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23 Jul 2010

Eight young Montrealers at Shanghai World Expo 2010

The participants with Mayor Gérald Tremblay and others.

Eight young Montrealers who are passionate about the environment are currently on a five-week visit to Shanghai, China. The young interns will lend their support to the on-site team to promote Espace Montréal at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 and acquaint visitors with innovations at the Saint Michel Environmental Complex (CESM). The Ministère des Relations internationales provided a $25,000 grant to make their visit possible.

The participants were selected from among 150 applicants following a call for applications by the project organizers, Les Offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec (LOJIQ, Québec international youth offices), in partnership with the Conseil jeunesse de Montréal (CJM, Montréal youth council), the City of Montréal and the Ministère des Relations internationales. During their stay, the Montrealers will share their impressions and what they learn on a blog and post video capsules on the CJM Website.

“For these eight young adults, the Shanghai World Expo will be synonymous with openness to the world and expertise-sharing. But above all, their visit to China will greatly increase their employability and enable them to acquire knowledge in a unique setting,” said Alfred Pilon, head of LOJIQ.

The Shanghai World Expo 2010

The Shanghai World Expo 2010 will run until October 31 with “Better City, Better Life” as its theme. Montréal is represented at the Expo in the Urban Best Practices Area (UBPA). This area of the exhibition groups 50 cities selected throughout the world and features innovative practices for improving the quality of urban life. It also serves as a forum enabling cities to share their experience in urban development.

LOJIQ (Québec international youth offices)
City of Montréal
CJM (Montréal youth council)
Shanghai World Expo 2010 (official site)
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