European Youth Congress: Peace Child International, Slovenia

Deadline: 31st July, 2011
Open to:
for European citizens between the ages of 18-28
Venue:
27 August – 10 September 2011, Izola, Slovenia

Are you a European citizen between the ages of 18-28 and feel strongly about tackling issues of environmental degradation, social justice and economic equity? If so, join us at this year’s European Youth Congress as we explore how to get your message across in the lead up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20)  in 2012.

Description

Peace Child International is a UK-based charity with the aim of empowering young people to be the change they want to see in the world. They want to encourage young people to inform themselves and then take action. In 29 years, Peace Child International has transformed and grown from its roots in the Peace Child Musical into a truly international organisation, in which we act on new and challenging global issues. As a cultural organisation, they forge their projects and our programmes with the aim of addressing more efficiently and more effectively the changes our world is going through. The work of Peace Child covers a great deal of themes, through educational programmes and trainings, publications, and musical theatre – always with the focus on empowering young people.

Preliminary Programme

You can choose to do just Part 1 or both.
Part 1: Come to Izola, Slovenia for a 5 day training on advocacy and discussions on Rio+20.
Part 2: Travel with the Peace Child team to Brussels, Bonn and London to put your training into practice at EU and UN meetings

Costs

All training costs are provided. However you will need to pay for travel to and from Slovenia if you are just coming to the 1st part; or your return travel from London if you are joining us for the 2nd part.
Advocacy Training: All expenses regarding food, accommodation, and transport between Izola to PCI headquarters will be covered. Participants will have to arrange and pay for their transport to Slovenia, and back from London.

Application

Online Application to European Youth Congress

Contact

European Youth Congress
Peace Child International
Email: [email protected]

The Official Website

5 thoughts on “European Youth Congress: Peace Child International, Slovenia

  1. Hello!

    I wonder why don't all European citizens get an opportunity to attend the entire conference, for example people from Southeastern countries, who really need more opportunities to be a part of such events?

    Respectfully,

    Ivana

    1. Dear Ivana,

      Actually, according to the FAQ on the official webpage the event is open to other counties as well. Here is what is says there (http://www.roadtorioplus20.org/Rio-Plus20/European-Youth-Congress-FAQ):

      We can only accept legal residents of European Programme Countries can apply for the Advocacy Training.* If you are from a Neighbouring European Country**, you may apply for the EYC.

      *Programme Countries:
      Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

      **Neighbouring European Countries:
      South East Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav, Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia
      Eastern Europe and Caucasus: Armenia Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine
      Mediterranean Partner Countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Syria, Tunisia

      Kind regards,
      Dijana
      Mladiinfo

      1. That is not the answer to my question. I understood everything, I read it already. My question is why? Why not broaden your views and open your arms for so many talented and interested young people from other parts of Europe?

        1. Dear Ivana,

          I am afraid I do not have an answer to this question. You should address it to the people responsible. We at Mladiinfo are just reporting on various opportunities.

          Best Regards,
          Dijana
          Mladiinfo

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