The 10th meeting of the Assembly of the Youth Economic and Social Council was held in its premises on May 3. The meeting was chaired by Patrice Cellario, Minister of the Interior, in the presence of Isabelle Bonnal, Director of National Education, Youth and Sports and André Garino, President of the Economic and Social Council (CES).
Some thirty school students, divided into four groups, presented their wish lists: concerning the production and marketing of organic honey from Monaco; the establishment of routes allowing visitors to discover the “other face of Monaco”; the creation of a via ferrata on the Rock; a plan for a garden of therapeutic senses.
Students enrol in this optional programme at the beginning of the school year on a voluntary basis. Supervised by ESC members and lecturers, they meet with government and private officials to develop their cases. The Youth ESC was created with the aim of involving students in the future of their country as part of an educational project. It also aims to teach them values such as discussion, listening, working together and seeking consensus.
The Assembly then conveys its wishes to the Government, which, when they were feasible, endeavours to give them life.