Dear Friends in Scouting,
It is our pleasure to extend our cordial invitations to the 2nd Eurasia Regional Scout Youth Forum and the 5th Eurasia Regional Scout Conference to be held in the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, on October 1 – 6, 2013.
In 2010 the 1st Eurasia Regional Scout Youth Forum was held in Batumi, Georgia. This was the first attempt of Eurasia youth to participate in the decision making bodies at the regional level, and it is thought to be really successful – the needs and interests of young and motivated leaders were heard, their views – appreciated and taken into account. The Region benefited much from getting new points of view at old issues.
For the last 3 years Region successfully following the tendency of slow but sustainable progressive development – projects for the deeper involvement of Eurasia youth into the world scouting were conducted, international cooperation of world, regional and interregional levels was organized, promoted and fully supported, trainings for the improvement of scout program and adult training were held. And there are a lot to do in the nearest future to proceed with all issues in the Region and manage with new challenges, especially in the fields of management, growth and image.
2nd Eurasia Regional Scout Youth Forum is going to be a benchmark aimed at analyzing what was done and which of their needs was not yet met. It will also serve as a platform for the exchange of ideas and making proposals to be discussed and considered by the Regional Conference, which will follow it.
So far, was defined the main topic as a key message of the 2nd Eurasia Regional Scout Youth Forum and 5th Eurasia Regional Scout Conference – "Inspiring changes. Building an attractive image of Scouting in the community".
With this invitation, we are announcing the call for applications from the interested parties to participate in the 2nd Eurasia Regional Scout Youth Forum and/or the 5th Eurasia Regional Scout Conference either as a delegate (nominated by their respective NSOs), an observer or a guest.
|The registration for the 2nd Eurasia Regional Scout Youth Forum and the 5th Eurasia Regional Scout Conference IS CLOSED.|
Dates and Venue of the Regional Scout Youth Forum:
The 2nd Eurasia Regional Scout Youth Forum will take place on October, 1-3, 2013, in Congress Hotel “Pushcha”, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Expected arrival date for the participants/guests is: October, 1, 2013.
Expected departure date (if not attending the Regional Conference) is: October, 4, 2013.
* Please note, that delegates of the Youth Forum are highly encouraged to attend the Regional Conference and therefore the National Scout Organizations are advised to include these participants into their official delegation.
Dates and Venue of the Regional Conference:
5th Eurasia Regional Conference will take place on October, 3-6, 2013 in Congress Hotel “Pushcha”, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Expected arrival date for the delegates/observers is: October, 3, 2013.
Expected departure date is: October, 7, 2013.
The prices for the rooms are:
Standard room – single 69 USD, double 85/95 USD (for 1 person/ for 2 people), twin 85/95 USD.
Business class room – twin 107/117 USD; semi-suite – 148/158 USD; suite – 179/189 USD.
We advise you to start booking your accommodation at soonest possibility.
Following fees apply for the participation in the Youth Forum and/or the Regional Conference:
- Delegates attending only the Youth Forum –100 USD
- Delegates attending only the Regional Conference – 150 USD
- Delegates attending both the Youth Forum and the Regional Conference – 200 USD
- Observers, guests – 200 USD (for each event)
Participation fee covers inland local transportation according to the program, meals for the period of the main program of event/events, program materials and participant kit. You also will be provided with dinner at the day of arrival. Other meals at the day of arrival and departure and if you will stay for extra days ARE NOT INCLUDED.
Logistics and other important details to consider:
We would ask you to register no later than July 30th, in order for us to make sufficient arrangements to accommodate the needs and interests of all the attendees.
Both events will be held in the capital of Ukraine, so they will be easy reachable. Please, complete and send us Travel form that enclosed to this Invitation letter no later than in one month before the events and we will make sure to meet you in the airport or other place where you will arrive to Kiev.
English and Russian will be the working languages of both the Youth Forum and the Regional Conference. Simultaneous translation to and from these languages will be available for the Conference plenary sessions only. In other time our volunteers will provide you needed support in communications if you have difficulties with one of the working languages. Please, mention this in your registration form to avoid any language barriers.
The age rank for young leaders that are willing to take part in the Youth Forum as delegates is 18 – 30 years. We are expecting 3 young delegates per each Eurasia NSO.
The detailed program for both events as well as requirements for preparations of delegates (participants) will be published soon at web-page of the event: www.eurasia2013.ukrscout.org as well as be sent to registered attendees personally after completing the registration process.
History of Kyiv
According to the legend, Kyiv was founded by three brothers: Kyi, Shcheck, and Khoryv, and their sister Lybid’ on the river Dnipro – one of the biggest rivers of Europe. The city got its name after Kyi, who was the eldest brother.
In 10th century Kyiv was conquered by Kniaz Oleg, who moved his residence there. Soon Kyiv become the capital of Kyiv Rus, which by the end of 10th century was the largest state in Europe (1.5 million km2).
One of the historical events of Kyiv Rus was the adoption of Christianity in 988 - kniaz Volodymyr Svyatoslavych (duke Volodymyr the Great) was baptized, than he proceeded to baptizing of his family, people in Kyiv and then other cities of the state. As a result Christianity became the main religion of Rus.
During 13th century the city was often invaded by Mongol-Tatars. In 14th century Kyiv was occupied by the Lithuanian monarch and became a part of Lithuania. During the second part of 16th century the town became a part of Poland. The city continued to be attacked by Mongol-Tatars. In 1667 the town together with other Ukrainian territories was transferred to the Moscow Kingdom, and in the beginning of 18th century became the center of Kyiv Province of the Russian Empire.
In the era of liberation movements, Kyiv was the center of the struggle for Ukrainian sovereignty. In 1917 the Central Rada (Tsentral’na Rada), a Ukrainian self-governing body headed by the historian Mykhailo Hrushevsky, was established in the city. Later that year, Ukrainian autonomy was declared.
On 7 November 1917 it was transformed into an independent Ukrainian People's Republic with the capital in Kyiv. During this short period of independence, Kyiv experienced rapid growth of its cultural and political status.
During the Second World War, in 1941-43 Kyiv was captured by German Nazi forces. It was almost fully destroyed and the reconstruction lasted almost a decade.
After 57 years as the capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic of the Soviet Union, Kyiv became the capital of independent Ukraine in 1991. The city was the site of mass protests over the 2004 Ukrainian presidential election called “Orange revolution”.
Now it is one of the biggest and beautiful cities in Europe and the largest city in Ukraine with a population of about 3 million people.
Refer to the historians, the first pre-scout groups were established in Ukraine in the end of 19th century.
The first Scout group was founded in 1909 in Bakhmut (now – Artemivsk, Donetsk oblast). In 1911-1913 there was a Scouting boom on the territory of modern Ukraine and it become the place of foundation of Ukrainian as well as Jewish, Polish and Russian Scouting.
According to the decisions of the President and the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) of Ukraine the Centenary of the Ukrainian Scouting was celebrated in 2012 on the state level with a lot of different events throughout the country.
Geographically, Kyiv belongs to the Polissya ecological zone (a part of the European mixed woods). It is located on both sides of the Dnipro river, which flows through the city towards the Black Sea. In total, there are 448 bodies of open water within boundaries of Kyiv, which include the Dnipro itself, its reservoirs, and several small rivers, dozens of lakes and artificially created ponds.
Kyiv has a humid continental climate. The average temperature in October is +8 C.
TO REGISTER TO THE 2ND EURASIA REGIONAL SCOUT YOUTH FORUM AND/OR THE 5TH EURASIA REGIONAL SCOUT CONFERENCE
Please, fill in the attached form and send it to the organizational committee by e-mail to
NO LATER THAN JULY 30TH, 2013
If you have any other questions but non registration (e.g. regarding the participation, logistics etc) please send an e-mail to
We will do our best to support you and looking to see you soon in Ukraine!
National Organization of the Scouts of Ukraine
Eurasia Regional Scout Committee
World Scout Bureau Eurasia Regional Office