Open to passionate youths around the world!!

Promoting sustainable development, voicing my opinion and doing my share in creating a better future alongside like-minded people – this is something I want to continue in the future.
— Emily Grabo, YRE student participated in UNESCO Conference in Nagoya, Japan

The competition is open to those aged 11-25 whether participating alone or through their school, college, university or youth group. The YRE programme has to be run by FEE's national member organisation, as does the National Competition. All the entries to the International Competition need to be evaluated by a National Jury and submitted by National Operators in each YRE member country.
Individual students or groups of students can participate in the YRE programme, but always with the YRE National Operator's permission and according to the YRE competition rules, which can be different for specific campaigns run by YRE International.

According to needs from sponsors, YRE International will encourage National Operators to focus on school-based activities.


Young Reporters at International Conferences and missions

YRE gives youth who participate in the programme the opportunity to attend international conferences related to environmental issues. YRE has sent Young Reporters to high-level events such as the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Japan, the World Environmental Education Congress (WEEC) in Sweden and Canada, COP22 in Morocco, and COP23 in Germany. YRE will continue to look for more openings for passionate youth around the world to express themselves at international events. 

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.


UNESCO Youth Forum / YRE mission 2018

In March 2018, we gathered 42 YRE alumni from 24 countries around the world to participate in a three-day workshop focused on Education for Sustainable Development. The event was a joint initiative between UNESCO Foundation for Environmental Education.

Click here to read the inspiring profiles of the participants! 

Read Young Reporters' articles


UNESCO Youth Forum / YRE Mission 2018

World Environmental Education Congress 2015

COP 22 - 2016
Marrakech, Morocco


COP 23 - 2017
Bonn, Germany

UNESCO World Conference on ESD 2014

YRE Mission 2017
Góis, Portugal