AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub

AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub fellowship 2018 (fully funded to Addis Ababa)

Do you feel ready to share new solutions to issues facing Africa and Europe? Apply for the AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub fellowship 2018.

The AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub is a multi-stakeholder initiative. It’s testing new approaches to challenges faced by the African Union (AU) and European Union (EU). Through this fellowship, the initiative is putting youth at the center of its objective.

AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub is built on the AU-EU Youth Plug-In Initiative. This led to the development of the “Youth Agenda” at the 2017 AU-EU Summit in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

This fellowship will select 42 individuals from Africa and Europe to develop new approaches to shared problems. They will also define scope and monitor implementation of projects to alleviate said problems. The focus areas of for the projects are:

  1. Business, Job Creation and Entrepreneurship
  2. Culture, Sport and Arts
  3. Education and Skills
  4. Environmental Preservation and Climate Change
  5. Governance, Political Inclusion and Activism
  6. Peace and Security – plus Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism

The 42 individuals will be grouped into clusters of 7 fellows each. The clusters will be tasked with working together, using a virtual platform, to produce regular deliverables. This work will be done under the guidance of experts, for the particular field.

The fellows will, then, meet and spend 10 days in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This will be between the 27th of October and 4th of November. It will be a consultative meet organized by GIZ. Costs of flight, local travel, meals and accommodation will be catered for.

AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub could arrange for two week-long future visits by the fellows, in 2019 and 2020, to monitor the projects unfolding.

  • You must be a citizen of an African Union or European Union country to apply
  • You must be aged between 18 and 35 years old at time of application
  • You should posses proven knowledge, practical experience and demonstrated impact in at least one of the 6 thematic areas
  • You should be interested in and have knowledge of Africa-EU relations
  • You must be able to work effectively in either English or French (adequate understanding of the other language will also be a good thing for you)

On top of the above, it will be “desirable” for AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub fellowship applicants to posses other qualities. One, you should have additional knowledge or experience of at least one of the fields of Gender, Digitalization and Migration. You should also have experience working in international and multicultural teams. Lastly, it will be a bonus to have good writing and public speaking skills.

Deadline for application is 17th September, 2018. Visit the Official Website to learn more and apply.