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2021 Edition of “Rejuvenating Politics” Initiative: Call for applications

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted December 16, 2020 from Brazil
Expired on December 29, 2020
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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.

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Eligibility Criteria:
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.

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Jan 07
Jan 07

Friendly reminders:
1. Study similar calls (open and closed ones) that interest you to discover what they have in common and how you can think ahead/plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Prepare/update paperwork (certificates and attests usually required by calls such this one);
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the project and also to train your grant writing skills;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal/project. Start now!!!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Ressource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities), that will show up, by chronologic order.
6. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
7. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse!

Jill Langhus
Dec 18, 2020
Dec 18, 2020

Thanks, Ana.