International Conferences: 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 Missions: 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

Katowice, Poland - December, 2018

Six Young Reporters from five countries participated in COP 24 in Poland, covering both weeks of this climate change conference.

Together with UNFCCC and UNESCO, FEE also organised two events at COP 24: A Youth Training Workshop on Constructive Journalism and a Round Table Discussion on Climate Change Education Challenges. Click here to learn more.


Peace Summit of Emerging Leaders

Bangkok, Thailand - November 2018

Yoorha Kang from South Korea travelled to Thailand to participate in the inaugural Piece Summit of Emerging Leaders. The conference was organised by Humanitarian Affairs Asia and gathered 500 young leaders from different parts of the world to give them an understanding and broader perspective on the vitally important subject of Peace.


9th University Scholars Leadership Symposium

Bangkok, Thailand - August, 2018

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

Read one of their stories here.


UNESCO Youth Conference

Paris, France - 2018

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

Read one of their stories here.


UNESCO Youth Forum / YRE Mission

Almada, Portugal - March, 2018

42 inspiring young people participated in 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.

Watch some highlights in this video.


COP 24

Bonn, Germany - November, 2017

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.


9th World Environmental Education Congress

Vancouver, Canada - 2017

5 students from Canada and 8 from Turkey participates in the 9th WEEC. The students attended different sessions, conducted interviews with delegates, and wrote articles about their experiences.

Read one of their stories.


COP 22

Marrakesh, Morocco - November, 2016

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.


8th World Environmental Education Congress

Gothenburg, Sweden - 2016

Read one of their stories.


UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Education

Nagoya, Japan - 2014

Read one of their stories.