Step it up for Gender Equality- Youth for Gender Equality Forum

Deadline:  17 January 2016
Open to: young people between the ages of 18 and 25 years old, from EU and  neighboring countries
Venue: 2 – 4 March 2016, Brussels, Belgium


Apply now for the chance to be part of the first edition of the Youth for Gender Equality Forum that will be held in European Parliament in Brussels from 2-4 March 2016.

Gender equality is a fundamental right recognised since the Treaty of Rome in 1957 and the Charter of Fundamental Rights as well as in Article 8 of the TFEU. Despite the fact that the EU has adopted numerous texts to ensure equal opportunities and treatment for men and women and to combat all forms of discrimination based on sex, insufficient progress has been made and many inequalities still persist. Even though the CJEU has clarified that gender equality law also applies to equal treatment for transgender people, this principle is unevenly enforced across the EU. 


The 2016 Forum is looking for 25 young motivated individuals, 20 EU nationals and 5 from neighboring countries, aged 18 to 25. The ideal candidate will be motivated, proactive and engaged in gender equality/women’s rights activism, with good communication skills, and will share the core values of the Socialists and Democrats. A good knowledge of English is a must as there will be no interpretation during the forum.

The S&D Group will consider gender balance in the selection process.


Travel expenses, accommodation, and visa costs will be covered by the organizers.

How to apply?

You are advised to apply as soon as possible, as for practical reasons they can only take into consideration the first 250 applications. Deadline for applying is 17 January 2016.

If you have any questions contact [email protected] 

For more information please visit the official website.

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