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YPARD Europe science slam - Empowering the next generation of change-makers in Danube region

YPARD (Young Professionals for Agricultural Development Development) has a long-standing collaboration with the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU). CZU has been hosting YPARD Europe coordination unit since 2016 and has worked for a stronger youth focus and engagement in agriculture in the region. 

CZU also serves as a hosting place for the CASEE Secretariat. This year, CZU will be hosting a CASEE 2021 conference entitled “CASEE Universities as laboratories for new paradigms in life sciences and related disciplines“. Each year YPARD  takes part in organizing an interactive pre-conference workshop for young scientists attending the various events and this year would like to join the CASEE Conference. 

To support the continued professional and personal growth of young professionals attending the CASEE Conference 2021 conference YPARD will carry out a pre-conference science slam. The event will not focus on a single topic but will rather provide a space where participants can share a past or ongoing project/research which has contributed to improving livelihoods, enhanced capacities or had an impact on communities of youth and young agricultural professionals. 

A science slam is a scientific talk where participants present their research work in a given time frame - usually 10 minutes - in front of a non-expert audience. The focus lies on teaching current science to a diverse audience in an entertaining way. The presentation is judged by the audience.

We not only encourage young agricultural scientists to attend but also youth networks, agricultural organizations, universities and the private sector to join the pre-conference event and share the key work they are doing.

Event objectives: 

Most scientific conferences focus mainly on research and scientific results/outcomes, this is also the case of CASEE Conference 2021. However, this side event is specially designed to provide a space where you can share the work you have been carrying out through both development and scientific projects. 

This pre-conference event will give people an opportunity to network and share their experience with young professionals from all over the world, test their communication and presentation skills, debate current issues related to youth, and realize through experience the complexities of international relations. The aim of the YPARD science slam is to facilitate an exchange of ideas in order to connect and empower the next generation of agricultural change-makers. This interaction will provoke communication and dialogue that, throughout the event, provides an unparalleled learning experience and knowledge sharing. 

Take advantage of the international community at the CASEE Conference conference and join this global youth-based event that will create a space for knowledge and experience sharing based on projects by youth or for youth in agriculture!

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions the YPARD science slam may be cancelled or hosted as an online event.

Stay tuned for more details on how to apply or send an email to infoypardeurope@gmail.com or europe@ypard.net for more information.  

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