On the road to the European Conference 2015 and beyond!

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The 2nd European Youth Conference « Let’s Take Care of the Planet » will take place From May 20 to 22, 2015, in Brussels at the Committee of the Regions and the European Economic and Social Committee, gathering 80 youngsters representing thousands of youth from 14 European countries. As in 2012, we are planning a productive and festive moment!

The participants65 to 70 young delegates aged 13 to 16; 15 facilitators aged 18 to 30 (in charge of co-running the workshops and facilitating their national delegation participation) and 5 technical facilitators; chaperons, experts and intervening adults. As for the facilitators, Monde Pluriel, in collaboration with Cristina Gonzalez Torrents and Florina Potirniche (both ex-facilitators) are elaborating a two-days training which will take place in Brussels on the 18th and 19th of May.

 

The countries involved: Denmark, France, Georgia, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.copy0176

 

The theme of the conference:Climate change. Sub-themes: Biodiversity and Natural Resources, Energy and Renewable Energies, Health and Well-being, International Climate Negotiations, Solidarity and Citizenship, Production and Consumption.

 

Have a look at the provisional programme.

 

The conference in a few words: activities to raise awareness of socio-environmental and climatic issues, strengthen active European citizenship, encourage taking action… The youngsters will have reflection, make and give value to shared commitments, discover the functioning and diversity of Europe, its stakes, play a flash mob…

 

A conference in the perspective of COP21

 

2015 is an important year in the “Climate Agenda”: COP21, i.e. the international climate negotiations, will be a crucial moment to define a succession to the Kyoto Protocol. As we already did for Rio+20, we would like to bring a delegation to Paris in December in order to share the productions made in Brussels and give the opportunity to 15 young people from the European Conference to participate in 2 days of the Conference of Youth (COY11) and 2 days of COP21. The selection criteria are not defined yet, but they will be before the European Conference.

 

 

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