As the voice of YFU organisations on European level, EEE-YFU represents YFU’s interests towards EU institutions as a part of its advocacy work, often in partnership with other youth organisations. The Pool of Representatives (PoR), comprising of about 20 YFU volunteers from all across Europe, actively supports EEE-YFU to ensure that YFU is well represented at European level. Now we are looking for new members to join the PoR for a two-year mandate.
What opportunities are there for you?
EEE-YFU would like to give volunteers the opportunity to represent YFU at international level and further develop their knowledge and skills in the field of international-level youth work, European policy and external representation. By becoming a member of the PoR, you will receive access to learning resources, connect with motivated YFU volunteers from other European countries and have the chance to represent YFU in working groups, seminars, meetings, conferences and other events and structures at European and international level.
What will you be doing?
Before starting their mandate in PoR, applicants have to participate in an eeeLearning training course on advocacy during which they will meet with other representatives in regular online meetings.
Levels of involvement and commitment in the PoR can vary significantly depending on the category the member belongs to: 1) Permanent Representatives regularly represent EEE-YFU with specific institutions/fora and are often required a high level of involvement and availability; 2) Associate Representatives are informed about other external representation opportunities, when they arise, and they are selected to attend (they are required a lower level of involvement and availability).
PoR members should make sure YFU’s interests are well represented in these external events and important outcomes are shared with EEE-YFU. At this time you can apply for the following spots: Permanent Representative to the European Youth Forum, Permanent Representative to the Mobility Network (YFJ) and Associate Representatives.
Requirements to become a member of the Pool of Representatives:
- over 18
- motivated to represent YFU’s interests externally and improve the own skills in the field of advocacy and representation
- nominated by your national YFU organisation (see the last page of the application form)
- able to work in English
- with good knowledge of YFU
- with some knowledge of European youth work, issues and/or institutions
- previous representation and/or advocacy experience is preferred for Permanent Representative positions
- understanding of procedures and way of functioning of relevant structures is preferred for Permanent Representatives positions
- ready to commit for 2 years in the Pool
Complete the application form and send it to your national YFU organisation, which will decide which applicants to nominate and forward their applications to EEE-YFU. Completed application forms (including nomination) should be sent to EEE-YFU by 28 February 2017. Results of the selection will be communicated shortly after.
Detailed information about the call and the application form can be found here: PoR – Call for New Members
If you have any questions please contact Tinatin at firstname.lastname@example.org.