INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND MISSIONS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.