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Theme: The Future is Us

This event occurred on
April 23, 2023
Duino-Aurisina, Friuli-Venezia Giulia

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UWC Adriatic - Auditorium
Via Trieste 29
Duino-Aurisina, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, 34011
Event type:
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Anacristina Mejias Cheng

Highschool Student
Anacristina is 18 years old from Costa Rica. She enjoys playing volleyball but shares the same amount of passion for economics and what you would argue as exploring existentialism after a personal life experience that pushed her to question certain things in how society works to shape our mentality. As being part of the new generations she explores how the present world is a lot more competitive and overworking culture is so suppressed on young people. Success requires a higher ladder to climb for them to reach the same results as people in society did even last decade yet young people struggle with the desire to still dream of achieving their goals. Because of this, finding a balance that allows the achievement of goals requires giving things up along the way. This is essential for success in the modern world. She wishes to share her story and message for anyone who has ever felt the pressure to push themselves beyond their limits in the pursuit of success.

Cecilia Anesi

Investigative reporter and co-founder of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI)
Cecilia Anesi is an investigative reporter and co-founder of the Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI), the only center for investigative journalism of Italy, member of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the OCCRP Network. A graduate in Journalism with Sociology from City University, London, Cecilia is a UWC Adriatic alumni. In March 2020, Cecilia co-founded IrpiMedia, IRPI’s investigative online magazine. Cecilia is one of IrpiMedia senior investigative reporters: she works in teams and covers Italian organised crime and its transnational ties, the global drug trade, corruption and environmental crimes – exposing wrongdoing through a glocal approach. Cecilia participated in two cross-border international consortiums that investigated the murder of reporters Daphne Caruana Galizia and Jan Kuciak. In 2020, Cecilia co-authored the podcast Verified (produced by Stitcher, US, on the story of a serial rapist cop in Italy) which won the Best Audio DIG AWARD.

Dion Yue Xia Xuan Aya

Highschool Student
Dion is from the Netherlands, he likes filmmaking, music, literature and philosophy.

Estrid Walker

Highschool Student
From Sweden, Estrid is a first-year student at Uwc Adriatic. She grew up interested in politics, and eventually encountered the word “polarisation.” Deep diving into what it meant, she realised how it manifested in the world around her - television debates, school yards and eventually in her peers and herself. Her talk will explore what we can do to fight these divisions with something so seemingly easy but, in reality, hard and complex - discussion.

Sarosh Maria

Highschool Student
Sarosh is a seventeen year old German-Pakistani girl, and is the oldest of five siblings. Growing up in Germany and experiencing inequality sparked the interest in Sarosh to search about societal structure, equality, education and early childhood development. Sarosh was granted a scholarship to attend the United World College of Adriatic, and she is spreading her knowledge and experience among the college community.

Stanislava Švekušová

Highschool Student
Stanislava is a first year studnet at UWC Adriatic and is from Slovakia. She has a lot of passions, including literature, philosophy, mathematics, and theatre. She's always been interested in the issue of women's rights and more generally feminism. In her talk she reflects on what feminism means to her in, on its relation to the idea of what "femininity" is or 'should be' and on the way forward in the fight for eqality.

Organizing team


Duino Aurisina, Italy