Expert Meeting “Y-FED: Europe is what we make of it” | Call for Experts

Experts meeting “Y-FED: Europe is what we make of it”

5 - 6 November, online

Call for Experts

Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) is looking for experts to give their input during an online meeting of experts between 5-6 November 2020. The main aim is to review the solutions from the already finished 5 Shape Europe Hackathons and compile them into set of recommendations which will allow the development of a model of transformed EU that is closer to its citizens and allows for effective implementation of the European Youth Goals (EYGs)

About the project

The project “Y-FED: Europe is what we make of it” aims to bring the EU closer to its young citizens by developing a proposal for an improved institutional framework of the Union in line with the European Youth Goals. The initiative, supported by an Erasmus+ “European Youth Together” grant, will be implemented in the years 2020-2021 through a series of capacity-building training courses, public policy hackathons, a large-scale simulation of a reformed EU and advocacy actions. The project partners comprise 18 civil society organisations as well as 2 networks of European and regional decision-makers.


The main aims are to:

  • Bring the EU closer to its citizens by raising awareness of the EU institutional framework and advocate for its reform based on young people's recommendations. 
  • Raise awareness of the European Youth Goals (EYGs) and support their implementation by embedding them in the reformed EU institutional model and bringing them from the European to the local level. 


The series of 5 “Shape Europe” hackathons allowed young people to address a chosen European issue and “hack” the EU decision-making process with the aim to make it more effective in solving the discussed problem. The outcomes of the hackathons are going to support the development of an alternative EU decision-making model, which will be tested during a large-scale simulation. The Experts meeting is part of the preparation from the model simulation that will happen between 21-26 February 2021 in Strasbourg, France.


About the event

The event is one of the activities during the project “Y-FED: Europe is what we make of it”.  It will take place online and will gather 20 to 25 Experts from the civic and public sector.

The specific objectives are:

  • Transform the hackathon solutions created by young people from Latvia, Greece, Italy, Croatia and Belgium, into set of recommendations for institutional and policy change
  • Give input and reflect on the backbone of the model simulation and incorporate the solutions into it


Tasks and responsibilities of the experts


  • To discuss and give input on the solutions and draft model simulation
  • Participate during the whole 2 days of the event online



    • Strong knowledge on the European Union and how it functions
    • Knowledge on the topics of climate change and environmental degredation is an asset
    • Understanding of European policies
    • Knowledge on the European Youth strategy and the 11 European Youth Goals
    • Experience in model simulations or interactive simulation activities
    • Experience in organising Model European Union or Model UN is an asset
    • Experience in civic society organisations or public bodies working on topics connected with active citizenship
  • Proficient user of English language, both in written and spoken English. 



  • 100 € per expert for subsistence cost (food, coffee, materials) during the whole event


How to apply?

If interested, please send your CV and Motivation Letter to

Please include "Y-FED Experts meeting: Experts” in the Subject title.