Young Climate Professionals

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What is the YCP project about?

Young Climate Professionals (YCP) is a green-literacy pilot project promoting active citizenship and social entrepreneurship among young adults across 10 European countries. Throughout a series of workshops running from September 2022 to March 2023, young people will gain an in-depth knowledge in the field of green literacy and personal skills. The learning sessions will include expert talks, group discussions and assignments. Online interaction tools such as simulation games, joint working platforms and a communication channel will facilitate the sharing of knowledge and strengthen interconnections among the participants. By developing and implementing their own green project ideas, the participants will practice planning, monitoring, and evaluating their work.

Enhancing individuals sustainability competencies is the core of this project. We thus believe that the YCPs will become agents of change who can help tackle climate issues and support the green transition in an inclusive way. During our closing meeting in Berlin, the most outstanding project ideas will receive a mini grant. The long-term goal of the project is to build a network of Young Climate Professional in Europe. This alliance can become a vehicle for joint green projects that raise awareness and make Europe’s target of becoming carbon neutral by 2050 more achievable and realistic.

Who can participate?

Are you a young adult (i.e. student), age 18 to 28, who wants to make a green change in your local community or country by becoming a Young Climate Professional? Are you coming from one of the following countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland or Sweden?

Do not miss this chance of becoming part of our workshop series running from September 2022 until March 2023! Moreover, you will become part of a network of Young Climate Professionals across Europe and will have the opportunity of getting your project funded by a mini grant. There are three spots available per country so we encourage you to apply! The call for applications will be published beginning of July.

We are excited to support you and your ideas of making Europe greener!

Why do we need Young Climate Professionals?

The increasing environmental degradation due to climate change is affecting all of us, especially the future generations. Inspired by the European Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) we want to develop a transnational working and learning space, which enables European youth to exchange thoughts and ideas on bold approaches to green citizenship. Additionally, we aim to translate the framework of the European Green Deal into more hands-on practical approaches that help us change daily patterns of behaviour, life-styles and social aspects of life in an inclusive and affordable way.

With peer-to-peer learning methods we want to both shed light on country and context-specific perspectives to sustainability as well as highlight the commonalities across Europe. The YCPs will become agents of transformation in their own communities and can share the knowledge they have gained among peers and in their local networks. By raising awareness and sharing know-how on strategies to fight climate change, YCPs will help shape a greener and future-proof Europe.

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Call for applications

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Materials on green literacy

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Ideas to save the future

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In cooperation with our partners Zaklada Znanje Na Djelu/Stiftung Wissen am Werk and Sofia Platform.

The project Young Climate Professionals is funded by the European Union. 

If you are interested in the project or have any further questions, please feel free to get in touch: ycp@thecivics.eu