Call for youth representatives to sit on the Council of Europe’s Advisory Council on Youth (2018-2019) | Diplomacy Opportunities

The Council of Europe’s youth sector works on the basis of a partnership between non-governmental youth organisations and governments, in what is known as the co-management system. This means that representatives from non-governmental youth organisations (NGYOs) and youth networks cooperate closely with government officials (European Steering Committee for Youth) to establish the standards and work priorities of the Council of Europe’s youth sector and make recommendations for future budgets and programmes.

The Advisory Council on Youth is the non-governmental partner in the co-management system.

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Non-governmental youth organisations or networks not members of the European Youth Forum are invited to apply for a seat on the Advisory Council on Youth for a two-year mandate (January 2018 to December 2019).

Candidates, aged between 18 and 30, should have a mandate from their organisation/network to actively participate in the work of the Advisory Council and preferably have experience in at least one of the following priority areas

In addition, the following elements will be taken into account:

  • experience of youth work and youth policy at European level, especially in an intercultural setting;
  • interest in developing new proposals for the work of the youth sector corresponding to the needs of young people in Europe and the Council of Europe’s core values;
  • motivation, availability and commitment to attend meetings and contribute in writing to consultations and opinions;
  • interest in representing the Advisory Council in activities relevant to its work; – good analytical and conceptual thinking.

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Deadline: 31 May 2017 at midday CET

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