Sewer in Budapest, the city's closest connection to the ocean. Photo by Bence Balla-Schottner on Unsplash.
How can we show a mechanic in Slovakia, a postal worker in Luxembourg, or a criminal lawyer in Austria that the ocean is a crucial part of their daily lives? How can we persuade them that their daily actions influence the ocean in return?
On 25 September 2020, the EU4Ocean workshop “Designing Ocean Literacy action in Europe” built momentum for collective actions and knowledge sharing. At the three parallel thematic workshops, we discussed and gathered ideas on how to help citizens in European landlocked or inland areas become Ocean Literate. The three themes of the parallel workshops were:
Organised as World-Café style workshops, anybody with innovative, out-of-the-box ideas was welcome, and had the opportunity to share ideas with other Ocean Literacy enthusiasts, experts, and people interested in ocean issues.
We came up with a list of ideas to help us turn anyone into an Ocean Champion. We hope to pave the way towards collective initiatives addressing these key ocean challenges.
You can download the summary and the synthesis of the workshops here:
More information about the event organisation and aims can be found in the agendas:
The workshop is organised as part of the EU4Ocean Coalition for Ocean Literacy. Further information on EU4Ocean is available on the website.