Call for Applications: MAB Youth Forum 2017 in Italy


  • September 18 – April 23, 2017
  • Po Delta Biosphere Reserve

The secretariat of the MAB Programme and the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe are proud to announce the organization of the 2017 MAB YOUTH FORUM – committed to sustainable Development, to be held in the Po Delta Biosphere Reserve, Italy, on 18‐23 September 2017.




Young people are the future of Biosphere reserves and must be given a voice in shaping their territory and defining their engagement in the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme of UNESCO. The MAB Secretariat considers, therefore, the need to offer, in collaboration with the Regional Bureau located in Venice, an opportunity for young people who care about the special territories in which they live in to become active in the MAB Programme and to contribute to the sustainable development of their communities, in line with the Lima Action Plan. This initiative, announced for the first time during the 4th World Congress of Biosphere Reserves in Lima, Peru, has been welcomed by a standing ovation!


The Forum is addressed to youth aged between 18 and 35, who live or work in Biosphere Reserves, or who study or conduct research in these areas. The participants will be nominated by their respective Biosphere Reserve managers/coordinators, and supported by their MAB National Committees.

Eligible Regions: Not Specified

Application Process

  • Participants will have to fill out the application form;
  • They must attach a motivation letter and a letter of recommendation/support from their Biosphere Reserve.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2017 (49 Days Remaining)

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