“20th University on Youth and Development Activity” for Youth-led and Youth-oriented Organisations

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Deadline: 30 March 2019

Applications are open for “20th University on Youth and Development Activity” which is an activity facilitated and coordinated by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in partnership with the Spanish Institute for Youth (INJUVE), the European Youth Forum (YFJ), the Spanish Youth Council (CJE) and other youth serving organisations within the Network on Youth and Global Citizenship.

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The UYD is a framework event where different youth-led and youth-oriented organisations have the possibility to run their own activities within a multilateral cooperation context, which encourages networking, peer education, design of common advocacy strategies and sharing of knowledge and opportunities.

For the period 2018-2020 the Network on Youth and Global Citizenship agreed on a three-year cycle under the umbrella theme “the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 16: “peace, justice and strong institutions”.


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  • To enhance youth cooperation, youth work and youth empowerment through peer-learning, networking and the exchange of good practices.
  • To increase the mainstreaming of the youth-related issues through a bottom-up approach and a multilateral cooperation effort of a large number of youth stakeholders.
  • To engage with young people in decision and policy making, building together recommendations on youth-related issues.
  • To improve the capacity of youth organisations to contribute to the global agenda on youth participation being able to identify and address new challenges.
  • To foster a structured dialogue among governments, parliaments, local and regional authorities’ representatives and youth organisations and youth leaders.
  • To promote human rights, intercultural dialogue and democratic citizenship as essential dimensions of global development education.

Financial Provisions

Each organisation is responsible for covering the expenses related to the travel and airport transfers of its own group, staff and participants. To facilitate the transfers to and from Malaga airport-CEULAJ, the North South Centre will identify a company that will provide this service for all the organisations. Similarly, each organisation has to cover the expenses related to board and lodging in CEULAJ. The North-South Centre has already stipulated a favorable price with CEULAJ: 30 euro pers./night (all inclusive).

The North-South Centre provides:

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  • All the elements related to the Joint programme (Joint team, guests, institutional representatives etc..);
  • a media team in charge of covering and produce audiovisual material of the event with all its partner activities;
  • a group of musicians supporting the joint team with musical inputs (Ubanda);
  • logistic support for transfer services;
  • the training material for all activities (flipcharts, markers, papers, tapes etc..);
  • welcoming and farewell desks proving support to all the participants;
  • support for visa applications;
  • the overall coordination, the contact with local service providers and the liaison among all the partners involved.

Selection Criteria

  • Organisations can apply with one or more activities.
    • The activities have to have the same length of the University: 6 days (from the 16 to the 21 September 2019), having the 15 and the 22 September 2019 as travel days.
    • It is possible to accommodate longer activities (one extra day) as long as they align with the starting day of the University.
    • It is possible to accommodate shorter activities: they have to be three day long, having as arrival day the 15 September and as departure day the 19 September 2019.
  • The main selection criteria of the activities are:
    • to be organised by youth-led/youth-serving organisations or other entities having young people as main target group;
    • to meet at least two of the main objectives of the University as stated in the present call for activities;
    • to be connected and constitute a relevant contribution to the Umbrella theme 2018-2020 of the Network on Youth and Global Citizenship or to the annual focus “Youth and Justice” as develop in the attached Concept Note;
    • to have a global or regional scope either in terms of the participants or contents;
    • to seek gender balance and the inclusion of vulnerable groups in the composition of the group of participants;
    • to be aligned with the North-South Centre’s Global Education Guidelines, with the Reference framework of competences for democratic culture and with the Council of Europe’s Recommendation on Education for Global Interdependence and Solidarity.

The selection will be done by the North-South Centre in consultation with the partners of the Network on Youth and Global Citizenship.

How to Apply

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Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit https://rm.coe.int/uyd2019-call-for-activities/1680923208

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