National Youth ECO-Forum – Archive

Youth Exploring Rio+20: A UNESCO Clubs Transnational Meeting: November 2012

Click here to read all about the 2012 Transnational Youth Meeting and see photos and highlights from the day! 

ECO-UNESCO National Youth ECO-Forum 2011: Green Entrepreneurs – Inspire, Innovate, Create

Each year ECO-UNESCO’s National Youth ECO-Forum brings together young people aged 15 – 18 from all over Ireland to speak directly with experts and policy-makers, develop youth- led plans for action in their schools and communities and above all, make their voices heard on the issues that are important to them!

ECO-UNESCO’s National Youth ECO-Forum was part of Innovation Dublin 2011, which took place across Dublin from Oct 17th to Nov 18th. The festival demonstrated Dublin’s capacity to inspire, interact and innovate.

Green Entrepreneurship and Innovation was the theme of this year’s National Youth ECO- Forum.

This year’s national Youth ECO-Forum was a great success! Over 50 young people met in ECO-UNESCO’s Dublin home, the Greenhouse, and Dublin City Council’s Wood Quay Venue, to learn about young green entrepreneurship. With guest speakers from sponsors Dublin City Council, Cornucopia and Rothar, the young people learnt to inspire, innovate and create!

Highlights of the day included:

  • The Green Business Trail of Dublin
  • Guest youth speakers from Donegal Pens and Loreto Stephen’s Green
  • Q&A with the Experts!
  • Generating eco-business ideas

Thanks to all our sponsors, volunteers and the young people themselves for making the National Youth ECO-Forum 2011 such a success!

Check out the photos of the event here!


The 2010 National Youth ECO Forum was a great success….check out some photos and videos from the day in our photo and video gallery. Check back here for information on the 2011 National Youth ECO Forum. In the meantime come and see the Life, Camera, Action! exhibtion in The Greenhouse.

2010 National Youth ECO-Forum

World Wild Web – Young People Exploring Biodiversity

Are you 15 to 18?
Do you care about the Environment?
If so, we have just the thing for you!

ECO-UNESCO’s National Youth ECO Forum 2010 offers you the chance to:

  • Take part in fun activities and workshops to learn more about Biodiversity.
  • Ask your questions and hear what the experts have to say about Biodiversity.
  • Take on ECO-UNESCO’s urban Safari Trail and find out about Dublin’s Biodiversity hotspots.
  • Explore the different actions you can take to conserve Biodiversity.
  • Meet loads of young people from all over Ireland and learn from their experiences.
  • Learn all about biodiversity and then take Action!>

When: 24th Novemeber 2010
Where:  The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2
Registration: contact info@ecounesco.ie or call +353 1 6625491

Life, Camera, Action! 

Take part in ECO-UNESCO’s Biodiversity Photography & Film Exhibition as part of ECO-UNESCO’s National Youth ECO-Forum 2010 WORLD WILD WEB: Young People Exploring Biodiversity 

Send us your photos or short films on the theme of Biodiversity and WIN a masterclass in wildlife documentary making, and a host of other great prizes! 

How do I get involved? 

What: ECO-UNESCO is offering you the opportunity to be part of the Life, Camera, Action! exhibition as part of this year’s National Youth Eco-Forum: WORLD WILD WEB.

Where: The Life, Camera, Action! exhibition will take place in ECO-UNESCO, The Greenhouse, Dublin City Centre. 

Why: 2010 is the UN International Year of Biodiversity and to celebrate that ECO-UNESCO is encouraging young people all over Ireland to appreciate the wonderful diversity of life around them and to capture a slice of this life on film. 

How: Send us your photos or short films on the theme of Biodiversity to exhibition@ecounesco.ie or by post on CD-ROM to The Greenhouse. Each submission to include title, a short introduction and must be sent in high-resolution. We also need your contact details. 

When: Deadline for submissions 17/09/10. The exhibition will be launched in The Greenhouse on 16/11/10. 

Anything else: All submissions will be put into a draw on the day of ECO-UNESCO’s National Youth Eco-Forum: WORLD WILD WEB, with prizes including a workshop on wildlife documentary making with a renowned wildlife photographer and other great prizes up for grabs too! Please direct any queries to youth@ecounesco.ie