Encouraging Youth Dialog on Clean Energy and Climate
Encouraging Youth Dialogue on Clean Energy and Climate

The project objective is to encourage dialogue on clean energy and climate change among students and young professionals in the Nordic countries and North West Russia. 30 participants will be recruited to develop business based solutions to environmental challenges in clean energy and climate. The project partners together with Nordic and Russian experts will identify and select appropriate case studies for the participants to work on. A dedicated summer school will be held in Arkhangelsk and the Kenozero National Park where experts will share their knowledge and expertise with the youth to analyze specific cases. The participants will present their findings at the youth forum in Arkhangelsk. Participation is free.


Project sponsors

The Norwegian Barents Secretariat www.barents.no

The Nordic Council of Ministers www.norden.org

Northern (Arctic) Federal University www.narfu.ru

Nordic Eurasia Association www.nordiceurasia.org


Benefits for the participants

self-realization in cross-border projects,


meeting future partners and prospective employers,


access to the Barents youth community,

your first start-up,



Topics for the project case studies

waste collection and sorting, new and smart technologies,

waste recycling,

wood waste recycling,

bioenergy production,

clean energy and energy saving,

clean production and logistics (timber, mining, fuel transportation, shipping),

climate change monitoring,

industrial eco-monitoring,

robotics, IT-services and smart technologies in clean energy and environment management.


Summer school location


Arkhangelsk is the oldest sea port of Russia and the modern administrative centre of the Arkhangelsk Oblast. It is home to the Northern (Arctic) Federal University and hosts the international forum Arctic - the territory of dialogue. You can walk along the River Northern Dvina and a heritage street called Chumbarovka, where old wooden houses and their copies were collected. You can find local traditional crafts here and learn one during a workshop. Tasting Pomor cuisine is recommended in one of local restaurant. Museums to visit are various as well as monuments to see.

Photo courtesy of Svetlana Kornitskaya and Irina Kolpachnikova http://pomorland.travel/en/

Kenozero National Park


Kenozero National Park is a specially protected natural area and an outstanding example of a Northern European cultural landscape. Here, among dense forests and marshes, man and nature continue to coexist in harmony, preserving the old Russian way of life, local traditions and culture.

Photo courtesy of E. Mazilov http://kenozero.ru/en/

Project competence partners

Svebio https://www.svebio.se

The Energy Farm: Centre for Bioenergy http://www.energigarden.no

Sigra Group AS http://www.sigragroup.com

Norsk Energy http://www.energi.no/en/


Application forms

You can apply for free at 

Application forms must be completed and submitted in electronic format.


Assessing applications

An evaluation panel will assess the applications received. The evaluation panel will include the project partners. Applicants should find out whether their application has been successful in April 2019.


Timetable for the project

Deadline for submissions: 1 June 2019 

Case work start: 15 June 2019

Arkhangelsk and Kenozero summer school and youth forum: 1-5 July 2019 (arrival 30 June, departure 6 July)


Contact details






Address: Sjøgata 21, 9900 Kirkenes

Email: post@nordiceurasia.org


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