UPDATE - Speaking Up for the Planet: 2 communication skills workshops instead of one just for you! Read more to get a place!


 The UK-based charity Speakers Trust are really excited to be able to offer you a free workshop! It's an opportunity to participate in a full-day communication skills workshop designed to help you speak out about climate change. In partnership with Climate Action, Race to Zero and COP26, this is an opportunity to develop your confidence and public speaking skills, write an impactful speech and be heard by decision-makers and a global community to inspire real change. This project is called "Speaking Up for the Planet".

The first session, which will take place on Thursday, the 18th of November from 9 am to 1 pm CEST is already full! But great news, since many of you wants to participate one more session will be held and some seats are still available! It will be split into two days to fit as many time zones as possible, on Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21th from 7 pm CEST to 9 pm CEST. It’s open to every Young Reporters aged from 14 to 25. Please not that if you register, you must be able to participate in the workshop and deliver your speech in English.

The workshop 

Participants will have a 4-hours communication skills workshop delivered by one of the UK charity Speakers Trust’s expert trainers. The trainer will take you through a series of fun, interactive exercises designed to boost your confidence and improve your speaking and listening skills. We will explore your opinions and responses to climate change and help you to articulate them clearly. The day culminates in every participant standing up and delivering a short speech about climate change and the environment. 

In a nutshell, the workshop will cover communication skills, giving and receiving feedback, listening skills, tips for impromptu speaking, and how to build a speech, develop the content, give it structure and then lots of focus on how to deliver a speech.

Getting voices heard

The workshop will be complemented by a comprehensive suite of online resources that will help you fine-tune your speech. Within or after the workshop, participants are invited to film their speech and submit it to the secure online Speakers Trust’s platform. Their team will review each entry and upload them to a unique site which will be accessible to people across the world - so you will be part of a truly global project. 


Later this year, their expert panel of judges will watch all of the submitted speeches and select a few to be shared at a high-profile event in early 2022.

Would you like to be one of the next YRE to make his/her voice heard even more? Do not hesitate and register through the following form. The deadline for registration is 15 November!!!

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The FEE international team will select students that will be chosen for the session. That is why you need to tell us why you want to be part of it.