WORLD WATER DAY
On the occasion of WORLD WATER DAY, students from allover Europe were reunited to take part to the Youth European Forum for Water. On march 21st 2013, students from different parts of Italy met in Udine to get ready for the international meeting. On the same day a massive graffiti was made on the walls of the buildings of the scientific faculties- RIZZI- of Universita’ degli Studi di Udine.
On occasion of the International Water Year Cooperation and the Water Day which took place on March 22nd 2013, a series of initiatives, concerning the subject, were organized in Udine by CeVI- Centro di Volontariato Internazionale- and NeoAteneo – Associazione Studentesca- .
On the day before, March 21st, students, taking part to a seminar at the RIZZI, got ready to the Youth International Forum for Water. This initiative was organized with the collaboration between CeVI, EAU Île de France (France), Institut Européen de Recherche sur la Politique de L’Eau ( Belgium), associaciò catalana d’Eginyeria Sense Fronteres (Spain), Zavod Voluntariat (Slovenia).
During the seminar, which was open to a public attendance, the Italian delegation of students, selected by CeVI, discussed and introduced proposals in defense of the use of water. These proposals will be presented to the European politicians who will take part to the Internationa Forum on water -Padua, May 11th and 14th -. The exceptional lecturer of the convention in Udine was Riccardo Petrella, writer of the first Manifesto for the right of Water.
At 12:30, in the service area outside RIZZI, the graffiti, realized thanks to the collaboration with the association BRAVI RAGAZZI and the Universita’ di Udine, will be inaugurated.
The artists that worked together to realize this outstanding graffiti on the theme of water are four of the most popular and important European street artists: Malakkai from Spain (malakkai.es), Zone one from Italy and France (chromosomestudio.com) and from Italy Scarpa (studio-venturini.com) and Kerotoo (kerotoo.it). The four artists worked non-stop for eight days to realize one of the most significant graffiti on the theme of water present in Europe. The graffiti was painted on the external walls of the building just in front of RIZZI. At the inauguration were present important peronalities of the academic and political field such as the Major of Udine , Furio Honsell, and the Rettore of Universita’ degli Dtudi di Udine, Cristiana Campagno.
WRU, the web radio of Universita’ degli Studi di Udine (webradio.uniud.it), gave more and detailed information about the artists and thanks to them it was possible to follow the live broadcast of the inauguration of the event.