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Created: 2017.07.31 / Updated: 2017.08.01 10:31

Call for Applications to the 4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit and “EU-AU Youth Plug-In initiative”

The European External Action Service is calling young people to participate in the 4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit and “EU-AU Youth Plug-In initiative.” The 4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit will bring together more than 120 youth leaders from both continents, including African Diaspora, on 9-11 October in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, to agree on a declaration with recommendations and messages on 6 themes including education, peace & security, climate & environment, business & job creation, political inclusion and culture.

A follow-up group of 36 youth selected for the EU-AU Youth Plug In initiative will continue the work between October 27 and November 29. The group will be embedded in the AU and the EU as two Euro-African groups in both Addis and Brussels, to develop further ideas and proposal relating to the 6 themes for solutions, actions and initiatives.

Criteria for participation in The 4th Africa-Europe Youth Summit:

  • Must have citizenship of a European country (member-state of the Council of Europe)
  • Age 18-35
  • Current involvement in a youth organisation/network
  • Experience of implementing an initiative under at least one of the themes (education & skills, peace & security, environment, business & job creation, governance & democratic inclusion, culture & arts)
  • Prior interest and previous knowledge of Africa-Europe cooperation
  • Ability to work in either English or French

Additional criteria for participation in the “EU-AU Youth Plug-In initiative”:

  • Availability to dedicate significant time and energy to the initiative (for a period of around 6 weeks in October and November, in both Addis and Brussels) **
  • Knowledge of one or more topics (education & skills, peace & security, environment, business & job creation, governance & democratic inclusion, culture & arts)
  • Experience in cooperating within international and multicultural teams

**All travel and accommodation expenses are covered for chosen applicants, participants selected for the Youth Plug-in Initiative are also allocated a stipend for the period of the Youth Plug-In initiative **

All applications must be submitted by the end of Sunday, 6 August 2017 (Brussels time).

Application form https://goo.gl/forms/k8RhxlEdLFu2s9tv2

In case you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to HVASS Irene at: Irene.HVASS@eeas.europa.eu