On the final day of the Festival First Vice-President of the Russian Geographical Society Arthur Chilingarov announced the launch of the qualification round of the new international youth forum dedicated to the Arctic.
"The future belongs to young people. We have to introduce the Arctic to the people who will continue our work. I am very grateful to the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs - said Chilingarov. - I think that's a very interesting program. It will be supported by the Russian Geographical Society".
International Youth Forum "The Arctic Expedition" is a completely new project of the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs and the Russian Geographical Society. It sets new standards in the approach to educational camps and aims to develop initiative and the spirit of leadership in young people. "The Arctic Expedition" is a unique educational content with thematic lectures read by professors of the best universities, panel discussions, exhibitions and workshops, with live communication between participants, experts and invited guests. The forum program will allow young people to apply their skills in practice in their academic studies and professional career. At the same time it is an adventure game on the results of which several most erudite and active participants will go to the Russian drifting station "Barneo" to participate in the expedition to the North Pole in April 2015. This super prize will undoubtedly be the major event in the life of any young person who has decided to devote his career with latitude 90°!
150 people from the countries of the Arctic region will participate in the forum: 110 young researchers from Russia and 10 people from each of the following countries: Norway, Denmark, Canada and the United States. Their names will be announced on January 12, 2015.
The first stage of the forum will be held on 2-7 February 2015 in Tver oblast. After it, according to the results several participants will be determined. Their dream to go on top of the world will become a reality.
In April 2015 the best of the best will take part in II stage of The Arctic Expedition and will go to the Russian drifting station "Barneo" to reach the North Pole.
To take part in the most unusual adventure of 2015, participants must be not younger then 18 but not older than 29, they need to provide a medical certificate of health and of having no contraindications to work in the Far North; young professionals should have professional interest in the Arctic and Arctic zone and have scientific works and publications. In addition, candidates must write an essay "The Arctic and the development of the Arctic zone" and answer the question "Why I should certainly go to the North Pole?".
Application campaign for participation in the forum ends on December 6, 2014.