The youth “feels the wibe” of bioeconomy better than we assume. We only need to give them opportunities to develop their ideas. We know this, because we were so warmly received during the recent session of the Youth Regional Assembly of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship on 4 February 2020. The team of the Marshal Office of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship presented the #043 RDI2CluB project there and encouraged young people to support and promote bioeconomy.
The Youth Regional Assembly of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship is a counseling body, founded by young citizens of the Świętokrzyskie region, functioning within the Office of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship Regional Assembly. It has got informal character and is entirely devoted to the matters of young, mostly teenage, people – during the sessions they discuss current initiatives of the regional institutions, as well as organize and conduct various social activities important for their age group, like competitions, conferences or social consultations.
We were able to be present on the session thanks to the openness of the Office of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship Regional Assembly. The bioeconomy part was entitled “Bioeconomy – it’s simpler than you think”. While presenting the ideas we tried to encourage the youth to shape the habit of caring for nature, as it is an important for their future and the future of their region. They audience seemed very keen and interested in the subject.
To launch them in the activities of the RDI2CluB project we invited them to participate in the upcoming Agrotravel&Active Life Fair, where there will be a stand, devoted to bioeconomy and our project. We also wanted them to accompany us during the bioeconomy conference which is also a part of this event. By observing and helping the project team during this event, they will get to broaden their knowledge about bioeconomy and the project itself.
Their enthusiasm in the subject surpassed the team’s expectations! As soon as the meeting had ended we had a complete list of participants, willing to accompany us on the fair. The participants decided also to promote bioeconomy further during their own conference, which is being organized in March by the Youth Regional Assembly of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship. Of course we offer our full support in this matter as that what it was all about - to convey the idea of supporting bioeconomy to the youth of our region!
We would like to thank the Youth Regional Assembly of the Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship for warm receiving, and we hope our mission of promoting the bioeconomy among teenagers has only started and the idea should develop in the future.