The Youth for Sustainable Development programme is for young people who are interested in learning more about the environment, sustainable development issues, and how they can take practical action to protect the environment. The YSD programme 2019/2020 is available in Dublin, Drogheda, Bray, and Navan, with two further locations being added in January 2020.
The Youth for Sustainable Development programme (YSD) is aimed at 15-18-year-olds and consists of an initial structured 12-week workshop series where participants can explore:
- sustainable development
- global issues
- the environment
- how they can take action for positive change
Structured Peer Education Programme
The weekly workshops engage young people in a fun, interactive way to learn more about the environment and how to take action for change!
- A variety of non-formal education activities, such as art, music, drama, outdoor learning and field trips
- Exploring a wide variety of issues including the Sustainable Development Goals, climate change, biodiversity, globalisation, health and trade.
This is then followed by weekly meetings.
This term the Youth for Sustainable Development programme is fully booked.
Development of young people
Through taking part in the programme young people:
- Develop skills such as team-work, communication and leadership skills
- Develop facilitation skills and gain a QQI qualification in Peer Education for Sustainable Development
- Learn how to design and carry out a Global Action project gaining hands-on experience
- Represent ECO-UNESCO at National Youth Forums and events
- Enter the Young Environmentalist Awards
- Count it towards the Gaisce Award
- Have fun and make new friends!