International Conference for US Youth Alumni in Bratislava, Slovakia

Deadline:  30 April 2014
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 24, linked to an organization or a network and who are alumni of the US Department of State Youth Programs
Venue:  Bratislava, Slovakia, 11-14 August 2014

Description

“Young Leaders for Tomorrow’s Europe” (YLTE) will take place between the 11th and the 14th August, 2014 in Bratislava, Slovakia with the support of the Embassy of the United States in Bratislava and Bratislava City Council.

The organizers strive that the conference will provide the right environment for alumni of the US Department of State Youth Programs to think and plan projects for their own communities and to learn from each others’ experiences in order to take the lead back home once the conference is over.

The meeting welcomes youths from all European and non-European countries, with a wealth of experience in Youth NGOs and Voluntary Organizations, or with experience in youth activism and active citizenship and having a keen interest in international affairs. The conference aims to tackle to themes: youth empowerment and youths on the world stage. Participants will develop the skills needed to positively impact their community such as leadership, public speaking, speech writing and debating. These tools will also be utilized in the second part of the conference which will give participants the opportunity to simulate international crises.

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • be between the ages of 18 and 24 years old;
  • be alumni of the US Department of State Youth Programs;
  • be linked to an organization or a network (e.g. Youth NGOs and Voluntary Organizations, or with experience in youth activism and active citizenship and having a keen interest in international affairs;
  • possess upper-intermediate English proficiency.

Costs

The conference is funded under the Embassy of the United States of America and Bratislava City Council. All costs regarding travel and accommodation together with breakfast will be reimbursed for all the selected participants.

Application

The deadline for applications is 30 April 2014.

Each applicant should complete an application form available HERE and send it to email address: [email protected] Within the application form document, you will be able to see more information regarding this opportunity.

If you have any questions, please write to: Claudia Tran at [email protected] or Karolína Reháková at [email protected]

For more information visit the official website HERE.

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