Date, time: 5 October 2023, 11:30-13:00 EEST

Venue: The Great Guild (address: Amatu iela 6, Riga, Latvia)


Description of the session:

Opportunities and challenges faced by young people in the 21st century. Policy and ICT solutions that can empower and enable them to shape a better future for themselves and for society as a whole: digital transformation, entrepreneurship and employment, education and training, and active citizenship and participation.


Additional information: pdf UBC Workshop in EUSBSR AF2023



Mr. Marko Paunovic, Union of the Baltic Cities



Ms. Anna Norvele, President, Latvian Youth Council


Ms. Jeļena Ābola, Head of Communication team at the European Commission Representation in Latvia


Ms Triin Adamson, Communication strategist, Optimist, Estonia


Ms. Māra Lieplapa, CEO and Co-founder, Company "Plūkt"

Māra founded PLŪKT at the age of 21 and has been acknowledged as the young entrepreneur of the year and has made sure that PLŪKT Nordic teas are available in 19 countries. Māra takes care of business development and export management and loves to share the story of PLŪKT and entrepreneurship on international stages. 


Mr. Dmitrijs Zverevs, Head of Youth Division, Department of Education, Culture and Sports, Riga City Council 

Dmitrijs daily duties in the municipality involve coordination of youth work and development of services for young people. For the last 4 years he has also been leading Youthful Cities Commission of the Union of the Baltic Cities, which is one of the key stakeholders working on promotion of youth participation in the BSR. Dmitrijs is strongly convinced that youth participation is not just a benchmark of democratic nature of a society, it's also a precondition for quality of the designed policies