Children for the Oceans & Romain Pilliard partnerships for the Protection of the Oceans

Pursue our mission to raise awareness among children around the world about the protection of the Ocean with our association Children for the Oceans, by informing them of the threats hanging over the Ocean, by familiarizing them with other models of societies and other economic models more respectful of the environment such as the Circular Economy but also by inspiring them.

This is our mission and it is therefore natural that we have decided to set up a partnership with a navigator unlike any other, Romain Pilliard, who is going on a round the world against all odds to promote the circular economy and the transition of the economy to a more virtuous model. He thus gave a second life to the legendary trimaran, which in 2005 broke the Single-handed Round the World Record with Ellen MacArthur, then was abandoned in Brest for years. The boat has been renovated by the USE IT AGAIN team! with parts, sails, recycled materials, reconditioned and recovered from other offshore racing teams in France and abroad.

In regular contact with Romain Pilliard and Alex Pella, his team-mate, the children will be able to exchange views, talk about the Ocean, familiarize themselves with the main principles of the circular economy and follow this great sporting challenge!

But above all, we need to put in place educational tools, expand our network of ambassadors and increase awareness sessions around the world!
If you want to support this awareness mission of Children for the Oceans, contact us.

We need the means to develop the educational tools that we would like to put in place for this occasion! Please keep on suporting us!

CFTO at the Youth4Ocean Forum

Thomas Lesage has been integrated as a member of the Youth4Ocean Forum !

What is the Youth4Ocean Forum ? Launched in July 2020 by 40 founding members, it is a space of co-creation which gathers young ocean advocates and changemakers between 16 and 30 to shape a healthy future for the ocean.

It is also a great opportunity to speak up for the young generation, share ideas, present projects and connect with like-minded young people and experts all over Europe.

Save the date : online workshop, 24-25 September

On the 24-25 September, as part of the EUOcean Coalition for Ocean Literacy, a workshop is organized to introduce the vision of the Forum as defined by the founding members, what the Forum stands for, and what tools are available to members. Participants will also get the chance to work together with interactive tools to design real activities and contribute to the action plan of the Youth4Ocean Forum. 

All young Europeans, experts, EU4Ocean Platform members, and members of the Network of European Blue Schools interested in building partnerships are warmly invited to attend.

Children for the Oceans at the preparatory meeting of the 2020 Ocean United Nations Conference

Children for the Oceans attended the Preparatory Meeting of the 2020 Ocean United Nations Conference and delivered a statement.

Please find here attached the statement from Thomas

Children for the Oceans ‘statement at the 2020 UN Ocean Conference Preparatory Meeting


My name is Thomas Lesage and I am 16 years old. I represent the NGO children for the Oceans, a NGO dedicated to increase the level of awareness of children and civil society on the protection of the ocean.

As mentioned by other NGOs today and some States’ representatives including the representative of Monaco, we now have access to a huge amount of relevant ocean data.

It is now our duty and responsibility to disseminate this knowledge to the whole civil society as there is a crucial lack of awareness on the ocean critical status and the threats it is facing. The whole civil society has to be made aware very quickly of the critical challenges we have to address in the coming years.

For this purpose, Children for the Oceans and many NGOs are ready to contribute to disseminate this crucial knowledge, but we need the full support of the political representatives and states.

Dissemination is one thing, and in addition we all agree that Science and innovations have to be developed but we already have some available solutions and have already identified the key issues.

In this context we need strong political commitments and pragmatic actions to save our ocean. The time for us to act is NOW.