Become a Young Leader for the European Development Days 2018

Are you playing an active role supporting gender equality and women empowerment at the local, national or regional level? Do you want to share your vision of the future? Apply for the Young Leaders Programme and grab the chance to be invited to Brussels to share your ideas!


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 Organization: the European Commission (EC) is the executive body of the European Union responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU. Commissioners. 28 in number, swear an oath at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, pledging to respect the treaties and to be completely independent in carrying out their duties during their mandate


Duty Station:  Brussels


Open To: young people aged 21-26


Deadline: 2 March 2018


Job description: the European Commission is inviting young people from around the world to play an active role in this year’s European Development Days (EDD). It is looking for 15 extraordinary young people aged 21-26 who can represent the powerful impact that youth are having in the development field. The Young Leaders Programme will consist of a 10-day visit to Brussels, where Young Leaders will meet EU experts, stakeholders and play a leading role in the EDD Programme, which will include speaking in various session alongside global leaders



- the young leader should select the EDD 2018 Topic on which you would like to speak

- the Young Leaders are expected to have a minimum level of intermediate English

(Level B2 in the “Common European Framework of References for Languages”)

- It is important that the Young Leaders invited to speak at EDD 2018 represent other youth, and don’t only speak in their name only. The European Commision is looking for candidates who have proven leadership in projects, organisations, initiatives and who are able to represent other youth at the forum

- the Young Leaders are expected to be actively committed to development in general and, more specifically, the topics of their choice. Activities can include a variety of different ways of getting involved, such as building a project, leading a group, conducting research, or volunteering for a cause related to your topics of choice


Application process: to apply create your account here and then fill in this form. During the application process you will be asked to:

- provide a one-page reference letter from someone who can confirm your involvement and representative role (include contact details)

- upload a link to a 2-min video on Youtube, to present yourself, your vision of your chosen topic and why you would be a good youth representative at EDD 2018 (in English)


Useful links:


Application page


Contact information:

All contact information are available at the left side of this page



edited by  Elisa Onorati


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