About us

iuventum relates to the 4 Latin words iuventus, ingenium, mundus and universitas.
It shall be associated with the English words youth, natural capacity, world and univers(al)ity.

The vision of iuventum is to provide global education across generations. Global economic and environmental challenges require a global economy and culture in order to become globally resourceful and to create our future. Innovation, management and entrepreneurship, culture, sports, and sustainable development will be at the core of different education programs to be pursued. Focus is on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), intercultural and entrepreneurial education, provided through international exchange and global programs. Priority is on transforming learning and training environments.

iuventum was founded in 2009 as a charitable organization and incorporated in Germany and the US.
The ESD Forum was established in 2011, recognized by the Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J) and the German Commission for UNESCO - Secretariat, UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, and supported by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan, and the Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ), Germany.
iuventum is an organization in observer status in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) process and in special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
Moreover, iuventum is a participant of the United Nations Global Compact and a member of the Green Industry Platform of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

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