Key themes for the ReGeneration 2030 Annual Summit 2019 decided
The ReGeneration 2030 Summit will be arranged on the Åland Islands on 24-26 August 2019. Main theme will be “Changing climate, changing lifestyles”. The Summit will continue to focus on SDG12: Responsible Consumption and Production while taking in the aspect and correlation to SDG13: Climate Action.
As in 2018, this year’s Summit will be a meeting place where young people, 15-29-year-old, in the Nordic and Baltic Sea regions*) can engage in inter-generational dialogues with established leaders from civil society, enterprises, politics, academia and public sector, with the focus of finding practical solutions for cooperation and for reaching the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals.
ReGeneration 2030 is a movement led by teenagers and young adults in the Nordic and Baltic Sea Regions making the United Nations Agenda 2030 sustainable development goals (SDGs) become reality. As ReGeneration 2030 embarks upon its second year of existence, a new mandate period for the steering committee (SC) has begun and new members have been elected. Karin Bylund, our network coordinator for SDSN Youth in Northern Europe, has been elected secretary. The full list of members of the new steering committee (SC) is:
- Chair: Tatiana Lanshina (SDSN Youth Russia)
- Vice Chair: Pontus Ambros (Baltic University Programme)
- Secretary: Karin Bylund (SDSN Youth in Northern Europe)
- Summit contact person: Simon Holmström (Ålands Natur och Miljö)
- Communication Contact person: Jonna Similä (Hanaholmen/Globsol)
- Finance contact person: Martin Ruemmelein (BSSSC Youth)
This SC sets out the strategic frames for the ReGeneration 2030 movement and gives the mandate to an operative Secretariat to take on the practical work. The coordinator, Hanna Salmén, leads secretariat that consists of volunteers who are engaging in different working groups – communication, finance and summit. Both the secretariat and the SC are supported by an Advisory Committee (AC). The AC has members from several partners, including, the Nordic Institute on Åland (NIPÅ), The Nordic Council of Ministers (NCM), The Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), the Åland provincial Government, the Bärkraft Network of Åland, Global Utmaning, The National Youth Council in Sweden (LSU), the NCM Office in Lithuania, The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
*The region includes: Denmark, Estonia, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden and the Åland Islands.