World Forum for Democracy Offers Coordinator & Trainer Jobs

Deadline: 9 June 2013
Open to: candidates bilingual in English and French with experience in the  field of youth participation and the Council of Europe
Remuneration: not specified

Description

The second edition of the World Forum for Democracy, which will take place 27-29 November 2013 in Strasbourg, France, will focus on re-connecting citizens with institutions and re-inventing democratic participation in the digital age, with the theme of “Re-wiring democracy: connecting institutions and citizens in the digital age.”

At this stage the European Youth Foundation is looking for 1 coordinator and 1 trainer from the Youth Sector.

The coordinator will be involved in the preparation, the implementation and the follow up of the Forum. Role and responsibilities include:

  • drafting the call for participants;
  • supporting the Working Group with the selection of participants;
  • coordinating the participants’ work prior to the Forum (on and offline);
  • supervising the presence and actions by the participants during the Forum;
  • drafting the report for the European Youth Foundation.

Coordinator competencies requested:

  • be experienced as a coordinator and as a trainer of international youth activities specifically in the  field of youth participation;
  • have a good knowledge of the work implemented by the youth sector of the Council of Europe in this area;
  • be ready to commit her/him for the duration of the project;
  • be available on 16 August 2013 for a preparatory meeting with the Team and the Secretariat in Brussels;
  • be able to work in English and French

The trainer will be involved during the World Forum of Democracy from 27-29 November. Role and responsibilities:

  • support to the coordinator for the presence and actions by the participants during the Forum;
  • be able to apply ad hoc tasks at the request of the coordinator during the Forum.

Trainer competencies requested:

  • have experiences as a trainer of youth activities specifically in the field of youth participation;
  • have a good knowledge of the work implemented by the youth sector of the Council of Europe in this area;
  • be able to work in English and French.

The core content of the 2013 edition of the World Forum for Democracy will consist of discussions about experimental initiatives and innovative ideas that have the ambition to amplify citizen voices, increase institutions’ transparency, responsiveness, re-focus on common interest and enable more deliberation and citizen influence on decision-making. These initiatives and ideas will be challenged with respect to their potential for strengthening democratic participation, risks they may entail, their transferability, and their impact on democratic institutions and practice as a whole. The initiatives will be discussed in a series of creative laboratories. More information about the 2013 edition of the World Forum for Democracy can be found HERE.

40 young participants will be selected by the Youth department in order to ensure a youth dimension during all laboratories of the Forum. Prior to the Forum, the participants will contact the organising bodies which will implement the initiatives in order to receive further information about their structure and the youth dimension of their laboratories. Afterwards the participants will select the laboratories they are interested in and begin to set-up a campaign (with creative tools) to support them.

Eligibility

Please see the list of coordinator and trainer competencies above.

Application

People interested in one of the two alternatives should fill in the “Expression of interest” section of the call for applications HERE and return it with a CV to the following address: [email protected] by 09 June 2013 at the latest.

For more information, see the official website HERE.

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