Connecting youth for climate action

Together we can change the world!

Have you ever asked yourself what you can do against the climate crisis, when the earth continues warming itself?

At the Local Conference of Youth Austria – LCOY Austria in short – you connect to other young people aged between 15 and 30, to address the climate crisis. Colourfully and empowered. Learn, develop ideas and raise your voice. No previous knowledge is required. Come as you are!

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The Local Conference of Youth Austria is the Austrian youth climate conference – organized by the youth NGO CliMates Austria for the second time already! Registrations start on September 8th. The language of the conference: predominantly GERMAN.

The LCOY Austria on November 8th-10th in 3 numbers:

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Workshops & discussions

There will be dozens of workshops, from climate science to storytelling of your climate story, energy of the future or even DIY. Also: discussion rounds and panels. Language: mostly German.

Networking & community

The LCOY Austria stands for: connecting youth for climate action. Talking with each other and building up somethig bigger together. Everyone should feel safe. For this reason the LCOY lasts 3 days.


There will be output. The LCOY Austria aims to raise the voice of youth in politics and society. One output will be creative. Stay tuned for updates!

Ideas & network

At the LCOY Austria you can exchange (project-)ideas with others and get inspired. Plus: build up a personal network and friendships with like-minded and different people.

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CliMates Austria

CliMates Austria is the Austrian branch of the NGO CliMates International that brings together students and young professionals around the world for climate action. With more than 300 members in 30 countries CliMates is an important player in climate protection issues. Our aim is to inform and mobilise young people on current climate topics, to develop innovative solutions. We work on how youth can get involved in public and intenational bodies. Also, we want to train yoth to become actors and  changemakers – for example through climate simulations in schools, universities and other institutions in all of Austria.

LCOY Austria Vol.1 (2018)

The first LCOY Austria took place on November 16th-18th 2018 in Vienna with 150 participants. Endorsed by the Austrian president, supported by the City of Vienna. You missed it? Get a comprehensive insight here!

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Become a partner of the LCOY Austria!

As a conference organized entirely by volunteers and with few resources we are looking forward to cooperations!

Get involved and support us!

You think the LCOY Austria is pretty cool and thus want to help out? Then you’ve come to the right place. We are looking for organising team members in a targeted way. Or do you want to become a volunteer at the conference on 8-10.11.2019? Or contribute to the program? We are looking forward to you!

People of LCOY Austria

VIDEO: Impressions from the LCOY Austria 2018, by (German with English subtitles)

Eindrücke von der LCOY Austria

Am Sonntag ging die erste österreichische Jugendklimakonferenz, LCOY Austria 2018 – Empowering Youth Climate Action, zu Ende. Es waren ein paar KlimareporterInnen vor Ort, ganz viele motivierte Menschen und es war wunderschön! Es geht weiter mit jungem Engagement für Klimaschutz, auch mit einem InteressentInnentreffen am 15.12, Details werden folgen. Erstmal das Video mit ein paar Eindrücken von der Konferenz 🙂

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You want to organize an LCOY yourself? Or want to know how we did it and are doing it every day? Head over to

Registrations for participants start on September 8th on this page (in German)