Call for youth participants extended to 4 June due to elections

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe has decided to devote a large part of its 27th session,14 to 16 October 2014, to the theme "Empowering youth: a shared responsibility for cities and regions". 

By inviting a number of young people to take part actively in its 27th session, the Congress, in close co-operation with the Council of Europe Youth Department and the European Youth Foundation (EYF), aims to create a space for dialogue between the youth delegates and local and regional elected representatives.

The youth delegates, one per national delegation, should meet the following criteria:

  • be open, committed and motivated to develop and strengthen dialogue between young people and elected representatives;
  • be between 16 and 30 years old;
  • have been resident in one of the Council of Europe member states for a minimum of five years; 
  • be a member of a local or regional youth council or parliament, or a local or regional elected representative, or a representative of a youth NGO, or a youth-led structure;
  • be available and motivated to engage in the whole of the activity from Monday 13 October to Thursday 16 October at 17.30;
  • have an interest in actively participating in policy making at local and or regional levels;
  • be able to multiply the information obtained during the session at home;
  • speak one of the languages interpreted during the session (English, French, German, Italian, Russian).

Applicants are invited to submit a short video, via YouTube, of no more than 45 seconds, to support their application. The link to the video should be sent together with the application.

More information below:

If you are interested in applying, send your complete application by 4 June 2014 to youthsession2014@coe.int  

Their participation and the programme are being jointly financed by the Congress, the European Youth Foundation and the Youth Department.

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