Deadline: 31 May, 2014
Open to: Young leaders, activists, students, researchers, NGO members, aged 20 to 35 and interested in learning about the OSCE
Venue: Tbilisi, Georgia from June to December 2014
Young leaders, activists, students, researchers, NGO members, aged 20 to 35, interested in learning about the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) are invited to participate in the project “Building an OSCE Youth Network in Georgia”, in Tbilisi from June to December 2014. This project aims at promoting dialogue between the OSCE and Georgian civil society, in particular youth. It is developed in partnership by OSCE and the Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly – Georgian National Committee (hCa GNC).
Participants will be expected to participate in a cycle of briefings and events to learn and actively discuss OSCE values and work on security in Europe. The objective of this initiative is to facilitate the establishment of a youth network, focusing on the OSCE, which will in the long run participate in other OSCE activities and develop initiatives related to OSCE topics.
The programme will start in June 2014 and end in December 2014. All participants will be informed in advance about the date and venue of each meeting conducted within the project. The main activities of the programme will take place in Tbilisi; some meetings may take place in other regions of Georgia.
Approximately 60 youth from across Georgia and abroad will be selected to take participation in the program. Selection criteria:
- Young leaders / activists / students / researchers / NGO members between ages 20-35;
- Residing in Georgia or any other country / region of the OSCE area;
- English language competency;
- Interest and basic knowledge of the OSCE’s scope of work and OSCE organizations and structures;
- High motivation to learn about the OSCE;
- Availability to actively and regularly participate in the OSCE Youth Network and in all activities of the programme.
Participation of young people with at least 2 years’ experience and proven track record of involvement and engagement within their community (i.e. involvement in the NGO sector, student’s unions, local and national political parties, online democracy and human rights associations, political parties and NGOs) is encouraged. The participation of vulnerable and marginalized groups (minorities, people with disabilities etc.) is encouraged as well. Gender balance, as well as geographic diversity, variety of experiences, cultural backgrounds and organisations will be ensured.
There is no registration cost to participate at the programme. There will be 15 thematic meetings/discussions organized in Tbilisi which selected participants will be invited to attend. The meetings will start in June, and take place in a regular basis until September-October, then a modelling exercise will be organized and finally 3 participants will pay a study trip to Vienna. Regarding the costs, at this stage, OSCE does not cover the travel costs. However, depending on the number of selected participants from the regions, the project team will be offering some help in this regard. Therefore candidates are encouraged to apply.
A short list will be established on the basis of the applications received. Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview ahead of the final selection (including Skype-interview).
All candidates should apply:
- by filling in the online application form available HERE;
- and by sending their CV to email@example.com (Please indicate in the email subject your name/surname and OSCE YOUTH, e.g: ,,Naniko Gadelia OSCE Youth’’).
Deadline: 31 May 2014. All applicants will be notified of the results of the selection process by the first week of June 2014.
Check out the official call here.