International Youth Academy: Is My Europe The same As Yours?

Posted on June 14th, 2017 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline: 28 June 2017 Open to: applicants from Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania no older than 27 years Venue: Sandanski, Bulgaria


The Economic Policy Institute and the Hanns Seidel Foundation are currently organizing the 5th International Youth Academy in the framework of the long-term Paving Youths’ Way student seminars series.

The seminar will focus on the topic “Is my Europe the same as yours?” The International Youth Academy seminar will take place in the period July 10-14, 2017 at Pirin Park Hotel, Sandanski (Southwestern Bulgaria).


Eligibility criteria for applicants from Bulgaria, Greece, and Romania:

to be no older than 27 years; to be either in their last years of undergraduate/graduate study (bachelor/master) or to have graduated in the last 6 months; to... Read More »

Open Call for EVS Volunteers in Croatia

Posted on June 14th, 2017 in VolunteeringRespond to this post »

Deadline: 18 June 2017 Location: Istra, Croatia Duration: 01 September 2017 – 31 July 2018


The long-term volunteering project named Youth Ideas Empower Local Democracy in Europe (YIELD) aims to enrich participants’ skills and knowledge, as well as improve the competitiveness of four young people from four different European countries.

The project will include four volunteers from the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, and Macedonia. The EVS in Croatia will take place in Brtonigla, the Istria Region, from September 2017 until July 2018. The project aims to include both EU and non-EU participants.

The participants will have a set of tasks and activities during the week, maximum six hours per day.

Main tasks of the participants will include:

Helping with... Read More »

UNCCD COP13 Youth Forum

Posted on June 13th, 2017 in Trainings & ConferencesRespond to this post »

Deadline: 26 June 2017 Open to: applicants must be between 18 to 35 years of age Venue: 8 – 10 September 2017 in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China


Young people are an important force toward the development of a sustainable world.

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat recognizes the important roles youth play in combating land degradation and promoting sustainable land management (SLM). Empowering young people to protect and restore degraded ecosystems will lead to green innovations that will contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular, reaching SDG15.3 land degradation neutrality.

The UNCCD Secretariat invites all young people and youth organization representatives to apply to speak and participate in the international UNCCD Youth Forum at its 13th Conference of the... Read More »

Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2017

Posted on May 26th, 2017 in ContestsRespond to this post »

Deadline: 30 June 2017 Open to: people from around the world between 18 and 35 Benefits: 50,000 EUR cash award


Applications are open for “The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards” to support and celebrate inspirational young people from all over the world with existing initiatives, products or services that are tackling some of the planet’s biggest sustainability challenges.

The Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards will recognise up to eight winners in 2017. Two finalists in each of the four priority areas will be selected from a video interview process and invited to an Accelerator Programme in Cambridge, where they will work with experts from the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, Unilever and other guest experts.

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Priority Areas

Farm to Table; Opportunities... Read More »

Civil Society Leadership Awards

Posted on May 23rd, 2017 in Master, PhD, ScholarshipsRespond to this post »

Deadline: 15 July 2017 Open to: citizen of an eligible country Scholarship: travel, tuition, monthly stipend, accomodation and health insurance


The Civil Society Leadership Awards (CSLA) provides fully-funded scholarships for master’s degree study to individuals who clearly demonstrate academic and professional excellence and a deep commitment to leading positive social change in their communities. 

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Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

Be a citizen of an eligible country; Demonstrate maturity, flexibility, and civil society leadership potential; Have a bachelor’s degree awarded before July 15, 2017, and an excellent academic record; Demonstrate professional experience in a relevant area; Demonstrate proficiency in the language of instruction (English, German or French) at a level required for admission to host universities; Be able to participate in... Read More »

Co-Opinion II Annual Youth Summit in Istanbul, Turkey

Posted on May 10th, 2017 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 21 May 2017 Open to: participants from all over the world Venue: 16– 18 June, 2017, at Kadir Has University, Istanbul


Youth unemployment is one of the major problems that the youth face in the Middle East & North Africa. As the region experiences one of the highest youth unemployment rates in the world, the Co-Opinion Network has unbundled this topic and analyzed its dimensions by organizing thematic workshops, panels, and bilateral meetings as well as engaging in research activities so far.

The summit is an international certificate program that brings together undergraduate and graduate students, young activists and professionals, young entrepreneurs, representatives of NGOs, academics, and journalists. In the 2nd Annual Youth Summit, young leaders, young academics, and young professionals will find the... Read More »

Call for Experts and a Facilitator on Learning Mobility

Posted on May 4th, 2017 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 10 May 2017 Open to: experienced facilitator for events at international level & expert in learning mobility in the youth field Remuneration: fee will be offered


The team of the partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth (the youth partnership) is currently responsible for the coordination of the European Platform on Learning Mobility in the Youth Field (hereinafter EPLM), which a space for exchange and cooperation between researchers, policy makers, and practitioners. The EPLM focuses on non-formal learning with links to informal learning as well as to formal education. Learning mobility in this framework aims to increase participation, active citizenship, intercultural learning and dialogue, individual competency development and employability of young people.

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Nantes Creative Generations Forum 2017

Posted on April 20th, 2017 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 1 June 2017 Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 30 years old, from a Member state of the Council of Europe (+ Belarus) Venue: 25-28 October 2017 in Nantes, France


Together with local associations, Nantes Metropole and the City of Nantes are organizing the 9th edition of Nantes Creative Generations Forum on 25-28 October 2017. Everywhere in Europe, from Amsterdam to Séville, from Warsaw to Nantes, young citizens create, engage and innovate in order to strengthen life quality in their community. Fight against discrimination, reinforcement of relations between citizens, solidarity, protection of the environment, artistic collaboration – every initiative is unique but all of them pursue a common objective: to strengthen the notion of “living together”.

In... Read More »

Youth Activism Changes Lives

Posted on April 18th, 2017 in Articles, Youth ActivismRespond to this post »

There is one main motivating factor that leads young people into activism – the will and passion to change the world for the better. And while they are trying to achieve this for the world, activism actually changes them for the better. Being a young activist teaches you how to be a better person yourself. It creates responsible adults and citizens that are beneficial for the society in general. But people who have been part of this when they were young will always experience a lot of personal benefits into their adulthood.

And when I say that youth activism changes lives, you can trust me, because I have experienced that change first-hand. So let me share what... Read More »

Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace and Security in Latin America and the Caribbean

Posted on April 5th, 2017 in ArchiveRespond to this post »

Deadline: 7 April 2017 Open to: young people between the ages of 18 and 29 years old, in Latin America and the Caribbean countries Venue: 28 May – 1 June 2017 in Colón, Panama


From 28 May to the 1st of June 2017, the “Regional Consultation on Youth, Peace and Security: Voices of youth in Latin America and the Caribbean” will be held in Colón, Panamá, where the contributions of young people in preventing violence and conflict and promoting and strengthening of peace will be discussed and analysed. This event would not be possible without the collaboration and exchange amongst the following organizations: OAS, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UN Peacebuilding Support Office, UN Volunteers and UN Women.


Youth between 18 and 29 years old; as... Read More »