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
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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.
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.
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.
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 Youth4Ocean Forum and the Network of European Blue Schools.