ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation affiliated to the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (WFUCA).


ECO-UNESCO’s aims are:

  • to raise environmental awareness, understanding and knowledge of the environment among young people
  • to promote the protection and conservation of the environment
  • to promote the personal development of young people through practical environmental projects and activities.
  • to promote the ideals of UNESCO


ECO-UNESCO provides a wide range of programmes and services, which include:


Environmental Youth Programmes

ECO-UNESCO develops and runs programmes for young people on a broad range of environmental issues through schools, youth organisations, community groups or local authorities.

These programmes include: environmental events and activities, environmental workshops, a National Youth ECO-Forum, the Young Environmentalist Awards, ECO-UNESCO Clubs, ECO-Youth Choices and Youth for Sustainable Development Peer Education Programmes.


Training Programmes

ECO-UNESCO develops and runs training programmes for young people and trainers within non-formal and formal education, providing a specialist approach to working with young people.

These programmes include: short training courses on a wide range of issues related to sustainable development and the environment, FETAC accredited courses (Introduction to Sustainable Development, Level 5) and ECO-Choices, a drugs misuse prevention programme.


Education Resources

ECO-UNESCO produces environmental education resources including publications, CD-ROMs and posters for primary and secondary school teachers, youth groups and community groups.



ECO-UNESCO offers consultancy services to groups and agencies that want a specialist approach to environmental education, environmental youth work and Education for Sustainable Development.




Annual Report 2017

Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2015