Spanish National Conference - January 26 and 27, 2012
The Spanish National Conference took place last January 26 and 27, in Vitoria Gasteiz – 2012 European Green Capital – in the Basque Country. It gathered 150 participants, 101 being young delegates representing 5 autonomous communities: Catalonia, Canaries Islands, Galicia, Madrid and the Basque Country. During 2 days, the youth had debates and selected two responsibilities that they will bring to Brussels Conference next May and they created tools to communicate on the conference and on their commitments. On 27 pm, they went to the Basque Government Headquarters to present the conference results to the elected representatives in charge of Environment and Education. More information here (whole document in French and Spanish for the moment): here.
November 30, 2011 The European Youth Conference project presented at the Committee of the Regions (CoR)
The European Coordination team was invited to participate to the meeting of the CoR's ENVE Commission, last November 30, 2011, to both present the "Let’s Take Care of the Planet" project to the CoR elected representatives and make bridges with their local and regional dynamics.
31 October-20 November 2011
Take the challenge: Join the International Student Carbon Footprint Challenge (ISCFC)!
The ISCFC, an international collaboration project (co-ordinated by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and Stanford University, USA) where secondary school students all over the globe calculate their carbon footprints, compare them to their colleagues worldwide, and engage in an online dialog to discuss what they learned and to work together to envision solutions to our global environmental challenges. You and your class/classes are invited to be involved in the November 2011 ISCFC. Read more.
6 -7 October 2011
Preparatory mission in Brussels The European coordination team from Monde Pluriel organization has just made a preparatory mission in Brussels in view of the Youth European Conference next May 2012. They have in particular met their interlocutors from the Committee of the Regions, to submit them the planned activities and guests’ list, and to visit the conference rooms that the Committee will kindly place at our disposal. The coordination team is very enthusiastic and grateful to the CoR for the quality of this co-operation. They have also met in Brussels several contacts and partners that could take part in the organization and planned activities. This mission was very promising and announces a very beautiful European Youth Conference.
12-16 September 2011
International Youth Camp, Baltic Sea Project An international Youth Camp was organized in Denmark, from 12 to 16 September, by our Danish partner, Soren Levring, national coordinator of the Baltic Sea Project network. This camp gathered 325 young people (15-18 years) and 70 teachers. The BSP network counts 8 countries from the Baltic on an ESD project in the schools on issues related to the Baltic and the Climate changes. During this camp, workshops `Let’s take Care of Planet’ were organized, where the young people wrote together an `Open letter to the decision-makers' in order to give view to their own commitment and to provoke a dialogue with keys persons in their schools, the local companies and authorities.
March 17-18, 2011
European Coordination Meeting, Paris
The national coordinators of the 11 participating countries took part in a European coordinating meeting last March 17 and 18, on the project continuity. Rachel Trajber, of the Brazilian Minister of education was present. Many exchanges on the activities, teaching methods, partners and financing.
March 16, 2011
(In French only, soon translated)
November 24, 2010
A European delegation of youth presenting the Charter of their Responsibilities in Brussels
A delegation of young Europeans was in Brussels last November 24, to present the Youth Charter of Responsibilities ‘Let’s Take Care of the Planet’, that was jointly written by 350 young delegates during the International youth Conference in Brasilia, to Mr. Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, Mr. Stahl, General Secretary of the Committee of the Regions, Mrs Plauborg, private office member of the Commissioner Mrs Hedegaard (Climate Action) at the European Commission, Mr. Van Ypersele, Vice-President of the IPPC, and to Andrés Tobias y Rubio, from the Environment unit of the European Union Council. The objective of these visits was both to diffuse the Youth Charter and related process, and to present the European project of continuity.