Supported by the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission, the Youth4Ocean and the EU4Ocean Coalition are organising the first Ocean Literacy Festival that will showcase initiatives and activities from all European countries bordering the Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea. It will take place on 22nd May 2021, right after the annual European Maritime Day conference, taking place this year in Den Helder.
The aim is to raise awareness of the importance of the ocean, marine resources, and ocean science for the blue economy in the region. It is a hybrid event, with a mix of activities taking place online and activities happening in different locations and being broadcast online. The Festival and activities will be promoted in the official European Maritime Day programme and event.
And this is your chance to help us make this first festival unique and different!
The Youth4Ocean Forum is looking for engaging activities, from street surveys, art shows, or workshops to public debates and awareness-raising events for young Europeans or other audiences.
Some examples to get you started:
All kinds of activities are welcome and there’s no limit to imagination!
We challenge you to come up with a fun and engaging activity and to submit it to us by 15th April 2021.
Become a Member of the Youth4Ocean Forum and submit your project. If this is successful, you will be accredited as Young Ocean Advocate and receive support to carry out your event during the Ocean Literacy Festival, as well as a range of other benefits to help you with your future projects for the ocean.
The guidelines here will help you understand what we want to see in your application form and answer any questions you may have.
Click HERE to apply.
Tips to apply
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