Are you a young game-changer aged between 16 and 25, fluent in English and a citizen of the European Union or one of the Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova or Ukraine)? Are you interested in EU affairs, your country’s partnership with EU and would like to engage in online and dialogue-driven activities?
If so, the ‘EU NEIGHBOURS east’ project invites you to apply to become a ‘Young European Ambassador’ (YEAs) and take part in an initiative that connects more than 300 young people from the EU Member States and the Eastern Neighbourhood countries. The deadline for the application is 12 September 2018 – further details on the eligibility requirements and application process can be found below.
The role of the Young European Ambassadors (YEAs) is to represent the youth of their countries and network with young people from the European Union and the Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine). They exchange experience, discuss matters of direct concern to young people, share best practices, and work together for a better future.
📌 A total of 200 young people (16-25 years old) from the EU Member States and the Eastern Neighbourhood countries have been appointed as ‘Young European Ambassadors’ in September 2016 and 2017, following an open application process. A new call is being launched this year to enlarge the network.
📌 Between 20 and 40 Young European Ambassadors have been appointed from each of the Eastern partner countries and the European Union Member States.
How to apply:
✅ The deadline to apply is: 12 September 2018.
✅ No participation fees are required!
✅ By completing this application form, you are confirming that you will be available from October 2018 for one year (renewable) to voluntarily engage in the YEAs activities.
✅ You must be a citizen of one of the EU Member States or one of the six Eastern partner countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova or Ukraine).
✅ You must be between 16 and 25 years old.
✅ You must be a fluent English speaker.
✅ Please note that the activities and actions will be organised on a voluntary basis and will not involve any remuneration or title. We acknowledge that you might be studying/working, thus the YEAs initiative has been designed to be flexible.
✅ Please note that you must be 18 years old to participate in activities involving international travel. Selected candidates aged 16 to 17 will be exclusively eligible for local activities in their respective countries.