Are you a young game-changer aged between 16 and 25, with a good level of English and a citizen of the European Union or one of the Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova or Ukraine)? Are you interested in EU affairs, your country’s partnership with the EU and would like to engage in online and dialogue-driven activities to contribute to the developments and prosperity of your communities and countries?
If so, the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project invites you to become a ‘Young European Ambassador’ and take part in an initiative that currently connects nearly 500 young people from the EU Member States and the Eastern partner countries! The deadline for your application is Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 at 23:59 CEST.
The role of the Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) is to represent the youth of their countries and network with young people from the European Union and the Eastern partner countries. They exchange ideas, knowledge and experiences, discuss matters of concern to young people, share best practices, and work together for a better future.
This year marks the fourth round of applications to become a ‘Young European Ambassador’. Over the three prior rounds of applications, the initiative has grown steadily, increasing the number of selected ‘Young European Ambassadors’ from 100 in 2016 to nearly 500 in 2018. Over the past three years, they have actively participated in more than 300 activities, including visits to schools and universities, EU discussion clubs, EuroSchools, participation in Youth Fairs, activities dedicated to the protection of the environment, and many more across the Eastern partner countries. They have also participated and represented the youth of their countries at international events and conferences.
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How to apply:
✅ The deadline to apply is: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019 at 23:59 CEST
✅ No participation fees are required!
✅ By completing your application form, you are confirming that you will be available to voluntarily engage in Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) activities.
What comes next?
✅ As part of the evaluation and selection process, you may:
- be invited to an interview with the ‘Young European Ambassadors’ in your home country, and
- get the chance to participate in an activity organised by the ‘Young European Ambassadors’ in your home country, based on availability
✅ The final selection will be consulted and agreed with the EU institutions
✅ The final results for all newly-appointed ‘Young European Ambassadors’ will be announced on the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ website and social media channels in September 2019
✅ For further questions and information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
✅ You must be a citizen of one of the EU Member States or one of the six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova or Ukraine).
✅ You must be between 16 and 25 years old.
✅ You must have a good level of English.
✅ You should possess good communication skills and be motivated to work in an international team, bringing a great team spirit: #strongertogether
✅ You should be keen to engage online, and share information, knowledge and opportunities with your peers.
✅ You should be ready and available to initiate, implement and/or participate proactively in dialogue-driven civic engagement activities in your countries.
✅ Please note that any activities and actions will be organised on a voluntary basis and will not involve any remuneration or title. We acknowledge that you might be studying/working, thus the YEAs initiative has been designed to be flexible.
✅ Please note that you must be 18 years old to participate in activities involving international travel. Selected candidates aged 16 to 17 will be exclusively eligible for online engagement and the local activities in their respective countries.
✅ Please note that the online application includes the submission of a motivational statement, either in form of a short video (1-3min) or a short written statement, as well as you taking a short quiz about the European Union (EU) and the Eastern Partnership (EaP).
✅ Please note that the ‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative is an inclusive initiative committed to diversity. Young people from all backgrounds are invited to apply.
✅ The ‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative is a non-political initiative. Any views expressed by ‘Young European Ambassadors’ do not represent the overall opinions of the ‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative, the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project or any EU institutions and agencies.
The ‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative is the driving force of the ‘Young European Neighbours’ (YEN) network created by the EU-funded ‘OPEN Neighbourhood – Communicating for a Stronger Partnership: Connecting with citizens across the Eastern Neighbourhood (‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’) project.
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