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Congress of Educating Cities Cascais 201


The International Association of Educating Cities (AICE) is a movement created in November 1990 to strengthen relations between local governments to promote the educational value of urban space by promoting policies and public interventions that transform cities in human development, in accordance with the "Principles of the Charter of Educating Cities".

The Charter of Educating Cities is a unifying element in the definition of the policies of member municipalities, and the education cities are working to make education the cross-cutting axis of all local policies.

 Know the Charter of Educating Cities here.

Currently, AICE has 476 associated cities in 37 countries. In Portugal belong to the AICE 70 cities, which were constituted in 2005 in the Portuguese Territorial Network of Educating Cities. Cascais has been a member since 1997.
The International Association of Educating Cities has been holding Biannual International Congresses.
This year, Cascais celebrates 21 years of Educating City. In 2018 the XV International Congress of Educating Cities will be hosted the year we are European Capital of Youth

Learn everything here.

Today we went to the Estoril Congress Center to hear the final report of the youth conference.
The moderators were Catarina Marques Vieira, Commissioner of the European Youth Capital, and João Paulo Sousa, one of our ambassadors.

Three themes were discussed:

Participation and citizenship

Active policy through the participation of young people in the moments of decision making.
Equal opportunities support grants.

Environment and sustainability

  • Food waste and poverty

Common spaces for sharing everyday commodities

  • Air pollution

Invest in environmentally friendly transportation
Bicycle path and possibility to rent mouths
End traffic in city centers

  •  Awareness-Proposal-education

Nature Study Visits

-Vegan options in school cafeterias

-Subsidies for community projects related to the environment

"Be a part of the solution not part of the pollution"


Cohesion and social inclusion

  • Inclusion

Empowering the diversity of people to create a multicultural society by giving them a voice

  • Youth Inclusion

Promote the active participation of youth in AICE in future events and decision-making processes so that they become a transversal force of social integration

  • Experience and ownership

Sensitivity of citizens, allowing them to experiment and then appropriate the public spaces of the local history and culture to achieve a more sustainable inclusion

 healthy sexuality
Promote programs of sexual inclusion and gender education for all citizens

There followed a time of questions and answers in which all young people presented themselves including ages and nationalities.

The final report of the youth congress was delivered final moment and then read in the four languages ​​Portuguese, Spanish, French and English.