First Baltic Sea Area NGO Forum

Lübeck, 28-29 May 2001

Under the auspices of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS)

convened by the German CBSS Presidency in collaboration with the Land of Schleswig-Holstein and a Preparatory Committee consisting of 15 NGO.

Venue: Radisson SAS Senator Hotel Lübeck

Draft Programme

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[A documentation of this conference is not published up to now.]


Monday, 28 May 2001

12.00 – 14.30 h Registration
14.30 – 16.00 h Opening Plenary

Welcome address Bernd Saxe, Mayor of the Hanseatic City of Lübeck
Introduction NN, Preparatory Committee for the First Baltic Sea NGO Forum

Opening address: Dr. Christoph Zöpel, State Minister in the Foreign Office, Germany
Opening address: Heide Simonis, Prime Minister of Schleswig-Holstein

Key Note Speech NN

16.00 – 16.30 h Coffee break
16.30 – 18.30 h Working session 6 parallel workshops on.
  • Environment/Sustainable Development
  • Civil Society/Participation/Human Rights
  • Youth Co-operation
  • Voluntary Services
  • Access to Information
  • NGO/GO Co-operation
19.30 h Reception at Lübeck Town Hall


Tuesday, 29 May 2001

8.30 – 9.00 h Plenary Session:

Input by Helle Degn, Commissioner on Democratic Development of the Council of the Baltic Sea States

9.00 – 11.00 h Working Session: Continuation of 6 workshops
11.00 – 11.30 h Coffee Break
11.30 – 13.00 Final Plenary Session

Observations from the Working Groups by 6 "reporters" Discussion.

Main conclusions for further networking and co-operation Declaration/Conclusions by Preparatory Committee

Concluding remarks by Gerd Poppe, Commissioner for Human Rights Policy and Humanitarian Aid of in the German Foreign Office Chair. NN, Preparatory Committee for the First Baltic Sea NGO Forum and Hans-Jürgen Heimsoeth, CBSS – CSO Chairman

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch buffet



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