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ABOUT OCEAN YOUTH
SUMMIT AARHUS

BLUE TRANSITION, IMPACT AND EXPERIENCES

Ocean Youth Summit Aarhus takes place in connection with The Ocean Race Stopover Aarhus from May 30 to June 2, 2023.

 

We have put together an exciting four-day summit program mixing hands-on learning about the ocean with expert talks, debates, new experiences and the possibility of being a part of an interdisciplinary and international community.

The summit will bring together participating students from various higher education institutions and young professionals from Denmark and all over the world. 

 

WHY HAVE A YOUTH SUMMIT?

Our marine environments are in crisis due to the way we humans live and have been doing so for the past many years. Today we therefore not only need a green transition but a blue transition, which focuses on restoring marine nature and biodiversity in the sea.

At the Ocean Youth Summit Aarhus, participants will explore and rethink our relationship with the ocean – because blue change is needed now!
 

A YOUTH CREATED EVENT

The content of the summit is created and facilitated by the Creators team, which consists of Danish students and young professionals with various academic backgrounds who are all passionate about the ocean, sustainable development and youth involvement.

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4 DAYS AND #6 THEMES

During the summit, the participants will explore #6 different themes:


#1 PLENTY OF FISH IN THE SEA? The unseen biodiversity crisis and ways to solve it

#2 KEEPING AARHUS ABOVE WATER Flood Resilience Management and Urban Development

#3 CONNECTING YOU AND THE OCEAN Improving health and wellbeing

#4 THE TASTY TREATS OF THE OCEAN And how to find them!

#5 GIVING VOICE TO THE OCEAN Through culture and creativity

#6 THINK BUSINESS LIKE A FISH Inspiration and tools for creating blue startups

Across the themes, the summit will focus on Ocean Rights and the preparation of The Universal Declaration of Ocean Rights. 

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Part of the Ocean Race Stopover Aarhus 

RACING WITH PURPOSE

Ocean Youth Summit Aarhus takes place in connection with The Ocean Race Stopover Aarhus from the 29th of May to the 8th of June 2023. The Ocean Race is the world's longest race and a huge international event, which is expected to attract up to 400,000 visitors to Aarhus.

 

The Ocean Race are Racing with Purpose and working to protect the ocean through research and communication and towards the inherent rights of the ocean being recognised through The Universal Declaration of Ocean Rights. Ocean Youth Summit Aarhus is an opportunity to give an important platform to students in the debate about the ocean and ocean rights.

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AMBITIONS OF THE SUMMIT

The ocean is calling for a blue transition

Although the ocean is crucial for the well-being and future of both people, nature and the climate, the majority of us only have a superficial knowledge of the ocean and an insufficient understanding of how and how much we affect the ocean and how the ocean affects us back.


With this project,  we want to engage students and young professionals in the blue transition and thereby help to give young people greater knowledge and a stronger awareness of the ocean in order to promote ocean literacy.

 

Blue transition is a keyword for the Youth Summit because our marine environments are in crisis due to the way we humans live and have been doing so for the past many years. Today we therefore not only need a green transition but a blue transition, which focuses on restoring marine nature and biodiversity in the sea.
 

The summit is based on a holistic understanding and approach to sustainable development. It is not just about climate and technological solutions. It also extends to people, quality of life and how we live in harmony with the sea. Check out the #6 Themes of the Summit and learn more.

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BEHIND THE PROJECT

AARHUS EVENTS AND WORLDPERFECT

In collaboration with Aarhus Events, Ocean Youth Summit Aarhus is organized by Worldperfect, being sustainability partner for The Ocean Race Stopover Aarhus.


The project is sponsored by Stopover Partners.


Any questions? Contact youthsummit@worldperfect.dk.

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