Castle Seminar in Finland

The Castle Seminar is one of the annual main events of JEF Finland, and the main event of summer. This year the Castle Semiar will take place from Saturday 18th to Sunday 19th of August 2012 in Haikon kartano (Manor of Haikko), Haikko, Porvoo Town, Finland. There will be a bus trasport for participants organised from Helsinki City Centre in Saturday morning 8.30 AM. The bus drive from Helsinki to Haikko is cirka 40 minutes.

The event will start on Saturday at 9.30 p.m. and ends on Sunday in the afternoon, after the presentation of the event’s main speaker, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Erkki Tuomioja (social democrats/PES). The other speakers of the seminar include MEP, Former Minister of Environment, Ms. Sirpa Pietikäinen (National Coalition Party/EPP), MP, Former Minister of Internal Affairs, Mr. Mauri Pekkarinen (Centre Party/ALDE), MP, Mrs. Päivi Lipponen (social democrats/PES), MP, Former Minister of Foreign Trade, Mr. Kimmo Sasi (National Coalition Party/EPP), and many many others! There will also be many panel discussions in the programme.

Furthermore we will discuss about the future challenges of Europe, about sustainable development, and especially about freedom of movement, which is our main theme this year. Most of speakers have their speeches in English, but some parts of the programme will be in Finnish.

You are invited to join JEF Finland. They hope you will be able to use this opportunity to meet them and deepen the relations between our organisations. The participation fee is 50 euros per person, and it includes the programme, hotel accommodation in Haikko between Saturday and Sunday, and meals. The bus journey from Helsinki City Centre will be organised, but please understand that other travel expenses cannot be paid.

Please do not hesitate to contact the organiser, if you have further questions or if you want to register for the Castle Seminar. The registration deadline for international guests will be 5th of August. The participation fee has to be paid in advance, by invoive that is sent after the registration.

You can reach the organizers by e-mail toimisto@eurooppanuoret.fi.

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