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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.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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Make Europe Blue Campaign

A multitude of threats including climate change, overfishing and pollution is putting our ocean at risk, and changing course requires us to work together. As part of the EU4Ocean Coalition, the Make Europe Blue campaign is calling on you - citizens, businesses, organisations, authorities, celebrities, educators - to make a pledge to help the ocean. Your pledge is a personal promise or action that will keep our ocean healthy. Every action – even the smallest one - brings change to our ocean!

Check out the campaign page and get inspired by the pledges of journalists, educators, policy-makers, activists and organisations engaged in ocean protection.

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About the EU4Ocean Coalition

The Youth4Ocean Forum 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 Youth4Ocean Form, the EU4Ocean Coalition includes the EU4Ocean Platform and the Network of European Blue Schools.

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The Charter for the Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030”

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Start date: 30/06/2022 - 15:00
Last update: 22/06/22

OCEAN - An immersive exhibition about Europe’s maritime heritage

From 25 June to 10 July, the OCEAN exhibition made a stopover in Lisbon in Portugal

Last update: 22/06/22

Youth4Ocean Forum at the UN Ocean Conference 2022

On this occasion, the Youth4Ocean Forum invites you to participate in the events of which it is a partner

Last update: 22/06/22

Science Communication and Blue Storytelling – A training workshop for young people

A side event at the United Nations Ocean Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, 28th June 2022, 10:00 – 13:00

Start date: 28/06/2022 - 10:00
Last update: 14/06/22

Take part in European Maritime Day 2022 in Cyprus!

“European Maritime Day in Cyprus” will take place on 9-13 June 2022 in Larnaca. Discover the many activities on the agenda!

Start date: 09/06/2022 (All day)
Last update: 09/06/22

The Ocean as a global common - connecting generations of stakeholders through storytelling

Youth4Ocean Forum Side event at the UN OCEAN CONFERENCE Lisbon, Portugal | 30 June 2022

Last update: 30/05/22

Calling for volunteers to play with us! European Atlas of the Seas game

Experience science & research from behind the scenes of the European Atlas of the Seas! We are looking for teachers who would love taking their classroom on a wild science ride!

Start date: 10/06/2022 - 12:30
Last update: 26/05/22

The EU4Ocean coalition fosters Ocean Literacy Dialogues at UNOC

On June 29, from 18:00 to 20:00, join the EU4Ocean coalition and IOC-UNESCO for the "Ocean Literacy Dialogues" side event at the Pavillion of Knowledge.

Start date: 29/06/2022 - 18:00
Last update: 26/05/22

Winners of the “EU4Ocean in Action” Awards announced!

The EU4Ocean coalition honours the initiatives that best reflect the spirit and principles of the EU4Ocean coalition, and that have mobilised very diverse representatives of the Coalition's various communities.

Last update: 20/05/22

Youth4Ocean Forum awards Young Ocean Advocates for their outstanding projects

As part of EU4Ocean award process, a jury met to pre-select five projects of Young Ocean Advocates (cf. Terms of Reference for process and assessment criteria) which would then be submitted to the final EU4Ocean Awards.

Last update: 13/05/22

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