Millennium Youth Camp brings future experts from 22 countries to Finland
The second Millennium Youth Camp for talented young people aged 16-19 will start on 11 June and run until 17 June. MY Campers will be introduced to a number of Finnish companies and higher educational institutions. The MY Camp programme includes project work carried out in small multi-national groups and the opportunity to meet Stephen Furber, one of the 2010 Millennium Technology Prize Laureates. Millennium Youth Camp is a unique happening.
Turku, the Capital of Culture, will take a circus greeting to the headquarters in Brussels
Turku, the European Capital of Culture 2011, disembarks to the centre of the European Union for about a week at the end of May. Five students of the Performing Arts Circus line at Turku Arts Academy will travel from Turku, the Capital of Culture, to Brussels to give surprise performances at the EU institutions located in different parts of the city.
Peace mediation through the eyes of Kofi Annan and a former child soldier
How is peace built at the highest political level? Or, how does a victim of cruel human rights violations end up building a career as a hip hop artist – and a peace activist? Crisis Management Initiative, the organisation established by President Martti Ahtisaari, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a seminar to be held in Helsinki on 19 April. The seminar invitees include experts of peace mediation, from Kofi Annan and Stephen Heintz to Emmanuel Jal.
Time to follow-up Baltic Sea Commitments
It is time to report on how the commitments made at the Baltic Sea Action Summit, held in February 2010 in Helsinki, have progressed so far. The Summit was a tip of an iceberg in the work for the Baltic Sea. The Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG) continues the process.
Finland at the helm of Nordic cooperation in 2011
The programme for the Finnish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers in 2011 has three main areas of focus. The first is to cope with and counteract climate change. The second priority is to continue with and develop concrete globalization projects and to invest in Nordic research excellence. Thirdly, Finland will aim to encourage greater grassroots participation among all citizens and young people in particular.
Remember your change of address notification – make sure you can vote in the parliamentary elections in the spring 2011
Finnish citizens need to keep their address updated in the Population Register System to ensure that they are informed about their right to vote in the parliamentary elections of spring 2011. Finnish citizens who reside abroad are obligated to make a notification of change of address to a local register office in Finland. It is advisable to inform the address to the nearest Finnish diplomatic or consular mission too.
Stubb: Finnish-Russian relations moving towards deeper networking
According to Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb, Finland has good and solid relations with Russia. In his speech given in the event celebrating the 90 years of Finnish-Russian diplomatic relations the Minister said we are on our way towards deeper bilateral networking. Stubb remarked that Finnish-Russian relations need not be
Stubb: Three “commandments” for a new EU foreign policy
In the view of Foreign Minister Alexander Stubb, the European Union needs a new approach in its foreign policy. During the speech delivered at the London School of Economics on 11 November, Stubb expressed his concern over the EU’s declining influence in the world, where there are more competing actors, goals and values than in the past.
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