Nikola Benin, PhD
Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, 2 August 2017 at 6 pm (Brussels time) for the European Consultation Forum on Youth, Peace and Security. Scheduled to take place in September 2017, from 25th to 27th, the event represents the culmination in a series of regional consultations carried out around the world for the first Global Study on Youth, Peace and Security.
The Anna Lindh Foundation, as official co-initiator with the European External Action Service and United Nations Secretariat, is promoting the call across its Civil Society Networks. The call is open to young people aged between the age of 15 and 29 who are active, enthusiastic and invested in promoting peace and security across the European Union, the countries of the European Free Trade Association and the Western Balkans, to help discuss and orient the role of youth in sustaining peace in their communities and countries.
The consultation will be part of a global effort to bolster action on the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 that calls for a greater role for young people in strengthening peace and security. The discussions from various regional consultations, and other discussions with young people throughout the world, will feed into the progress study highlighting the positive contribution of young people to peacebuilding. The progress study will be presented to the UN Security Council and Member States in early 2018. The European consultation in Brussels will comprise of strategic peer to peer discussions among 40 selected young people from the region.
The selection of participants will be made based on motivation and experience, with the majority coming from youth-led organisations. The organisers will ensure balance in terms of age, gender, geography and diversity among selected participants.
Apply now on-line at: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/Call-for-Applications-YPS-European-…
The Anna Lindh Foundation is member of the inter-institutional steering group for the Progress Study on UN Security Council Resolution 2250 (Youth, Peace and Security), and is co-initiator of the first Europe-wide consultation on the Progress Study.