WHAT IS VILIPO?
Air and water pollution, global warming, smog, acid rain, deforestation, wildfires are just few of the environmental issues that we are facing right now. It is everyone’s responsibility to take care of the environment and to urge their governments to make this planet a safer and better place to live. One way of doing this is to focus on taking more drastic measures in the right direction. Innovation and sustainabilty is crucial. The VILIPO platform gives young minds the opportunity to create, invent, innovate and improve on existing technologies to stop the negative processes from destroying planet Earth.
Euro barometer polls show that the majority of respondents(more than 70%) wants policy makers to balance environmental policy with economic, environmental and social policies. As individuals, Europeans are ready to support environmental policy, but they would do even more if they had more information about environmental options that cost little to nothing. Furthermore, they need to be convinced that their fellow citizens do the same so their precautions are not in vain.
VILIPO strongly believes in this and therefore wants to make the younger generation more aware of its contribution to the environment by introducing simple, practical and sustainable projects. VILIPO will be the stage where the future generation demonstrates its knowledge and love of science by discovering solutions to different environmental problems with their innovations. After all, human intervention is taking its toll on the planet and if we do not take action right away, the consequences will be devastating.
Protecting the environment protects humanity. It is a way to give future generations a chance to live on a flourishing planet. It is a way to give back to the planet instead of taking from it. We do believe that young generations will play an important roll by participating in VILIPO and raising awareness of mankind.
VILIPO is an exciting international competition for students aged 13-19. VILIPO promotes a global understanding of environmental issues and the achievement of sustainability through basic science, arts, technology and engineering. By organizing VILIPO, we want to raise awareness of environmental problems in schools across Lithuania and the World. Our aim is to bring as many young minds together as possible to discover solutions to these problems and to eventually eliminate environmental catastrophe through education.
All projects that meet the listed requirements can apply. However, the best projects will be a selected. The full criteria can be found on the web site under each category.