IMPACT (Inclusive Methods for Political Activism and Campaigns through Training)

What is the project about?

Blended long-term training course on accessibility in political campaigns with training sessions during the University on Youth and Development, a networking meeting in Prague and online trainings

(August 2022 – April 2023)

Project coordinated by the Young European Federalists in the framework of the European Year of Youth  granting of the European Parliament

Do you want to improve the accessibility of your activities and campaigns for people with different abilities?

Do you want to be part of a diverse and international group of young people becoming experts in the creation of accessible campaigns?

Do you want to join a training programme that takes you to the University of Youth and Development, to networking meetings in Prague, training on European politics and youth activism and lets you meet European decision makers to promote your opinion?

Then it is time to join our new project IMPACT –  Inclusive Methods for Political Activism and Campaigns through Training, starting this August! 

The project is coordinated by the Young European Federalists (JEF Europe) in partnership and with the support of ENIL (European Network of Independent Living), OBESSU (Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions) & ESN (Erasmus Student Network), ESU (European Student Union).  The project is funded within the framework of the European Year of Youth – Creation and capacity building of pan-European networks of advocates for democratic participation  EP-COMM-SUBV-2022-EYY granting scheme by the European Parliament and the training session happening in Mollina is part of the University on Youth and Development, organised by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe. 

Call for participants

We are looking for  participants to take part in the long-term training on inclusive political activism and campaigns, focusing on improving the accessibility of political work, especially regarding the up-coming European Elections and youth participation in European democracy, through a programme to become an multiplier and ambassador within your local community. The basis of the project will be a continuous training of 20 young people, who will act as multipliers in their communities to initiate and improve political activism. The start of the project will be in the aftermath of the Conference on the Future of Europe and during the European Year of Youth. The project consists of several phases to give you the opportunity to learn from experts and each other, and eventually become multipliers, implement their knowledge, broaden your network and engage with topics that matter to you in an inclusive way at the start of the political campaigns for the European Elections in 2024. Please be aware that this is a long-term project and to benefit the most from it, all participants commit to join the complete project circle. It is not possible to only join one part of the project, to ensure a successful training and the best outreach possible.

What’s going to happen?

Kick-Off meeting of the project

End of August 2022 I online

Training course on inclusive political activism

September 11-18 I University on Youth and Development, Mollina, Spain 

3 courses on European politics and youth participation

September – December 2022 I online

Networking meeting with youth from different organisations to develop partnerships

November 9-11 I Prague, Czech Republic

Local activities to promote European politics and inclusive political campaigning

December – March 2022 I Europe-wide

If you fit in the profile below, come with us! 

  • You are active in local youth-lead volunteer organisations in a European member state and are interested in improving the accessibility of your work
  • If you are active in a rural area or the countryside, even better! 
  • You are interested in European politics and want to participate in campaigns promoting the youth voice in Europe
  • You are based in a member state of the EU
  • You are between 16 – 30 years old (if below 18, we will need to ask the consent of your guardian)
  • You are available and motivated to join the complete project circle
  • You are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and agree to follow the recommendations by the governments and JEF Europe’s policy on health protection

Practical aspects

  • Participation fee – 110€ for all seminars, this includes the accommodation and subsistence during your stay in the physical meetings (can be paid in two instalments)
  • Travel costs to the physical trainings are reimbursed up to 200€
  • Accommodation and subsistence costs for accompanying and assistance persons will be equally covered

For any questions, please contact alexandra.huber [at] jef.eu

Please be aware if you sign up, you commit to joining the complete project cycle (August – April), this is to give the participating the best training possible to become multipliers and be prepared for organising local activities within your communities with the support of JEF Europe and the advising organisations. 

Therefore, it is essential for the participants to join the complete project circle and be interested in acting as activists. In the end of the project circle, you will also receive a certificate and be able to act as a multiplier in the local communities. It is not possible to apply for an individual training (e.g. the University of Youth and Development). 

APPLY NOW!

Coordinator and contact person

Alexandra Huber

Young European Federalists

Rue d’Arlon 53, 1040 Brussels

alexandra.huber@jef.eu

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