The first meeting took place on Friday October 1. It involved young people from different EU countries and different faiths and beliefs, namely young people from Catholic organizations/movements and other Christian denominations, young Muslims, Jews, Buddhists and Baha'is. As far as the Salesian network is concerned, young participants from Salesian Youth Movement (SYM) and Don Bosco Youth-Net (DBYN) joined the event.
Renato Cursi, Don Bosco International Executive Secretary, explained: “Together we are trying to give a soul to the green transition in Europe, while seeking to strike an intergenerational deal for our common home, for a fruitful encounter of the spirit of Fratelli Tutti and Laudato Si’.”
During the first meeting, several proposals were shared and voted by the participants across the following five thematic areas: Housing & Energy, Food & Agriculture, Production & Consumption, Mobility & Transport, Education & Skills.
The next meeting in which every interested young people from such networks can join, is going to take place online on November 25, right after #COP26Glasgow.
A virtual dialogue with Mr Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for the European Green Deal, will take place online, starting from the proposals voted by the participants on this first meeting.
The European Green Pact aims to transform the European Union into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy, ensuring that: in 2050 net greenhouse gas emissions are no longer generated; economic growth is dissociated from the use of resources and no person or place is neglected.
For more information, please visit: https://ukcop26.org