join the eyca youth panel
an open call for all european youth Cardholders aged 18 to 29!
Join the EYCA Youth Panel and you can look forward to:

A great international learning and working experience with 9 other young people from across Europe;

Participation in international events – seminars, workshops, conferences;

Support to further a cause you’re passionate about;

An opportunity to co-design services and programmes to the benefit of over 7 million young Europeans.

What is the EYCA Youth Panel?

The EYCA Youth Panel is the idea put forward by a group of young people just like you who came together at the EYCA Annual Conference, in Belgrade (Serbia) in 2017. They made a recommendation to the EYCA Board that cardholders should have a stronger voice when European Youth Card programmes and services are designed. This is what the Youth Panel is all about – giving you the opportunity to use your insights and experiences to help create services for over 7 million young Europeans while gaining essential skills and international working experience.

The EYCA Youth Panel is composed of 10 young people, aged 18 to 29, selected from among European Youth Cardholders.

Who are we looking for?

If you tick all the boxes below, we would love to hear from you:

Aged 18-29 years old

Have a valid European Youth Card on the date you apply

Fluent in English – Yup, everything will be in English, but you’ll be encouraged to use your national language when reaching out to your peers.

Have limited or no experience in volunteering or being active with an NGO – We believe there’s so much untapped talent out there and we’d love to provide an outlet for your passion.

Strong motivation to be part of the EYCA Youth Panel and in a position to commit for 2 years.

Plus, you have to be passionate about one or more of the causes that EYCA supports:

Youth mobility – opportunities for all young people to travel for leisure, education or work;

Active citizenship – young people having safe spaces and skills to influence the decisions that affect their lives;

Education & culture – equal access to education and culture for all young people;

Wellbeing – easy access to mental and physical health services; education and encouragement for healthy lifestyles;

Community engagement & volunteering – quality opportunities and support for youth to make a positive difference in their communities;

Social inclusion – equal opportunities for all youth regardless of their ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disabilities, political or other opinions, national, social or economic background;

Environmental awareness – reliable information and raising awareness on climate change and sustainable economic growth.

EYCA offers equal opportunities to all young people, regardless of their gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or health condition.

How to Apply?

Step 1: Record a video about yourself (no longer than 2 minutes)

Please tell us why:

  • Why do you want to be part of the EYCA Youth Panel?
  • What are the causes you feel passionate about and you’d like to work on? If you’ve already worked in support of a cause, let us know. Every little thing counts!
  • How can you help promote European Youth Card opportunities to young people across Europe?
  • How do you think this experience will help you?
Step 2: Upload the video on YouTube. (We recommend to set the video as unlisted so only those with access to your link can view it.)
Step 3: Fill in the application form and don’t forget to include your YouTube link by the 30th of November 2020.

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