Communication, Education & Public Awareness

CEPA Best Practices Database Project

The project below was submitted by the organization below in response to the notification issued by the Executive Secretary in December 2003. The Secretariat does not assume responsibility for the accuracy of the information it contains. Any questions about the project should be addressed to the organization which reported the project

General Description
Title Young Reporters for the Environment
Status Ongoing
Country(ies) Cyprus
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Region(s) Africa
Central and Eastern Europe
Western Europe and Others
Participating Organization(s)
Lead Organization(s) Foundation for Environmental Education
Type of Implementing Agency(ies) Educational Institutions/Universities
Other Collaborating Organizations France Telecom UNESCO The Cousteau Society European Environmental Press International Federation of Environmental Journalists Region Rhone Alps
Main Target Groups or Audience
Contact Details
Contact Person Thierry Lereverend
Job Title International Coordinator
Organization Foundation for Environmental Education
Address 6, Avenue du Maine
Postal Code 75015
City Paris
Country France
Telephone 33145494050
Fax 33145492769
E-mail Address
Web Site
Goals and Objectives
Overall Goal Assist in the training of environmental journalism principles to secondary school students through providing tools that can be applied to practical journalism projects. In all, teach students to communicate their investigations to the public
Specific Objectives Build a network of schools that can share their projects and experiences in writing environmental journalistic pieces.
Scope and Activities
National Level Activities Assisted by a teachers team, students carry out a journalistic inquiry about a local environmental issue, with a multidisciplinary approach (with an environmental - economic - social - scientific view). Possible activities for the Young reporters are documentation, field visits, interviews, writing of articles, photos. Their goal is to inform the local public in a journalistic way, with any media (local newspaper, radio or TV, conference, exhibition, school magazine…).

YRE provides tools to help teachers set up these projects, and also provides a web site where the project results can be disseminated.
International-Level Activities International activities include the national activities, but in addition, aims at developing international cooperation with other young reporters of other countries. The ambition is to enrich ones local investigation with data, inputs, information, photos etc. coming form another country.
Outcomes and Lessons Learned
Outcomes About 250 schools from 17 countries actually constitute a network that functions as a international press agency specialised in producing and delivering information about the environment. They are assisted in this by national coordinators in the 17 participating countries and by a powerful web site, [], proposing a large choice of activities, tools and services to the members of the community, according to the needs and ambition of their own project. Includes all you need to know about registration, constitution of a international teams, co-operation, production and submission of articles, journalistic writing, use of the press Agency
Lessons Learned tbd