7th Eco-Parliament at UNU-EGOV

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2022•02•19    09:00 - 13:00

    In partnership with the Guimarães Municipality and the Landscape Lab (Laboratório da Paisagem), UNU-EGOV is hosting the 7th edition of the Eco-Parliament event at its premises on Saturday, 19 February 2022.

    A total of 24 students from six different local schools will participate in this key initiative of the environmental programme PEGADAS – Guimarães Ecological Program for Sustainable Environmental Learning Development. The main goal is to raise awareness of young people from primary and secondary education who wish to inquire about sustainable development for the territory they live in. The students, split in different teams, identify environmental challenges and propose sustainable solutions. The Eco-Parliament consists of three sessions:

    1. Presentation of the environmental challenge;
    2. Methodological structuring of the sustainable solution;
    3. Voting amongst the students to determine the best project.

    Alongside the event itself, the students will have the chance to tour the premises of UNU-EGOV (the only UN-system institution located in the north of Portugal), learn more about the work carried here, and meet international researchers from the area of smart cities and communities.


    Campus de Couros, Rua de Vila Flor 166,
    4810-445 Guimarães, Portugal


  • Email: egov@unu.edu