Deadline: 8 August 2016
Open to: participants between the ages of 18 and 25 years old, who have Interest in International Affairs, European Union, Political sciences, International Trade, Education, or Energy
Venue: 19– 22 August 2016, Gabala, Azerbaijan
The EU Delegation is pleased to announce a call for applications to participate in the EuroSchoolfrom 19-22 August 2016in Gabala, Azerbaijan. Participants will have a chance in an interactive educational environment to learn more about the EU, its history, fundamental principles and values, the process of alignment and legislative harmonization, European Neighbourhood Policy, the Eastern Partnership initiative, and EU-Azerbaijan relations.
The EuroSchool also aims at providing the younger generation with a comprehensive understanding of functioning of the EU institutions in order to promote dialogue, co-operation, and mutual respect among young people, to raise awareness of the EU’s role in Azerbaijan, as well as to improve people-to people contacts between the EU and Azerbaijan. With the participation of two ‘Young European Ambassadors’, discussion will be organized on issues relevant to young people such as: the EU and its role for youth in Europe and in the Eastern Partnership countries, opportunities for young people across the region, including education opportunities, as well as national and regional youth organisations. In addition, representatives of the OPEN Neighbourhood Programme “Communicating for a Stronger Partnership” will introduce participants to the ‘Young European Ambassadors’ network to be created to connect youth from the EU Member States and from the Eastern Partnership countries, including Azerbaijan.
By the end of the EuroSchool, participants should feel more engaged with the EU, gain a better understanding of the EU processes, and have the ability to use the obtained skills for further promotion of the EU and its activities in Azerbaijan. Participants will receive a certificate and will be suggested to become members of the ‘Young European Ambassadors’ network.
In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:
- Young people between 18 and 25 years old
- Higher education students or graduates
- Fluent in English
- Interest in International Affairs, European Union, Political sciences, International Trade, Education, or Energy
- Full participation and availability for the whole period of the EuroSchool
The training will be conducted by experienced international trainers in English. Transportation from Baku to Gabala and back, meals and accommodation will be covered by the EU Delegation.
Interested candidates should submit their CV and Motivation Letter (maximum one page), which will include also an answer to the question «How could the EU benefit from cooperation with Azerbaijan?» in English to the attention of Gulnara Bayramova at Gulnara.Bayramova@eeas.europa.eu and copy to Delegation-Azerbaijan@eeas.europa.eu by 8 August 2016.