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Open Call for participants! – The Cycle of Resilience – Building an Inclusive Post-Pandemic Recovery’

ESU is proud to announce a call for participants of a series of activities within ‘The Cycle of Resilience – Building an Inclusive Post-Pandemic Recovery’ supported by The Council of Europe


Are you passionate about social inclusion and civic engagement and wish to learn more about this in a series of workshops and training activities? We’re looking to bring together a diverse, intercultural group of young people to join us to The Cycle of Resilience – Building an Inclusive Post-Pandemic Recovery’, a series of workshops that aims to welcome anyone and everyone who wishes to increase its knowledge on youth participation and resilient recovery from Covid-19 and are willing to bring it back to their organisation – high levels of expertise on the topics are NOT required, our training workshops will be conscious of the diverse abilities of our participants! 


The activities are being organised by the European Students’ Union (ESU) supported by the Youth Department of the Council of Europe and are dedicated to representatives or active students from national student’s unions or representatives of youth organisations with a focus on very different topics (inclusion, civic engagement, activism, etc..) and who are interested in becoming facilitators.


How to apply:

  • The application must be made in English, and it will take you less than 10 minutes! But remember that there are only 25 spots available. With this form, you will apply to the first activity of the program (1. Model of Resilience – Kick-off a journey!), but we will need to know whether you are interested in the entire program or just one activity. Of course, it is not mandatory to participate in all the activities, but we might prioritise those who will be interested in the whole cycle of activities.


What is the ‘Training Course’ Model of Resilience – Kick-off a Journey!’ about?

  • The Training Course aims to lead participants towards innovative and effective tools for addressing social civil rights, types of youth participation, democratic citizenship, human rights, and understand and map the needs of the participants and their community realities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • This activity will lay out the foundation for the upcoming activities by educating participants on the real impact of the pandemic on different underrepresented students while also providing them with the knowledge and tools needed to lead an inclusive and resilient recovery. The activity will also address students’ learning and the importance of emotional and community support as an introduction to the second activity.


Profile of the participants:

  • 18-30 years old.
  • A good level of English language knowledge.
  • Want to be actively involved in workshops and activities for the entire session duration.
  • With an experience of youth/student representation and civic participation.
  • Participants should be willing to share what they have learned in their member organisations or communities following the study session.
  • Interested in participating in the whole Cycle, or/and implementing an activity, or/and eager to be part of the ESU’s Pool of Trainers.
  • Must be open to participating in a group of culturally and gender diverse individuals that may have various backgrounds (refugees/Roma/LGBT+/youths with disabilities).


Practical information:

  • 100% of the expenses relevant to participation (program, international travel, accommodation, meals, and transportation within the city during the event) are covered by the host organisation. Participants must save all receipts for items they wish to have reimbursed. ESU will reimburse all expenses (travel, food, accommodation and visa costs) at the end of the session. 
  • The speed of the money appearing in your account depends on the currencies, your bank if all the receipts are present, and the workload of ESU’s team, but we will prioritise fully completed reimbursement forms. Hence, you will receive your money as soon as possible! 

Participants need to be present for the whole duration of the study session to be reimbursed.


Special needs:  

  • Upon the request of participants, special assistance can be provided, ensuring the accessibility of the training session. Please indicate any special assistance needed in your application form.



  • Even though we are incredibly excited to welcome you all to Malta for our Training Course, the health and safety of all participants remain our highest priority. If the situation in Europe – especially in the host country Malta– continues to be worrying at best, we will have to decide to move the Study Session online. And if that’s the case, we promise to do our best to recreate the event as we initially imagined it! 
  • Suppose the COVID situation will allow our training course to be held in person. In that case, all safety measures needed will be put into place, including wearing masks, eating in designated areas, single rooms, etc. We are figuring this out as the situation advances, and we will communicate clearly to all selected participants the measures taken. 


Deadline for applying: 

  • Candidates should complete the online application and submit it no later than the 18th of February! You can find the application form here
  • If you require assistance in completing the form or an alternative format, please feel free to email


We are looking forward to receiving your applications! 🙂

Participants will be selected based upon their motivation and how well they meet the criteria of the ideal participant profile above. Successful applicants will be notified by email.


Call for Participants – The Cycle of Resilience


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