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.
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
Delegates are training for the flash mob ;)