Institute of International Ministry of Ecology Relations and Natural Resources of National Taras of Ukraine Shevchenko University of Kyiv Information Booklet The 5th Kyiv Regional Session of European Youth Parliament - Ukraine April 4-7, 2012 The event is supported by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Blue planet: red alert? Think green! The 5th Kyiv Regional Session 4-7 April, 2012
Dear Delegates, The role of green conferences has changed dramatically in the last few years. While the movement for more environmentally friendly politics used to be only supported by under- dogs, it has now made its way into mainstream politics, the media and the centre of society. This causes the question for their necessity to arise: Do we really need another Think Green event? But, just as back then, the only answer is a loud and clear: Yes!. Let me clarify why. Like most problems, also environmental issues, need to be addressed in two steps. Firstly, awareness needs to be created for the specific problem, a step that has been taken. But recognising a difficulty is not enough. For that reason the second obligatory step is finding a solution and implementing it. This is where we stand today. Yet, the long list of failed inter- national climate conferences is proof enough for the inability of the international community to work together. Mr. Riaan Stipp, For that reason, I call out to the youth of Europe, not only to tell their politicians what is President being done wrong, but actually to come to the Ukraine and to show, how it is done right. I am very excited to welcoming you to Kyiv soon and seeing you prove that an interna- tional cooperation is possible. Sincerely, Riaan Stipp President of the SessionE cological problems have been a matter of public concern for a long time. Every year ecological issues become more and more serious and coping with them is amongst highest priorities of international community. Eu- rope is actively engaged in solving urgent problems of the environment, moreover, some European countries give an outstanding example ofintroducing the newest technologies and appropriate legislation for environmentalprotection. Thus, the initiative young Europeans can’t but think green today. The session’s aim is to engage young people in discussing ecological problems and seeking for their solu- tions. The decisions made today are to determine for how long humanity will be able to make use of the natural resources of our planet. Year 2012 is the milestone on the lifepath, for the way, in which we cope with today’s ecological crisis, will affect the future of further generations. Thus European youth is eager to discuss the prob-T lems of environmental protection and develop efficient solutions in order to ensure better future for our planet. he event will give participants a unique op- improved dramatically since Kiyv alongside with three portunity to visit the capital of Ukraine and other Ukrainian cities will host the Euro 2012. The city the very heart of Slavic culture. One can’t but is situated on the crossway of the strategically important admire Kyiv with its numerous domes, which international routes. correlate perfectly well with the modern Kyiv is one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, dat-buildings. It is not only the architecture that attracts al- ing back to the 5th century, although settlements at thismost billion tourists each year. International guests are also location existed much earlier. By the late 9th century, Kyivimpressed by numerous parques and squares; by width of had become the de facto capital of an emerging Easternthe Dnipro (the third largest river of Europe); the depth of Slavic state. Between the 10th and early 13th centuries,the underground (one of the deepest stations in the world the city reached its golden age as the capital of the first- Arsenalna - 105.5 metres) and also by the mentality of Ukrainian state known today as Kievan Rus.Ukrainians, always glad to welcome foreigners. Modern Kyiv is a mix of the old and the new, seen in Kyiv is the largest city of Ukraine with - officially - over everything from the architecture to the stores and to the3.4 million inhabitants (unofficially up to 5.0 million). people themselves. It is said that one can walk from one Kyiv is an important industrial, scientific, educational end of Kyiv to the other in the summertime without leav-and cultural centre of Eastern Europe. It is home to many ing the shade of its many trees. Kyiv is known as a greenhigh-tech industries, higher education institutions and city with two botanical gardens and numerous large andworld-famous historical landmarks. The infrastructure of small parks. Come to this beautiful place and see it allthe city is increasing dynamically. In recent years it has with your own eyes!Blue planet: red alert? Think green! Kyiv Regional Session 4-7 April, 2012
VenuesT he Institute of International Rela- tions of Taras Shevchenko National General Assembly Committee Work, University of Kyiv has been educating specialists in international relations since 1944. The Institute is proud ofits numerous graduates – citizens of Ukraine andnot only. Among the outstanding graduates thereare a lot of statesmen, influential politicians, dip-lomats, leaders of big enterprises, famous scien-tists etc. The Institute holds many national andand international scientific conferences, seminars,symposiums on the wide range of global prob-lems. Moreover, students meet distinguished for-eign guests, ambassadors of foreign countries inUkraine.The traditional EYP Eurovillage will take place inthe cozy rooms of “Kinopanorama” - Kyiv cinemahall. This unusual place will provide us with an ex-cellent opportunity to turn this event into some-thing special. Every country will be able not onlyto share their traditional food and drinks, but showa movie or presentation on a big screen. We hope Eurovillagethat your creativity and spirit will turn this mini-show into an unforgettable experience and we willhelp you to present the best and the most interest-ing image of your country. Dont be afraid to beexpress yourself in an unusual way: videos, presen-tations or slide-shows are more than welcome!Session participants will stay at the cozy hotel not Hotelfar from the city center. “Feofania” will host del-egates and officials during all their stay.
Think green! April 3, Tuesday Till 12:00 - Arrival of the Officials’ Team 13:00 - 14:00 – Lunch 14:00 - 15:00 – General CJO teambuilding 15:00 - 19:00 – CJ’s teambuilding 19:00 - 20:30 - City tour 20:30 - 00:00 – CJO party (including dinner at party venue). Socializing Preliminary April 4, Wednesday 8:00 - Wake-up call 8:30 - 9:30 - Breakfast programme Till 12:00 – Delegates’ arrival/CJO Teambuilding 12:10 - 13:10 - Lunch 13:10 – 14:00 - General Teambuilding of the 14:00 - 16:00 – Teambuilding in committees 16:00 – 16:15 - Coffee Break 16:15 – 19:00 - Teambuilding in committees sesison 19:00 – 20:00 - Transfer to Eurovillage venue 20:00 – 20:30 – Eurovillage preparation 20:30 – 23:00 – Eurovillage and country presentation 23:00 – 00:00 – Transfer back to the hotel (*) Alternative program for those who take part in Panel Session April 5, Thursday 8:00 - Wake-up call 8:30 - 9:30 – Breakfast 9:30 - 10:30 - Transfer to the Opening Ceremony venue 10:30 - 11:30 - Opening Ceremony 12:00 - 13:30 – Walking tour 12:00 – 12:30 – Transfer to the Institute (*) 12:30 – 14:00 – Panel Session 14:00 – 14:45 - Lunch 14:30 - 18:30 – Committee Work 16:30 – 16:45 – Coffee Break 16:45 – 18:30 – Committee Work 18:30 - 19:30 – Dinner 19:30 – 20:00 – Euroconcert preparation 20:00 - 21:30 – Euroconcert 21:30 - 00:00 – Fourchette and a theme party April 6, Friday 8:00 - Wake-up call 8:30 - 9:30 – Breakfast 9:30 - 11:00 – Committee Work. Meeting with the experts. 11:00 – 11:15 – Coffee Break 11:15 – 13:00 – Committee Work 13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch 14:00 - 19:00 - Committee Work 16:00 – 16:15 – Coffee Break 16:15 – 19:00 – Committee Work 19:00 – 20:00 – Preparation for the Farewell Party 20:00 - 21:00 – Transfer to the venue 21:00 - … - Farewell dinner and party April 7, Saturday 7:30 - Wake-up call 8:00 - 9:00 – Breakfast 09:00 – 09:30 – GA opening 09:30 - 11:00 – General Assembly (committees I, II) 11:00 - 11:15 - Coffee-break 11:15 - 13:30 – General Assembly (committees III, IV, V) 13:30 - 14:30 - Lunch 14:30 - 16:45 – General Assembly (committees VI, VII, VIII) 16:45 – 17.00 – Coffee-break 17:00 - 18:00 – Closing ceremony 18:00 – Departures
Euroconcert Farewell party O k, so we know it is the end of the world. But we know for sure that every ending has to be done in style. This time - in Soviet style. No one can deny that the end of So- viet era was truly the end of the world for a couple of generations. Yet, they survived it and have built a bet- ter world from the pieces of a broken one. We have soT much to learn from them. So the farwell night of Kyiv he Institute of International Relations RS will be the perfect opportunity for you to show of Taras Shevchenko National Uni- your own view on Soviet style. versity of Kyiv is one of the best uni- versities in Ukraine. Official meetings Get your red ties ready, young pioneers! Lots of with diplomats and political figures, things to relive and remember: Jive-dancing lessonsscientific conferences as well as major students’ and first astronaut from the 60s, nevalyashka-dollscelebrations are frequently held in the premises of and first tape-recorders from the 70s, Olympic ted-the Institute. The Institute serves perfectly well its dy-bear and great music from the 80s and of course,main function – education, but it is also a place forsocialization. One of the distinguishing character- overwhelming freedom of the 1991. This party, as wellistics of the socialization in IIR is fashion and style as Soviet era, is the one to remember.matters. Euroconcert will be held in the spirit of the In-stitute – aristocracy, glamour and fashion. We ex-pect you to be dressed appropriately to the themeof the concert. For ladies it is a cocktail dress, forgentlemen it is a formal suit. Institute is known for having not only academ-ically outstanding but also very talented students,that is why Kyiv RS organising team decided toinvite several performers from Institute of Interna-tional Relations to share the stage with outstand-ing delegates of the Session! So get ready to dive into an atmosphere of aris-tocracy together with Kyiv Regional Session!
TravelInformation There are several ways to get to Kyiv. The most common ones are airplane, train and bus. Airplane There are 2 international airports in Kyiv – “Boryspil” and “Kyiv Zhulyany”. “Zhulyany” is situated within the precincts of a city; and operates with WizzAir low-cost airlines. Due to Wiz- zAir, Kyiv is directly connected to numerous European cities – Barcelona, Hamburg, London, Katowice, Venice and others. Check here: http://wizzair.com, http://www.aerosvit.ua/eng. html, http://www.ukraine-international.com/ No matter to which airport you will arrive, Organisers will meet you and accompany to the venue. Train Kyiv is extremely easily reached by train from the neighbor- ing countries – Russia, Belarus, Poland, Hungary and Slovakia. Check your national operators for exact information. Some additional information about train schedules can be found here: http://www.poezda.net/en/ Bus If you are from Russia, Belarus, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Latvia, Lithuania or Estonia keep in mind that the cheapest way to get to Kyiv for is by bus. Check this link: www.ecolines.net Unfortunately we cannot reimburse your travel costs. Should you have any doubts regarding visa requirements, please check the information concerning your country on the website of the Ministry of Foreign affairs of Ukraine: http://www.mfa.gov.ua/mfa/en/publication/content/1865.htm In case you have any questions/problems concerning this is- sue, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org