The CONFINT process continues in Europe, towards Rio, and beyond!
by Lydia NICOLLET
European Project ‘Let’s Take care of the Planet’: the youth make enquiries, have debates and commit themselves in favor of sutainable societies
What is it about?
The 2011-2012 Let’s Take Care of the Planet project aims to encourage dialogue between young Europeans on sustainable development issues, in order to reinforce their capacity for action and commitment towards sustainable societies. It also proposes exchanges between young people and political decision-makers on the issues of commitment and sharing responsibilities.
Age of the youth: 13 – 16
The project Stages
The European Conference
Rio+20 Earth Summit
A methodology based on:
The election of representatives taking part in meetings, debates and spaces for consensus and democracy learning
In June 2010, 350 young delegates from 47 countries gathered in Brasilia to participate to the ‘Let’s take Care of the Planet’ International Conference that was initiated by the Brazilian Ministry of Education. National processes allowed thousands of youth to discuss and write together an International Charter of Responsibilities for the environment, a reference tool for action. In November 2010, it was handed to the President of the European Council and to the General Secretary of the Committee of the Regions.
With the support of: The Committee of the Regions (European Union), Charles Léopold Mayer Foundation (FPH), Youth in Action Programme (E.U.), Rhône Alps Region, Energy Cities, UN decade of Education for Sustainable Development.