86 European Youngsters invited to the 7th European Maritime Days Ceremony, in Germany, for their outstanding works submitted to the MARLISCO European Video Contest on the topic of marine litter

The European-funded Project MARLISCO (Marine Litter in Europe’s Seas: Social Awareness and Co-responsibility, 2012-2015), which aims at raising awareness regarding the issue of marine litter, has successfully launched a Video Contest in 14 European countries around European Seas. In total, 380 videos have submitted from Italy, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Slovenia, Ireland, Romania, Germany, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Spain, Portugal, Denmark and Turkey, with over 2.000 youngsters actively involved, from 118 schools across Europe.

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Illustrations by Elena Arán Bernabeu for MARLISCO project

86 representatives from the national winning teams of the contest have been invited to this year’s 7th European Maritime Days (EMD) Event in Bremen (Germany), to take part at the EMD Ceremony organized by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) of the European Commission. The students will receive from DG MARE’s Commissioner Maria Damanaki an official recognition for their efforts on the 19th of May 2014 and a showcase of their work will be screened publically for the first time, to an audience of over a thousand EMDC participants, hoping their message will inspire the current generation to take actions to protect our Oceans.

These young students, ages 9-19 years old, will also take part in a two-day joint programme where they will have the opportunity to meet each other and share their experiences on an intercultural level, brought together under a common purpose.

MARLISCO Official website: http://www.marlisco.eu/

EMDC Official website: http://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/maritimeday/en

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