Welcome to the Let’s Take Care of the Planet! European project website!
The Open Letter to the Decision Makers, written by youth from 14 countries during the European Conference of Brussels (May 2012) brings the voice of young Europeans: they express their commitments on the big issues related to sustainable development, and request the collaboration and participation of the school headmasters, journalists, company leaders, mayors and members of the international institutions . Feel free to diffuse it and use widely!
This project aims at encouraging dialogue between young Europeans, reinforcing their knowledge and commitment on the issues of sustainable development.
It gives continuity to the international process launched by the Brasilan Ministry of Education in 2009, which culminated with the international conference Let’s take Care of the Planet in June 2010 in Brasilia, gathering youth from 47 countries that jointly wrote the "Let’s take Care of the Planet" Youth International Charter, a reference document for the whole process.
In 2011-2012, local activities were organized in the schools, followed by a European youth Conference last May 2012. In June 2012, a delegation of young Europeans aged 25-30 participated to the Rio + 20 Earth Summit to carry the voice of the younger participants to the project.
For the school year 2012-2013, the European participating schools are proposed to implement the project at local level, in continuity of last year activities (organization of local conferences, use of the European Open Letter, implementation and follow-up of local youth actions …). They will also be proposed to experiment two new lines of work: « dialogue with local elected representatives » and development of European exchanges during all year. Some methodological sheets will be provided to the national coordinators to guide them in the implementation of the new activities.
During the two following years, the project will be developed both at regional and European levels, with the organization of regional conferences and a European Conference in 2015. For this two-year stage, a new methodological guide will be diffused in May 2013.