„Storytelling for sustainable solutions“
The goal of Youth4planet is to stimulate as many practical ideas as possible for the sustainable and climate-friendly development of our economy and society – and to contribute to their implementation. Based on inspiring storytelling workshops with school classes, in seminars and in youth groups, the outcome is always presented in the form of short films. Additionally Youth4planet is supporting multipliers to facilitate the development of ideas on environmental topics with digital tools such as the cell phone. The well-researched and film-packed stories of the young creatives are presented in a variety of ways to decision-makers in business and politics and to the general public.
They include a digital platform (currently under development), regular Story4change challenges and awards plus annual festival and networking events.
In order to explore the potential for Luxembourg, the Minister of the Environment Carole Dieschbourg signed a treaty with the presidency of the non-profit Youth4planet a.s.b.l., Luxembourg on October 11th, 2018. It will allow a continuous development of its educational work and and of the networking with Luxembourg educational institutions.
A number of pilot projects in early summer this year triggered a surprisingly high demand from schools, NGOs and youth organisations like the Scouts. Youth4planet participated in the annual EDD (sustainability) week this October in cooperation with 30 and more organisations and started to train Scouts leaders in sustainability storytelling. Already 15 of this years first films made by children and young people during the Luxembourg pilot phase have been invited to run at the Environmental and Educational Media Festival MaPlanete in Metz (France) on November 16th.
Youth4planet processes support special competencies and skills like storytelling, complex thinking, goal-oriented cooperation, global communication and media literacy to strengthen the resilience of the next generation: we can do it together!