Presentation of the Results of the Pupils’ Conference
How does climate neutrality relate to cultural heritage? How can young people, through a participatory process, provide solutions for today and for the future? For three days in May 2023, a total of 350 children of different ages (10-15 years) from 22 schools in Greece, Germany and the Western Balkans met with a common mission: To build with their ideas a collective vision for the city that they dream and want to live in. This event was one of the modern Mysteries of Transition that took place in Elefsina-Eleusis, European Capital of Culture 2023, where answers were provided to the above and many other questions.
City of Elefsina, 19200 Elefsina
25 October 2023
The idea was cultivated through vision workshops before the Conference in each school, became a reality in Elefsina, and has begun its journey of dissemination in Europe, with the hope of inspiring and empowering schools, cities, cultural organizations, and acting as legacy to every local community for climate action. This has started with an inspirational video – testimony of this experience, a shorter promo video and local events in participating countries.
At a moment when the Municipality, after local elections in Greece, changes hands, the project team, along with Conference participants, bring the experience, methodology and results in an open consultation to the city of Elefsina on the 25th of October, hoping, not only to inspire, but to provoke local action here-and-now.
The event is open to the public, no registration is required.
The language of the event is Greek.
The event’s agenda looks as follows:
|17.00 – 18:15||Introduction|
|18:15 – 18:30||Viewing of the Conference inspirational video|
|18:30 – 19:15||UNIT 1: METHODOLOGY
|19:15 – 19:20||Reading of the pupils’ resolution with the vision and proposals for Elefsina|
|19:20 – 20:10||UNIT 2: RESULTS
|20:10 – 20:40||Tour of the exhibition of pupils’ work on a Climate Neutral Future