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World Oceans Day Celebration 2014

Cultural Event, including the award ceremony
for participants of the visual story telling contest
under the auspices of Mrs. Maria Damanaki, Member of the European Commission

Rue de la Loi 38, 11 June 2014, 18h30 to 20h00


   Engaging with the oceans

"We need new narratives that connect with peoples’ deepest motivations and promote more radical action. Stories engage people at every level - not just in their minds but in their emotions, values and imaginations, which are the drivers of real change.  So if we want to transform society, we must learn to tell - and listen to - a new set of stories about the world we want to create.” 

Simon Hodges, Storyteller

We are called to be the architects of our future, not its victims.”

R. Buckminster Fuller


 18h30 Welcome with the sounds of the ocean (music performance) and with some food and drinks

 18h50 World Oceans Day addresses
Dr Cornelia E Nauen,
Mundus maris
Serge Gomes da Silva, FARNET
Jan Seys, VLIZ Oostende

 19h00 A story about the oceans – a passionate call for action from Senegal

 19h15 Presentation of the jury and the handing of awards to winning schools, Danny van Belle

 19h35 Projection of one video and one pecha kucha

 19h50 View the picture gallery of FARNET and listen to the music







Danny van Belle Co Ltd.


Read on to see the collaborating artists.