Call for application to take part in YWC programme- phase II now open!

Now that the pilot phase of the Youth for Water and Climate Programme was succesfully completed, thank to the support of all our partners and Erasmus +, it’s time to engage a new phase.

You are between 18 and 30 years old and currently living in Romania, Greece, Lithuania, France, Bulgaria, Hungary or the Netherlands ?

You have a strong commitment and interest for water and climate related issues and want to strengthen your capacities ?

Join phase II of YWC programme and apply now !

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The Youth for Water and Climate Programme is a 8-month capacity-building program, led by the International Secretariat for Water – Solidarity Water Europe with the financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Agence de l’Eau Artois-Picardie. The tools, structure and content of the YWC programme were developed with a consortium of partners including the Global Water Partnership, Global Water Partnership –Central and Eastern Europe, cewas, Global Water Partnership Hungary and Good Planet Belgium.

In the water sector, indicators show that there are serious gaps in the workforce due to the shortage of human resources, differences in the skills required depending on the rural or urban environment, the lack of incentives for workers,and the lack of coordination between the needs of the industry and the offer of educational institutions.

The Youth for Water and Climate (YWC) Programme aims to address these gaps and equip youth to become leaders and entrepreneurs to address the challenges of sustainable management of water resources, build climate resilience and contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. Following the implementation of the pilot phase of YWC Programme, 100% of participants secured a job or furthered their studies in the water & climate space.

This program targets young people, aged 18 – 30 years old and currently based in Europe, who wish to gain tools and knowledge and expand their network to pursue a career within the water and climate sector. This program also targets youth who wish to further strengthen their entrepreneurial water & climate project.

If this feels like you, read on – you could be our ideal candidate for the 2023-2024 YWC Programme !