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OPEN CALL for participants: ‘YOU(TH) ACT FOR FUTURE – Enhancing Youth Engagement towards Climate Action and Sustainable Communities’

ESU is proud to announce a call for participants in a series of activities within ‘YOU(TH) ACT FOR FUTURE: Enhancing Youth Engagement towards Climate Action and Sustainable Communities

This call is a unique opportunity for 18 to 29-year-olds to build up their general and specific knowledge of a different set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), more concretely, on SDG 11 “Sustainable communities and cities”, SDG 13 “Climate Action”, and SDG 17 “Partnership for the goals”, by having non-formal education sessions. It will allow you to gain theoretical and practical skills that will serve as the base for developing your capacity-building skills on climate action and sustainable communities. 

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 students unions or representatives of youth organisations with a focus on very different topics (inclusion, civic engagement, activism, etc..)

The participation of this Annual Work Plan will expect a participation commitment of the three phases of the project. Therefore, the first registration form is now open to Phase I in Almeria (Spain). 

Are you motivated, eager to learn and ready to travel to Almeria? Apply now!

Eligibility Criteria

The activity should be concluded by Friday the 4th of January 2024 the latest. 

Profile of the participants:

  • 18-29 years old.
  • National of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe and parties to the European Cultural Convention
  • A good level of English language knowledge (B2 or more)
  •  To be actively involved in workshops and activities for the entire duration of the session.
  • With an experience of youth/student representation and civic participation.
  • Participants should be willing to share what they have learned in their member organisation or communities following the study session.
  • Participating in the whole Cycle, or/and implementing an activity. 
  • 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, food and transportation within the city during the event) are covered by the host organization. For this reason, Participants must save all receipts for items they wish to have reimbursed. 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 will be provided, ensuring accessibility of the study session. Please indicate any special assistance needed in your application form.


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