Act locally, think European.
“Act locally, think European” is the title of a lecture organized by Europe direct Šibenik on February 17, 2021, for twenty interested students of the Polytechnic of Šibenik and students of the Antun Vrančić High School, which presented the contribution of the Argonauta.
An employee of the Argonauta Association, Ivana Marin, presented to the young people the Green European Plan, the ecological footprint and some of the activities through which the Argonauta Association operates locally and thinks European and global. In addition, she called on them to calculate their environmental footprint so that more aware people can act in line with the goal of the Green European Plan, which is Europe – a climate-neutral continent by 2050. “Every generation faces new challenges, and the main challenge of our generation is climate change,” Ivana concluded, urging young people to take action in the words of American writer Alice Walker. “Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet.”
Apart from Ivana, the lecture was given by Matej Matić from the Youth in the EU Association. Matej presented to young people the possibilities of exchange and mobility, the EU youth strategy in which one of the goals is “Sustainable, Green Europe”, but also stressed that this year has been declared the “European Year of Railways”. Only 11% of Europeans use the railway every day, and the EU will invest significant funds in this form of transport, which is fast, efficient, and least polluting, said Matej.
Listen to the whole lecture here.