Common Futures Conversations lets you speak directly online with presidents, prime ministers, as well as other policymakers from Africa and Europe. It’s your chance to help them understand your views and tell them how they could do things better.
Joining is a huge opportunity if you’re building a career in international affairs, diplomacy, or government and want to gain experience.
Joining Common Futures gives you access to great career-building benefits:
Contribute to articles and podcasts published on our website Also, take part in our events Learn about international affairs careers from Chatham House experts In addition, Meet other young people from Africa and Europe who are interested in international affairs Get your ideas heard by key people in African and European governments Moreover, develop your writing, speaking, and research skills What is involved?
Joining Common Futures gives you access to our online platform, which works like a social media site. It’s designed to let you:
Develop policy solutions and pitch them to people in government; Connect with experts to discuss vital issues; Also, Inform people in government about the challenges you face; Discover Chatham House research, as well as tell the policymakers what they could do better; In addition, share your experiences with others from Africa and Europe. Who can apply?
To apply for Common Futures you must be:
Aged 18-30 Based in a European or African country Interested in developing real solutions to global challenges like climate change, inequality, and security You will also need a working knowledge of English Moreover, you do not have to have a degree or set experience to apply How to apply
To apply, visit
current opportunities and use the online form when applications open.
You will be notified via email of the outcome of your application. It can take up to 6 weeks from the closing date for us to contact you.
If you need assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please
contact our HR team.