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This call is open for International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations (INGYOs) and networks on European level and only one application per organisation will be considered.
Call for European Youth Organisations to join the EU Youth Dialogue process_ 9th cycle
From: 01/01/2022
To: 30/06/2023
Application deadline: 05/12/2021 23:59 (CET)
Description of event: Do you want to improve the lives of young people in Europe? Does your organisation have ideas and expertise on topics connected to the Youth Goals #10 Sustainable Green Europe and #3 Inclusive societies (the topics are defined by the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027, Annex on European Youth Goals, European Youth Goals Number 10 and 3 and their targets, https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=OJ:C:2018:456:FULL&from=EN) to share with decision-makers? Are you committed to getting the voices of yours and other young people on the European level heard? Then we have a proposal for you - join the EU Youth Dialogue!

The EU Youth Dialogue (EUYD) is a EU participatory process which ensures the involvement of young people in the decision-making process in the field of youth in Europe through an articulated dialogue between young people and decision-makers. The EU Youth Dialogue supports the implementation of the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 and is a successor of the Structured Dialogue with young people.

It involves consultations and dialogue, and implementation activities across Europe delivered by the National Working Groups that relate to youth organisations and young people in their countries. International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations and Networks are invited to join the EU Youth Dialogue through this call to add an additional European perspective.

The EU Youth Dialogue is organised in 18-month Cycles, following the framework of the Trio Presidency of the EU in the youth field. The current Cycle is running from January 2022 and will finish by June 2023, covering the French, Czech and Swedish Presidencies.

Read more about the EU Youth Strategy here: https://ec.europa.eu/youth/policy/youth-strategy_en
Read more about the EU Youth Dialogue here: https://ec.europa.eu/youth/policy/youth-strategy/euyouthdialogue_en

The topic for this Cycle is focused on the Youth Goals #10 and #3 under the working title “Engaging together for a sustainable and inclusive Europe”. Read more about the upcoming cycle here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uGSvyZSKObYr66IMoGefganrx-kSyOC9/view?usp=sharing

Contributions of INGYOs

1. Selected INGYOs will be invited to organise and participate in roundtable dialogue events with the EU institutional stakeholders focused on creating and collecting ideas on how to realise the Youth Goals #10 (sustainability) and #3 (inclusion) and where possible through these actions already moving forward with the realisation of those ideas.
2. Moreover, through the networks and communication channels of the selected INGYOs, the EUYD will become more visible on the European level.

Selected INGYOs have an excellent opportunity to:

-contribute to the largest youth participation process in the EU;
- influence the EU’s policies for young people;
-connect to young people and youth representatives working on the topic of the 9th EUYD cycle: Youth Goals #10 (sustainability) and #3 (inclusion);
-learn more about the EU youth policy;
-attend and contribute to the EU Youth Conferences (places to the Conferences may be limited);
- meet colleagues from other INGYOs and from National Working Groups;
And more!


Selection criteria: We are looking specifically for International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations and Networks to join the process. Each International Non-Governmental Youth Organisation or Network is selected for its expertise on the topic and its ability and willingness to contribute to the process in accordance with the defined tasks under the chapter “Contributions of the INGYOs”.

In order for their application to be considered, the organisation applying must:
-Be a Non-governmental Youth Organisation or Network working at the European level (having member organisations from a minimum of 6 EU Member States).
-Commit to the entire process from the moment of selection to the end of June 2023.
-Have knowledge and expertise on the topics of sustainability and inclusion with a special emphasis on intergenerational dialogue and justice.
-Be motivated to contribute to joint policy discussions between young people and institutional stakeholders.
-Be able to nominate and support a representative for the duration of the entire process who will be a key contact person on behalf of the organisation and will coordinate the organisation’s involvement in the EUYD process.

A contact person from the applying organisation must:
-Be between 18 and 30 years old.
-Have a good command of the English language.
-Have a very good expertise in the given topics on the Youth Goals #10 (sustainability) and #3 (inclusion), with a special emphasis on intergenerational dialogue and justice, under the working title “Engaging together for a sustainable and inclusive Europe”.
-Be committed to ensuring that the organisation contributes to the process by organising and taking part in the roundtable dialogue events with the institutional stakeholders together with other selected youth organisations; make the EUYD more visible; provide expertise and be open to representing the views gathered at the EU Youth Conferences.
-Have experience in managing large-scale international cooperation in order to ensure smooth communication and coordination on behalf of the organisation with the European Steering Group through the European Youth Forum.
-Be ready to participate in events and online meetings, e.g., coordination webinars with other youth organisations, the European Youth Forum and other involved actors, if necessary.
Additional infos: There are two roundtable dialogue events foreseen for International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations and Networks throughout the 9th EUYD cycle of which one will feed into the results of the qualitative consultations of the Dialogue phase (the dialogue event for this phase expected to happen between March to August 2022) and the other one will feed into the results of the implementation phase (the dialogue event for this phase expected to happen between November 2022 to February 2023, see Explanatory note EUYD 9th cycle). They will be aiming at gathering insights into how to realise the Youth Goals #10 (sustainability) and #3 (inclusion) with a special emphasis on intergenerational dialogue and justice, on the European level. The roundtable dialogue events will be happening online. There is no specific funding foreseen for INGYOs to organise the roundtable events, however, INGYOs representatives participation in the EU Youth Conferences will be covered by the Trio Presidencies (places to the Conferences may be limited).

The two roundtable dialogue events will be organised by the International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations and Networks. After the roundtable dialogue events the International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations and Networks will be asked to provide the European Steering Group of the 9th EUYD cycle with the documentation of the event outlining the main ideas that were discussed (notes, recording etc.). A number of selected organisations will be asked to commit to coordinating and leading the process. These organisations will be responsible for ensuring that these roundtable dialogue events take place, coordinating the participation of other organisations and presenting to the European Steering Group of 9th EUYD cycle notes and/or recording from the roundtable dialogue events with the main ideas and suggestions to realise the Youth Goals #10 and #3. The follow up by INGYOs on the implementation of the main ideas and suggestions formulated during the roundtable dialogue events will be encouraged.

The International Non-Governmental Youth Organisations and Networks can organise consultations with young people to prepare for the roundtable dialogue events. When possible, the results of these roundtables together with the results of national consultations could also inform the preparation of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (EYCS) ministers’ meeting. Creating synergies between Erasmus+ youth participation projects and the roundtable dialogue events will also be encouraged.

In case of general questions about this call please do not hesitate to contact Rita Jonusaite, Policy and Advocacy Manager at the European Youth Forum to rita.jonusaite@youthforum.org


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