Are you interested in being part of a group of young people from Ireland and the UK who want to be involved in meaningful youth engagement on issues of shared importance while also enhancing the important relationship between our two countries?
The Irish and UK Governments in partnership with the National Youth Council of Ireland and the British Youth Council are aiming to bring together 30 young people from Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2020.
This forum of young people will gather to discuss important issues chosen by and relevant to young people such as digitisation & future work, mental health and climate change, while also using the opportunity to share and celebrate our respective cultures and our shared history.
Conclusions, proposals and recommendations will be submitted to the respective Governments and participants will have the opportunity to present these to relevant international forums.
Young people aged between 18 – 25yrs who represent a broad and diverse profile of the youth population across the countries regions. Ideally young people who are involved in youth participation, leadership, civil society, social innovation or other structures that contribute to sustainable cohesive communities.
Where & When?
Three days in Dublin City Centre, Thursday March 26th starting with lunch – Saturday March 28th 4pm finish.
There was a previous call with other dates for this event, however the dates for the event had to be moved later due to unforeseen circumstances.
Three days in London, 25th – 27th June 2020.
There is an expectation that participants who are selected will commit to both events and are happy to share accommodation with another participant.
This is an opportunity to develop a ‘future focused’ Ireland-UK dialogue with youth at its centre.
We believe young people can make a valuable contribution to help both Governments consider how they can approach key issues of today through our bilateral relationship.
We are also see this as an important means of building connections between young people across our islands, creating new ambassadors for the Ireland-UK relationship to refresh and energise cooperation across sectors and regions.
For those that want to apply from Ireland, please submit an application on the following link. Deadline Tuesday 28th January.
Representatives from the National Youth Council and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will select and inform participants from Ireland. Representatives from the British Youth Council and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office will select and inform participants from the UK.
All costs will be covered by UK and Irish Governments.