About the forum
INTERSELIGER is an international project aimed at uniting the world leaders of tomorrow.
1000 exceptional individuals from different spheres and backgrounds will come together to “Dare to make the world you want to Live in”
INTERSELIGER is an international educational camp in the middle of the Russian woods in Tver Region, where thousands of responsible, entrepreneurial and daring young leaders from all over the world get together to meet high-profile speakers, generate synergies and gain new experiences by participating in educational, recreational and social activities in a natural setting of the Seliger lake system.
The camp is probably the only place in the world where one can find both wireless Internet and untouched wilderness of the Seliger natural preserve. It is a perfect place for young people from various nations to understand more personal values, talents, strengths and purpose of your life, upgrade your leadership skills, transform yourself and make own conclusions about global changes and challenges around the world. It is the right place for those who dare to live real, live now, live best.
INTERSELIGER offers you a place where one makes lifelong friends and builds strong networks among today's and future gamechangers of the world.
We don’t want to just talk and state youth's opinion in different issues on that forum. Our goal is to learn together how to play as a large global worldwide team aimed to create world with no wars, world with developing economy, to build education correctly and to find wise and innovational solutions. The current situation around the world proves that those goals cannot be achieved single handedly. So we can only make them true working as a team, when we know and trust each other. There is no time to come up with new ideas anymore. Now it is time to realize them.
INTERSELIGER 2014 takes place in Russia and that is why we will be glad to give international youth an opportunity to see real modern Russia for themselves and form their own opinion about our country through acquaintances and discussions with real people of different ages, social statuses, positions and spheres.
The main goal of the Forum is to create global community and carry on wise dialog in the future, work in teams, act responsibly and consistently to achieve results in high priority directions of development for the world and Russia itself.
In the new educational program each participant can choose one out of seven different tracks:
- World Politics and International Relations
- Economic growth and stable development
- Science and innovation
- PR and creative Mass Media
- Art & Culture
During INTERSELIGER 2014 will also be held a Conference for student organizations leaders and II International congress of young compatriots.
Beside interesting educational program and important meetings with global and Russian gamechangers, some other interesting activities will await for participants. Such as international festival of cultures "Global Village", "Russia night" as a way to get acquainted with modern and innovational Russia and its rich cultural legacy, sport event "Selimpic Games", "Open Mic" as a way to share experience and create interesting discussions in open format, Russian language lessons for foreign participants and demonstration of the best Russian films e.t.c.
Since 2005 Youth Forum Seliger has been a platform for active and involved youth from all over Russia.
In 2010 the Forum has become international giving warm welcome to young leaders from other countries. The idea of a unique educational eco-camp in Russian woods has been instantly spread in the Internet and worldwide social networks and attracted attention of hundreds of students from all over the world. More than 750 people (out of 1500 – the total number of participants in 2010) from over 80 countries have attended the First International Youth Forum Seliger in 2010.
In 2011 the Forum has undergone sufficient changes. It was decided to involve world known experts and teacher to give lectures and master classes. The 2011 appealing educational program enabled to get a much greater number of candidates than expected: the statistics showed 4,5 people per place. International Youth Forum Seliger 2011 has united more than 700 people from 90 countries.
2012 was an important landmark for the evolution of the Forum. Again the Organizing Committee have worked on improving the structure, involving highly experienced and well known specialists and offering greater opportunities for every participant. According to the globalsummerschools.com International youth Forum Seliger is one of the 10 most awesome student international conferences around the world, together with World Business Dialogue 2013, Harvard Project for Asian & International Relations, South American Business Forum and 5 others.
In 2013 the Organizing Committee selected the best 1000 participants from more than 5000 applications from 139 countries. INTERSELIGER 2013 has become the first all-Russian forum that was included into the Action Plan for 2013 between The Russian Federation and the Council of Europe in the sphere of youth policy. Moreover, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon sent his address to Seliger Model UN. Finally, INTERSELIGER 2013 hosted I Young Russian Compatriots Congress who presented the final resolution to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
Who is going to be part of our team?
Seliger 2014 is open to leaders between the ages of 18 and 30 from all over the world. Young, talented responsible, entrepreneurial and daring individuals from diverse backgrounds with one passion of making a difference on a global scale and are highly motivated to collaborate to make our world a better place to live in.
What is Seliger exactly?
Seliger is a system of 24 lakes and 160 islands dispersed over an area of 212 sq. km (82 sq. mi.) A beautiful Monastery of St. Nil founded in the 16th century is located just 15 minutes away from the camp site.
So, let us make it clear – INTERSELIGER is a camp! In the forest!
But everything you need will be just at arm’s length!
- Comfortable camp tents with mat and sleeping bags
- Camp-wide Wi-Fi and electric sockets located around the camp site
- Sufficient number of outdoor eco-friendly toilets, shower cabins, and washstands
- 24/7 security with access restricted to participants only
- 3 healthy meals per day
- Medical personnel present 24/7
- The most outstanding and encouraging environment
- Interpreter always ready to re-translate your thoughts and ideas
- Why in the woods?
- INTERSELIGER offers a unique chance to break away from the glass and steel jungles of big cities and gain a different perspective of your life
- No more formal and tiresome conferences. Informal atmosphere of an open dialogue, the sense of true partnership – that is what INTERSELIGER 2014 is about.
- Open-air discussions will generate open-end initiatives.
- Fresh air, amazing nature and sport will boost your activity.
Where and when it is going to take place:
Russia, Tver region, Lake Seliger, 23-30 July, 2014
How to apply
In order to apply for International Youth Forum INTERSELIGER 2013 you should:
- Register your account at this web-site http://www.interseliger.com/auth/register/ and confirm your e-mail. You can use your facebook account for authentification.
- Fill in Application Form in your profile and wait for the results of application processing there along with an e-mail confirmation.
NOTE: the application deadline is June, 01 2014! Make sure you've registered in time!