20th Life-Link International School Conference at SSHL

The XXth Life-Link Internatinoal School Conference will be held here at SSHL on June 16-21, 2018. With about 50 guests from nine countries the conference is sure to be productive.

This year’s conference focuses on the role that the United Nations plays in climate change. The final day of the conference shifts towards the future and examines topics like nuclear threat, graphene and peace.

Summary of goals:
● Discuss the future and the possibility of world peace.
● Discuss the issue of the nuclear threat and its impact on the world and climate.
● Participate in the UN climate role play.
● Show each school’s work within the Life-Link values: Care for yourself, Care for Others and
Care for Nature.
● Get new contacts from around the world that could last a lifetime.
● Return to your school with new ideas and conclusions using what you learn from other school’s perspectives and ideas combined with the various
discussions held during the conference. To be included in the Education for Sustainable Lifestyle (ESD).

Participants:
● Life-Link Friendship schools located around the world.
● Representatives from the United Nations.
● Politicians and Democrats from various countries are invited.
● Keynote speakers

Programme:

June 16 Day 1 , Arrival Day
Arrival / Pickup / Living Quarters
18.00 Dinner
After Dinner Prepare poster session combined with school presentation
June 17 Get-together, School activities, introduction of UN Climate Roleplay
07:30 – 8:30 Breakfast
09:00 Bus to Stockholm10.30 – 13.30, Sightseeing by boat “MS Movitz” electrical ship (including lunch)
14.00-16:30 Free time
16:30 Return by bus to Sigtuna
18:00 Dinner
19.30 Prepare poster session combined with school presentation
June 18  Opening and presentation of UN Climate Roleplay
7:30 – 8:30  Breakfast
09:00 Opening ceremonies
Welcome speeches
Lars Johnson : Chairman Life-Link
Margret Benedikz : Principal  SSHL
10:00-12:00 Poster session combined with school presentation
12:00-13:00  Lunch
13:00-14:00 What happens with the climate? Update by Pär Holmgren
14.00-15.00 Presentation UN Climate Role Play. Assigning to groups and countries
15.00-15.30 Break
15.30-17.30 Work on position papers (in groups)
18:00 Dinner
Evening Everyone reads all position papers

 

June 19  UN Climate Roleplay
7:30-8:30      Breakfast
9:00-9:30       Welcome by the “United Nations General Secretary”
9:30-10:30 Opening speech by country (Max 3 minutes!)
10:30-11.00 Agreement draft # 1 by the secretariat
11:00-12:00 Statements (Work groups)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:0013:15 Agreement draft #2 by the secretariat
13:15-14:00 Negotiations in groups
14:00-14:30  Statements (Work groups)
14:30-14.45  Possible agreement #3
14:45-15:15     Break
15:15-16:30 Final negotiations – Agreement reached?
17:30-18:30 Dinner
19:00-21:30 Multicultural evening (Peder Palmstierna)
June 20  Peace and the nuclear threat
7:30-8:30 Breakfast
09:00-10:30 Presentation of the ICAN organisation Winner of the 2017 Nobel Peace Price
10.30-12.00 Workshop: “How to counteract the Nuclear threat”
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13.00-14.00 “Graphene – the material of the future”  Björn Franzén, SSHL
14.00-15.00 Workshop – “Graphene”
15.00-15.30 Break
15.30-17.30 Tour in Sigtuna “History and investments in sustainability”
18:00-19.00 Dinner
19.00-20.30 Closing Ceremony
June 21  Departure day
7:30-8:30 Breakfast