International Conference «Harmony of the North: Man and Nature. Youth View»

27 august 2010
The State Committee of the Republic of Karelia on National Politics and Relations with Religious Associations,
Non-profit Partnership “Centre for Problems of the North, Arctic and Cross-border Cooperation”,
The State Committee of the Republic of Karelia for Youth, Physical Training, Sports and Tourism,
Karelian Research Centre of the Russian Academy of Science,
Interregional Youth Movement “AWARD Association”,
Republican Centre for national cultures and folk arts,
The Ministry of Education of the Republic of Karelia,
Local Administration of Pryazhinsky district,
Petrozavodsk Pedagogical College
are pleased to invite you to take part in
International Conference «Harmony of the North: Man and Nature. Youth View»

November 25-26, 2010, Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia

The conference shall focus on is finding solutions for sustainable development of Northern regions, and making them more attractive for the youth to live in. Such solutions should be based on the interdisciplinary approach and efficient utilization of human creative potential.

The conference shall address questions equally important for the development of northern territories and the Man living there:
  • What are the youth’s visions of their future in the North?
  • What experience of the older generations may be useful for the youth eager to develop northern territories?
  • What new things can the youth say or do in terms of sustainable development in the North?
  • Can a young person who lives in the North and utilizes it reach understanding with the nature, secure oneself a comfortable life in the North both physically and spiritually?
  • Can the modern society, which intends to use the natural riches of the North for its own benefit, maintain harmonious development of production facilities, social infrastructure, people and the natural environment? What can the youth contribute to this process?
  • Can the natural and ethnocultural uniqueness of northern regions coupled with the North-oriented intellectual potential of the youth ensure sustainable progress there?

Download  First annoucement of the Conference
Download  Application form for participants