The CEI-Executive Secretariat (CEI-ES) is proud to announce the winners of the 2nd edition of the Call for Ideas and Award Competition “IMAGINE” Active Young Citizens for Sustainable Development in Central European Initiative (CEI) and Adriatic Ionian Initiative (AII) Areas (deadline: 28 February 2022).
The overall objective of the initiative was to raise awareness of CEI and AII countries’ high school students on the UN Agenda 2030 (UNA2030) and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a learning process and the participation in this Call, encouraging them to reflect on the contribution they could provide to its implementation at local level. In this particular Competition the collected ideas were to fall into one or more of the three United Nations Agenda 2030 dimensions: social, economic and environmental sustainability and was open to public and private high schools (secondary education institutions) based and registered in a CEI / AII Member State (14-19 years of age).
The first place winner of the competition is the Bulgarian "Goethe" German High School with their project idea “Active Young Citizens for Gender Equality in Bulgaria”, followed by “Become the best version of yourself, be non-formal!” (“Aurel Vlaicu” Theoretical High School, Romania) and by “Educating young people of damage of environmental pollution and ways to improve it, their impact on climate changes, an exhibition of sculptures made of recycled material” (Public Institution Technical School Center Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina).
The three winning schools will respectively use their prize to take their students to the UN Headquarters in New York; to the UN Headquarters in Geneva; and to improve the school lighting system.
This project was developed and co-funded by the CEI-ES together with the Permanent Secretariat of the AII and thanks to the tangible financial support from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI). With this activity the CEI has strengthened its commitment towards the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda and helped foster activities in favour of youth.
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