THE EVENT

On June 7th and 8th, the international conference dedicated to Ocean Education organized by the Prada Group and IOC/UNESCO will be held in Venice.

The two-day event will bring together key global players in the creation, implementation and support of Ocean Literacy initiatives.

View the agenda and take part in events open to the public.

JUNE 7th 2024

SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS FOR GUEST DELEGATES AND EXPERTS

The event inauguration will be attended by Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director General (live streaming), Vidar Helgesen, UNESCO Secretary Executive of IOC/UNESCO and Assistant Director General (live streaming), Magdalena Landry, Director of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Charlina Vitcheva, European Commission DG MARE, Luigi Brugnaro, Mayor of Venice, Christian Estrosi, Mayor of Nice, Maria Chiara Carrozza, President CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche), Istvan Alfaro Solano, Ambassador of Costa Rica in Italy.

The working session will be attended by representatives of Prada Group, UNESCO, the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries for the European Commission, government representatives from the Municipality of Venice and UNESCO Member State delegates and experts.
The attendees will debate best practice and future perspectives to define a joint roadmap on how to include ocean literacy in school curricula. As a key outcome of this event, the participants will collectively develop a flagship document – the "Venice Declaration for Ocean Literacy" containing concrete recommendations for the development of policy options and strategies that aim to guarantee ocean literacy.

Participants will continue work on the collective development of a flagship document – the "Venice Declaration for Ocean Literacy" for the development of policy options and strategies that aim to guarantee ocean literacy.

The high-level panel will be moderated by journalist Daniele Moretti, SKY and attended by Peter Thomson, UN Special Envoy for the Ocean (live streaming for San José - Costa Rica), Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO Director General (live streaming), Vidar Elngesen, UNESCO Secretary Executive of IOC/UNESCO and Assistant Director General (live streaming), Lorenzo Bertelli, Prada Group Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and UN Ocean Decade Patron, Max Sirena, Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Team Director, Magdalena Landry, Director of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

7:30pm – 8:15pm

PREMIÈRE OF THE “KINDERGARTEN OF THE LAGOON” DOCUMENTARY



Première of the documentary “Kindergarten of the Lagoon” introduced by Lorenzo Bertelli, Prada Group Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, journalist Daniele Moretti, SKY and Francesca Santoro IOC/UNESCO Senior Programme Officer. A documentary about the outdoor education activities for pre-school children in Venice to help them to understand more about the ocean and the central role that it plays in sustainable development.

Ca' Giustinian, Venice

JUNE 8th 2024

SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS FOR GUEST DELEGATES AND EXPERTS

The session will be attended by Lorenzo Bertelli, Prada Group Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Patron of the Ocean Decade Alliance, and Francesca Santoro, IOC/UNESCO Senior Programme Officer.

Endorsement of the “Venice Declaration for Ocean Literacy” document, drawn up during the previous day's work and unveiling of the SEA BEYOND Ideas Box with conversation between the designer Philippe Starck, and Patrick Weil, President Bibliothèques Sans Frontières. A “SEA BEYONDers” panel moderated by journalist Antonio di Noto, OPEN, with conversation between Titouan Bernicot, Giovanni Chimienti, Valentina Gottlieb, Elisabetta Zavoli and Carmelo Isgrò.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

from 2:30pm

FAMILY WORKSHOPS



Opening of the event’s spaces to the public to allow for interaction with the SEA BEYOND Ideas Box, a mobile multimedia centre dedicated to ocean protection, and participation in complimentary thematic workshops, conducted by the SEA BEYONDers.

Ca' Giustinian, Venice

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