News Local Paralimni Lyceum pupils to attend EU youth climate summit in Brussels

Paralimni Lyceum pupils to attend EU youth climate summit in Brussels

Pupils from Paralimni Lyceum will travel to Brussels in March 2020 to participate in YEYS — a climate summit for young people from the EU.

The summit is being organised by the European Economic and Social Committee and models an international climate change conference (COP). The pupils will be asked to represent a sector, an industry or a group of countries and negotiate with a view to draw up recommendations to deal with climate change.

The Committee said it was interested in hearing students’ fresh ideas on how to deal with the current climate crisis and how to come closer to meeting the 2050 climate-neutral ambitions.

These recommendations will be submitted to international environment policy-makers and discussed at conferences around Europe throughout the year.

During YEYS, the students will also be put in contact with international youth organisations that will help them translate these recommendations into concrete measures and make their voice hear

YEYS will be held on March 19 and 20, with the participation of pupils from a total of 33 secondary schools selected after a draw from nearly 800 schools which applied was held on November 27 in Brussels. One school was selected from each EU member state and from the five candidate countries — Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.

Each school will be represented by three pupils aged 16 to 18 who will be accompanied by one teacher.

For a list of the participating schools click here.

A member of the Committee will visit the selected schools, where he/she will provide information about the EESC and its working methods and also present and discuss the working document of the event.

The participating schools will receive a working document with open questions to help pupils and their teachers shape their ideas and prepare for the debate in Brussels. The pupils and teachers must discuss and try to answer those questions in class, so as to be ready for the live discussions when in Brussels



Top Stories

Cameroon man wanted in connection with attempted robbery (PHOTO)

Police are looking for Tima Acha Edwin, 32, from Cameroon, in connection with inquiries into a recent case of attempted robbery and gun and...

Belgium may need to return to full COVID lockdown

Belgium could be returning to full lockdown if there is no reversal of the surge in COVID-19 infections and hospital admissions, a senior Belgian...

“Flaming Arrow 2020” military exercise kicks off

The Mediterranean island's National Guard on Tuesday kicked-off a three-day military exercise code-named “Flaming Arrow 2020”. The Ministry of Defence said in a statement that...

Greece calls for suspension of EU-Turkey customs union

Greece has asked the European Commission to consider suspending a customs union agreement between Turkey and the European Union due to Ankara’s “continued provocations”...

UN chief to invite Cyprus leaders, guarantors to peace talks in November

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to call all interested parties in the Cyprus issue for a meeting in November now that leadership elections...


Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...


No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...