The MARQ has hosted the meeting of the partners of the European Youngdeal project led by the Diputación de Alicante with the aim of involving young people in the ecological transition to overcome the crisis generated by the pandemic.
The Deputy of European Funds, María Gómez, chaired the working day in which the partners of this initiative participated: City of Tran (Bulgaria), Karcag (Hungary), Cervia (Italy), Panevezys (Lithuania), Ketrzyn (Poland), Amarante (Portugal) and Kocevje (Slovenia). During the meeting, an agreement was signed between all of them to work on the development of this European project financed by the European Commission with 148,000 euros.
“Thanks to this proposal, which is part of the ‘Network of Cities’ line, we want to deepen the role of young people and their civic responsibility as agents of change of the environmental challenge regarding the current crisis of Covid-19,” said Gómez, who explained that the project will last two years, during which other transnational meetings will be held – one for each partner – workshops, conferences and seminars.
The initiative will directly involve more than 400 participants and each of the events will address relevant topics on youth participation and the European Green Pact as an opportunity to address the consequences of the pandemic and its impact on their local communities.
In this sense, the Deputy for European Funds has highlighted the positive effect that this project will have on the municipalities of the province, as well as its contribution to the requalification and improvement of young workers, “who will have to adapt to the future green economy, while assuming values of co-responsibility and cooperation”.