Call for Applications: First Global Forum on Youth Policies

website_banner_applications_open_narrowThe Global Forum on Youth Policy emerges from the need to provide a physical platform for youth policy stakeholders around the globe to discuss and respond to the key questions outlined above. The Forum will be a true global expert gathering of around 700 youth policy practitioners to give a new impetus to evidence-based, inclusive, participatory and effective youth policies.

The Forum seeks to address these five key objectives:

  • To advance a current overview of the state of youth policy and a reflection on the social and developmental role of youth policies, particularly in view of the post-2015 period;
  • To develop a common understanding of the needs for and rationales of systemic and cross-sectoral approaches to youth policy;
  • To share experiences and examples of participatory and evidence-based youth policies, their ration-ales and realities, their successes and shortcomings;
  • To build a common understanding of guiding principles for integrated youth policy development and of the dynamics between concerned stakeholders at different levels;
  • To share plans for follow-up and to develop a shared commitment to take youth policy forward.
  • Eligible candidates for these 200 ‘open spots’ include:
  • • Youth policy practitioners;
    • Youth activists and members of youth movements working on youth policy;
    • Representatives/experts of youth-led organizations, civil society organizations, and networks
    working on youth policy;
    • Research experts from institutes, universities and think tanks with a focus on youth policy;
    • Development experts from organizations, agencies and institutions in the youth sector;
    • Programming experts from donors active in supporting policy change in the youth field.
    Applicants should:
    • Preferably be aged 18-35;
    • Be able to communicate professionally in English;
    • Be experienced in formulation, implementation and/or monitoring of youth policy at the
    national, regional or global level.

The call further specifies eligibility and selection criteria.

For inquiries,email:

To apply, submit your online application by August 27, 2014.

For more information,visit;


Posted on July 30, 2014, in Africa, Career, Global, Policy, Social Entrepreneurship and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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