European Youth Forum for youth rights

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This call is open only to the members of the European Youth Forum Pool of Trainers
Call for a facilitator: Mobilising the global youth movement #ForYouthRights
Venue: Geneva, Switzerland
From: 05/11/2019
To: 07/11/2019
Application deadline: 01/09/2019 23:59 (CET)
Description of event: Youth civil society has played an active role in advancing the youth rights agenda by advocating for the fulfillment, recognition and advancement of youth rights on a global level. However, more can be done to ensure greater engagement from Regional Youth Platforms as well as International Youth NGOs in the youth rights debate, as well as in advocacy for youth rights globally.

The European Youth Forum has been supporting youth organisations to engage with the UN human rights system, such as through the Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the Treaty Bodies as well as the work of the Human Rights Council. In order to bring a global perspective to the youth rights discussion and to engage young people and their representative organisations in the promotion of youth rights regionally and globally, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the European Youth Forum are organising the event “Mobilising the global youth movement #ForYouthRights”.

The event will bring together youth rights stakeholders and representatives of youth organisations at global level, with the aim to:
- Build the capacity of youth organisations to promote youth rights by engaging with human rights mechanisms;
- Establish links between youth organisations and stakeholders in the UN system to foster closer cooperation;
- Increase the involvement of youth organisations in youth rights discussions and human rights processes at UN level.

Selection criteria: The facilitator must be:
- a member of the European Youth Forum Pool of Trainers and Experts;
- experienced in developing and facilitating meetings based on Non-Formal Education methodologies;
- comfortable facilitating meetings with around 25 participants with different backgrounds and profiles;
- committed to working with European Youth Forum staff members in preparing the meeting to a professional level through emails and Skype;
- available and willing to coordinate with the facilitator selected by the ICMYO taskforce for the preparation and execution of the event;
- available for the full period of the meeting (arrival on Sunday 3 November evening or Monday 4 November morning at the latest, and departure in the afternoon of Thursday 7 November).

Specific knowledge and expertise of the United Nations human rights system, the rights-based approach, and the work of the European Youth Forum on youth rights would be considered as an asset.

What do we offer?
- Accommodation and meals will be arranged by the European Youth Forum
- Travel expenses will be covered by the OHCHR or the European Youth Forum (based on the reference price)
- Upon the completion of the task, a fee of maximum of 4 days (2.5 working days + 1.5 preparatory day) will be remunerated to the trainer.
Number of participants: 1
Additional infos: The meeting will take place on 5-7 November 2019, in Geneva. It will start in the morning of Tuesday 5 November and finish in the afternoon of Thursday 7 November (by 14:00).

The event will bring together around 25-30 participants, including the organisers and the facilitators. A selected member of the Pool of Trainers will facilitate the event, together with a facilitator selected by the ICMYO taskforce.

European Youth Forum secretariat and/or Board members will provide specific expertise regarding youth rights and the United Nations human rights system, in the preparation for the meeting and during the meeting itself. External experts may also provide input and run sessions during the meeting (TBC).