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The proceedings of the 7th Congress WEEC are available for all
The proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Environmental Education (WEEC, Marrakech, 9-14 June 2013) are published and available in pdf HERE
The work articulated between plenary sessions and thematic groups has shown the progresses in environmental education. The proceedings have almost 3300 pages spread over 11 thematic groups. Interventions of representatives from major international institutions are also presented: PNUE, l’UNESCO, l’ISESCO and speeches by Vandana Shiva who participated to the final session of the conference.
In Italy, Bergamo, the next European Days on Environmental Education
On the 25th and the 26th September 2014 the European Days of Environmental Education will be held in Bergamo (Italy ) which will become the “capital of Europe “ for a few days.
The announcement was made at a press conference held in Bergamo March 3rd 2014, in the presence of the commissioners for the environment of the Lombardy Region, Province and Municipality of Bergamo Claudia Terzi, Enrico Piccinelli and Massimo Bandera and the General Secretary of the WEEC network Mario Salomone .
Bergamo and the Lombardia region have a wealth of parks, botanical gardens, museums and eco-museums, educational farms etc. and a wide variety of experiences in the field of environmental education. The local “system” has been mobilized to ensure the success of the “Days” and to offer participants workshops, visits and other opportunities to meet life and experiences in the region. The first edition of the European meeting was held in Lyon on March 4, 2013. Knowledge sharing and networking - both between the EU member countries and the other countries of the continent - are among the goals of the event. It will also be given support to the development of environmental education policies both at national and European level. The format of the meeting will range from plenary sessions to small parallel groups and activities “on the ground”.
For the Italian world of environmental education this event will be also a valuable opportunity to reinforce the process begun in 2013, which aims to replenish the ranks of a system put in suffering from the cuts in public spending.
7th WEEC Marrakech 2013
Environmental Education in Cities and Rural Areas: Seeking Greater Harmony
Marrakech (Morocco), 9-14 June 2013
The 7th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC 2013), which occurred in Marrakech from the 9th to the 14th of June 2013, filled up with participants, meetings, ideas and even emotions sharing.
2400 participants, coming from all over the World (more than 105 nationalities were there!), shared and enjoyed together the 7th World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC 2013), for 5 days, from the 9th to the 14th of June, in the Marrakech Congresses Palace (Palais des Congrès). This record participation highlights the growing interest for the Environment and makes this unique event a reference forum in the Environmental Education field.
The Marrakech Appeal Has Been Launched
At the end of the closing ceremony of the 7th WEEC (World Environmental Education Congress), held from 9 to 14 June 2013 in Marrakech (Morocco), an Appeal was launched to emphasise the role of environmental education and the need to activate more and more political and economic tools in this sector.
The appeal was drawn up by a selection of the more than 1,800 delegates who attended the 2013 WEEC edition (year of the 10th anniversary), which was organized by the Permanent Secretariat of the WEEC Network (chaired by Mario Salomone) in collaboration with the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Environment, the local organizing Committee.
A comprehensive document assessing the congress and the recommendations will soon be available.
To read the complete text of the Appeal, click here
WEEC Secretary General Mario Salomone's Speech Open Ceremony
Your Royal Highness,
Today we have the great pleasure to open the 7th WEEC in Your presence and under the High Patronage of His Majesty the King of Morocco Mohammed VI.
Your Royal Highness, autorities and delegates of international, national and local institutions, dear participants coming from Morocco and from all over the World
Firts of all, I would like to thank sincerely the King of Morocco, the Mohammed VI Foundation for the protection of the environment and its President Her Royal Highness the Princess Lalla Hasnaa, the Foundation's team and all those that have contributed, here in Morocco, to the congress' organisation and to the success of this important international meeting : the people, the institutions, the Morocco's scientific community and the city of Marrakech for their generous commitment.
I would also like to thank, in particularly, UNESCO, UNEP and ISESCO, whose highest delegates are taking part in this congress.