The National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) are delighted to announce the call for applications for the NYCI Representative to the European Youth Forum (YFJ) 2021-2022.
The NYCI representative to the European Youth Forum will:
- Engage in opportunities to hear and include the voice of Ireland’s young people and youth sector at a European level.
- Attend four international meetings a year. These would include 2 meetings of the European Youth Forum (YFJ) and 2 meetings of the BBIC, meeting of National Youth Councils. These meetings take place throughout Europe and neighbouring countries and potentially online due to COVID 19 public health guidelines.
- Attend four national meetings of the NYCI International Advisory Committee (IAC) annually. The Representative would also be on the International Advisory Committee, which meets in Dublin/online, on a weekday evening from 6/6:30pm – 8.30pm, 4 times a year. This is an opportunity to feedback and gain input for YFJ meetings from NYCI member organisations.
- Engage in the YFJ’s policy development and promote the engagement of young people, the NYCI IAC and NYCI’s member organisations.
- To familiarise young people and the youth sector in Ireland with the work of the European Youth Forum and European Youth Policy.
- To feed back to the NYCI IAC on the European Youth Forum meetings.
European Youth Forum (YFJ)
The vision of the European Youth Forum is to be the voice of young people in Europe, where young people are equal citizens and are encouraged and supported to achieve their fullest potential as global citizens.
The European Youth Forum is the platform of youth organisations in Europe. We represent over 100 youth organisations, which bring together tens of millions of young people from all over Europe.
The Youth Forum works to empower young people to participate actively in society to improve their own lives by representing and advocating their needs and interests and those of their organisations. In the current uncertain political and social context that affects young people, they can be powerful catalysts for positive change and contributors of innovative solutions to Europe’s challenges.