The ‘Young European Ambassadors’ (YEAs) is an initiative launched within the framework of the EU OPEN Neighbourhood Programme (EU Neighbours East). It will take place in the six countries of the EU Eastern Partnership (EaP) from September 2016 onward. The YEA network will connect at least 100 young people from all over Europe!
The network consists of people aged 15-25 from the EaP countries and from the EU. They will have the opportunity to regularly exchange information and views on Europe (culture, values, current issues,…) as well as to engage in dialogue-driven activities and events in the EaP countries and/or the EU. They will be guided and supported by two Network Coordinators who will regularly travel in Europe. Easy communication platforms will be put in place to facilitate exchanges, regular Young European Ambassadors missions will be prepared, contests will be organised, and more! English will be the main language of use for the YEAs, but knowledge of local languages will be an asset.
Application form can be filled out here. This form requires you to provide contact details, CV details and to submit a cover letter of max. 300 words.
We wish you good luck, and we are looking forward to welcoming you as part of the #YEA network!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Network Coordinators:
+32 2 743 8937
+32 2 743 8928
The deadline to apply for the first wave of YEAs (2016-2017) is: 15 September 2016.
No participation fees are required!
By completing this application form, you are confirming that you will be available from September 2016 for one year (renewable) to voluntarily engage in the activities described above, in consideration of your current occupation.
You must be a citizen of one of the EU Member States or one of the six EaP countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) to be eligible.
You must be between 15 and 25 years old to be eligible.
You must be a fluent English speaker to be eligible.
The ‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative is part of the ‘Young European Neighbours’ youth network. It takes place in the framework of the EU-funded OPEN Neighbourhood “Communicating for a Stronger Partnership: Connecting with citizens across the Eastern Neighbourhood” (EU Neighbours East) Project, which is implemented by an Ecorys-led consortium.
The ‘Young European Ambassadors’ initiative is at its early stage. Further communication will follow on its organisation, the selection of participants and the conduct of activities and events. The EU OPEN Neighbourhood programme reserves the right to select participants and offer them the opportunity to participate in activities and events, which it cannot guarantee.