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Call for MEM Summer Summit - Swiss

Deadline : 30/04/2022

Credit : USI MEM

The Seminar, exclusively devoted to the young change-makers, offers a series of plenary lectures, participatory workshops, brainstorming sessions, working groups, and cultural activities. It is articulated around three main thematic streams:

1. Geopolitics and leadership;

2. Good governance, policy making, and citizenship;

3. Cultural narratives.

The working groups, an important part of the Summit’s unique methodology, are led by a team of experts from the region, with diverse experience in different fields. They guide the participants through a facilitation process that supports the creation of a safe space for open dialogue, brings the discussions to a deeper level and identifies ideas that are elaborated during the Summit and beyond.

Eligibility :

  • Aged between 25 and 35

  • From the Middle East Mediterranean region and Europe with a proven interest in the region and engagement in the society

  • With diverse educational backgrounds and work experience (business, media, human rights, non-governmental organisations, politics, technology, culture, art, entertainment, creative industries, social entrepreneurship, education, and research)

  • Interested and willing to collaborate on across border projects with participants coming from all over the region

  • with a strong knowledge of English; knowledge of French is an asset

Application process :

  1. Applicants must submit a complete application on the online YCM platform.

  2. In addition to completing the forms on the platform, applicants must upload the following documents:

  • An up-to-date curriculum vitae

  • A motivation letter of no more than one page describing current interests in the MEM region and the MEM Summer Summit

  • A short introduction video in English (up to two minutes long), in which the applicant introduces themselves, briefly state why they are the right candidate and how they can contribute to the Summit

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