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.
The Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs-AYCH project within the Interreg Atlantic Space program aims to collect the idea of Green Cities this year and contribute to the point of view of young people through their creativity and the creation of prototypes. For example, Creative Jam International of Santo Tirso this year is located to the youth prototype in the field of the relationship 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.