The first Baltic Youth Camp was organised in Gdansk on 8-11 June 2019 in days leading to the EUSBSR 10th Annual Forum. The Camp was planned as a three-day festival where youth representatives from the Baltic Sea Region gather to explore friendship, culture and politics through workshops, small seminars and social activities.

PA Secure’s contribution to the Camp was focused on cooperation in civil security in the region and consisted of a short lecture on the examples of such cooperation, delivered by Andriy Martynenko, adviser at the CBSS Secretariat and a practical exercise, organised by the Gdansk Municipal State Fire Service (KM PSP w Gdansku). A very dedicated and knowledgeable team, led by the Deputy Commander Jacek Noga, prepared and carried out an inspiring and educational set of exercises for twenty young participants of the Youth Camp. The youth had an opportunity to leam the proper use of fire extinguishers, first aid techniques and basics of water hose operations, all under the close guidance of the professionals from the KM PSP in Gdansk.

The participants improved their knowledge of fire safety and emergency medical procedures, which will make them and their surroundings safer and more resilient. However, the most important skill that these future leaders of the region leamed was the ability to cooperate and face threats together as one team, despite the national, cultural or language differences.