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Common Futures Conversations: Join the Community

E-learning

1 July 2021 | Online (CFC Platform) , United Kingdom

Tired of feeling disconnected from politics? Feel that you have views to share on the major issues shaping our world? Chatham House is building a diverse community of youth leaders from Africa & Europe to join an international exchange with policy-maker

Common Futures Conversations is a new initiative developed by Chatham House and was made possible by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Its goal is to deliver innovative ways for young people in Africa and Europe to engage with politics. Through an online platform and a series of local events, the project will provide young people with a ‘seat at the table’ in major policy discussions.

The online platform was created with a network of 27 young people from 13 countries across Africa and Europe. It builds on the results of a survey of African and European youth conducted in January 2019. Read more about the project and the survey.

What Does a Common Futures Conversations Participant Do?

Common Futures Conversations’ online platform will help you to develop your ideas on key global challenges like climate change, conflict or inequality. You will engage with experts, discuss your own experiences with friends from across the continents, and share your ideas with high-level politicians and policymakers.

Every month our community will discuss specific challenges facing Africa and Europe (for example, youth unemployment or over-use of fossil fuels). At the end of the month, there will be a live virtual event with a senior policymaker or politician. You will have the opportunity to dive deeply into the background provided by our experts, develop your own ideas on how to address the challenge in question and collaborate with the rest of the community to perfect them.

Requirements

Who are we looking for?

Anyone between 18 and 30 years old who is currently living in an African or European country.  We are targeting youth leaders at early stages of their careers, focusing on a group that can best use the opportunities offered by CFC to purse their community work and careers at large.

We are looking for passionate and engaged people who are active in their local communities to volunteer to be part of this community. We will grow our community based on a range of criteria in order to ensure the platform is as diverse and inclusive as possible, but we will not be judging anyone based on their educational or intellectual achievements.

Qualifications/Experience – You will not be required to have a university degree in a related field or have a career in policy.

Languages – You will need a working knowledge of English to participate.

The Process

Simply fill out the form to register your interest in taking part. We will then add you to our waiting list and contact you as soon as possible to let you know if you are able to join the platform. We may also contact you later in the year regarding related information, publications and events.

We will be conducting a number of recruitment rounds throughout the year and will be asking people to join the community later in 2020 as well.

Benefits

This is an opportunity to join the Common Futures Conversations community, as an unpaid participant.

 

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Training overview

http://trainings.salto-youth.net/9384

This E-learning is

for 500+ participants

from BENIN, BOTSWANA, BURKINA FASO, BURUNDI, CAMEROON, CAPE VERDE, CENTRAL AFRICAN REP., CHAD, COMOROS, CONGO, CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE, COTE D IVOIRE, DJIBOUTI, ERITREA, ETHIOPIA, GABON, GAMBIA, GHANA, GUINEA-BISSAU, KENYA, LESOTHO, LIBERIA, MADAGASCAR, MALAWI, MALI, MAURITANIA, MAURITIUS, NAMIBIA, NIGER, NIGERIA, RWANDA, SENEGAL, SIERRA LEONE, SOMALIA, SOUTH AFRICA, SUDAN, SWAZILAND, TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF, UGANDA, WESTERN SAHARA, ZAMBIA, ZIMBABWE, Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Youth policy makers, Young people in Europe and Africa, aged 18-30

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):

English

Organiser:

Chatham House - Royal Institute of International Affairs (Others)

Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is an independent policy institute (think tank) based in London

Contact for questions:

Max Fras, CFC Facilitator

E-Mail:

Phone: +44 20 7957 5700

Costs

Participation fee

No fee

Accommodation and food

Not applicable

Travel reimbursement

Not applicable

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