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YWI EYCA Open Call

Youth Work Ireland and the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) want young people to have a decisive say on the Future of European Union!

We’re looking for Youth Activists to mobilise the energy of young people and deliver their messages to European decision makers. Europe is at a turning point: with the EU embarking on the Conference on the Future of Europe, we want to make sure the ideas of young people are heard. Youth Work Ireland and EYCA implement a pan-European campaign to engage young Europeans in conversations and activities about the Future of Europe! Between March 2021 and March 2022, we will be running activities in 17 European countries to gather young people’s messages. 

We are looking for one Youth Activist from Ireland to be part of this exciting initiative!

What’s in it for you

  • You’ll be the face of the movement in your country and in Europe. You make sure people listen and engage.
  • You’ll meet 19 other young people from different European countries and work together to make a lasting difference.
  • You’ll get to meet politicians and deliver the messages of young people from across Europe.
  • You’ll also meet decision makers and tell them what their priorities should be.
  • We’ll support you to organise cool activities to hear the ideas and thoughts from other young people.
  • We’ll help you gain new skills and knowledge that will be great to have in your career.
  • You’ll get to travel to locations across Europe (if travel restrictions allow), all expenses covered.

What it’s like to be a young activist

You’ll be the face of the movement, one of its 20 leaders across Europe. That means pictures and videos of you will feature on the movement’s website and social media.
We’ll teach you all the tricks of a social media campaign. And you’ll create content for the movement’s website and social media – blog articles, videos, memes, posts, etc.
You’ll come up with ideas of how to involve young people and gather their ideas on Europe. You’ll be able to organise events and activities in your town or at the national level with our constant support.
With our help, you’ll work to organise one or more debates between young people and EU politicians.

Do you tick all the boxes, we’d love to see your application

  • You have to be between 18 and 29 years old.
  • Since you’ll be working with young people from other European countries, good English is a must.
  • If you have experience in organising events in your school, town or even at the national level, great! Apply! If you don’t have much experience or none at all but it sounds really good and you’d love to do it, great! Apply!
  • What matters most is how motivated you are to learn about EU topics and work to make a difference.
  • You have to be able to put in the time over the next 12 months. Also, you’ll have to be available for the training at the end of March 2021 (highly preferably in person).
  • You should know the basics for communications like have an account on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat. YouTube and TikTok would be cool too.
  • You should be comfortable with being one of the faces of the movement, your pictures and videos will be featured on the movement website.

We’re all about equal opportunities and diversity. All applications are welcome and will be evaluated fairly.

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Contact Michael in Youth Work Ireland for more - mmclouglin@youthworkireland.ie