YRE gives youth who participate in the programme the opportunity to attend high-level environmental conferences around the world. Apart from attending inspiring sessions and networking with the other participants, the young reporters create in-depth journalistic pieces (articles, photos and videos), conduct interviews and make engaging posts for social media. The journalistic pieces are published on the YRE International page on Exposure. Have a look at the list below to see some of the previous and up-coming conferences.

YRE also gives youth an opportunity to participate in national and/or international “Missions” organised by National Operators. During a multi-day workshop, students are gathered to learn about journalism, discover nature and environmental problems around them, and report about it through articles, videos and photography.

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COP 24 in Poland

No less than six students from five countries will participate in COP this year, covering both weeks of the climate change conference.

Together with UNFCCC and UNESCO, FEE is also organizing two events at COP 24: A Youth Training Workshop on Constructive Journalism (5 Dec) and a Round Table Discussion on Climate Change Education Challenges (13 Dec).

Click here to learn more.

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Piece Summit of Emerging Leaders in Thailand

Yoorha Kang from South Korea will travel to Thailand to participate in the inaugural Piece Summit of Emerging Leaders which is taking place in Bangkok from 28th to 30th of November 2018. The conference is organized by Humanitarian Affairs Asia and aims to gather 500 young leaders from different parts of the world and give them an understanding and broader perspective on the vitally important subject of Peace.

The photo is from the information booklet.

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9th University Scholars Leadership Symposium (USLS) in Thailand

Two students from Korea and New Zealand participated in the 9th USLS at the UN Conference Centre in Bangkok. The event was a week-long leadership development training programme which brought together 1,000 of the most promising leaders in the world.

Read one of their stories.


UNESCO Youth Conference in France

Eight participants from the workshop in Portugal were selected to join the the international Youth Conference “Youth Saves the Planet” organized by UNESCO. The conference brought together ESD Youth Leaders and young journalists (18-35 years) from all regions of the world. The focus of the was on Education for Sustainable Development.

Read one of their stories.


UNESCO Youth Forum / YRE Mission in Portugal

42 inspiring young people from seven continents participated in the this three-day workshop which was realized as a cooperation between UNESCO and Foundation for Environmental Education. The workshop focused on Education for Sustainable Development and aimed at creating future Youth Leaders. Many of these participants are now part of our YRE Alumni group.

Watch some highlights in this video.

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COP 23 in Germany

Four Young Reporters from Sweden, Portugal, Slovakia and Canada represented the YRE programme at COP 23. They worked as reporters to cover different sessions in the Bonn Zone at the COP 23 venue where side events and high level events took place. They also participated in FEE’s mini event on Climate Education at the UNESCO Pavilion.

Read one of their stories.

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9th World Environmental Education Congress in Canada

Five students from Canada and 8 from Turkey participates in the World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC). The students attended the different sessions, conduct interviews with participants such as Elizabeth May, and wrote articles about their experiences.

Read one of their stories.


COP 22 in Morocco

Two students from Portugal participated in the climate change conference which took place from 7 to 18 November 2016. They reported on workshops and other events from the conference venue.

Read one of their stories.


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UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Education in Japan