The 4th World Cultural Heritage Youth Symposium 2023
The Hellenic Cultural and Educational Club for UNESCO is organizing the 4th World Cultural Heritage Youth Symposium 2023 from 26 – 30 April 2023.
The Symposium is supported by the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO, the United Nations Regional Information Centre (U.N.R.I.C.) and the UNESCO Chair in Intercultural Policy for an Active Citizenship and Solidarity - University of Macedonia. The Symposium is organized under the auspices of the International Olympic Academy.
The World Cultural Heritage Youth Symposium 2023 focuses on “Raising awareness in a digital age” and invites students and teachers to engage with the topic by participating into various activities during the Symposium in collaboration with other delegations.
The UNESCO Associated Schools Network (ASPnet) connects more than 12,000 schools in 182 countries around a common goal to build peace in the minds of children and young people.
In 2023, the Network will celebrate its 70th anniversary and the commitment of millions of students, teachers and principals to promote fundamental rights and human dignity, gender equality, social progress, freedom, justice and democracy, respect for diversity and international solidarity – UNESCO's core values!
During the World Cultural Heritage Youth Symposium 2023, ASPnet students, teachers and National Coordinators will meet to share and learn from each other about cultural heritage
A special session on ASP net’s History of ideas will be presented by Ms Julie Saito, International Coordinator (UNESCO), and a World Café for teachers on “How digital tools support transformative learning regarding culture ” will be organized in collaboration with the Hellenic National ASPnet Coordinator, Mrs Vera Dilari.
Before the end of the Symposium the participants will sign a resolution on the protection of the World Cultural Heritage, which will condemn any assaults and crimes committed against World Heritage sites and focus on the fight against any attack on cultural diversity.
The Opening Ceremony of the World Cultural Heritage Youth Symposium 2023 will take place on the 26th April 2023 in Athens at the Theater of Pierce – The American College of Greece and the next day 20 delegations from 13 countries (Andorra, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Hellas, Italy, Latvia, Oman, Sint Maarten, Slovenia, Türkiye, U.S.A.) will depart to Ancient Olympia, where they are going to stay until the 30th April 2023.
details of the Symposium are uploaded on the official website: www.olympiayouthsymposium.com