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Youth4Ocean Forum

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 a free 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.


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.


Founding members of the Youth4Ocean Forum

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.


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.


Get to know the Young Ocean Advocates and their projects!

Interested to discover the Young Ocean Advocates and their projects? Now you can discover their profiles pages. and project pages. Updated automatically with all the necessary information, as soon as new Young Ocean Advocates join the community, these overviews allows you to search Young Ocean Advocates by country, topics and sea basin.


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.

Call for Young Ocean Advocates for the Black Sea

This new call for project proposals of the Youth4Ocean Forum is designed to promote the ideas and projects of young changemakers in the Black Sea basin region.

Last update: 11/10/21

The more you look, the more you see

How can we spot a whale from space and the multitude of challenges facing Arctic wildlife today? Listen to Dr Hannah Cubaynes and Dr Kim Goetz talking about their encounters!

Last update: 08/10/21

Every person matters and every action counts

The 2nd podcast promoted by members of the EU4Ocean Coalition is now online! Dr Gosia Smieszek talks about gender equality ad representation. Let's listed to her together.

Last update: 08/10/21

Anchored to the evidence: boarding on the Polar Research Vessel, “Polarstern”

Listen to the 1st podcast released by members of the EU4Ocean Coalition, and explore the Arctic through the words of Thomas Wunderlich and Felix Lauber.

Last update: 06/10/21

Youth4Ocean Forum at the COP26

Discover all the activities organised by the members of the Youth4Ocean Forum members on the occasion of the COP26 in Glasgow.

Last update: 20/10/21

MEDBLUE: Towards the States General of the Blue Economy

Virtual event to strengthen the cooperation between the maritime clusters of Italy and Tunisia and to relaunch the blue economy in the Mediterranean

Last update: 27/09/21

Enhancement of marine habitat status of the Lérins Islands and sustsainable island development

Meeting on small islands with a focus on the good practices of the Lérins Island (Abbaye de Lérins) in the South of France.

Last update: 27/09/21

2021 European Researchers’ Night

A Europe-wide public event, which displays the diversity of science and its impact on citizens' daily lives in fun, inspiring ways.

Last update: 22/09/21

Dive into the European Atlas of the Seas!


Last update: 22/09/21

Discover the European Atlas of the Seas by visiting a virtual exhibition!

(Virtual) Exhibition about a marine topic including arts or photos

Last update: 22/09/21

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