Want to learn more about the YEA network? Interested in the application process? Would you
like to check if you meet all the criteria to be a YEA? The answers to these questions and more
can be found below!
To take part, you need to complete an application form and make a simple 1-minute video. Applications for 2021 opened on 10 June. All details regarding the application and selection process are available on Become a YEA.
No, there is no impact. This is because the whole application and selection process is taking place online. On the contrary, your participation, activism and enthusiasm can only inspire youth all over the Western Balkans to be drivers of positive change and productive work online. The kick-off events and offline activities will resume as soon as the restrictions linked to the pandemic have been lifted.
No, participation is free.
You must meet a set of eligibility criteria listed in Article 3 of the Terms and Conditions.
Please refer to the Phase 3 - Evaluation of the Applications and Article 3 of the Terms & Conditions.
Yes, you just need to submit your request to withdraw from the contest to [email protected]
You may leave the project, subject to the provisions in your Volunteer Agreement.
No, we do not require a formal certificate. Your English proficiency will be assessed based on your video and your application form and should correspond to the Common European Framework Reference for Languages B2 and above. In the event that the YEA project team concludes that your English language proficiency does not match that expressed/recorded in your application, it reserves the right to disqualify your participation.
No, ‘EU travel experience’ only refers to travel undertaken for educational purposes, not leisure.
The Young European Ambassadors initiative is committed to diversity and attracting candidates from all backgrounds. In particular, we would like to encourage young people who may not have had previous opportunities to take part in EU projects to apply for YEA. Therefore, your attendance of the above-listed events will not reduce your chances to become YEA, but the advantage will be given to your peers with less experience in training and exchange opportunities.
Moderate skills are required as you will be doing much of your activism via social media and online tools
Yes – Facebook and Instagram (open profiles) are required, Twitter is an asset and other networks are optional.
The Volunteer Agreement is a mutual agreement between the participant and the YEA project team setting out all duties and promises on both sides. The 60 selected members of the YEA Network are required to sign the Volunteer Agreement, thus becoming official YEAs for the period 2021-2023. This Agreement is not legally binding and may be terminated upon mutual consent.
The 60 selected members of the YEA are introduced to each other on the orientation session, where they receive a welcome information pack, an orientation session for communication tools used as a YEA, along with a plan and programme detailing their participation in the project.
For further information, please contact the YEA project team at the following email address: [email protected]
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