80 European Youngsters attended to the 7th European Maritime Days Ceremony (EMD), in Bremen, Germany, for their outstanding work submitted to the MARLISCO European Video Contest on the topic of marine litter.
The European Maritime Days (EMD) Event is 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. 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.
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.
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.