Health, environmental protection and prevention of early school leaving: the institutional welcome of Vicenza Municipality to the 90 youngsters coming from all around Europe to discuss these topics.
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On 27th June 2015, a meeting between the representatives of Vicenza Municipality and 90 youngsters coming from all around Europe was held. Participants were involved in two European projects: the project EYES – European Youth Environment Sentinels – coordinated by ALDA, the European Association for Local Democracy, related to health and environmental protection, and T-TRUST project coordinated by Zadruga Margherita, which is about the issue of early school leaving.

After a week of activities held on the area of Vicenza, Italy, Mr. Federico Formisano, President of the Municipality Council, held an institutional welcome for participants in the city, which is part of UNESCO heritage, hosting them in one of the most beautiful room of the Municipality, and introducing the daily work done in that very elegant building in order to ensure efficiency, protection and services to all citizens. Apart from the examples of good governance at local level, the hosts demonstrated their deep commitment to improve relationships with other countries: Vicenza Municipality, in fact, is particularly involved in several cooperation and twinning of towns. In its work, this municipality has always been very close to ALDA, organisation dedicated to development of European projects that promote democracy and citizens’ participation, but also very close to the work of Margherita Cooperative, which since 1987, works on the area of Sandrigo (VI) with services for elderly people, disabled and minors.

Mr. Formisano’s introduction was followed by the welcome speech of Mr. Giancarlo Pesce, Councillor delegated to twinning of towns, who discussed the participation of Vicenza Municipality at the European level, such as the event TEDx Vicenza “Planting the Seeds”, ongoing on the same day at Teatro Olimpico. His motivation inspired the young audience, and demonstrated the will to intensify the exchanges, contacts and collaboration of the municipality, as source of authentic knowledge.

The youngsters equally participated in the discussions and asked specific questions concerning the issues discussed in the framework of projects, giving relevance to themes such as: sensitive social issues, the attention to security, balance gender, and the problem of privatization of water. Mr. Formisano answered each question giving practical examples and solutions performed by Vicenza Municipality. Furthermore, the adoption of a common, shared and efficient European policy is the goal we all should achieve to ensure progress and growth in Europe of today.

For further information on EYES project, watch the video report of TViweb about the visit of EYES participants in Arcugnano, Lago di Fimon.

Health, environmental protection and prevention of early school leaving: the institutional welcome of Vicenza Municipality to the 90 youngsters coming from all around Europe to discuss these topics.
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On 27th June 2015, a meeting between the representatives of Vicenza Municipality and 90 youngsters coming from all around Europe was held. Participants were involved in two European projects: the project EYES – European Youth Environment Sentinels – coordinated by ALDA, the European Association for Local Democracy, related to health and environmental protection, and T-TRUST project coordinated by Zadruga Margherita, which is about the issue of early school leaving.

After a week of activities held on the area of Vicenza, Italy, Mr. Federico Formisano, President of the Municipality Council, held an institutional welcome for participants in the city, which is part of UNESCO heritage, hosting them in one of the most beautiful room of the Municipality, and introducing the daily work done in that very elegant building in order to ensure efficiency, protection and services to all citizens. Apart from the examples of good governance at local level, the hosts demonstrated their deep commitment to improve relationships with other countries: Vicenza Municipality, in fact, is particularly involved in several cooperation and twinning of towns. In its work, this municipality has always been very close to ALDA, organisation dedicated to development of European projects that promote democracy and citizens’ participation, but also very close to the work of Margherita Cooperative, which since 1987, works on the area of Sandrigo (VI) with services for elderly people, disabled and minors.

Mr. Formisano’s introduction was followed by the welcome speech of Mr. Giancarlo Pesce, Councillor delegated to twinning of towns, who discussed the participation of Vicenza Municipality at the European level, such as the event TEDx Vicenza “Planting the Seeds”, ongoing on the same day at Teatro Olimpico. His motivation inspired the young audience, and demonstrated the will to intensify the exchanges, contacts and collaboration of the municipality, as source of authentic knowledge.

The youngsters equally participated in the discussions and asked specific questions concerning the issues discussed in the framework of projects, giving relevance to themes such as: sensitive social issues, the attention to security, balance gender, and the problem of privatization of water. Mr. Formisano answered each question giving practical examples and solutions performed by Vicenza Municipality. Furthermore, the adoption of a common, shared and efficient European policy is the goal we all should achieve to ensure progress and growth in Europe of today.

For further information on EYES project, watch the video report of TViweb about the visit of EYES participants in Arcugnano, Lago di Fimon.