The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Global Youth Encounters: What are SDGs and how can they be conveyed through cultural education and art?
On 13 May 2020 in Utopia City in Wuppertal, Germany, an expert day on the UN sustainability goals will be held by the German Federal Association for Cultural Child and Youth Education (Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung / BKJ).
With the "Fridays for Future" movement and the increased efforts of politics and society to largely implement Agenda 2030 over the next ten years, everyone is currently talking about the topic of "sustainability" and its implementation via the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, also known as Global Goals or SDGs.
But what do the goals actually mean for the field of arts education? How can added value be created for the young people with whom organisations work together in their daily activities and projects? These are the questions BKJ wants to pursue at the symposium.
The symposium is aimed at actors from the field of arts education who would like to gain an initial overview of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the UN in 2015 and their social significance. In particular, committed people who are planning to implement an international or global youth encounter on a sustainability topic, such as within the framework of a weltwärts encounter, are addressed.
The symposium will take place in Utopia City at Mirke railway station in Wuppertal, itself a place that offers impetus and space for sustainable, participatory and creative urban development. Following the event, interested parties can take part in a guided tour of the site. Travel costs and meals can be covered by BKJ. The registration period ends on 30 April 2020.