From April 19 to 21, 2023, the training "Generation Z for Green Deal (GENZ4GD) C1" for young ambassadors of sustainable development was held in Valletta, the capital of Malta.
The project was financed by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union, and on that occasion, LINKgroup, as a representative of Serbia, sent its participants – students of the Faculty of Contemporary Arts in Belgrade, Katarina Aleksić, Nemanja Pavlović and Predrag Ilić.
Before the training, they had the task of recording 3 podcast episodes on the topic of sustainable development. All three episodes left a very positive and professional impression on the other members of the project who came from EU member states: Malta, Germany, Spain, Cyprus, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria.
At the training, each country prepared a short educational course that covered general topics about what sustainable development is and what its three pillars are, as well as which micro-problems local communities face and how they solve them. As representatives of Serbia together with mentor Glorija Martinović, FCA students presented the module "Local actions for the development of local communities".
At the end of each lecture, the acquired knowledge is checked in interactive workshops that FCA students will adapt to their needs and present to colleagues at the faculty during the coming months.
In addition to spreading awareness about sustainable development and the 17 goals set by the UN, all training participants were able to enjoy the beauties and mysteries that Valletta holds. On the last day of training, we went sightseeing in Valletta and had a short tour where we could hear more about the rich history of Malta.
We are still under the impression of this beautiful experience and we are sure that these newly acquired friends and connections made will raise awareness of the importance of sustainable development.