The Comunidade Intermunicipal do Alto Minho (CIM Alto Minho) was distinguished with the worldwide Atlantic Mission Awards 2021, within the class “Worldwide Cooperation within the Atlantic Space”, for the work developed throughout the scope of the European cooperation undertaking Atlantic Youth.
The awards ceremony happened yesterday, October 21, in Dublin, Eire, as a part of the eighth annual Stakeholder Platform convention, which brings collectively all brokers of the blue economic system within the Atlantic area to debate points associated to the ocean.
The Atlantic Youth undertaking, 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, specifically 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 have been oriented in the direction of the creation of groups composed of lecturers, nautical and maritime suppliers, public entities and specialists, with acknowledged expertise in energetic transnational cooperation, with the objective of exchanging of fine practices, the creation of latest instructional instruments and new merchandise to assist inclusive maritime studying and the group of transnational contact occasions between totally different cultures. These actions, aimed primarily at secondary college college students (eighth and ninth years of education), together with these with particular wants (bodily, mental, social), have 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 doable to implement, within the three years of the undertaking, which led to December 2020, the actions foreseen within the six areas of intervention, specifically 4 transnational conferences; two good observe guides and two ocean literacy movies disseminated by companions and the varsity group; three worldwide college conferences that introduced collectively college students and lecturers from the assorted faculties concerned; 26 native instructional classes; a webinar presenting undertaking outcomes; and in addition the acquisition of tailored kayaks, which have been delivered to Darque Kayak Clube in Viana do Castelo and the Clube Náutico in Ponte de Lima.
The Atlantic Youth undertaking 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 observe of nautical sports activities and make contact with between younger folks from totally different nations and maritime traditions, however particularly within the context of inclusive boating, decreasing bodily, cognitive, social and cultural obstacles and opening new horizons and alternatives for the long run.