2020, green cities’ year in the Atlantic Arc
In 2020, two Atlantic Cities are at the forefront of European Green Cities. Lisbon, in Portugal is the European Green Capital, whereas Limerick, in Ireland, is the European Green Leaf. Moreover, the Atlantic Cities network is involved in the EURE project, a pan European initiative dealing with sustainability. In December 2019, Ursula Von der Leyen presented the “European Green Deal”, a plan to get a more sustainable Europe.
Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs-AYCH project, under Interreg Atlantic Area programme, intends to gather this year the idea of Green Cities and provide youth insight through their creativity and prototypes creation. For example, the Santo Tirso International Creative Jam is dedicated this year to the youth prototyping in the field of nature and the city.
As urbanisation and climate change are becoming great challenges for cities, they need to engage to find new solutions for maintaining and improving the quality of life. For example, public green spaces play a key role as well as public transport or buildings with efficient energy.
Therefore, this year, our drawing contest AYCH Kids II will focus on green cities, seen by children. Teachers, parents, legal tutors or relatives are encouraged to help kids to think about the green dimension of cities.
How can you participate? Please, click here.