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Experience Outdoor Sustainability Youth Spring School MAB UNESCO

Soon an Application call for 20 young participants

(28 Jan 20) IMPORTANT!
Due to the national and global situation regarding the precautionary measures that the various EU and non-EU Member States are taking to contain the spread of the "coronavirus" and by acknowledging the measures adopted by the Italian Government and the communication of 02 March 2020 from the Ministry of the Environment indicating the suspension of the initiative for the next three months while waiting for the evolution of the health emergency, the initiative Youth Spring School "Experience Outdoor Sustainability"  is suspended. Pending any further disposition regarding precautionary measures, the organization of the Youth Spring School is currently postponed to Autumn 2020.


From the 11th to 16th May 2020 MAB UNESCO Youth Spring School titled "Experience Outdoor Sustainability" organized in the 
Ledro Alps and Judicaria Biosphere Reserve. An international event addressed to 20 young people between 18 and 35 years old and free of charge (among the 20 participants, 5 places are reserved to candidates from the Ledro Alps and Judicaria Biosphere Reserve).

The School is organized by the Managing Body of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Ledro Alps and Judicaria, with the important collaboration of Montura, a company leader in outdoor equipment and clothing and strongly committed to corporate social responsibility activities.

The reason for a Youth Spring School UNESCO in the Biosphere Reserve

The Biosphere Reserve Ledro Alps and Judicaria is a territory of multiple landscapes ranging from the Dolomites and the Adamello Brenta Geopark to Ledro and Garda Lakes. This plethora of landscapes – characterized as well by the rare designation of four UNESCO sites within the same Biosphere area - steers the objectives of the Biosphere Reserve towards the promotion sustainable tourism strategies and towards empowering youth in the area's development on sustainability.

The participation of young delegates of the Biosphere Reserve in the MAB UNESCO Youth Forums in Italy and China has brought back the voice of young international delegates to collaborate with the national and international MAB networks and to use an important feature of the MAB UNESCO Programme – connectivity with a global scale network - as a tool for capacity building for youth. Skills that through youth will become sustainable projects, opportunities for innovative entrepreneurship and job opportunities.
Seizing the motivation of the MAB UNESCO youth, the Biosphere Reserve will organize the Youth Spring School UNESCO "Experience Outdoor Sustainability" from the 11th and 16th May 2020.

The theme of the Youth Spring School

The keyword of the Youth Spring School is outdoor, a concept that encompasses all outdoor activities such as hiking, trekking, cycling, mountaineering, climbing, nonetheless activities associated with the facet of sustainable use and development for the territory. However, outdoor not in terms of knowledge of practices but a theme developed along 3 interpretation keys:

  • Accessibility and culture: a new way to experience the outdoors.
  •  Climate change and resilience of local communities
  •  Environmental sustainability in the use of natural heritage

The activities during the 6 days of the School will include lectures by national and international experts, experiences of good practices from Biosphere Reserves, Global Geoparks, World Heritage Sites and important entrepreneurs in the field, participatory workshops as well as visits to the territory.

How to Apply – #Staytuned

Are you between 18 and 35?
Do you work, study or live in a MAB UNESCO Biosphere Reserve or a nearby area?
Are you interested in active outdoor activities and issues, sustainability, inclusion and accessibility?

APPLY WITH NO COST TO THE SCHOOL!

The APPLICATION CALL that will select 20 young participants will soon be published on this website.
Participation in all the activities included in the programme (which will be published together with the Application call), food and accommodation during the Youth Spring School
will be free of charge. The only cost to be covered by participants will be the travel costs (arrival and departure) to reach the initiative's premises in the Biosphere Reserve Ledro Alps and Judicaria. Follow this link to the map of the Biosphere Reserve: http://www.mabalpiledrensijudicaria.tn.it/map.php  

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