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1 INVITATION LETTER Dear partners, The Northern Arctic Federal University (NArFU, Arkhangelsk, Russia) is pleased to announce that on November 23-24, 2015 NArFU is hosting the III International Belomorskiy Students Forum. This year the event will be organized as a part of Barents Bird Cultural Festival and the Forum International Session will be dedicated to the issues of enhancing international cooperation of young people with a special focus on the Barents Euro-Arctic Region, disseminating success stories of the Barents youth cooperation and planning future joint initiatives. The event is financially supported and co-organized by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science, Arkhangelsk Region Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Norwegian Barents Secretariat, BEAC Joint Working Group on Education and Research and Joint Working Group on Youth. The Forum will unite the young leaders and students from universities and colleges of all over Russia and Barents area, representatives from students associations and societies, invited key-speakers and trainers, public authorities, mass media and other organizations (totally over 300 people). The programme of the Forum International Session offers a great variety of discussion arenas, workshops, master-classes, cultural events that young people from Barents Region are welcome to participate (see the draft International Session Programme attached).

2 We are happy to invite the students/young people from your universities, colleges and municipalities to participate in the International Session of the III International Belomorskiy Students Forum. Registration: the registration is open until November 1, 2015 at NArFU International Office (contact person Olga Aldaeva, We would appreciate your early registration and notice about the intention to take part in the event and an estimated number of representatives. Please, find Registration Form attached to be filled in. Registration for the educational exhibition Barents Edu is open until November 1, 2015 at contact person Polina Golomidova (see the text below for more information and conditions). Costs: the participation in all the Forum events and sessions including the educational exhibition is free of charge. Non-Russian students from Norway, Finland and Sweden are also provided for free with accommodation, meals, airport/in-city transfers. Travel costs to/from Arkhangelsk are at the expense of home institutions. Visa Issues: if you need Russian visa, please, indicate this while registering for further guidance. Please fill in the Registration Form Looking forward to seeing you in Arkhangelsk in November to join our celebrations and discussions of the Barents youth cooperation! Sincerely, Forum Organizing Committee Northern Arctic Federal University

3 III International Belomorskiy Student Forum INTERNATIONAL SESSION PROGRAMME November 23-24, 2015 Arkhangelsk, NArFU Barents Bird Festival November 23-28, 2015 Arkhangelsk Draft Date Event Venue November 22, Sunday Arrival of participants Check-in at the hotel Meeting with interpreters of the Norwegian language Dobrolyubov Library Assembly Hall (Loginova str., 2) November 23, Monday Registration NArFU main building Educational Exhibition Barents EDU : Educational opportunities in the Barents Region Forum Opening Ceremony. Welcoming the participants Forum International Session. Panel Discussion International Cooperation: in the Barents Region: Success Stories and Opportunities for the Youth Interpreters Summit lobby, Assembly Hall NArFU Institute of Philology and Cross- Cultural Communications (Smolniy Buyan, 7)

4 Presentation of educational services of the Barents universities ( Barents EDU event) Lunch Open Lecture of the Norwegian writer Erlend Loe (in English) NArFU main building lobby NArFU main building 4 th floor, room International workshop How Can I Participate in Exchange Programmes Abroad? (in Russian) Demo-class on the Russian language Russian in 30 minutes! (for international participants) 2 nd floor, room nd floor, room Dinner Meeting with the Norwegian writer Erlend Loe Socializing Dobrolyubov Library Assembly Hall (Loginova str., 2) November 24, Tuesday International Workshop Exchanging Practices of Students Self-Governance Open Lecture of Norwegian ex Ambassador in Russia Øyvind Nordsletten (in Russian) NArFU main building 4 th floor, room Lunch International Workshop Barents Projects 2 nd floor, room 1220 Lab: Presentation of Project Ideas, Best Practices and Meeting Partners Opening of Norwegian-Russian Posters Exhibition Dinner Concert of traditional Norwegian music and dance Borisov Arts Museum (Pomorskaya, 3) Arkhangelsk Youth Theatre (Loginova, 9)

5 November 25, Wednesday Concert of Electro Acoustic String Project Band Discussion Club Trans Border Café (Barents Bird Festival events) November 26, Thursday Norwegian Movie Night November 27, Friday Interactive Dance Performance Locked Inside Concert of Duolva Duottar, Maret, Cosmic Hurricane November 28, Saturday Performance Magic Bird Chamber orchestra classical concert Restaurant Pochtovaya kontora 1786 NArFU Scientific Library Assembly Hall (Smolniy Buyan, 1) Shopping and entertaining centre Titan Arena (Voskresenskaya Str., 20) Entertainment Centre М-33 (Moskovskiy, 33) Borisov Arts Museum (Pomorskaya, 3) Pomor Philharmonia Chamber Hall (Karla Marksa Str., 3)

6 Educational exhibition of BEAR universities in the framework of the III International Belomorskiy Students Forum and the arts festival Barents Bird Barents Edu Northern Arctic Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov is pleased to announce the international educational exhibition Barents Edu to be held on November 23, 2015 as a side event of the III International Belomorskiy Students Forum dedicated to the issues of enhancing international cooperation among young people. Barents Edu is a good opportunity for promotion of educational services of Barents universities for active and motivated students from Russia and other BEAR countries. Registration is open until November 1, Virtual tour of the exhibition halls: For more information on participation in the exhibition, as well as organizational and visa support please contact Polina Golomidova, Head of Recruitment Unit: phone: +7 (8182) Looking forward to seeing you in Arkhangelsk! Dates Forum November 23-24, 2015 Exhibition November 23, 2015 Participation terms No participation fee; Providing the exhibition space and technical support (upon request); Presentations of educational programmes of universities at the exhibition / special sessions; Costs for participating non-russian students (accommodation, meals, transfers) at the expense of the organizers; Costs for staff members at the expense of the home university Venue Arkhangelsk, Naberezhnaya Severnoy Dviny 17, ground floor