Young Climate Professionals


What is the YCP project about?

Young Climate Professionals (YCP) is a green literacy pilot project which has been promoting active citizenship and social entrepreneurship among young adults across 10 European countries. Throughout a series of activities running from October 2022 to April 2023, young people gained in-depth knowledge in the field of green literacy and personal skills. The learning sessions included expert talks, group discussions and assignments. Online interaction tools such as joint working platforms and a communication channel facilitated the sharing of knowledge and strengthened interconnections among the participants. By developing and implementing their own green project ideas, the participants practised planning, monitoring, and evaluating their work.

Enhancing individual 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. The most outstanding project ideas received a mini grant during our closing meeting in Berlin, the YCP Campus. The project’s long-term goal is to build a network of Young Climate Professionals 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.

Activity I: Kick-off, Get Together & Onboarding

Activity II: Talk & Discussion I – Is it too late to stop climate change?

Activity III: Talk & Discussion II – How just is energy transition & sustainability?

Activity IV: YCP Campus – Urbanism & Climate change / Cities and their responsibilities

Who can participate?

Young adults (age 18-28), who want to make a green change in their local community or country from one of the following countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain or Sweden were able to apply to our first call for application.

The registration is currently closed but we will keep you informed of upcoming calls for applications so you can become part of the second cohort of YCPs!

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, lifestyles 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 on 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.


Young Climate Professionals


Materials on green literacy


Enhancing awareness


YCP Campus 2023

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: