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Welcome to the BRYC Annual Event 2021!

"Voices of Indigenous Youth in Barents"

The Barents Regional Youth Council (BRYC) would like to welcome you to our virtual annual event, aimed at young people living in the Northern parts of Norway, Russia, Sweden and Finland!

Since 2006, BRYC has been organizing annual events for youth in the Barents Region. The main purpose of these events is to create a platform for networking, cultural exchange and cross-border cooperation. Our annual event usually combines educational content, linked to international relations in the Arctic, with teambuilding and social activities.  

Every year, BRYC dedicates its annual event to a specific theme or an important issue concerning youth in our region. This year's event will be dedicated to the voices of indigenous youth in the Barents Region.

The BRYC Annual Event 2021 will be held virtually (via Zoom) on the 4th of December 2021. Participation is open to everyone and the registration will be open until December 1st. The working language of the event will be English.

Get ready for a virtual experience with #BarentsYouth and #BarentsIndigenousYouth!

 

What to expect

Plenary sessions | Panel discussion | Digital workshop

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12.00 (GMT +1): Opening session

What is the Barents Cooperation and what is the cool thing about it?

One of BRYC's goals is to strengthen the Barents youth cooperation. However, the concept of the Barents Cooperation is still fairly unknown to many people. In this part of the program, we want to show what the Barents Cooperation actually is, and why we as young people should care about it.

12.40 (GMT +1): Panel discussion

Let's talk it out! Success stories from the Barents youth cooperation

In BRYC, we strive to empower young people to take action and develop their own project ideas. In this part of the program, we want to share the success stories of young Barents citizens who have have been involved in cross-border project cooperation. Today’s panel discussion will showcase youth cooperation in five different sectors. Our amazing panelists will share their experience and talk about the unique opportunities for youth in the Barents Region.

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13.50 (GMT +1): Digital workshop

Let's face the challenge! Young and indigenous

In this part of the program, our participants will team up to solve a real-life challenge, linked to the theme of the event. You will be given a set of tools and tips from our mentors and then to help you solve the challenge before the timer runs out. (Read more)

 

Program - December 4, 2021

Please note that the program follows the GMT+1 time zone (Oslo/Stockholm).

12:00-12:40

Opening session

What is the Barents Cooperation and what is the cool thing about it? 


Moderators: Daria Makhotina and Martin Gamst Johnsen

  • Welcome to the BRYC Annual Event

  • Short video: "Barents Youth History"

  • Q&A with BRYC Alumni member Katarina Lindmark: Why the Barents youth cooperation is so important right now

  • Cultural performance

  • Short break (10 min)

12:40-13:50

Panel discussion

"Let´s talk it out!"

Moderators: Daria Makhotina and Martin Gamst Johnsen

Today’s panel discussion will showcase youth cooperation within five different sectors of the Barents Cooperation (culture, sports, education, environment and indigenous peoples). Our amazing panelists will share their success stories, best practice and talk about the unique opportunities for youth in the Barents Region.

PANEL:

  • Anni-Sofia Niittyvuopio, Saami Parliament Youth Council (Finland)

  • Sondre Sætaberget, UKM Arctic (Norway)

  • Youth representative from YLIB (Norway)

  • Emmi Vähä, Working Group on Environment (Finland)

  • Maksim Marchenkov, BRYC (Russia)


Short break (10 min)

13:50-15:20

Digital workshop

“Let’s face the challenge! Young and indigenous”

In this part of the program, our participants will team up to solve a real-life challenge, linked to the theme of the event. You will be given a set of tools and tips from our mentors and then to help you solve the challenge before the timer runs out. (Read more)

15:20-16:00

Resolution

This is how we will take it further

Moderators: Daria Makhotina and Martin Gamst Johnsen

  • Summary and conclusions from the annual event

  • Thoughts on the future

  • Closing of the event

 

Want to join the BRYC annual event?

REGISTER BEFORE DECEMBER 1st

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Join the Barents Youth Cooperation!

By joining the BRYC annual event you will learn about the Barents Cooperation and the opportunities it offers you as a young citizen of this region. The purpose of this event is to inspire and give you the  tools to access these opportunities, be it exchange programmes, youth organizations, or youth projects.

Meet the Barents Youth family!

Another important aim of the BRYC annual event is to connect youths across the Barents Region. By joining our event you will get a chance to meet other members of the Barents Youth community, living in Norway, Russia, Finland and Sweden. During the digital workshop you will work together in international teams to solve a challenge.

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