CEI2012: The 26th Caretakers of the Environment International Conference

01-07 July 2012

26th CEI CONFERENCE, Maastricht, The Netherlands


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Sharing Session cum Closing Ceremony

Date: 22 August 2012 (Wednesday)

Time: 2pm-6pm

Venue:Auditorium, G/F, Jockey Club Environmental Building, 77 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon, HK

Briefing Session

  • Training workshops for teachers and students *
  • Kick off ceremony

*Consul General of The Netherland will be invited to brief students on the profile of The Netherland

– Exchange Programme (Maastricht, The netherlands) – 1-7 July 2012

  • Conference
  • Field Trips
  • Workshops
  • Local Rotary Club Reception (under exploration)

– Post-trip (Hong Kong)   22 Aug 2012

  • Sharing Session
  • Contribute to the production of Conference proceeding (print and non-print)
  • Evaluation


  • Participants are high school students (13-19 years of age) accompanied by their teacher or mentor
  • One group consist of 1 teacher + 4 students and gender balanced
  • Total no. of HK delegates: 30 (out of 300)


EUR 295 per head

  • including:
    • conference cost, six nights accommodation, (Sunday-Saturday), all meals and transport during the conference

Estimated Airfare and Travel

  •  Airfare and tax(Hong Kong to Amsterdam) – around HK$10,000 -12,000
  •  Transportation (Amsterdam airport to Maastricht) – around HK$500

Project Deliverable


  • Poster Exhibition
  • Power-point presentation
  • Cultural Night performance


  • All the projects should reflect in some way on the conference theme. ‘Borders’ can be throught of in a more symbolic way
  • Try to express the theme in a way that young people will like and will understand
  • Each delegation is asked to search (online) partnership with another school or group. CEI encourages collaboration and information-sharing between students of different countries.
  • The projects will be presented at the conference. You will have to prepare a poster exhibition of your project to be exhibited during the conference.
  • All the project presentations are required to be in English.


During the conference delegates will be encouraged to present their projects orally, make a poster exhibition of their project, study local environmental challenges in field trips and workshops, and to evaluate and share their findings and recommendations with local policy-makers.

Field trips

Delegates will have the opportunity to explore the wider EUregion Meuse-Rhine in Field trip groups. Field trips will lead to the St-Pieters Hill in Maastricht, the city of Aachen, Germany, the natural reserve called ‘Hoge kempen’ in Belgium and the so-called ‘three countries point’ in Vaals. There you will have the chance to visit various local Environmental initiatives, meet with the people that make them happen and learn about the local Environmental challenges.


Delegates can choose to attend various challenging workshops that will reflect on the conference theme. Recommendation groups will reflect on the field trips and delegates will have the opportunity to share their findings with local policy makers.


1. Borders: earn about the meaning of borders and create their own country’s constitution

2. Arts & Environment: experience an inter-disciplinary creative work-out

3. Rights& Responsibilities: draft statements for the international CEI ‘Rights and Responsibilities’ youth declaration

4. Cradle to Cradle: design consumer products that can be recycled


Main location of the conference will be the Maastricht city park, directly outside of the the Historic city centre. Delegates will be accomodated at the ECO-certified Stayokay youth hostel, which is located directly at the river Meuse. The basic accomodation will be 6, 4 and 2 person rooms with shared facilities.  

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