The Council of Europe has launched the Youth delegates: Call for applications to participate in the 2021 edition of the “Rejuvenating Politics” initiative.
The “Youth Delegates” project is part of the Congress initiative “Rejuvenating Politics” which, since 2014, aims to promote the participation of young people in public life and in the decision-making process at local and regional level.
One young person from the 10 eligible member States of the Council of Europe will be invited by the Congress to:
> Come to Strasbourg, France to participate actively as a youth delegate in the 40th (23-26 March) and 41st (26-28 October) sessions of the Congress together with the young delegates from the other 37 member states already chosen in 2020, or take part in possible online/hybrid sessions;
> Develop his/her own local project to return to his/her country, under the Congress ‘aegis'.
Selected youth delegates must commit to taking part in the whole of the two 2021 sessions (see information document).
The entire youth delegate programme is compulsory, youth delegates who do not take part in one or more of these aspects will be replaced by their national substitute delegate.
Utilize This Offer
1) As part of its “Rejuvenating Politics” initiative, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe is calling for applications from young people from the following countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Georgia, France, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco and the Slovak Republic;
2) All youth delegates should:
a) Be open, committed and motivated to develop and strengthen dialogue between young people and elected representatives at local/regional level;
b) Be between 18 and 30 years old;
c) Hold the passport of, and live in, the country they will represent;
d) Be active in youth work at local and regional levels;
e) Be available to engage in the whole of the activity including the preparation of grass-roots projects;
f) Have an interest in actively participating in policy making at local and/or regional levels but not be an elected representative;
g) Be able to multiply the information obtained during the session on their return home;
h) Have good writing and public speaking skills;
i) Be committed to working in an intercultural team;
j) Not have participated in the initiative previously;
k) Speak English fluently.
The deadline for applications is 30 December 2020.
All candidates will be informed of the results of the selection procedure by 30 January 2021 at the latest.
For more information, please visit https://www.coe.int/en/web/congress/-/youth-delegates-call-for-applicati...