: Challenges to National Security

    Donatas Vainalavičius, Ph.D. student, Vyatautas Magnus University

10.30

Discussions

11.30

Working groups

14.00

Presentation of the results of working groups

15.00

Closing of the Academy

August 21 th, Sunday

Departure of participants

Ergebnisse der Veranstaltung

Präsentation 1

Präsentation 2

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Venue

Palanga

Contact

Dr. Andreas von Below

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