What is the Green Track?

On the Green Track is the European Union campaign on biodiversity and nature for young people, organised in collaboration with the Global Biodiversity Youth Network (GYBN), that will be implemented in spring 2022, ahead of the second phase of the UN Biodiversity Conference CBD COP15 and during the European Year of Youth.

On behalf of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Environment we are pleased to invite you to become part of the Green Track journey. You can contribute to the debate about the future of nature and biodiversity ahead of the UN Biodiversity Conference CBD COP15 by organising a youth-focused event!

If you or your organisation would like to – or are already planning to – organise an event engaging youth between March and May 2022 on a topic such as nature/biodiversity, circular economy, zero pollution, sustainable lifestyle or other, this is a great opportunity to submit it and become one of the Green Track Stops on the Green Track itinerary.

What does organising a Green Track Stop mean in practice? By becoming one of the Green Track Stops, your event will benefit from:

  • Visibility on the European Commission campaign website and on the social media channels of the Directorate–General for the Environment of the European Commission and other platforms;
  • An opportunity to co-brand your event with the campaign visual identity;
  • An editable toolkit with templates and materials for event communication and promotion, as well as guidelines for event organization;
  • Facilitation in accessing digital tools for organising online events;
  • An opportunity to attend an info session for event organisers.

All types of events are welcome – conferences, meetings, public discussions, debates, artistic performances etc., as long as they engage with young people in the EU. Events can be organised by youth organisations or networks, universities, collectives and citizens. They can take place at the local, regional, national or EU level. Events can be organised online, in-person or in hybrid format and can be held in any EU language.

Don’t miss this opportunity and submit your event application by 10 December 2021!

For all your questions about the campaign or this call for events, please visit the call for events  website, available in all EU languages, and consult the Guidelines for application. If you need further information, you can reach the campaign team at [email protected]

We look forward to counting your event among our Green Track Stops in 2022.

Get on the Green Track! Submit Your Event and Join the Debate on Nature and Biodiversity