The Comunidade Intermunicipal do Alto Minho (CIM Alto Minho) was distinguished with the worldwide Atlantic Challenge Awards 2021, within the class “Worldwide Cooperation within the Atlantic Space”, for the work developed inside the scope of the European cooperation venture Atlantic Youth.
The awards ceremony occurred yesterday, October 21, in Dublin, Eire, as a part of the eighth annual Stakeholder Platform convention, which brings collectively all brokers of the blue financial system within the Atlantic area to debate points associated to the ocean.
The Atlantic Youth venture, led by CIM Alto Minho and funded by the Erasmus+ program, aimed to advertise inclusive maritime schooling in faculties, involving a spread of worldwide companions, particularly the Patronato Municipal de Deportes de Ayamonte (Spain), the We Atlantic (France), the Heart de Moulin Mer (France), Cornwall Marine Community (UK) and Clare County Council (Eire).
Its actions had been oriented in direction of the creation of groups composed of academics, nautical and maritime suppliers, public entities and specialists, with acknowledged expertise in energetic transnational cooperation, with the aim of exchanging of fine practices, the creation of latest academic instruments and new merchandise to help inclusive maritime studying and the group of transnational contact occasions between totally different cultures. These actions, aimed basically at secondary faculty college students (eighth and ninth years of education), together with these with particular wants (bodily, mental, social), had been meant to stimulate common studying and integration within the classroom, encouraging them to find the maritime world that surrounds them.
With the joint effort of all related companions and stakeholders within the territory, it was attainable to implement, within the three years of the venture, which led to December 2020, the actions foreseen within the six areas of intervention, particularly 4 transnational conferences; two good apply guides and two ocean literacy movies disseminated by companions and the college neighborhood; three worldwide faculty conferences that introduced collectively college students and academics from the assorted faculties concerned; 26 native academic classes; a webinar presenting venture outcomes; and in addition the acquisition of tailored kayaks, which had been delivered to Darque Kayak Clube in Viana do Castelo and the Clube Náutico in Ponte de Lima.
The Atlantic Youth venture thus leaves its mark in Alto Minho, for its necessary contribution, not solely to the event of the scholars’ maritime tradition, by means of the promotion of the apply of nautical sports activities and phone between younger folks from totally different nations and maritime traditions, however particularly within the context of inclusive boating, decreasing bodily, cognitive, social and cultural boundaries and opening new horizons and alternatives for the long run.