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About the Youth4Ocean Forum

Are you a changemaker between 16 and 30 and passionate about the Ocean? Do you want to join other young people to tackle the climate crisis, fight marine pollution and ensure food security? If so, the European Youth Forum for the Ocean (Youth4Ocean) is for you!

The Youth4Ocean Forum is the platform for young ocean changemakers like you. Our common goal is to shape our future with a healthy ocean that sustains us all. Therefore, the Youth4Ocean Forum provides you with the opportunities to speak up for our generation, share your ideas, present your projects and connect with like-minded young people and experts all over Europe.

Last but not least, the Youth4Ocean Forum offers you a possibility to submit your project and obtain accreditation of EU Young Ocean Advocates.

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Become a Member of the Youth4Ocean Forum

Not a member of the Youth4Ocean Forum? You are welcome to view the information and resources on the Youth4Ocean Forum without logging in.

If you want to add content and share your ideas, please register to obtain an EU login first. We are looking forward to getting you onboard! Registration for our online community is open to everyone.

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Get to know the founding members

41 young people from all over Europe have been nominated and have agreed to become founding members of the Youth4Ocean Forum. Over the next two years, they will work together to turn their innovative ideas into actions for the ocean.

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Submit your project and become an EU Young Ocean Advocate

Members of the Youth4Ocean Forum can submit their projects and apply for accreditation of the European Union as EU Young Ocean Advocate.

As an EU Young Ocean Advocate you will have the chance to showcase your project, participate and pitch your ideas in European events, connect with mentors, network with leading European experts, participate in working groups along with stakeholders and decision-makers to address ocean challenges, and benefit from leadership resources to make a positive change.

Your short biography and your project(s) will be supported and showcased on the Youth4Ocean Forum and at European events to enhance their wider take-up and impact.

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About the EU4Ocean Coalition

The EU4Ocean Platform is part of the EU4Ocean Coalition, which connects diverse organisations, projects and people that contribute to ocean literacy and the sustainable management of the ocean. Supported by the European Commission, this bottom-up inclusive initiative aims at uniting the voices of Europeans to make the ocean a concern of everyone. In addition to the Platform, the EU4Ocean Coalition includes the EU4Ocean Platform and the Network of European Blue Schools.

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Djemila Tassin - The Youth4Ocean Forum presents its first Young Ocean Advocate

Djemila Tassin, a young Spanish solo sailor, is the first Young Ocean Advocate of the Forum.

Last update: 20/01/21

We are officially launching the first call for project submission of the Youth4Ocean Forum!

Do you have a project in mind to raise awareness of consumers on sustainable seafood or an innovative business plan to use marine resources sustainably? Or something completely different that you think has the potential to change things? We welcome applications from anyone involved or interested in the sustainable use of marine resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of marine ecosystems.

Last update: 18/11/20

How to become a Young Ocean Advocate

As a Young Ocean Advocate you will have the chance to showcase your project, participate and pitch your ideas in European events, connect with mentors, network with leading European experts, participate in working groups along with stakeholders and decision-makers to address ocean challenges, and benefit from leadership resources to make a positive change.

Last update: 14/10/20

Esther Blanco Rayón's story - Founding Member of the Youth4Ocean Forum

Meet Esther Blanco Rayón, Founding Member of the Youth4Ocean Forum

Last update: 07/10/20

Salomé Bellon's story - Founding Member of the Youth4Ocean Forum

Meet Salomé Bellon, Founding Member of the Youth4Ocean Forum.

Last update: 07/10/20

Thomas Lesage's story - Founding Member of the Youth4Ocean Forum

Meet Thomas Lesage, founder of the Children for the Oceans NGO and founding member of the Youth4Ocean Forum.

Last update: 07/10/20

Olivia Garcia's story - Youth4Ocean Forum Founding Member

Meet Olivia Garcia, founding member of the european Youth4Ocean Forum and volunteer for Surfrider Foundation Europe.

Last update: 07/10/20

Alina Greceanu - Youth4Ocean Forum Founding Member

Meet Alina Greceanu, founding member of the Youth4Ocean Forum.

Last update: 07/10/20

Natalie Prinz's story - Youth4Ocean Forum Founding Member

Here are a few words from Natalie Prinz, All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassador and founding member of the Youth4Ocean Forum.

Last update: 07/10/20

Valentine Charlet's story - Youth4Ocean Forum founding member

Meet Valentine Charlet, founding member of the Youth4Ocean Forum

Last update: 18/09/20

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