The Youth Event “Energy Transition: A pathway to the future” is a joint initiative of the youth-focused organizations U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Youth Network – Black Sea (SDSN Youth Black Sea), YES-Europe Greece (Young leaders in Energy and Sustainability), and NGO Move It.
The event is going to take place between Friday, October 1st, 2021, and Sunday, October 3rd, 2021.
The goal of the event is to inform and raise awareness among young people (aged between 18 to 30 years old) about energy and energy transition, the connection between energy and sustainable development, environment and climate change and the Greek and European policies and institutions active in the energy sector.
Through the event, participants will:
- understand the concept of sustainable development, energy and energy transition.
- understand the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals and especially the Sustainable Development Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
- get informed about the Greek and European energy and environmental policy.
- understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on energy and its importance for a green recovery from the pandemic.
- identify, through interactive activities, their contribution to climate change and their role in promoting sustainable development.
- learn good practices of youth organizations working in the field of energy and sustainable development and how they can become part of the efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda.
- get in touch with specialized scientists and professionals in the field and with other young people with similar interests and concerns.
The event includes speeches, interactive activities and a round table discussion. The detailed agenda of the event is shown in the table below.
The event will take place on Zoom and is free to attend.
The official language of the event is Greek; however, English will be used in some sessions.
The maximum number of participants is 30 people. The participants should be residents of Greece and within the age limit of 18-30 years. The final selection of participants will be based on the expression of interest in the respective questions on the registration form.
Information about the co-organizers
YES-Europe Greece as part of YES-Europe (Young leaders in Energy and Sustainability), belongs to a community of young scientists, coming from various fields and countries, with the vision of a world where energy is more sustainable, accessible and secure for all. YES-Europe, with over 100 members in more than 10 European countries, is implementing projects in order to inform young people on issues related to energy policy; to create a network among them; and to encourage their own participation in the process of energy transition. YES-Europe attracts interest through the numerous international or regional events that it organizes, while in principle it aims to strengthen the role of young people, within the framework that governs the energy transition in total. Find out more at https://yeseurope.org/
MoveIT is a non-profit civil partnership aiming to raise awareness of young people and other citizens in developing activities related to modern societies, focusing on humans, sciences and the environment and driven by the fundamental human values, solidarity, respect, collective effort, as well as by our strong belief in the power of creativity and entrepreneurship. Our greatest motivation is no other than our valuable partners and volunteers in Greece and abroad, who support MoveIT’s activities on a national and international level, aiming at changing society and creating a brighter future for everyone. MoveIT is ready to bring positive changes by overcoming the dry formal educational methods, adding some vividness and interaction to its activities through unconventional education and communication mechanisms. Find out more at http://moveit-org.com/.
Your personal data will be collected through the registration form. Any information obtained that could personally identify you will remain confidential and will only be used by SDSN Youth Black Sea, YES-Europe Greece and NGO Move It to send you further details about the event. The data will be kept under the responsibility of the 3 organizers. You can provide your consent for the possible recording of your image and voice in the respective questions in the registration form.
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