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ECO UNESCO RIO +20 Exhibition
Venue: Ministry of Education
Duration of Exhibition: 7th August, 2013 - 4th September, 2013
52 young people aged 15-18 from Malta, France, Latvia, Italy and Ireland attended a two day Transnational Youth Seminar between the 30th November and 1st December, in Ireland. The main aims of ECO-UNESCO are to: raise environmental awareness, understanding and knowledge of the environment among young people; promote the protection and conservation of the environment; promote the personal development of young people through practical environmental projects & activities and promote the ideals of UNESCO. ECOUNESCO empowers young people to become active citizens in their local communities, while raising awareness of global issues and showing solidarity with young people from all over the world.
During the meeting young people met Irish policy makers and had the opportunity to ask questions. They had to develop an action plan on how they are going to influence policy makers in their own regions resulting in positive change towards a more sustainable world.
This exhibition which will be held on 7th August and will last for four weeks will show photographs of all the work that all the participants who participated in Eco UNESCORio+20 have been doing throughout the past months along with the work that other countries worked on including the Maltese team from De La Salle who as a result of this project initiated a solar panel pilot project, launched a campaign on reusing paper and organised an organic garden.