Russian-Nordic Youth Forum Northern Dialogue

Model of CBSS

The Russian-Nordic Youth Forum "Northern Dialogue" is the first in the world to organize the Model of the Council of the Baltic Sea States.

The CBSS was established by the region’s Foreign Ministers in Copenhagen in 1992 as a response to the geopolitical changes that took place in the Baltic Sea region with the end of the Cold War. The CBSS has 11 member states as well as the European Union: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden.

11 other countries have observer status: Belarus, France, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America.

During the first CBSS Model, the work of two committees will be modeled:

The agendas correspond to the two current agendas of the CBSS for 2018-2019.

There will be 22 delegates, 11 of whom represent observer states in each of the committees. The peculiarity of observers is that they have the right to speak and express their opinions, but there is no voting right or procedural vote.

The working language is English.

Not only the level of proficiency in English, but also an essay on the topic 'How to built the Baltic identity?' influences the country the delegate is going to advocate for.