The Capital of Culture seen by young people, prizes for their projects • Il Goriziano

The young people who participate in NextGen GO! The 2025 project, was awarded last night, in the framework of the auditorium in Slovenski šolski center i Gorizia The project is funded by the European Bando Cerv Education and Culture Executive Agency and is implemented by Gect. As the two border cities become European Capital of Culture in 2025, the goal of the project is for students from both cities to learn what Europe means, what Cec is and how they can participate in this important event.

The project included three events, with conferences and workshops on Europe and the international nomination, dedicated to 122 students of the high schools Gorizia and Nova Gorica. Students from the State Institute “D’Annunzio-Fabiani” Gorizia, Gimnazija Nova Gorica, Državni izobraževalni zavod Cankar Vega Zois and Državni izobraževalni zavod Gregorčič Trubar from Gorizia participated. As early as May 9, Europe Day, two other events were held between the two cities with young people.

The first, the “Conference on the Future of Europe”, was held in the morning at Kulturni dom i Gorizia. The guests were Nataša Šip from the European Commission’s Office for Communication, Partnerships and Networking; Tanja Fajon, from the European Parliament; Sandra Sodini, Director of the region’s International Relations and European Planning Service; and Kaja Širok, CEO of Zavod GO! 2025. The second event was a workshop in the afternoon, in the rooms of Gimnazija Nova Gorica.

In this context, the participating students, together with Vesna Humar, responsible for compiling the message book, could understand what the European Capital of Culture means and how this title is not really a prize, but a task to be performed. , to improve your city. Together, they reasoned about the important interventions that need to be implemented to perform de to Gorizie a better place. The students worked in groups to come up with their own ideas.

The program for the third event, which took place yesterday, included an award ceremony for the six best works selected by the Commission consisting of BARK! 2025 team and by the Culture Committee of Gect. The winners will be rewarded with a trip to Brussels to discover the European institutions. The first prize is the project “Prijateljstvo without borders” by students Zala Flospergher (Šolski center Gorica – S. Gregorčič), Irene Lauto (ISISS D’Annunzio – Liceo Linguistico), Luka Frandolič and Mojca Lipušček (Gimnazija Nova Gorica at), promote recreational and educational activities for people of all ages from Italy and Slovenia.

It identifies different age groups and provides different activities for each (eg kindergarten: cross-border summer school; high school: cross-border dance; retirees: hiking and history lessons). Children, students and young people adults get the opportunity to participate in language, literature, history courses, creative workshops, sports activities, etc. together. getting to know each other, sharing their respective cultures and traditions and making new friendships. The idea received the highest score when it was judged by the Commission to be more comprehensive and structured.

It takes into account all citizens, from the youngest to the oldest. The other is called “GO Park” and was presented by students Janiki Cingeli (Šolski center Gorica – S. Gregorčič), Alice Scaramuzza (ISIS D’Annunzio – Liceo Linguistico), Timotej Rebek and Matic Simčič (Gimnazija Nova Gorica). It consists ofidentification of abandoned areas or poorly connected at the border and turn them into bike paths. The plan is also to create new green areas for events, markets and festivals.

The aim is to promote a sustainable way of enjoying cross-border territory, improving health and quality of life.
The project pleased the commission for the green theme and the redevelopment of the city. Finally, the third title is “The Tour of Gorizia and Nova Gorica”, created by the students Vittoria De Macedo (Šolski Center Gorica I. Cankar), Elena Gregorutti (ISIS D’Annunzio – Linguistic High School) and Žan Perat from Gimnazija Nova Gorica. Their project wanted to unite the most representative places of the two cities in a single guided tour to discover the secret gardens and lesser known corners of the area.

Food, as a cross-border link, accompanies the journey with recipes from Gulaž and Štrudel. The Commission appreciated the choice to improve the secret places for our two Gorizie.

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