Lecco/Milano - 2022

International Schools Association

Youth Leadership Encounter

The conference will address the pressing need to sustain our world and advocate for climate justice for all.

A’ksent Academy, as an international school, is honored and proud to be the host school in Italy for Youth Leadership Encounter 2022 under the theme: “Climate Justice”. The conference will address the urgent need to support our world and uphold climate justice for all. A’ksent Academy recently joined the International Schools Association (ISA), an educational collective that aims to solve the world’s educational challenges and connect students around the world with the purpose of peace. In October 2021, students from around the world  gathered virtually to learn from guest speakers and launch their one-year projects dedicated to supporting our land.

This year, in October 2022, students will gather on the campus of A’ksent Academy to share their project outcomes, enjoy guest speakers, panels, lectures and cultural trips.

Schedule for the in person Encounter

Activity Scheme

The definitive outline for our Fall 2022 Conference planned to be in-person is as follows

SUNDAY

30th October

Arrival of participants. Transportation from Milano airport to hotel in Lecco

Dinner at the hotel

MONDAY

31th October

Opening ceremony

Round table: Public/Private cooperation on Climate Justice - Cascina Don Guanella

Lunch and guided visit to the facilities

First round of presentations by participants

Dinner at the hotel

TUESDAY

1st November

Guided tour of Villa Olmo and Como downtown

Lunch at Como in the Villa's park

Photo Contest

Dinner at the hotel

WEDNESDAY

2nd November

Tour through Zegna Oasis and Zegna Forest.

Lunch

Tour of Casa Zegna

Dinner at the hotel

THURSDAY

3rd November

Round table: The role of education in Climate Justice

Lunch at Club Canottieri

Second round of presentations by participants

Dinner at the hotel

FRIDAY

4th November

Official reception in Milano - Palazzo Marino

Guided Tour through Milan

Lunch at Club Canottieri and free Time

Ceremony for the photo contest, Closing ceremony and farewell dinner at Ristorante da Giovannino

SATURDAY

5th November

Departure. Transportation of participants from Lecco to Milano airport.

Sunday

Day 1

30th October

Arrival of participants

Transportation from Milano airport to hotel in Lecco

Dinner at the hotel

Monday

Day 2

31st October

Opening ceremony

Official reception by the Mayor Mauro Gattinoni, and the authorities of Lecco in the Sala di Junta dil Comune di Lecco.

Round Table:

Public/Private cooperation on climate justice

Participants will have the opportunity to know first hand what leading companies like Zegna and others as well as national and international institutions are doing to reach Climate Justice in their areas of work, and also to address them direct questions after the initial exchange of opinions.

Location: Cascina Don Guanella

The "Cascina don Guanella" is part of the project of the Casa don Guanella community in Lecco, dedicated to minors welcomed into the community, capable of representing a real place of training, orientation and job placement for the children in care.

Lunch and guided visit to the facilities

First round of presentations by participants

The first group of students will present their projects on Climate Justice, and the rest of the participants will have the chance to ask questions to understand them better.

Dinner at the hotel

Tuesday

Day 3

1st November

Guided tour of Villa Olmo and Como Downtown

Lake Como, is the third largest of the Italian lakes. Located at the foot of the Alps, it provides one of the most picturesque sceneries in the world. Its characteristic shape, reminiscent of an inverted Y, results from the melting of glaciers combined with the erosive action of the ancient Adda river. This led to the formation of the two southern branches, in the midst of which there is the world popular Bellagio.

Lunch at Como

Photo contest

For all participantes in mixed teams among all school

Dinner at the hotel

Wednesday

Day 4

2nd November

Tour through Zegna Oasis and Zegna Forest.

Oasi Zegna is a nature reserve that stretches 100 km2 from Trivero to the peaks of the Biella Alps in Northern Italy, 30 times the size of Central Park, NY, as part of the formidable programme of environmental reclamation launched by Ermenegildo Zegna in the 1930s. Participants will have the unique opportunity to make a private visit

Lunch

Tour of Casa Zegna

A part of Fondazione Ermenegildo Zegna since 2007, Casa Zegna treasures and promotes the heritage and the values of the Ermenegildo Zegna Group, rooted in the vision of its founder. The multi-purpose cultural centre holds vast textile archives and exhibition spaces committed to the preservation and education of over 110 years of style history and responsible entrepreneurship Location: Casa Zegna

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Dinner at the hotel

Thursday

Day 5

3rd November

Round Table:

The role of education in Climate Justice

Participants will have the opportunity to know first hand how education can help to reach Climate Justice, from the voices of leading organizations like the IBO, Cambridge or ISA, and also to address them direct questions after the initial exchange of opinions.

Lunch at Club Canottieri

Second round of presentations by participants

The second group of students will present their projects on Climate Justice, and the rest of the participants will have the chance to ask questions to understand them better.

Dinner at the hotel

Friday

Day 6

4th November

Official reception in Milano

Participants will be welcomed at Palazzo Marino by the President of the Municipal Council of Milano Elena Buscemi, to illustrate to them on the environmental policies implemented by the Municipality of Milan.

Location: Palazzo Marino

Palazzo Marino is a 16th-century palace located in Piazza della Scala, in the centre of Milan, Italy. It has been Milan's city hall since 9 September 1861. The palace was built for, and is named after, the Genoan trader and banker Tommaso Marino.

Guided Tour through Milan

For all participants

Lunch at Milan

Free time

Closing ceremony and farewell dinner at Ristorante da Giovannino

Including Photo contest awards

Saturday

Day 7

5th November

Departure

Transportation of participants from Lecco to Milano airport.

ACCOMMODATION

All participants will be staying at the Hotel Leonardo Da Vinci, a beautiful four stars family hotel, with a perfect location as a basecamp for all the activities included in our program

Registration - Fees

Fee for the ISA Youth Leadership Encounter – Lecco/Milano 2022 registration is 600€.

The fee covers the following:

Included Services

Services Not Included

PLEASE NOTE

A bus will be available to transport participants from Milano Malpensa Airport to their accommodation

Participants are responsible for their own travel and health insurance.

There is no student discount or grant.

FAQ's

Some of the most common questions

None. You can register as many participants as you want.

No. You have to be an ISA member

Contact Form

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Registration

If you are interested in being part of this fantastic event, fill out details about your school and the names of the students who will take part n the YLE 2022 in person Activity.o

CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES

The closing date for entries is 15th July 2022.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

If you may need any additional information on the event, or have inquiries about the participation of your shool, feel free to contact us at communication@isaschools.org, and we will be happy to help you.

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