World Youth Forum (Part 2)
Eduardo Esteva Fischer (efischer@COLOSSUS.RHON.ITAM.MX)
Wed, 7 Feb 1996 08:38:52 -0600
The World Youth Forum will be held in Moss, Norway. Moss is a medium-sized
town situated sixty kilometers south of Oslo, on the banks of the fjord. It
is a pleasant town with many parks and a small port. Far from the bustle of
the capital, it offers an ideal environment for getting to know each other
and for work.
The working sessions of the Forum will be held in the Moss Conference
Centre. This is located in the centre of the town, beside a small park. It
is a modern building, fully equipped, offering excellent working
conditions. Plenary sessions will be held in the main hall, which has large
bay windows. Group discussions will be held in various smaller rooms
located in the same building. Some meals will also be served in the
Accommodation will be provided in a boarding school located approximately
15 minutes walking distance from the Conference Centre, just outside the
town centre. The school is on an island, at the edge of a protected natural
area. Participants will be lodged in small pavilions located in a large
park. Each pavilion comprises a dozen bedrooms with between two and four
beds, a small common room and shared toilet facilities. The pavilions are
located side by side around a central lawn.
Some meals will also be served in the school. The Forum Office will also be
Each delegate and observer should complete a registration form which can be
found in the Forum kit addressed to participants. All registration forms
must be sent to the World Scout Bureau before 1 April 1996, if possible at
the same time as the official nomination form.
Each registered Forum participant who also wishes to participate in the
World Conference must complete a separate registration form for the World
The Forum registration fee - between NOK 1800 and NOK 900 (US$ 290 and US$
145 at the current rate of exchange) - is based on the category of Per
Capita Income your country fits within. The fee must be paid in NOK with
your registration form or, at the latest, before the beginning of the
The registration fee applicable to your country is indicated in the
information document included in this kit.
Participants who are registered for the Forum and the Conference benefit
from a reduced registration fee covering the two events. This fee must be
paid with the Conference registration form or, at the latest, before the
beginning of the Conference.
For the Forum, the registration fee includes:
- working documents: before, during and after the Forum;
- transportation from Oslo Airport or Moss Railway Station and return to
the same place or to the World Conference in Oslo, as well as any other
transportation required by the Forum programme;
- accommodation at the Moss boarding school in multi-bed rooms. You may if
you wish organize your own accommodation elsewhere; however, no reduction
in the registration fee will be given;
- coffee breaks during working sessions;
- all meals from dinner on Tuesday 2 July to breakfast on Saturday 6 July;
- home hospitality organized from the morning of Saturday 6 July to the
afternoon of Sunday 7 July (only for participants registered for the World
Youth Forum and the World Scout Conference).
TRAVELLING TO NORWAY
SAS, the official carrier for the 34th World Scout Conference and the 6th
World Youth Forum, will offer the best possible fares available when
reservations are made. Since July is high tourist season in Scandinavia, it
is recommended that reservations are made as soon as possible.
Contact your nearest SAS Office, indicating reference number 9605, to
obtain the special rates.
Oslo International Airport is served by many airlines. It is located about
one hour's drive from Moss.
You may also travel to Moss by train from several European countries at
attractive youth rates.
A reception desk will be set up by the Host Committee at Oslo Airport and
Moss Railway Station. Transfer to Moss boarding school will be arranged.
To enable the Host Committee to provide you with whatever help you may
need, inform them as far in advance as possible of your travel plans, using
the form provided for that purpose.
PASSEPORT AND VISAS
It is up to each Forum participant to ensure that they have the travel
documents they need to travel to Norway. Please contact the nearest
Norwegian embassy or consulate to obtain the latest information on what
documents are required.
The 10th World Moot will take place in Sweden from 15 to 26 July, just
after the World Scout Conference. This world event is also organized for
young adults aged between 18 and 25 years.
The theme "Spirit into Action", chosen by the Swedish Guide and Scout
Council, demonstrates the wish of the host association to promote the
educational dimension of such an event. Discussion forums on various
subjects will be included in the programme. (See the information document
included in the kit addressed to participants.)
The proximity of the Moot site (+/- 200 km), the transportation facilities
(+/- 3 hours by train) and the consecutive dates will permit many young
people aged between 18 and 25 to participate in three world events in one
summer. An opportunity not to be missed!
(1) Extract from the document "Objectives, themes and agenda of the 6th
World Youth Forum" approved by the World Scout Committee in September 1995;
(2) Extracts from the document "Guidelines for World Youth Forums" adopted,
with amendments, by the World Scout Committee in September 1995.
Yours in Scouting
6th WYF Planning Committee
Eduardo Esteva Fischer
Apartado Postal 74-270
09081, Mexico D.F.
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