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THE Assignment

Teenage journalists worldwide are invited to profile someone who has had success in one or more projects taking us closer to saving the planet in this  competition organized by News Decoder and Global Youth & News Media. Winners will get coaching and publication by News Decoder, a nonprofit global educational news service based in France, plus a cash prize.

Profiles can be text (with photos), video, podcast or multimedia and produced individually or in teams of two.


Deadline is 1 March 2023

The competition is part of The Writing’s on the Wall project in cooperation with The Climate Academy based at the European School Brussels II (Belgium) and is supported by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union and The New Earth Foundation (USA). 


New Decoder is also creating resources for doing great interviews and offering a series of climate-focused webinars in which  experts young and old from around the world will discuss and debate key issues such as the energy transition, food security and climate justice, guided by questions from young people.


The Climate Academy is providing a “Rough Guide to the Climate Crisis” by Matthew Pye, philosophy teacher and founder of the Climate Academy. He examines the science and impact of the climate crisis through psychology, philosophy and sociology in a series of compact, entertaining and informative videos [about 10 minutes each] and an accompanying textbook. A teachers’ guide will also be available.


In addition the project welcomes other kinds of content from youth in its “Ground Control” youth media space
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