3 September 2021

Youth4Mountains Series | Towards Expo 2020 Dubai: mountains at the heart of a dialogue between UNIMONT and young people

UNIMONT – center of excellence of the University of Milan located in Edolo, promotes a consultation involving young people and focusing on issues of sustainability and innovation in mountain territories to create the “Mountain Education and Innovation Manifesto (MEIM)”, which will be presented at Expo 2020 Dubai.

In light of the event “Connecting Youth and Mountains, Creating a Lively Future” which will be held on 8 October at Expo 2020 Dubai, during the week dedicated to “Climate and Biodiversity”, UNIMONT – University of Milan, together with the FAO – Mountain Partnership, Euromontana, Alparc and EUSALP Youth Council, are launching the “Youth4Mountains Series”: a consultation in which young people aged between 16 and 29 years old living in mountain areas or passionate about sustainability will be at the centre of a collection of ideas and opinions for the sustainable development of mountain territories.

The consultation is composed of two working sessions to be held online on the 15th and 22nd of September from 11.00 to 12.30 a.m. UTC+2. The first session will consist in a training opportunity followed by an open discussion on the following topics: Climate change;  Biodiversity; Interconnection, virtual and physical mobility; Entrepreneurship and innovation.  During the second session, four working tables will be held in order to collect the inputs of the young participants on the four topics previously explored.

A final consultation, to be held on the morning of the 8th of October, will lead to the drafting of the “Mountain Education and Innovation Manifesto (MEIM)”. The manifesto aims to highlight the need for specific education to promote sustainable development of mountain territories and will be presented by the young people who took part in the consultation during the inaugural week dedicated to climate and biodiversity at Expo 2020 Dubai as part of the event “Connecting Youth and Mountains, Creating a lively Future” organised by UNIMONT.


Participation in the meeting is free, after registration

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