The Laax Challenge during the 83rd International Session of the European Youth Parliament
During the 83rd International Session of the European Youth Parliament, which will take place from the 7th to the 16th October 2016, over 300 young European students will come together in Laax GR to debate problematics in connection with the session theme “Young And Innovative Ideas For A Sustainable Future”.
During this session, EYP Switzerland in collaboration with the One World Community have organized the Laax Challenge especially for the 300 young European students. The Laax Challenge will take place during the same dates as the session.
Why a Laax Challenge?
Go beyond theoretical discussion.
In Laax, we do not only want to discuss about life-changing initiative and sustainable policies, we want to experience sustainable day-to-day actions.
With the game-like Sustainability Challenge that we are organising together with the Swiss start-up WeAct, we encourage every Laax participant to experience and develop more sustainable living habits across countries, generations and cultures.
Here’s why we are organising this challenge:
- Leading with example: Rather than just talking about sustainability, learn and show with your actions your sustainable lifestyle.
- Using new technologies for learning: In this challenge, technology will work with us as an enabler: a tailor-made, gamified and modern approach can playfully create a basic understanding of sustainable behavior.
- Measuring our impact: The environmental and social impact of the Challenge can be measured, being a starting point for similar broader efforts within EYP.
It takes time to create sustainable habits and we should all start in Laax !