DiscoverEU – Young People Discover Green Europe
We had the pleasure to hold the session “DiscoverEU – Young People Discover Green Europe”. During the session, the “DiscoverEU” team presented the past, present and future of the initiative, as well as, the green dimension we strive to add to all aspects of the project. We were also very pleased to have with us three DiscoverEU ambassadors, Ella, Dan and Laura (ie young people who have been through the experience) and who shared with us their DiscoverEU story, and also some “green tips” for traveling more sustainably.
Furthermore, we had the honour to have a wide audience of more than 125 people registered, including representatives of different stakeholders like Eurodesk, various NGOs, rail and bus company representatives, young people themselves and others.
The session was concluded with a fruitful Q&A session, during which participants shared their questions in the chat, which then the DiscoverEU team addressed.
Take away message
The takeaway message would be the diversity of stakeholders involved and interested in DiscoverEU and its green dimension and thus the great potential that exists for collaborations, synergies and further development of the initiative.
Dan: “I was sleeping in campsites and in this way you can get much closer to the nature and also you are using your own soap, own towels, fork, knife, shampoo and everything. Cause when you are sleeping in a hotel you have everyday new sheets, towels. So like that, you are sustaining the nature”
Laura: “carrying a reusable water bottle, I think everybody should do it, regardless if you are travelling or not, as drinking is something we have to do everyday, .. we had 2 reusable bottles and we only bought 1 bottle in a shop for a whole month!..”
Ella: “Take a natural shampoo bar when travelling because they don’t have any waste packaging, … so it’s better for the environment and so much more”