14-15 December Panevėžys (Lithuania) hosts a partner event of the project “Challenges for Youth: youth response to COVID-19 under the Green Deal”.
“To improve the quality of life in society by building a modern and competitive economy, the European Commission has set out an ambitious strategy for sustainable economic growth – the Green Deal. Today, we all understand that the success of the Green Deal will be determined by the engagement of all EU Member States’ societies and their commitment to tackling the challenges posed by climate change. With this project, we are joining a network of cities, with the key aim of engaging and empowering young people to play an active role in achieving a sustainable Europe. We had a great start in Alicante and today Panevėžys is the meeting point for the project partners. I am delighted to see you all here for the second project meeting. I wish you a productive work and an interesting time in Panevėžys”, said Panevėžys Mayor Rytis Račkauskas.
The main objective of the project is to create a network of cities where partners cooperate and exchange experiences in the areas of climate change and its challenges, promotion of citizenship, active youth engagement, intercultural dialogue, environmental awareness. The project aims to increase the involvement of young people in ecological processes and will analyse the European Green Deal.
During the event, all partners will share their experiences, discuss the topic “Facing the challenges of climate change – youth initiatives and contributions”, hold discussions and a creative laboratory, led by Dr. Inga Gurauskienė, associate professor at Kaunas University of Technology, researcher, master’s degree programme leader. Participants of the event will visit AB “Panevėžio energija”, the Nature School, the Open Youth Centre and the charity organisation “Maisto bankas”.
The project is implemented by 8 partners from Spain, Bulgaria, Portugal, Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Poland and Lithuania.
The project is implemented by Panevėžys City Municipality within the framework of the European Union-funded Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme.