U.S. Mission to Austria: Generation Next Youth Leadership Initiative

Deadline: 15 August 2016

The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Vienna is inviting proposals to design and implement a two-to-three week program entitled “Generation Next Youth Leadership Initiative” that will provide at least 10 Austrian university students the opportunity to examine the dynamic processes of integration while learning the principles of civic education, leadership, respect for diversity, and community engagement through leadership development program in the United States.

Applicants should propose a training program to foster the leadership and professional skills of young Austrians with a demonstrated interest in promoting the integration and participation of refugees and immigrants in the political, economic and social institutions of Austria while exposing them to American cultures and values that are the basis of our historic success in integrating newcomers into the social, cultural and economic fabric of our country.

Program Goals

  • Directly support the U.S. foreign policy goal of youth empowerment and development by equipping participants with the knowledge and skills to become active leaders in their communities and the global arena;
  • Build mutual understanding, tolerance, and respect through shared culture and values;
  • Empower participants to be actively engaged in addressing issues of civic, economic and linguistic integration and participation of immigrants and refugees in their universities and communities upon their return home; and
  • Foster relationships among youth from different ethnic, religious, and national groups.

Program Objectives for Participants

  • Demonstrate a better understanding of immigrant and refugee community engagement, civic participation and integration as practiced in the United States;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving, and leadership skills; and
  • Demonstrate skill at developing project ideas and planning a course of action to bring the projects to fruition.

Funding Information

  • The anticipated level of funding available for this program is approximately $100,000, which will support one cooperative agreement for exchanges between the United States and Austria.


  • Civic Education, such as citizen participation, community organization and peer education, especially in immigrant and refugee communities;
  • Youth Leadership Development, such as team building, public speaking, negotiation, goal setting and project planning;
  • Respect for Diversity, including ethnicity, race, gender, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, and disabilities; and
  • Community Engagement, such as developing partnerships, fundraising, social/corporate responsibility, and volunteerism

Eligibility Criteria

Public and private non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit their applications electronically via email at the address given on the website.

Eligible Country: United States

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