The board of the European Democrat Students will be on the highway from the 8th of November until the 12th visiting Warsaw, Vilinuys, Riga and Tallinn.
The Baltic Trip aims to bring the organisation in touch with the reality of the four different countries.
This is why we will not only meet with politicians, but also with NGOs, thinktanks, and mainly with the students with the purpose to have a bigger picture of their reality and their perspectives. On our way, we will also visit the parliaments, and hold bilateral discussions with the youngest political leaders of each country.
Furthermore, in Tallinn we will meet with Urmas Reinsalu, the Justice Minister of Estonia. In Riga – annual meeting of our Latvian friends Vienotības Jaunatnes, and discussions with Konrad Adenauer Foundation. In Vilnius we will focus on Geopolitics, Security and Energy with Mr Zygimantas Pavilionis, former Lithuanian ambassador to U.S., member of Lithuanian Parliament, Jaroslav Neverovic, former Minister of Energy and Tomas Janeliunas, lecturer at Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science. In Warsaw, the third sector and MPs will explain the current situation of the country with regard to the rule-of-law. We will also discuss priorities for the upcoming elections to the European Parliament in 2019.
The Baltic countries have been a story of success in the past, showing the world that transition from communism to liberal democracy is possible. We want to preserve that spirit, to know from their people how they faced their challenges and how they will face the upcoming challenges.