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Past Projects


Celebrating the European Charlemagn Youth Prize in a urban community garden in Aachen, Germany

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Info evening about national chapters to celebrate 1 year of GYBN Europe

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Messages of Hope events for EU Green Week 2020


Biodiversity is our Life Challenge during Biodiversity Week of Action, May 2020


Our Europe Youth Capacity Biulding Workshop in 2019


  • Collaborated with Youth and Environment Europe on a youth workshop called Biodiversity Conservation: Our Past, Present and Future.

  • Our project, "Biodiverse City Maps" was one of the 14 finalists for the "Young and Eco-committed" Youth Competition as part of the European Youth Conference in Strasbourg, France



  • Took an active role in Generation Climate Europe and the European Youth Forum's Roundtable on Biodiversity as part of the Education for Climate Coalition and co-hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee. 

  • Had our first ever GYBN Europe Meet-Up with local hubs meeting in Germany, Belgium, England and Spain!

  • Represented the global youth by making the opening remarks at the Convention on Biological Diversity's COP15 Part 1 online event.

  • Co-created the Negotiating Table workshop with Youth in Landscapes as part of the Global Landscape Forum's Advocacy Odyssey. 

  • Participated in the G20 Y20 youth consultation organised by the Young Ambassadors Society in Italy.

  • Participated in a panel discussion on Natural Resources as part of #BuildingBiodiversity: Youth Dialogie with UNDP International Resource Panel organised by Youth and Environment Europe.

  • Organised a second season of Nature Talks around the theme of environmental jobs.

  • Organised a webinar on "The pollution you don't see: shining a light on ghostnets" for World Oceans Day on the 8th June 2021 and to highlight the EU Green Week 2021 theme of Zero Pollution.

  • Engaged in the #SameSucks, #StoptheSame because #DiversityRocks campaign mobilising youth for biodiversity and highlighting youth priorities for the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

  • Sent everyone out into Nature with our Biodiversity Bingo for International Biodiversity Day!

  • Started the Nature Talks series of Instagram Lives talking to different actors (Generation Climate Europe Biodiversity Working Group, Client Earth, Birdlife Europe, and the Saami Council) in the space of Ecosystem Restoration to celebrate International Biodiversity Day.

  • Celebrated our 1st Birthday with an info evening into national chapters, what they can do and how one can start one.

  • Organised our first Intergenerational Dialogue with EU decision-makers on the topic of youth participation in the precesses creating the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

  • Formulated the Summary of European Youth Perspectives on Biodiversity from the response received from 42 organisations.

  • Ran a youth consultation inviting over 330 youth organisations to share their perspectives on biodiversity with us.


  • Had a virtual Christmas party!

  • Participated in the #Together4Forests campaign to petition the EU to stop imported deforestation. The campaign reached 1.1 million signatures!

  • Published an article on youth perspectives on the 2030 EU Biodiversity Strategy in the EUropaInfo magazine by the EU-Umweltbüro which can be found here.

  • Spoke about youth employment opportunities within a WWF and UNEP session on ecosystem restoration during EU Green Week 2020. Watch the recording here.

  • Supported the Biodiversity Action Europe Call for Action campaign and session at EU Green Week 2020. 

  • Ran the Messages of Hope project inviting youth around Europe to send us Postcards of Hope for how they want their future to look and a Stories of Hope webinar to combat environmental anxiety for EU Green Week 2020. Click here to watch the recording.

  • Participated in the #Youth4Agroecology campaign and the #StoptheCAP campaign to reform agricultural policies to become more biodiversity positive and prevent harmful subsidies

  • Developed a Response to the EU Biodiversity Strategy (read it on our Blog page!)

  • Plastic Pollution video for World Environment Day on the 8th June

  • Biodiversity Week Of Action Social Media Takeover from the 18th to the 22nd May

    • ​Blog articles about Traditional Ecological Knowledge on the 18th

    • ​Photo Challenge Biodiversity @ Home on the 19th

    • A Bee or not a Bee Quiz on the 20th​

    • ​Q&A Series on China & Biodiversity on the 21st

    • Video on Ecosystem Services on the 22nd

  • Supported the Nordic Youth Biodiversity Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark (March 2020)

  • Organised two Youth Consultation projects which contributed to the GYBN Position Paper on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework that will be discussed and adopted at the UNCBD COP-15 in Kunming, China

  • Participated in the World Wildlife Day 2020 Challenge in March 2020

  • Individual members ran Youth Consultations within their local communities in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Austria (December 2019 - January 2020)

  •  Members were involved with the organisation and presentation of the Capacity Building Workshop for Youth in Wildlife Conservation in Georgia (October 2019) 

  • Assisted with the All in for Climate Action Protest in Lithuania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany and Japan (September 2019)

  • We established our ideas, thoughts and connections at the GYBN Europe Youth Capacity Building Workshop in Vienna, Austria (August 2019)

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