Invitation to “Youth Summit” from 1-3.11.2023, Berlin

The Youth Summit of “Young Climate Action for World Heritage” presents and honours the youth engagement for World Heritage Sites and climate protection. It will take place at the World Heritage Site “Palaces and Parks of Potsdam and Berlin” in order to strengthen ties between the young participants, teachers and World Heritage Sites and celebrate the efforts and results of the two-year project.
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Behind the Scenes: School Students Working on their Projects about World Heritage

From short films to podcasts, guided tours by and for students, mystery dinners to escape games, artistic works and infographics: during six workshops at the World Heritage sites in autumn 2022, students from UNESCO Associated Schools and other schools developed a variety of ideas to become active on the topic of World Heritage and climate change and to take responsibility themselves.
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Students present “Young Climate Action for World Heritage” at the “denkmal” trade fair

15 students from UNESCO Associated Schools and other schools from Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland participated in the conference “World.Heritage.Climate – World Heritage Education for Climate-conscious Sustainable Development” on 24.11.2022 as part of the program of the denkmal Leipzig trade fair and presented the project “Young Climate Action for World Heritage”.
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#startactionnow: Digital kick-off with over 100 participants

On 09.09.2022 we started our project “Young Climate Action for World Heritage” with a successful online kick-off together with over 100 students, teachers and six World Heritage sites. This first meeting was about getting to know each other, introducing the project and developing a common vision. The kick-off impressively showed how lively and diverse the project is due to the many international participants and the diversity of the World Heritage sites, and made us want to get to know each other in person soon.
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The Project

“Young Climate Action for World Heritage” is an international educational project of the Institute Heritage Studies in cooperation with the German Commission for UNESCO. The youth project innovatively combines the topics of UNESCO World Heritage, Education for Sustainable Development and climate change. At six World Heritage Sites, students in international teams from the UNESCO Associated Schools Network and beyond are exploring the following question by using creative and action-oriented methods: How can we take responsibility for the sustainable preservation of World Heritage Sites and for combating climate change locally? The results will be presented at the World Heritage Sites and prepared in a publication for educational actors.
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