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Activities to celebrate the International Youth Day in Vila Nova de Gaia

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International Youth Day 2021, 12 August, will be celebrated with a week of free participation activities starting on 9 August. This year’s edition has the global theme “Transformar Sistemas Alimentares: Inovação Juvenil para a Saúde Humana e Planetária” (“Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”) and the Gaia program will give particular focus to healthy eating, through the holding of four workshops.

The program also includes various activities, spread across different parts of the county. Those interested can enroll in tai-chi, pilates, hip-hop, mental health, meditation or capoeira initiatives. In sport, emphasis is also given to demonstrations of canoeing, golf or paddle.

The 12th of August will feature a walk “Entre Pontes” – between the bridges of D. Luís I and Freixo. In the afternoon a Showcase with the participation of João Couto.

For Elísio Pinto, Councilor for Youth, “The International Youth Day is always celebrated in a special way in Gaia. We provide a comprehensive program in order to respond to the wishes of all the youths of Gaia. And the entire program was defined according to the contributions of young people: in fact, nothing in Gaia is done in terms of youth policies without their contributions“.

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