Italy’s UNESCO Youth Association (AIGU) is made up of around 300 young people between 20 and 35 years of age: students, researchers, artists, professionals, managers and entrepreneurs who have decided to get involved and offer their creative and enthusiastic support to the activities of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO in the fields of education, science, culture and communication. Membership applications are being accepted until the end of October.
How the AIGU works
UNESCO has recognised Italy’s UNESCO Youth Association as one of the best examples of youth participation in its programmes, both for the quality of its projects and for its solid organisational structure. Its structure includes a National Board, a Governing Council and various teams in all regions of Italy with coordination by Regional Representatives. Prospective participants must respond to a call for applications from young people between 18 and 34 years of age who, of course, share a passion for culture and the environment.
A call for new members
The AIGU is now looking for enthusiastic, team-oriented young people who are active in the scientific, creative or cultural fields and who are in love with their region and want to protect and promote it, to join the team. All the information needed for pursuing this experience can be found on the website www.aiguofficial.it, where applicants can download the announcement for each region. In the Dolomites area, we are looking for three members in Veneto, five in Friuli Venezia Giulia and five in Trentino Alto Adige.
Ph. Andreas Tamanini