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2021 Plastics Pollution 14-18

2021 Take Action on Plastic Pollution Challenge (14-18 )

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We believe in the Youth´s power to act and mobilize others. Young people are key to innovative solutions suggesting a bottom-up approach to tackle the challenges of our time. The youth are the future leaders who can start contributing today. Therefore, we are inviting you to participate in this Challenge.

Plastic pollution is a major environmental problem which requires thinking together and acting together. In every crisis there is an opportunity and therefore, we should ensure that when tourism restarts again after COVID-19, the sector is leading by example in the sustainable use of plastics.

By participating in this Challenge, you will:

  • Encourage tourism businesses, policy makers and travelers to take action on plastic pollution
  • Raise awareness of innovative solutions that tourism businesses, policy makers and travelers can implement to address plastic pollution
  • Spread the word about the importance and potential to reduce, reuse and recycle plastics
  • Contribute to the implementation of SDG 12 on Responsible Consumption and Production and other connected SDGs with environmental focus

Call upon tourism stakeholders to restart tourism after COVID-19 prioritizing the sustainable use of plastics to prevent plastic pollution

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2021 Plastics Pollution 11-13

2021 Take Action on Plastics Pollution (11-13)

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We believe in the Youth´s power to act and mobilize others. Young people are key to innovative solutions suggesting a bottom-up approach to tackle the challenges of our time. The youth are the future leaders who can start contributing today. Therefore, we are inviting you to participate in this Challenge.

Plastic pollution is a major environmental problem which requires thinking together and acting together. In every crisis there is an opportunity and therefore, we should ensure that when tourism restarts again after COVID-19, the sector is leading by example in the sustainable use of plastics.

By participating in this Challenge, you will:

  • Encourage tourism businesses, policy makers and travelers to take action on plastic pollution
  • Raise awareness of innovative solutions that tourism businesses, policy makers and travelers can implement to address plastic pollution
  • Spread the word about the importance and potential to reduce, reuse and recycle plastics
  • Contribute to the implementation of SDG 12 on Responsible Consumption and Production and other connected SDGs with environmental focus
  • Call upon tourism stakeholders to restart tourism after COVID-19 prioritizing the sustainable use of plastics to prevent plastic pollution

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sun June 27, 2021
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2021 Plastics Pollution - Undergraduates

2021 Take Action on Plastic Pollution Challenge (Undergraduates)

You can be the change you want to see in the world! Watch this video.

We believe in the Youth´s power to act and mobilize others. Young people are key to innovative solutions suggesting a bottom-up approach to tackle the challenges of our time. The youth are the future leaders who can start contributing today. Therefore, we are inviting you to participate in this Challenge.

Plastic pollution is a major environmental problem which requires thinking together and acting together. In every crisis there is an opportunity and therefore, we should ensure that when tourism restarts again after COVID-19, the sector is leading by example in the sustainable use of plastics. Restarting tourism responsibly requires that future operations be guided by a science-based approach to understand the environmental implications of hygiene and health protocols and integrate sustainability.

By participating in this Challenge, you will:

  • Encourage tourism accommodation providers to take action on plastic pollution
  • Work in a real case and expand your learning in sustainability from a practical perspective
  • Get familiar with the common vision for a circular economy of plastics in tourism
  • Be trained in the formulation of a strategic plan that is aligned with the SDGs
  • Be able to make actionable recommendations which are ambitious and innovative but at the same time realistic to trigger real impact

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sun June 27, 2021
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2021 Plastics Pollution - Masters

2021 Take Action on Plastic Pollution Challenge (Masters)

You can be the change you want to see in the world! Watch this video.

We believe in the Youth´s power to act and mobilize others. Young people are key to innovative solutions suggesting a bottom-up approach to tackle the challenges of our time. The youth are the future leaders who can start contributing today. Therefore, we are inviting you to participate in this Challenge.

Plastic pollution is a major environmental problem which requires thinking together and acting together. In every crisis there is an opportunity and therefore, we should ensure that when tourism restarts again after COVID-19, the sector is leading by example in the sustainable use of plastics. Restarting tourism responsibly requires that future operations be guided by a science-based approach to understand the environmental implications of hygiene and health protocols and integrate sustainability.

By participating in this Challenge, you will:

  • Encourage tourism destinations (destination managers and policy makers) to take action on plastic pollution
  • Work in a real case and expand your learning in sustainability from a practical perspective
  • Get familiar with the common vision for a circular economy of plastics in tourism
  • Be trained in the formulation of a strategic plan that is aligned with the SDGs
  • Be able to make actionable recommendations which are ambitious and innovative but at the same time realistic to trigger real impact

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sun June 27, 2021
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2021 Rural Development - 11-13

2021 Tourism and Rural Development (11-13)

The objectives of the challenge are:

Description: Farm scene with solid fill

Engage teenagers in rural tourism and promote their link to rural territories through their travel and holidays

Description: Children with solid fill

Raise awareness among teenagers of the importance of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how their holidays can make a difference

Description: Palette with solid fill

Stimulate creativity and imagination

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sun June 27, 2021
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2021 Rural Development - 14-18

2021 Tourism and Rural Development (14-18)

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Encourage the use of Social Media among teenagers to promote sustainable tourism in general and in rural areas in particular  

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Inspire rural destinations in the use of specific social media platform for promoting their community as an example of a sustainable destination

Description: Children with solid fill

Raise awareness among teenagers of sustainable tourism and the link to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Description: Palette with solid fill

Stimulate creativity and imagination in the use of Social Media platforms to promote sustainable tourism

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sun June 27, 2021
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2021 Rural Development - Undergraduates

2021 Tourism and Rural Development (Undergraduates)

Through this challenge you will:

  • Work on a real case in a rural tourism destination and expand your learning in strategies from a practical perspective
  • Train in the implementation of methodologies, instruments in the development and marketing of tourism products in tourism rural destinations
  • Get familiar with the principles for a sustainable and inclusive community development through tourism
  • Be able to identify target markets and segments and develop appropriate tools
  • Train analysis and diagnosis capacities to design competitive, innovative, sustainable and inclusive tourism products and marketing strategies in rural tourism destinations
  • Enhance team working and ability to adapt to collaborative environments in the tourism sector
  • Gain experience and networking opportunities in the tourism sector

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sun June 27, 2021
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2021 Rural Development - Master

2021 Tourism and Rural Development (Masters)

Through this Challenge, you will:

  • Work on a real case in a rural tourism destination 
  • Train in the implementation of methodologies, instruments and hands-on training in the development and management of tourism products in tourism rural destinations 
  • Get familiar with the principles for a sustainable and inclusive community development through tourism 
  • Train analysis and diagnosis capacities to design competitive, innovative, sustainable and inclusive planning and management strategies in rural tourism destinations. 
  • Enhance team working and ability to adapt to collaborative environments in the tourism sector  
  • Gain experience and networking opportunities in the tourism sector 

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Sun June 27, 2021
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2021 Plastics Pollution 11-13

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Wed June 23, 2021
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