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Youth Sounding Board

The European Commisssion is inviting young people between 18 to 30 years old, from Africa, Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East, Latin America, and the Caribbean, as well as from the European Union to join the Youth Sounding Board for International Partnerships and share their ideas in EU external action and international cooperation.

What:

The Youth Sounding Board (YSB) is a space for young people to have an influence on EU external action and international partnerships. It aims to create a real, fundamental, long-lasting change in how the EU engages with young people in its development cooperation.

The YSB will advise the Commissioner for International Partnerships and DG INTPA on youth participation and empowerment in the field of EU international partnerships and on EU external action on topics such as employment, education, training and entrepreneurship, environment and climate change, human rights and democracy, peace and security, digitalisation and technology, gender social inclusion and health, peace and security, as well as culture, arts, media and journalism.

The Youth Sounding Board will be composed of 25 young people from across the world (EU and non-EU countries), in particular:

– 15 individuals with practical experience on youth participation processes and youth policies;

– 10 representatives of youth organisations/ networks.

Candidates with special needs, disabilities, in situation of vulnerability or from minority groups are encouraged to apply.

Eligible participants should:

– be between the age of 18-30 (by 26 April 2021);

– have a good command of English;

– hold the nationality of or be a resident in one of the eligible countries (from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe).

Candidates can apply individually or be nominated by an organisation.

How much time:

The Youth Sounding Board members will commit for two years, for about 15 days a year.
They will have at least four meetings, taking place every year, virtually and, when the situation allows, in person in Brussels.
This is an unpaid mandate. However, travel and other related expenses will be covered.

Deadline: 26 April 2021,23:59 CET.

Read more here.