Youth Bios Olympiads and Bios Schools
Supporting the next generation of world-changing leaders
bios-olympiads-numbers“Athlos” means achievement and applies to every human endeavor. The Youth Bios Olympiads & Schools are a comprehensive effort to support the next generation of world-changing leaders. By bringing together technology and the arts in initiatives combining science, culture and environmental protection, the Youth Bios Olympiads & Schools sensitize youth to some of the world’s most pressing social and environmental problems and serve as an inspiration for new ethics and values for the future.Every year, children and young adults from all over Russia and other European countries participate with great enthusiasm in the B.I.O. Youth Bios Olympiads. This initiative is being organized since 1996 by Prof. Agni Vlavianos Arvanitis, B.I.O. President and Founder, in collaboration with academic, city and regional authorities in St. Petersburg, Russia. It owes its great success to the unwavering efforts of Prof. Alexander Shishkin, Head of the Ecological Standardisation Laboratory at the St. Petersburg State Technological University for Plant Polymers.Bios Schools take place annually in St. Petersburg since 1992 as training sessions in preparation for the main events.
  • Youth Bios Olympiads and Bios Schools

    The Youth Bios Olympiads, first launched by B.I.O. in 1996, are held annually in St. Petersburg, Russia, in cooperation with the Saint Petersburg Scientific Centre of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the St. Petersburg State Technological University for Plant Polymers and the Interregional Ecological Club of the Baltic Ladoga Region. They owe their great success to the unwavering efforts of Prof. Alexander Shishkin, Head of the Ecological Standardisation Laboratory at the St. Petersburg State Technological University for Plant Polymers. The Youth Bios Olympiads give school children and young adults the opportunity to develop their skills and creative thinking in relation to culture and the environment. Themes include environment and culture (dance, music, costumes, painting, poetry and literature) and science projects on the conservation and protection of the environment and natural resources (biodiversity, soil, water, pollution abatement).The Youth Bios Olympiads give youth the opportunity to develop their skills and creative thinking in relation to culture and the environment. Through a multitude of creative projects (posters, research papers, art projects), contestants – ranging from grade-school children to university students – are challenged to identify and discuss environmental problems, and to propose solutions based on education and training. Some of the most popular topics include soil and water protection, ecology, recycling technology, and the economics of environmental conservation. More than 100 projects are submitted annually at the Youth Bios Olympiad, and awards are given based on creativity, originality and presentation. For many school children, participation in the Youth Bios Olympiads counts towards their admission to university or other tertiary education institutions.The schedule of events is full of exciting and constructive activities, including scientific debates, poster contests, athletic competitions, visits to St. Petersburg’s cultural sites, concerts and theatrical performances.Participants in the Youth Bios Olympiads are exposed to environmental concerns, learn about the role and limitations of international environmental institutions, and study the development of environmental awareness in society. They also focus on environmental research, as well as on guidelines and criteria for the bio-assessment of science and technology, cultural and social development and education, and the exchange of environmental information and know-how. Music, theatre, dance and the visual arts are essential elements of the Youth Bios Olympiads and bring contestants together in an international and intercultural celebration of the environment.Each year, the Youth Bios Olympiads culminate in an awards ceremony for excellence in:

    • suggesting the most innovative solution for environmental protection
    • proposing the best practical environmental applications
    • contributing to the promotion of democracy and Biopolitics
    • contributing to the promotion of bio-culture
    • bio-athletics

    Bios Schools take place annually in St. Petersburg since 1992 as training sessions in preparation for the main events.
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      PROGRAM 2016

      Bios-schools in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region

      62 spring Bios School – 18.03 – 27.03.2016

      63 summer Bios School – 29.07 – 07.08.2016

      64 autumn Bios School – 28.10 – 09.11.2016

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      2016 – 21st Youth Bios Olympiad
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      2015 – 20th Youth Bios Olympiad
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      2014 – 19th Youth Bios Olympiad19th Olympiad 2014 2013 – 18th Youth Bios Olympiad18th Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia 2012 – 17th Youth Bios Olympiad17th Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia

      2011 – 16th Youth Bios Olympiad17th Youth Bios Olympiads, St. Petersburg, Russia 2010 – 15th Youth Bios Olympiad17th Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia 2009 – 14th Youth Bios Olympiad14th Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia 2008 – 13th Youth Bios Olympiad13th Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia

      2007 – 12th Youth Bios Olympiad12th Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia 2006 – 11th Youth Bios Olympiad11th Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia 2005 – 10th Youth Bios Olympiad10th Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia 2004 – 9th Youth Bios Olympiad9th Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia

      2003 – 8th Youth Bios Olympiad8th Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia 2002 – 7th Youth Bios Olympiad7th Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia 2001 – 6th Youth Bios Olympiad6th Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia 2000 – 5th Youth Bios Olympiad5th Youth Bios Olympiads, St. Petersburg, Russia

      1999 – 4th Youth Bios Olympiad4th Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia 1998 – 3rd Youth Bios OlympiadScreenshot 2015-12-22 11.56.15 1997 – 2nd Youth Bios Olympiada 1996- 1st Youth Bios Olympiad1st Youth Bios Olympiad, St. Petersburg, Russia