One of the UBC’s special emphasises has for some years been youth participation. UBC Youth Conference focuses on young people’s role in decision-making and shaping our common future. It will be organised simultaneously in Växjö with the XIV UBC General Conference.
Young people from the whole Baltic Sea region will engage in solving questions and issues affecting the Baltic Sea region and present their work in the General Conference. The aim is to include the youth – the future leaders – in decision-making as well as implementation.
In addition, the purpose of the UBC Youth Conference is to bring young people from around the region together to network and to share ideas and experiences.
Already before the General Conference on 12–13 June 2017 in Berlin, the Baltic Sea Region Youth Conference will be held in connection with the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region’s 8th Annual Forum. The Youth Conference supports the seminar “Nothing about us without us – making it work!” which is part of the EUSBSR Forum official programme. Both are arranged jointly by the UBC, Baltic Sea States Subregional Cooperation and Euroregion Baltic.