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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 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 profile pages. and project pages. Updated automatically with all the necessary information, as soon as new Young Ocean Advocates join the community, these overviews allow you to search Young Ocean Advocates by country, topics and sea basin.


Join the wave and spread the word!

You want to learn more about the activities of the Youth4Ocean Forum and its members? Check out the hashtag #Youth4Ocean on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter.

Join the wave and tag your posts with #Youth4Ocean!


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.

Develop your Ocean Literacy Project

The Youth4Ocean Forum aims at empower the youth to help them to develop their ocean literacy projects. Discover new themes, deepen your knowledge, acquire new skills with the tools and ressources we gathered for you.

Last update: 11/01/22

The Youth4Ocean Forum so far

2021 in numbers!

Last update: 20/12/21

Dr Victoria Qutuuq Buschman: Arctic indigenous knowledge for Arctic conservation

Exploring the relationship between the Inuit community and the Arctic Ocean.

Last update: 15/12/21

‘Supporting Ocean Literacy in the Baltic - ‘Let’s make the Baltic Sea Blue’!

As part of the EU4Ocean Coalition, an online event was organised on the 26th and 27th of August an to celebrate the Baltic Sea Basin: Let’s make the Baltic Sea Blue!

Last update: 26/11/21

Be the change

Following Kimberly Aiken in her journey to her polar career!

Last update: 23/11/21

The future of the Arctic’s resources - from local development to global impact

Sustainability of the Arctic's resources? Listen to Professors Rachael Lorna Johnstone and Mia Bennet exploring the challenges of the Arctic ocean.

Last update: 08/11/21

Call for Young Ocean Advocates - Climate and Ocean

The Youth4Ocean Forum is calling young people to submit their projects on the topic of Climate and Ocean.

Last update: 03/11/21

Meet a Blue Expert #5: Demystify the UNFCCC COP for climate

Thanks to Angelique Pouponneau, CEO of Seychelles Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust, discover what is happening at the UNFCCC COP26

Last update: 29/10/21

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

When words are not enough, turn to music

Listen to the Arctic Ocean through the words of Lera Auerbach and the the power of art, music, and storytelling.

Last update: 27/10/21

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