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01.01.70



About Junior Eight

Every child on our planet has an opinion about the way our world should look like; and every child has the right to decide on a par with adults what is to become of this world.

The “Junior 8” project (J8) employing a set of national contests gives children the opportunity to form a group of their representatives who will for the second time present the views of the youth on the global modern problems to the leaders of the “Group of Eight” (G8).

The first “Junior 8” meeting took place in Edinburgh in July, 2005, within the meeting of the leaders of the “Group of Eight” in Gleneagles.

The topics of “Junior 8” discussions are chosen in accordance with priorities suggested by the presiding country for the discussion within the G8 summit. Considering the issues discussed by the G8 leaders in 2005, the participants of the J8 – 2005 elaborated the “Junior 8 Communiqué - 2005”.

The “Junior 8” meeting in St. Petersburg (08.07. 2006 – 17.07.2006) will involve 8 students between the ages of 13 and 17 from each G8 country. The majority of the countries organized contests in which school teams participated; the winning schools gained the right to delegate their students to St. Petersburg.

The Russian team consists of representatives of 8 Russian cities – from the westernmost Kaliningrad to Vladivostok, which lies in 9000 km from the former. The children who formed the Russian team had to pass two qualifying rounds and to participate in a TV show on one of the Russia’s largest TV channels.

Within the “Junior 8” meeting young representatives of 8 states will discuss the same issues that the G8 leaders.

Energy resources and the future of mankind
The spread of HIV and other socially influential infections and drug addiction among youth
The education and values of the younger generation
The spread of extremism and violence among youth
Each of these crucial global problems will be given a one-day discussion. Participants of the J8 will have a chance to consult and share their ideas with leading experts, ministers of the Russian government, famous actors, sportsmen and scientists.

The main event will occur on July, 16. By this time every team will have chosen one representative to be delegated to a meeting with the G8 leaders in the Congress Palace on July 16, 2006.

Participants of J8 – 2006 will be living and working in a modern conference hotel located in the suburbs of St. Petersburg, Pushkin 200 m away from the Ekaterininsky Park where the residence of Russian emperors in the 18th and 19th centuries was located.



Agenda 2006

June 7, Friday.
NATIONAL DELEGATIONS ARRIVAL
afternoon Reception of national delegations at Pulkovo-2 airport (according to the schedule).
Transfer of national delegations to the “Junior 8” meeting location – Management Training Center, Kochubei’s Mansion, Pushkin.
Accommodation of the "Junior 8" participants.
Delegations arriving by an early flight – a guided tour of the Training centre and dinner.
evening Dinner, late dinner. Introduction briefing.

July 8, Saturday.
ACQUAINTANCE DAY, ADAPTATION AND START OF WORK
morning Breakfast.
Official greeting of delegations and flying of the flag of the “Junior” meeting in the courtyard of the Training Centre.
Guided tour of the Training centre – territory and study rooms.
Acquaintance with the palace and park ensemble of Pushkin (former Tsarskoe Selo) and the history and traditions of the town – guided tour of the Ekaterininsky park and Ekaterininsky palace.
afternoon Lunch.
Organizers’ presentation. Meeting of participants and volunteer tutors. Presentation of the meeting program and joint elaboration of working procedures. Formation of focus groups according to topical issues of the meeting (birthdays, press, web site, etc.)
Coffee break
Training on working with mass media.
evening Dinner.
Official reception devoted to the opening session of the “Junior 8” meeting. Brief presentations of national delegations (3-5 min. each delegation).

July 9, Sunday.
THE DAY OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
morning Breakfast.
Visit to a folklore Russian village "Shyvalovka". Theatrical performance with the involvement of the participants, national games, food and drinks treat, souvenirs making.
Russian team presentation.
afternoon Lunch.
Transfer to Petrodvorets. Guided walk round the Petrodvorets Lower Park. Sea trip on the Gulf of Finland from Petrodvorets to St. Petersburg.
Guided couch tour of St. Petersburg – history, culture, masterpieces of the architecture.
evening Dinner.
Cultural program.

July 10, Monday.
MEETING OPENING. FIRST DAY OF DISCUSSION
morning Breakfast
Ceremonial opening session of the “Junior 8” meeting.
Press-conference devoted to the opening of the “Junior 8”.
Presentation of the meeting agenda and the topics of round-table discussions.
Coffee break.
Informal discussion.
Meeting and working in focus groups (elaboration of agenda).
afternoon Lunch.
Plenary session: "The spread of HIV and other socially influential infections and drug addiction among youth".
Experts’ reports.
Plenary discussion of the key issues. Elaboration of an agreed preliminary stance on the issue.
Coffee break.
Resumption of plenary session. Discussion with Michael Zurabov, Healthcare and Social Development Minister of the Russian Federation.
Formation of focus groups for the elaboration of preliminary stance.
evening Dinner.
National delegation's presentations. (2 presentations 15-20 min each)[1].
Cultural program.

July 11, Tuesday.
SECOND DAY OF DISCUSSION
morning Breakfast.
Plenary session: "The education and values of the younger generation".
Experts’ reports.
Plenary discussion of the key issues. Elaboration of an agreed preliminary stance on the issue.
Coffee break.
Resumption of plenary session. Discussion with Andrey Fursenko, Education and Science Minister of the Russian Federation.
afternoon Lunch.
Ice show. Meeting with the Russia’s famous figure skaters. Skating.
evening Dinner.
National delegation's presentations. (2 presentations 15-20 min each).

July 12, Wednesday.
THIRD DAY OF DISCUSSION
morning Breakfast.
Plenary session: "The spread of extremism and violence among youth".
Experts’ reports.
Plenary discussion of the key issues. Elaboration of an agreed preliminary stance on the issue.
Coffee break.
Resumption of plenary session.
afternoon Lunch.
Visit to the Hermitage
Meeting with a UNICEF goodwill ambassador.
evening Dinner.
National delegation's presentations. (2 presentations 15-20 min each).
Cultural program.

July 13, Thursday.
FORTH DAY OF DISCUSSION
morning Breakfast.
Plenary session: "Energy resources and the future of mankind".
Experts’ reports.
Plenary discussion of the key issues. Elaboration of an agreed preliminary stance on the issue.
Coffee break.
Resumption of plenary session.
afternoon Lunch.
Plenary session.
Elaboration of a preliminary communiqué of the “Junior 8” meeting for the presentation to the G8 leaders.
Coffee break.
Preparation for participation in videoconferences. Training on working with TV equipment. Meeting with videoconference anchors.
evening Dinner.
National delegation presentation. (15-20 min).
Cultural program.

July 14, Friday.
VIDEOCONFERENCES
morning Breakfast
Videoconference. Bangkok. Topic: "The spread of extremism and violence among youth".
Coffee break
Videoconference. Cairo. Topic: "The education and values of the younger generation".
afternoon Lunch.
Discussion with Victor Khristenko, Industry and Energy Minister of the Russian Federation.
Videoconference. Johannesburg. Topic: "Energy resources and the future of mankind".
Coffee break
Videoconference. Mexico City. Topic: "The spread of HIV and other socially influential infections and drug addiction among youth".
evening Dinner.
Cultural program.

July 15, Saturday.
PREPARATION FOR THE MEETING WITH THE G8 LEADERS
morning Breakfast.
Plenary session. Discussion of the problems affecting youth (at the option of the participants of the meeting).
Coffee break.
Meeting with Igor Shuvalov, Assistant to the President of Russia.
afternoon Lunch.
Discussion and coordination of the proposals by the participants of the “Junior 8”.
Coffee break.
Election of representatives of national delegations for the meeting with the G8 leaders.
evening Dinner.
Preparation for the meeting with the G8 leaders of countries.
At the same time for other participants: Cultural program.

July 16, Sunday.
THE MEETING OF THE “JUNIOR 8” DELEGATION WITH THE G8 LEADERS
morning
Breakfast
Preparation for the meeting with the G8 leaders of countries.
Meeting with the G8 leaders.
Press conference at the press centre in Strelna. At the same time for other participants: Visit to The Russian State Museum.
afternoon Lunch.
Plenary meeting of national delegations. Report about the meeting with the G8 leaders of countries by the “Junior 8” delegation.
Coffee break.
Preparation of the mass media coverage of the meeting with the G8 leaders at the press centre.
evening Dinner.
Cultural program.

July 17, Monday.
MEETING SUMMARIZING
morning Breakfast
Plenary session. Summarizing of the results of the “Junior 8” meeting. Discussion of the agenda and possible activities of the next “Junior 8” meeting.
Coffee break
Final press conference of the “Junior 8” meeting.
afternoon Lunch.
Boat trip along the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg.
evening Dinner.
Ceremonial closing session of the “Junior 8” meeting. Fireworks.

July 18, Tuesday.
DELEGATIONS DEPARTURE
morning Breakfast.
Delegations departure according to the schedule.




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