Scheldt'Outing 2015 @ Morocco
Start date: May 1, 2015,
End date: Dec 31, 2015
“Scheldt’Outing 2015@Morocco” aims to spread the idea of youth participation in decision making and to give the youngsters the opportunity to discover a different (water) culture and to inspire them to take action, a delegation of the Scheldt Youth Parliament consisting of 30 members will travel to Morocco where they will meet with 10 Bulgarian, 10 Ukrainian and 10 Moroccan youngsters on the borders of the Sebou river, in the Sebou River Basin. Aim of the exchange is to learn and discuss about Climate Change and water management.
During the year, the members of the SYP have been working in their local environment on water governance, with focus on this year’s thematic “Climate Change” under the supervision of GoodPlanet Belgium. They identify opportunities to mitigate consequences of climate change in the Scheldt River Basin and take their conclusions to decision makers and water experts to discuss about them.
Our Moroccan partner wants us to see the current situation of the river and would like to start a Sebou River Parliament to help restore her. Bringing youth to these place is an eye opener to there situation at home.
Aside from direct impacts on the participants like improved (foreign language) communication skills, nature and climate change education and international friendship, we aim to improve the general environment of the participants in the social, ecological and economic context, by activating and stimulating the participants to participate in society on all levels by making conscious choices both good for people and the planet. In this way they secure a good society for themselves to live in as well as for future generations. A very important goal in this stadium of human development, as young people are continuously confronted by one crisis after the other. In this context it is very important to give youth the chance to voice their concerns, and to stimulate and support positive actions towards a more secure and sustainable future.
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