PRADA GROUP AND IOC/UNESCO: ENHANCED PARTNERSHIP FOR SEA BEYOND

On June 27th, 2023, during an official press conference - attended by Vladimir Ryabinin, IOC/UNESCO Executive Secretary and Assistant UNESCO Director General; Lorenzo Bertelli, Prada Group Head of Corporate Social Responsibility; Liborio Stellino, Italian Ambassador at UNESCO; Francesca Santoro, IOC/UNESCO Senior Programme Officer - Prada Group and IOC/UNESCO announced an enhanced partnership for SEA BEYOND - the educational program dedicated to the dissemination of ocean literacy principles and ocean preservation, conducted together since 2019, within the UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission’s Member States Assembly.

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SEA BEYOND extends its scope beyond education, with two new areas of focus related to the ocean: support for scientific research and humanitarian projects.​
The new partnership between the Prada Group and IOC/UNESCO also sees the opening of an Ocean Decade Coordination Office in Venice, within the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science & Culture in Europe and IOC Project Office on Ocean Literacy.

The aim is for SEA BEYOND to become an open platform, welcoming third-party projects with ocean preservation principles at the core. IOC/UNESCO will scout relevant opportunities and will analyze and validate all the new proposals submitted by Prada Group.

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27 June 2023
PRADA GROUP AND IOC/UNESCO ANNOUNCE A NEW ENHANCED PARTNERSHIP FOR THE SEA BEYOND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM