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Press Invitation: European Youth Water Summit

Mar 16th, 2010 |

Date: 16-18 March 2010

Location: City Hall Grand’ Place, European Parliament, Brussels

Brussels, 16 March 2010. The first European Youth Water Summit, starting this evening at Brussels City Hall, will pass the floor to young people from 16 European countries to discuss water community challenges and their experience gained in this field. During two days 36 young Europeans aged between 15 and 25 will debate current water needs and priorities at international and local levels with European decision makers.

Simulating the debates and decision making process of the European Parliament young Europeans will be working out policy recommendations outlining how to best realize the aims of the EWP’s Water Vision for Europe. This European Youth Water Declaration will be presented and incorporated into the Aquawareness Policy Forum taking place on the 22nd of March.

Highlights

Thursday, 18 March

09:00 – 09:15      Key note by Mrs. Isabelle Durant, Vice-President of the EP

09:45 – 10:45      Open discussion with

Mr. Andrea Tilche, Head of Environmental Technologies and Pollution Prevention Unit, EC (tbc)

MEPs

Mr. Dieter Telemans, photographer

Mr. Juan Manuel Revuelta, Director Fundacion Comunidad Valenciana

16:15 – 17:00      Closing plenary session announcing the European Youth Water Declaration

Mr. Peter Gammeltoft, EU Commission, DG Environment

Mr. Reiner Wieland, Vice-President of the EP

The European Youth Water Summit is enabled by the Coca Cola Foundation. It is organized by the European Water Partnership in cooperation with Solidarity Water Europe. Other supporters and sponsors include the City of Brussels, Green, MEP Dr. Seeber, the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Partners for Water, Partenariat Agence de l’Eau, STIB and the Finish Water Association.

Contact: Ms. Agnes Biesiekierska, a.biesiekierska@ewp.eu, +32 (0) 277 35 192

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