What is the EU4Ocean Coalition?

In order that the oceans and the challenges facing them become everyone’s concern, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is supporting the establishment of a coalition for the ocean ‒ the EU4Ocean Coalition ‒ with a view to involving all European citizens.

The coalition is made up of three communities:

  • The EU4Ocean platform is a hub for experts, institutions, and organisations already involved in ocean outreach work.
  • The Youth Forum for the Ocean (Youth4Ocean Forum)
  • The EU Network of Blue Schools, whose member schools have demonstrated the integration of marine science awareness in their programmes. 

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What is the Youth4Ocean Forum?

After numerous interviews throughout Europe, 50 young people were selected to found the Youth4Ocean Forum. With our help, they drew up the Forum’s rules and laid a solid foundation from which to launch strong initiatives, to work together on behalf of the ocean, and to voice their ideas, beliefs, and points of view to European decision-makers.

How to join the Youth4Ocean Forum?

Are you between 16 and 30 years of age and would you like to get involved and help the ocean on a big scale? The Youth4Ocean Forum is made for you! The Forum is open to all, participative, and inclusive and it needs you to make an even bigger splash! The discussions are mainly in English, but people from all over the world are involved and everyone has their place. Just follow the steps described in this article to become a member. .

If you have any problems, we are available to help at The founding members organise virtual meetings every month to welcome new members and invite them to participate in ongoing actions. Once registered, you will be invited to a meeting by e-mail. You are also warmly invited to join the groupe Facebook managed by the Forum’s founding members.

Young Ocean Advocates

Keen to do even more? Perhaps you have a project idea or you already have a project up and running which is making a difference? Then why not consider applying to the European Commission’s Young Ocean Advocate scheme? This European accreditation can give you access to resources to enable you to run your project and can help you to participate in international events where you can present your work and ideas, meet experts, and expand your network.



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