Deadline: July 11, 2018
The European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity, or “North-South Centre of the Council of Europe” (NSC), was created in 1989 with the purpose of spreading the universal values upheld by the Council of Europe – human rights, democracy and the rule of law – in Europe and beyond. Since its inception, the NorthSouth Centre has been advocating a dialogue between the North and the South, fostering solidarity, creating partnerships, and raising awareness about global interdependence. The specific mission of the Centre is to empower civil society, in particular youth and women, through intercultural dialogue and global citizenship education. The work of the North-South Centre develops around three Programmes: Youth Cooperation, Global Education, Empowerment of Women, having all of them “Migration” as cross cutting dimension. The Youth Cooperation Programme of the North-South Centre promotes youth participation through training and capacity building courses aimed at facilitating young people and youth organizations’ involvement in decision and policy making processes at all levels of governance.
The specific objectives of the course are:
- to understand the skills, values and knowledge behind the concept of GDE;
- to provide youth multipliers with a series of competences and tools to promote and disseminate principles of GDE to other young people.
- to raise awareness about the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (UN Agenda 2030) and the role that young people and youth organisations have in implementing, monitoring and evaluating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in their local communities following a “glocal” approach;
to offer a platform for youth peer-education and for the development of multilateral youth activities that promote peaceful and inclusive societies.
Candidates will be considered for the selection phase on the basis of the following eligibility criteria to be fulfilled by the deadline for applications:
– are aged 18-30 years;
– are able to fluently communicate in English;
– play an active role within a youth organisation/platform or a youth-related institution.
– are supported by an organization which has youth as main target group and which will support the candidates in the follow-up phase.
Candidates accepted on the basis of the above eligibility criteria will then be evaluated according to the following selection criteria, which must be clearly specified in the candidate’s application form:
– have already some experience as trainers, youth worker or youth leader;
– have basic knowledge of project work, project cycle management and international youth cooperation;
– have background knowledge in terms of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), human rights and intercultural dialogue and youth-related policies;
– are committed to act as youth multipliers after the conclusion of the course by developing a follow-up initiative with the support of his/her sending organisation/platform/institution.
Travel and Lodging:
– Arrivals are expected on 9 th September and departures on 15st September 2018.
– The North-South Centre will issue pre-paid flight round-trip tickets from the country of residence to Malaga airport (Spain).
– Transfers from and to the airport/train station to the training venue will be ensured by the North-South Centre
– It is expected that participants/supporting organisations assume expenses related to local transport in the home country, as well as visa costs.
– Please look for information regarding health and visa needs that you might have to attend the activity.
– The board and lodging for the full duration of the training course is covered.
– Participants will be accommodated in double/triple rooms.
Online Application form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesG4p6Hg-C4apO35e7SGcXnHgYSgBs6mqg-qUMoBKloYuUSA/viewform
Call for participants: https://rm.coe.int/9th-ge-molina-call-participants-final/16808b78da