Children and Young People’s Assembly on Biodiversity Loss | Register Now
Ireland’s first Children and Young People’s Assembly on Biodiversity Loss will take place over two weekends next month. The Assembly will bring together 35 randomly selected members aged 7-17 from across Ireland to explore, discuss and create recommendations on how to protect and restore biodiversity in Ireland.
The Assembly organisers are inviting all 7-17 year olds across Ireland to register their interest to become a Member of the Assembly. The deadline for applications is Sunday, 18 September.
Expressions of interest can be submitted through the Assembly website: https://cyp-biodiversity.ie/apply/. It is a very quick and straightforward process that can be completed in a matter of minutes.
We would be very grateful for any assistance in spreading then word about this call. No previous interest in or knowledge of biodiversity, nature or the environment is needed, so please help us encourage 7-17 year olds who might not think this is for them – because it is!
It’s completely free to take part. All participation costs for those selected to participate will be covered by the organisers, including travel and accommodation for Assembly Members and their accompanying parent/guardian, and any support workers required.
The Children and Young People’s Assembly is being designed by an intergenerational team consisting of a Young Advisory Team and an independent research consortium. The Young Advisory Team comprises nine children and young people from across Ireland, aged 8-16. The research consortium includes experts in children’s participation, deliberative democracy, and biodiversity from Dublin City University, University College Cork, and terre des hommes, an international organisation with a focus on children’s environmental rights. The project is funded by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage.
You can find out more about the Assembly and its work in this short film and at @cypbiodiversity on Twitter and Instagram.
All children and young people under 18, including those under 7, can also share their thoughts and ideas to help inform the Assembly’s work. These submission can take a variety of forms: words, drawings, videos, etc. Find out more at: https://cyp-biodiversity.ie/share-your-views-and-ideas/
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