Call for Applications, International Youth Forum 2018 in Paris, France


Deadline:  15 June (all applicants will be informed about the results by 22nd June)
Open to: youth (18-35 years) from the EEA, CIS, and Eastern partnership countries
Venue:  24-28 July 2018 in Paris, France

Description

Current political differences may divide Greater European countries with invisible walls and hinder interaction in many spheres of social cooperation, but they can hardly downgrade their civilizational and cultural closeness as well as economic interdependence. The sixth annual Forum “Greater Europe Meetings: Paris 2018” will gather in Paris young people from all the European countries motivated by the idea of building a common economic, cultural, political and security space on the whole European continent from Lisbon to Vladivostok based on historical ties and modern complementarity of European countries.

This year the Forum will be held in the form of the EU-EAEU Diplomatic School dedicated to analysis and discussion of various ways of possible integration of these entities. The Diplomatic School will consist of three modules: Lectures – Workshops – Negotiations. Each module includes intensive knowledge-sharing and developing of communication & negotiation skills. For more information, please check the draft Programme.

This programme structure will give the Forum participants, young leaders from all over Greater Europe, an opportunity to learn from respectable diplomats and politicians, discuss the future of international relations in Greater Europe with current decision makers, acquire diplomatic skills, build international network and learn how to work in international teams, take an initiative and implement their own ideas, bringing positive change to Greater Europe.

The “Greater Europe Meetings” Forum is held by the Youth Association for a Greater Europe (YAGE) – organization run by a group of youth who believe that the Greater European continent, stretching from the EU member states to Russia, can achieve greater stability and continuity by building a climate of trust and understanding among its youth.

Eligibility

The EU-EAEU Diplomatic School is open to students and early-career professionals under 35 years old living in the EEA, the CIS, Eastern Partnership countries.

Priority will be given to participants with the background or strong and profound interest in international relations, European studies and similar fields.

The working language of the School is English, so good communication skills are essential.

If you need visa to come to France, we will issue an invitation letter for the Embassy.

Costs

Participation fee is €250. This covers lectures, workshops and other Forum events, as well as meals and accommodation. The fee doesn’t cover travel, visa and insurance expenses.

Application

Submit your application until the 15th June!

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, please write to:  mail@greater-europe.com.

The official web-page.