As part of the “Y-FED: Europe is what of make of it” project, The Assembly of European Regions (AER) and Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) are seeking to empower youth across Europe as major advocates of the European Youth Goals at the local and European level. To achieve this aim, we are currently looking for three trainers to facilitate and contribute to the organisation of an online training seminar on advocacy for young activists. The seminar will be held in the first week of March 2021.
“Y-FED: Europe is what we make of it” is a project co-financed by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU with the aim of strengthening the relationship between the EU and its young citizens. The project aims to enhance active citizenship among young Europeans. This will be achieved through developing a proposal for an improved institutional framework in the Union in line with the European Youth Goals, as well as by building advocacy skills to engage and shape the political dialogue taking place at local and European level.
The AER will work towards these objectives by applying its broad expertise in the fields of advocacy and youth, as well as through its strong relationships with local and regional authorities across Europe. From the 4th to the 6th of March (dates to be confirmed), the AER will organise an online training seminar on advocacy at the regional and European level for 30 young activists, leading to the development of local and regional advocacy plans focused on one out of the eleven European Youth Goals. These trainees will then have the chance to put their advocacy skills to work through political dialogue with local and regional authorities; participating in the AER’s Bureau Meeting in March 2021 and implementing advocacy actions in their local communities.
The AER is looking for three experienced trainers to conduct and contribute to the organisation of the online training seminar. The trainers will:
- work together with the AER in the preparation of the training seminar;
- run and facilitate the training seminar;
- prepare a report (dossier) setting out the main lessons shared during the sessions.
Please refer to the dedicated call for a detailed overview of the services and profiles requested.
Trainers are expected to be available as of 15 February 2021 until 29 March 2021. Please note that these are projected dates for scheduling purposes subject to further clarification.
If interested, please send your CV and Motivation Letter to [email protected] and [email protected] by 5 February 2021, with ‘Call for trainers – Training on advocacy’ included in the subject of the email. Selected candidates will be invited for a short interview the following week, where they will be asked to briefly present their approach and ideas for the training seminar.