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Become a Young Ocean Advocate

Would like to play your part in prserverving the environment, and specifically the ocean and its ecosystem? You could then join the movement by becoming a Young Ocean Advocate.

This opportunity is specifically focused on the Arctic oceans, and you people get the encouragment to take action to protect and preserve it by participating to the Yout4Ocean Forum.

Are you in love with the Ocean? Are you concerned by the state and fate of the Arctic Ocean?

The Youth4Ocean Forum is looking for project proposals. Have you developed or would like to develop a project to protect the Arctic Ocean?
Are you interested in the sustainable use of marine resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of marine ecosystems? Then it is your time to join in!

Call for Young Ocean Advocates

The Youth4Ocean Forum is launching a new call for project proposals, designed to promote the ideas of young change-makers. All across Europe, they are looking for young people who have developed or would like to develop a project to protect the Arctic Ocean, and who are keen to become “Young Ocean Advocates”.

They welcome applications from anyone involved or interested in the sustainable use of marine resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of marine ecosystems.

The deadline for submission is 31st March 2022.

If your project is successful, you will be accredited as Young Ocean Advocate and you will enjoy a range of benefits and support for your project.

About Being Young Ocean Advocate

As a Young Ocean Advocate, you will have access to exclusive benefits and resources to make a positive change for the Ocean:

  • Showcasing your project and yourself in the Youth4Ocean Forum section on the Maritime Forum website of the European Commission, and promoted on social media by the EU4Ocean Coalition;
  • Get support and guidance from members of the EU4Ocean Coalition, to help you carry out your activities;
  • Access to the coaching/mentoring programme of the EU4Ocean Coalition to develop your project and skills;
  • Attend events and network with leading experts, likeminded young people and professionals from all over Europe;
  • Access to tools and networks to promote ocean literacy in Europe;
  • Participate in EU4Ocean Coalition discussion groups on topics: Food from the Ocean, Climate & Ocean, Healthy & Clean Ocean;
  • Participate to the event “Let’s listen to the Arctic Ocean”, organised by the EU4Ocean Coalition on 5 and 8 April 2022;

And last but not least, you will have the possibility to participate in the EU4Ocean Summit (to be held at the European Maritime Day conference, Ravenna, Italy, 19-21 May 2022), get the chance to pitch your project and ideas in front of a broad audience; and to win an award for your project.

Eligibility and How To Apply

The project to submit must:

  • relate to the Arctic Ocean. You can find more information in the Guidelines which include a handy FAQ section;
  • bring a solution to a marine and/or social challenge, promoting sustainable development, community engagement, good practice and behaviour;
  • focus on education; conservation; research, performing or visual arts; Blue Economy and entrepreneurship; fisheries and aquaculture; maritime or river transport; tourism; sports; etc.

You should be:

  • 16–30-years-old;
  • from Europe/ or have a project (idea) focusing on the Arctic Ocean.

The deadline to submit your idea is March 31st, 2022. Learn more and apply.

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