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Youth4Ocean Forum at the European Maritime Day

Published on: Wed, 11/05/2022 - 17:31
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    In this program, you’ll find all the events where our members will be involved.

    The European Maritime Day 2022 is taking place the 19th & 20th May in Ravenna (Italy). On this occasion, the members of the Youth4Ocean Forum will be there to make the voice of the Youth heard.

    In the program bellow, you’ll find all the events where our members will be involved.

    This program will be regularly updated until the day of the event.

    The EU4Ocean coalition booth

    Come to the GosSEAp corner at the EU4Ocean coalition booth to informally chat with professionals, scientists, communicators, educators and members of the Youth4Ocean Forum… ready to share their ocean literacy experiences and discover the projects of our Young Ocean Advocates.

    Networking sessions

    Let's meet the members of the Youth4Ocean Forum - Pala de André – B2B area (first floor)

    19th May
    11:15 – 12:00
    15:00 – 15:45

    19:00 - 21:00: Networking reception by the mayor of Ravenna

    20th May
    10 :00 – 10 :45

    EU4Ocean summit

    20th May

    Dialogue of Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius with Youth4Ocean Advocates

    08.40 – 09.00

    PLENARY SESSION 1 MODERATED CROSS-SECTOR THEMATIC DIALOGUES

    9.10 - 10.00

    This session will include two thematic panel discussions based on two topics addressed by the EU4Ocean Coalition in its work and activities: Ocean and Climate and Food from the Ocean. The first panel discussion will be titled ‘Ocean, Climate & Youth: to listen and act’. It will be followed by a second panel discussion titled ‘Algae: (re-)discovering food from the Ocean’. The panel discussions will gather speakers from the three components of the EU4Ocean Coalition – the EU4Ocean Platform, the Youth4Ocean Forum and the Network of European Blue Schools – as well as representatives from the European Commission and relevant other initiatives. Interactive tools will allow for audience participation. During the session, ocean literacy initiatives will be highlighted, bottlenecks will be identified and needs for the future will be addressed.

    Ocean, Climate & Youth: to listen and act

    Algae: (re-)discovering food from the Ocean

    PLENARY SESSION 2 MODERATED CROSS-SECTOR THEMATIC DIALOGUES (CONTINUED)

    10.45 – 11.15

    This session will include a thematic panel discussion based on the topic Healthy and Clean Ocean addressed by the EU4Ocean Coalition in its work and activities. The panel discussion will focus on ‘Bringing a Healthy and Clean Ocean to inland’. It will gather speakers from the three components of the EU4Ocean Coalition - the EU4Ocean Platform, the Youth4Ocean Forum and the Network of European Blue Schools – as well as a representative from the European Commission. Interactive tools will allow for audience participation. During the session, ocean literacy initiatives will be highlighted, bottlenecks will be identified and needs for the future will be addressed.

    • Walking on the sea traces: bringing a Healthy and Clean Ocean to inland

    Algae: (re-)discovering food from the Ocean

    PLENARY SESSION 3 INTERACTIVE ROUND TABLE EU4OCEAN - AN OPPORTUNITY FOR SOCIETY

    11.15 – 11.45

    Based on the experience gained in EU4Ocean and previous ocean literacy Summit sessions in the morning, this session will provide a forward-looking focus onthe benefits of Ocean Literacy for society and opportunities for future developments. Speakers will address ocean literacy both at the European and at the international level. This session will set the frame for the afternoon parallel workshops.

    EU4OCEAN IN ACTION!” - AWARD CEREMONY part at the Closing Session of the EMD

    12.00 – 12.30

    PARALLEL WORKSHOPS OF EU4OCEAN SUMMIT

    13.00 - 14.45

    WORKSHOP 1: THE CITIES WE NEED FOR THE OCEAN WE WANT

    (Co-organised with IOC-UNESCO and EuroGOOS)

    This workshop will discuss ocean literacy as a tool to connect ocean science with cities and communities in European coastal or land-locked settings. We will engage with ocean literacy practitioners, oceanographers, city authorities, and the next generation of Blue Career professionals, to discuss how to make our cities more blue and citizens more ocean literate. With the UN Decade of Ocean Science going on full steam, we will invite the audience to follow the Decade programme “Ocean Literacy With All” and its project “Scientists for Ocean Literacy”. Students from the Bologna University will share their ideas and expectations from the city municipalities and representatives of the ocean literacy initiatives across Europe. The event will connect science with the public in a tangible way to co-design tools and solutions for the cities we need for the ocean we want.

    WORKSHOP 2: YOUTH AND CAPACITY BUILDING FOR OCEAN LITERACY - CONNECTING GENERATIONS THROUGH STORYTELLING

    (Co-organized with Youth4Ocean Forum)

    We care about what we know, and we care about what we connect with emotionally. Empowering an ocean generation connected to the ocean through personal experiences and stories is key to the successful development of ocean literacy. The workshop will bring concept of storytelling to life by facilitating communication between different generations on the sustainability of the ocean and coastal areas. An important element of the workshop involves speed-dating activities and story exchanging opportunities recalling different ocean challenges, and the use of online resources (tools and content) in a modern approach to ocean and coastal sustainability.

    OCEAN LITERACY SUMMIT CLOSING SESSION SAILING FORWARD

    14.55-15.15

    The summit closing session will bring together a representative from EC DG MARE, the EU4Ocean Coordinator, and representatives of communities in a round table discussion that will provide a forward-looking focus for enhancing ocean literacy in sea basins, internationally across thematics and in communities and suggestions on next steps for the EU4Ocean Coalition. Participants will be invited to join the Ocean Literacy Festival that will take place on 21-22 May.

    Other events involving members of the Youth4Ocean Forum

    Knowledge and Skills gaps in the blue sector: Towards sustainable blue growth

    19 May 15:45

    This workshop brings together three correlative domains in the Marine Sector focused on identifying the needs, challenges, skills & capacities of the next generation of Marine Professionals needed to meet emerging challenges of the blue economy to deliver sustainable ocean business in the Ocean Decade. The workshop will identify the blue skills needed and the actions for implementation to support sustainable nautical tourism, shipping & ship-building and Marine Professional Training of early career scientists to address key challenges faced by the Marine Sector in the next decade