The European Union and the Sustainable Oceans Alliance will co-host the second summit of young ocean leaders as a parallel event to the Our Ocean conference in Malta on 5-6 October 2017. The event will be hosted by the University of Malta.
Our Ocean, An Ocean For Life Leadership Summit will bring together the next generation of entrepreneurs, political and civil society leaders, scientists and researchers to brainstorm and come up with visionary ideas on how to conserve and sustainably use Our Ocean, for the present and future generations.
100 competitively-selected youth participants from around the world will be invited to attend this year’s summit. They will have the chance to put forward and gain valuable support for their proposed ocean solutions. During this two-day event, the students will participate in workshops, develop action-oriented strategies to implement ocean commitments in their respective communities, and strengthen their leadership skills.
High-level ocean leaders from the Our Ocean 2017 conference will meet and discuss innovative ideas to protect the oceans with the youth participants. Youth leaders will also be invited to join the main conference on its second day – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to network with the world’s top ocean leaders.