Solidarity Water Europe is forming a group to take part in the 4th edition of the European Youth Event (October 8 and 9 2021, Strasbourg, France)
►What is the European youth event?
From October 8-9 2021, the European Parliament of Strasbourg will be hosting the 4th edition of the European Youth Event, bringing together young people from all over the European Union and beyond to share and shape their ideas on the future of Europe. It is a unique opportunity for youth to meet in person and online and inspire each other and decision-makers right in the heart of European democracy.
On this occasion Solidarity Water Europe is forming a group to gather a team of young water leaders motivated to take part in the EYE and spread the vision of the European youth for water.
Solidarity Water Europe (SWE) is a Strasbourg (France)-based NGO born in 1998, in the framework of the works of the Council of Europe in the water and environmental sector. SWE’s mission is to respond to crucial water challenges that arise throughout all the countries in the European sphere with a particular focus on Central and Eastern European countries where access to water and sanitation is still an actual issue.
Solidarity Water Europe (SWE) forms a movement with the International Secretariat for Water (ISW) – based in Montreal (Canada) – bringing together citizens and organisations who are committed advocates for water
During the EYE, you will be able to choose among a large number of activities, ranging from artistic performances to high-level panels or interactive workshops. But also, you will be able to meet and connect with young participants coming from all over Europe.
Have a look at the preliminary programme : https://european-youth-event.europarl.europa.eu/home/programme/
The EYE is a unique opportunity for young people to make their voices heard for the future of Europe. All the reflections resulting from the workshops you will take part in will be transmitted to the services of the European Parliament and submitted to the MEPs.
Finally, during the EYE, SWE will be organizing a 1 hour workshop related to transboundary water resources management. You might be asked to contribute to the organisation of this workshop and to actively participate to this activity.
►Eligibility criteria to join the group
- Aged 18-30
- Fluency in English
- Being national or resident in one of the 27 member States of the EU
- Strong interest in water, climate or environmental issues, European policies, youth activism, direct democracy…
The EYE takes place from October 8th to 9th, 2021.
Participants are expected to arrive in Strasbourg on Thursday 7th afternoon/evening. Departures will be either on Saturday 9th or Sunday 10th.
►Fees and costs
Solidarity Water Europe will help you cover a part of your stay and travel expenses, but you will have to cover the major part of your participation costs.
More information will be provided to you if you are selected.
►Very important information regarding COVID-19
Please take into account that the good holding of the event depends on the evolution of the sanitary context .
To attend the EYE, you will need to present a health pass. This health pass is in digital format and can be issued to you if :
- you have been vaccinated against COVID-19,
- you have received a negative test result within the last 48hrs
- you have recovered from COVID-19.
The French health pass is interoperable with the EU Digital COVID Certificate.
Please, check all details about the health pass here : https://www.gouvernement.fr/en/coronavirus-covid-19 and the EU Digital covid certificate : https://ec.europa.eu/info/live-work-travel-eu/coronavirus-response/safe-covid-19-vaccines-europeans/eu-digital-covid-certificate_en
For travel restrictions and conditions for entering the French territory (depending on your place of departure), check : https://reopen.europa.eu/en/
To apply, please fill the following form by August 25th 2021 :
For any questions, please contact Solidarity Water Europe: Anne-Catherine MERCURI, firstname.lastname@example.org /+33 388849314
- For more information about the EYE: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/european-youth-event/en/eye2020.html