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17 October 2007 | Printer friendly

Youth-Environment-Days

Organisation: Youth Environment Network

Contacts:leizinger@kath-jugend.at, www.jugend-umwelt-netzwerk.at

Youth network at their own “Environment Days”

Young people need their own events to learn about the different approaches to environmental, health and sustainable development issues. Youth Environment Network organises Youth Environment Days, known locally as JUTA, with the strong involvement of young people themselves.

The several days of events take place each year in autumn. In 2006, the theme was “environment and health”, including the four Regional Priority Goals of the CEHAPE. More than 500 young people participated with more than 20 environmental organisations offering workshops, excursions, sport and creative activities.

Last year, young people found new ways to work on health and environment issues. Every year, those who attend increase their communication and critical abilities and become part of a broad network of like-minded young people in Austria. For the future, this means more mature, critical and democratically-trained adults.


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