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FAQ for Contingents

The European Jamboree (EJ) is an international scouting jamboree, which is organized at irregular times by the European Scout Region of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), gathering up to 10.000 scouts from almost 30 European countries around the world. It is an educational event to promote peace and understanding among young people from different cultures. The European Jamboree includes many activities that you can visit the website ej2020.org for more Information. The EJ2020 will take place on Sobieszewo Island, in Gdańsk, Poland. The first European Scout Jamboree was held in The Netherlands.

The EJ will begin on 27th July 2020 and will last until the Closing Ceremony on 6th August 2020.

All Contingents are asked to plan their departures for the 7th August 2020.

Both National Scouts Organizations of WOSM and/or Member Organizations of WAGGGS are eligible to register Contingents for the EJ2020.

All Scouts and Guides aged between 14 to 18 (Scouts and Guides born on and after 28th of July 2002 and no later than in 2006) are welcome to participate in the EJ2020.

There are no limits when it comes to the number of participants from one NSO/MO, although the maximum number of participants and IST members that European Jamboree Organizers are able to accommodate is 20,000 people, and therefore Organizers reserve the right to deny registering new patrols if that number willing be exceeded.

CMT is a demanding job for organizing and running a successful Jamboree. Each NSO/MO is required to appoint Contingent Management Team. The CMT is responsible for its respective contingent and its participants.

CMT members pay the IST fee to attend the European Jamboree and each of them will have a chance to organize its headquarters on the Jamboree site. The CMT will not sleep or be accommodated with the participants, but in a separate adult subcamp instead.

The IST made up of volunteers who assist in running the Jamboree, and is composed of local and international Scouts and Guides.

Scouts and Guides who are at least 28 years old on the first day of the Jamboree (born on or before 27th of July 2002) are welcome to join the IST. IST members should be able to communicate in English and be ready to perform any tasks necessary for the Jamboree. In addition, they must attend the Jamboree as part of a national Contingent. The IST will be accommodated in the separate adult subcamp.

International Service Team (IST) members should plan to arrive 2 days prior to the first day of the Jamboree (on 25th July 2020) and depart 2 days after the Jamboree ends (on 8th August 2020).

The EJ2020 is hosted by the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association (ZHP) and supported by the European Scout Region WOSM and Europe Region WAGGGS.

In order to plan, prepare, deliver, run and evaluate the Jamboree, the Host Organization has appointed the Jamboree Executive Team.

The JET is supported by the Jamboree Advisory Group- consisting of representatives from WOSM,WAGGGS and the European Scout Foundation.

Those involved in planning and preparing for the European Jamboree are included in the Jamboree Planning Team (JPT). The European Jamboree organizers welcome International Scouts and Guides as members of the JPT.

After the closing of the registration system, it will be possible to add patrols and CMT members upon request and with approval of the Jamboree Planning Team with a 5% participation fee surcharge. Any payments arriving after the deadline of the invoice will be subjected to an additional 5% surcharge.

Yes. Participants must arrive in full patrols with their Adult Patrol Leader before checking into the event.

Via the Amber Expo check-in centre. It will be open on 24th July 2020 09:00 and will be operating 24/7 till 28th July 2020 23:59. Starting from 29th July 2020 till 6th August 2020 Amber Expo Check-In Centre will be operating every day from 08:00 till 18:00.

The main language of the European Jamboree 2020 is English, so all the activities will be held in English.

No, the European Jamboree is an alcohol free zone.

Preparing for your trip

Yes. There will be charging facilities availble for participants, adult patrol leaders and IST. However, the number of charging points will be limited. There are two associated plug types in Poland – types C and E. Poland operates on a 230V supply voltage and 50Hz.

The programme and facilities will be accessible for all participants. Any participants needing additional support of a fulltime caregiver may be accompanied by a caregiver to the Jamboree. (Caregivers will pay the same registration fee as other adult leaders.)

Contingents are kindly asked to contact the Special Needs Team at [email protected] to make sure event organisers have all the necessary information to provide the required accommodations.

There are three official hashtags: #europeanjamboree2020 #ej2020 #scoutsandguidesACT. You can allow European Jamboree 2020 to take over your contingent’s Instagram account. If you’re interested, contact [email protected] with a request for the week and what you intend to show.

Transportation & Checking-in

Lech Wałęsa International Airport in Gdańsk.

Jamboree Buses will run during arrival and departure periods, according to the transportation schedules that were submitted by the contingents via the transportation form.

Jamboree Buses will run during arrival and departure periods, according to the transportation schedules that were submitted by the contingents via the transportation form.

Jamboree Buses will run during arrival and departure periods, according to the transportation schedules that were submitted by the contingents via the transportation form.

LOT Polish Airlines has offered a 15% discount for tickets for participants and volunteers of the European Jamboree 2020. Tickets will be available for purchase from January 2020, a promotional code will be published on the website www.ej2020.org. The offer is valid on LOT flights starting outside of Poland in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class, when purchasing tickets on www.lot.com and using the promotional code. The journey must begin a maximum of seven days before the opening of Jamboree and end no later than seven days after the closing of Jamboree.

LOT Polish Airlines operates direct regional and longhaul flights to/from Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) and connected flights to/from Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport (GDN) and other major Polish cities (Krakow, Katowice, Poznan, Wroclaw). LOT’s connections network includes: Amsterdam, Athens, Beijing, Beirut, Belgrade, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Chicago, Chisinau, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Istanbul, Kiev, Larnaca, Ljubljana, London, L’viv, Madrid, Milan, Minsk, Moscow, Munich, New York, Odessa, Paris, Petersburg, Prague, Riga, Sofia, Stockholm, Tallinn, Tbilisi, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Toronto, Venice, Vienna, Vilnius, Yerevan, Zagreb.

Food at camp

Participants can buy their food in markets similar to grocery stores with pre-paid cards provided by the camp. Unit leaders will receive cards at the beginning of the camp to cover alimentation costs for the entire duration. They will visit the store once a day and pick up enough supplies for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Units and patrols will plan and prepare their own meals. Jamboree grocery stores will provide food for different dietary requirements based on medical, religious and cultural needs.

Each unit will be supplied with a range of equipment. The set will contain enough equipment for four patrols (36 participants and 4 adult leaders) to cook their food. Every unit will also get a dining shelter to share, as well as tables and benches. Please note that the unit kit does not include personal equipment such as plates, drinking cups, cutlery, sleeping bags or tents.

Each unit will be planning and preparing its own meals. The Jamboree grocery stores will provide food for different dietary requirements based on medical, religious and cultural needs.

Amenities at camp

Yes. There is good mobile reception and Wi-Fi will be available across the European Jamboree site.

Yes. A Jamboree Post Office will operate across the entire European Jamboree 2020 site. The main task of this service will be the distribution of mail: delivering and sending parcels – postcards, letters, packages and courier parcels.

The Jamboree Tourist Office has been established in order to provide information needed for groups of Scouts and Guides who wish to explore Poland before or after the European Jamboree 2020.

Guests and visitors

Yes. Each contingent can nominate a limited number of Special Guests, together with the Jamboree organisers. People eligible for Special Guest status are heads of state, members of parliament, government ministers and ambassadors of Contingent home countries, prominent private citizens who help the NSO/MO build greater links between the community, Scouting and Guiding, as well as distinguished representatives from the cultural, educational or business communities.

Yes. Each Contingent may invite a limited number of prominent officials from their National Scout Organization/Member Organization to visit their Contingent at the European Jamboree. In principle, officials of NSOs/MOs should be registered as Contingent Guests (not Special Guests). Please note that Contingents assume full responsibility for their invited Contingent Guests for the duration of their stay.

Yes. The site is open for Day Visitors from 29th July 2020 till 5th August 2020 from 10.00 am till 8.00 pm (20.00). There are a limited number of day tickets available for purchase online and at the Amber Expo. Day tickets cost 20 PLN or 100 PLN for the Premium Memory Package.

Visas and Insurance

Contingent Members who are not citizens of the Republic of Poland or citizens of one of the European Economic Area (EEA) countries may need entry clearance for Poland before they can attend the European Jamboree. You can check if your Scouts and Guides will need a visa for Poland and find the nearest suitable embassy for applications on the website of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs: https://www.msz.gov.pl/en/ travel_to_poland/visa/visa

Applications for visas to Poland are made at Polish embassies. In places where Poland does not have an embassy, another country can represent Poland, and process an application and issue visas on Poland’s behalf.

Poland is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that visas issued for Poland apply to the entire Schengen area. For a complete list of countries included in the Schengen area and how the agreement affects your visa application process, please see https://www.msz.gov.pl/en/ travel_to_poland/visa/visa.

Yes. Travel and medical insurance are recommended.

The European Jamboree 2020 will obtain a cancellation insurance for the event, in case unforeseen events cause the cancellation of the European Jamboree 2020. The cancellation insurance does not cover costs such as travel, equipment, or pre and post Jamboree activities, which are external to the European Jamboree fee. It is therefore recommended that you obtain your own insurance protection for these elements. Contingents should also note that any event beyond the European Jamboree 2020 organisers control such as act of terrorism and natural disasters, are not covered by the insurance.

The European Jamboree 2020 will obtain a cancellation insurance for the event, in case unforeseen events cause the cancellation of the European Jamboree 2020. The cancellation insurance does not cover costs such as travel, equipment, or pre and post Jamboree activities, which are external to the European Jamboree fee. It is therefore recommended that you obtain your own insurance protection for these elements. Contingents should also note that any event beyond the European Jamboree 2020 organisers control such as act of terrorism and natural disasters, are not covered by the insurance.

Daycare for children 13 years and younger

Yes. There will be an onsite daycare for children between 3 and 13 years old.

There are only 50 spots available in the day care. They will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

No. This offer is only for members of the Contingent Management Team.

Data and Privacy

By registering for the European Jamboree 2020, you consent to any media footage (e.g. video, photographs, audio) taken at the European Jamboree 2020, and in which you may feature, to be used by the Host Organisation (Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego), World Organisation of the Scout Movement, World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, and as well as its licensees or assignees, for all advertising, publicity, and/or editorial purposes, for commercial and/or noncommercial purposes, for worldwide distribution in perpetuity.

Any personal information retained will not be shared with any third parties, except where necessary for the planning and execution of the European Jamboree 2020.

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