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OPEN CALL TO SELECT THE NEW YPG

1st October 2016

This is an open call to recruit the new YMCA Europe Youth Policy Group (YPG).

The Youth Policy Group will play a central part in the creation of the policy document upon which YMCA Europe's advocacy will be based. All the members to be recruited will be either professionals, experts, staff, volunteers with knowledge and experience of all areas of Youth Policy, European Youth Policy, European politics, European Law or other relevant areas.


Their task will be twofold: to draft Policy Papers in cooperation with the Brussels Office of YMCA Europe (Advocacy, Project & Fundraising Officer and the Secretary General), the Executive Committee and a Network of Experts, and to be available to review short policy press statements to be produced by the Brussels Office regularly. This will allow YMCA Europe to be always present and relevant on a European public debate level, and to establish a more coherent policy message. However, this will also require time and availability that the potential YPG candidates should take into account. A member of the YPG may be contacted to review a short press release in less than 48 hours.


The YPG will have a member of YMCA Europe's staff, namely the Brussels Office staff, to support them and complement them in their work, with preparatory drafting, providing all necessary information and training to the Group. The YPG will also have to participate to policy training, conferences and seminars related to their activity, to ensure an adequate preparation for their tasks.

The YPG will work mostly online, but will meet in person on a couple occasions annually. The first and most important task will be to produce the Policy papers, based on our new 2016-2020 Strategy. The candidate members of the YPG will have to be approved and supported by the YMCA movement they belong to. The selection will be managed by YMCA Europe through the Brussels Office, the former YPG, and the Secretary General. The selection will take into account competence, geographical spread of the candidates and availability.

The YPG will require the following profiles:

Profile 1
- Fluent English spoken and written;
- Basic knowledge of EU and/or International organizations;
- Knowledge related to youth empowerment, general youth policies, youth work and youth rights.


Profile 2
- Fluent English spoken and written;
- Basic knowledge of EU and/or International organizations;
- Knowledge related to social policies: employment, housing, welfare, mental health.


Profile 3
- Fluent English spoken and written;
- Basic knowledge of EU and/or International organizations;
- Knowledge related to social inclusion, migration, diversity, equality.


Profile 4
- Fluent English spoken and written;
- Basic knowledge of EU and/or International organizations;
- Knowledge related to human rights, peacebuilding, intercultural and interreligious dialogue.


Profile 5
- Fluent English spoken and written;
- Basic knowledge of EU and/or International organizations;
- Knowledge related to health, sports, camping.


The candidates should submit a CV and a couple of paragraphs where they indicate the profile they are applying to and their motivation for doing so. The deadline to submit your CV for the YPG selection is October 13th, 2016, at 12 pm CET at info@ymcaeurope.com.

Please remember that your CV should be submitted through your Board/NGS/YMCA staff.

 


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