2015/05/21

Europako Confint

The opening ceremony

This morning we have officially started the European Youth Conference "Let's Take Care of the Planet!" with the opening ceremony in the Committee of the Regions (CoR). This is the bridge between the European Union and the cities and regions. Delegates and teachers from all countries have listened the welcoming words from members of Monde Pluriel and CoR. 
A facilitator of 2012, Lærke Vejsnæs, and a former delegate, Nacho Sánchez, who this year are both participating  as facilitators, gave us a testimony of their experience three years ago and encouraged delegates to take part and engage themselves: If you want to change something, you cannot wait for anyone to do it for you […] Henrik Ibsen said «one of these days the youngest generation will come knocking at my door». And we have already arrived!"
Moreover Edith Sizoo, International coordinator of Ethnics and Responsabilities Network and one of the initiators of the project LTCP, talked about the genesis of the project and delivered a really strong message for the delegates not to feel powerless facing with environmental issues. She claimed that co-responsability between young people and adults and other actors like politicians, businessmen and NGO is the key to achieve our purpose. Inspired by Gandhi’s famous quotation she concluded that “there is no way to responsibility, responsibility is the way”.

Article written by Nacho and Timta from the coordination team
This morning delegates were involved in a simulation of climate negotiation: here a short video


Delegates are training for the flash mob ;)

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