Various events have been held since the foundation of the Young Opinion Working Group, both international and at the national delegation level. Our activities are mainly focused on youth education and promoting game meat as a positive example of sustainable hunting.

One of the main international events is our annual assembly – the Global Youth for Sustainable Use (GYSU), which has been successfully organised over the years by our delegations across Europe. Every year, a group of CIC Young Opinion members meet for a multiple day event, including a scientific symposia, an introduction to the cultural heritage of the particular country or region, visits to famous hunting-related sites, culinary experiences and of course lots of friendly discussions.

Furthermore, CIC Young Opinion has a focus on children education which results in YO children days organized across different countries where children are educated in nature and conservation related matters in a playful way.

In addition, CIC Young Opinion wants to further promote the value of wild game meat in society as a delicious and sustainable source of food. For that, it organizes Symposia in Germany or has set up a partner program with several restaurants in Switzerland to serve wild game dishes.

Members are welcome to initiate any other activities which are related to the aims of the Young Opinion Working Group.

You will find details of the activities under the News About YO menu

CIC Young Opinion Research Awards


The CIC Young Opinion Research Award is aimed at supporting researchers whose projects contribute to the sustainable use of wildlife for the benefit of natural heritage conservation. Thereby, the goal of the Young Opinion Research Award is to promote scientific research in accordance with the spirit of CIC’s convictions. Such research may cover any or all of the three main pillars of sustainable wildlife management: economic, socio-cultural, ecological. Participants are required to send a summary of their research project, explaining the aim, methods and conclusions of the project.

The jury, a committee of CIC experts, will determine the two winners, who will be rewarded with an invitation to participate at following General Assembly, to present their projects and get in contact with key representatives and experts in the field of sustainable hunting. The prize covers the registration fee, accommodation and reasonable pre-approved travel expenses.


Students of Masters or Doctoral programs under 35 years old are eligible to apply.

The summary should meet the following criteria

  • Cover the research topics dealing with sustainable hunting based on one or more of three approaches – economic, socio-cultural, ecological (topic examples: ethics, politics, or history of hunting; wildlife management measures from habitat improvements to harvest strategies)
  • Maximum length is 3600 characters/two pages
  • Working language – English

For more information please contact with the subject CIC Young Opinion Research Award.