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With the YOUWEEN project, Sculpt’s team will participate in a series of Green Challenges this year! We invite you to explore the second challenge: International Youth Day.

International Youth Day

In 1999, the United Nations decided to dedicate a specific day to celebrate and draw attention to the potential of youth as partners in today’s global society. International Youth Day (IYD) is usually observed on the 12th of August every year as a way to highlight the importance of the driving force of youth and its role in changing this world and achieving sustainable development.

This day is often celebrated in various ways through organising workshops, conferences, cultural events, and meetings where national and local government officials are involved. Such events give a chance to empower young people to voice their needs and become active participants in the community they belong to and want to evolve.

Green Challenge with YouWeen Project

The theme of the IYD this year is Intergenerational Solidarity. Different generations need to find a way to collaborate successfully, and they must intercommunicate and bridge any gaps that are possibly hindering their cooperation. Pope Francis once said: ”Intergenerational solidarity is not optional, but rather a basic question of justice since the world we have received also belongs to those who will follow us.” Therefore, together with the YouWeen Project, we decided to devote the Green Challenge of this month to celebrate International Youth Day and shed more light on different methods to encourage and promote intergenerational solidarity. In order to participate in the challenge and compete with teams from other European countries to win a prize, please select one of the following suggested topics or be creative and link them together:

  • Create an awareness campaign to promote and celebrate intergenerational solidarity in your local community.
  • Create an opportunity for intergenerational activities or s dialogue in your local community.
  • Present a story of successful intergenerational cooperation and solidarity from your life or your local community (e.g. women of different ages sharing knowledge and experience, supporting each other etc.)
  • Form a short essay/report with photos; an interview with photos; video; your own idea for a mix of narrative and visual elements.

Deadline: 24th August 2022

Find out more information about the guidelines of the Green Challenges here.

You need to be registered on the YouWeen platform to take part in the challenge. Contact to join the UK team working with Sculpt.