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    29 May 2013

    Media Advisory

    The United Nations Environment Programme Vienna - Interim Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention (UNEP - ISCC) and the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)

    invite you to the
    final conference of the Big Foot Project

    Intergenerational Learning and Innovation for Sustainable Development


    Wednesday 5 June at 9.30 - Thursday 6 June 2013 at 13.00

    in Meeting Room C4, 7 th floor Vienna International Centre (VIC)

    The conference will examine in a broader sense the potential of intergenerational learning, that is the dialogue and mutual learning between the younger and older generations (such as sharing traditions, culture, values and worldviews) as a way towards sustainable development.

    The aim of the Big Foot project, developed in the framework of the European Union Lifelong Learning Programme, is to enable intergenerational learning and dialogue in the European mountain areas, by valuating the skills and knowledge of the older population, combining traditional knowledge with modern communication tools and new ideas, in order to facilitate innovative, creative and productive joint solutions for local sustainable development (

    The Meeting documents and the registration form can be found on the project website:

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    Please register for the event by writing to Ms. Tamara Mitrofanenko at by 16.00 on 30 May 2013

    For any additional information regarding the conference, please contact:

    Ms. Eva Jelinek

    UNEP Vienna - Interim Secretariat of the Carpathian Convention
    Telephone: (+43-1) 26060 - 5412