CALL FOR APPLICATIONS “Youth delegate for a year” Conference

Deadline: 12 March 2019
Open to: young persons representing their member NGO
Benefits: travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses covered


In line with its “Roadmap for youth participation”, the Conference of INGOs of the Council of Europe will invite 5 young persons representing their member NGO to Strasbourg (France), to take an active part, as a youth delegate, in its coming April and October sessions.

More than 300 INGOs enjoy participatory status and make up, since 2005, the Conference of INGOs. Together, they constitute civil society’s pillar in the Council of Europe so called “quadrilogue” with the Committee of Ministers, the Parliamentary Assembly and the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities.

Through this status, the Council of Europe includes INGOs in its intergovernmental activities and encourages dialogue between the members of Parliament, local and regional authorities and those of diverse INGOs on the various challenges facing society.

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In April 2018, the INGO Conference has adopted a new Roadmap for youth participation. Following its youth Strategy, it is now inviting 5 youth delegates representing member organizations to take part in its two 2019 sessions:

  • to have their say in the debates
  • to exchange with Conference of INGOs members on the issues on the agenda.

To learn more please read the “Roadmap for youth participation” of the Conference of INGOs.

By inviting a number of young people to take an active part in its 2019 sessions the Conference of INGOs aims to give young people an opportunity to be an active and direct contributor  to issues being discussed during these sessions.

Being a youth delegate for a year is a unique opportunity to gain international experience, become a part of a diverse group of young activists, network and make an impact by stimulating the debates from a youth perspective thereby highlighting and strengthening the Conference of INGOs’ commitment to youth empowerment.

Participating as a youth delegate in the sessions

Firstly, the youth delegates will attend both the Conference of INGOs 2019 sessions. A preparatory session will be organised prior to each session. Youth delegates must commit to taking part in the whole of the two 2019 sessions: from April and October 2019 – April (arrival in Strasbourg on 8th of April and departure on the 12 of April, after 16.00) and the October 2019 (arrival in Strasbourg on the 28th of October and departure 31October after 16.00).


Young persons representing their member NGO.


The youth delegates’ travel and subsistence expenses will be covered by the INGO Service according to its rules.

Accommodation will be provided and paid for by the organizers, in single-occupancy or shared rooms according to availability. The organizers cannot cover the cost of accommodation elsewhere.

How to apply?

For more information, please visit the official web page.