Between November 5th-6th, Youth for Sustainable Development Programme participants visited in the European Parliament in Brussels, as part of their award for winning the ECO-Step award for their project ‘Tyred’, a public bench that sits two people made from plastic lumber for the frame and recycled bicycle tyres for the seat.
TheEcoStep initiative is co-funded by the European Union’s Erasmus + Programme. Its purpose is to raise awareness for and find solutions to the social and environmental problems that are currently facing Europe’s young people.
The young people were invited by Lynn Boylan MEP for a tour of the parliament building, the parliamentarian exhibition space, and also met with Environmental NGOs based in Brussels such as the Climate Action Network Europe.
It wasn’t all work though, as the group enjoyed a bit of downtime to tour the sites of the city and even visit a chocolate factory!