The Schwarzkopf Foundation is currently looking for a full time Project Manager for the European Youth Parliament program, to support our International Sessions. The envisaged date of entry is in mid June 2016.
The Schwarzkopf Foundation Young Europe supports the development of young people into politically-aware and responsible citizens by focusing on the strengthening of the European idea and pan-European understanding. Our aim is to develop a dialogue between young people of 16 to 28 years of age and leading figures from the world of politics, economics and culture. We provide young people information about the decision-making process in Europe and make this process visible and tangible and thus beneficial to the education of young people.
The Schwarzkopf Foundation is the international umbrella organisation for the European Youth Parliament (EYP) programme. The EYP is one of the largest European platforms for political debate, intercultural encounters, political educational work and the exchange of ideas among young people in Europe. The EYP consists of a network of 40 European associations and organisations in which thousands of young people are active in a voluntary capacity. With its international, national and regional events it reaches out to 35 000 young people all over Europe every year.
The EYP hosts three International Sessions in different European destinations on an annual basis. The International Sessions are the flagship events of the network and gathers 300 participants from all over Europe, for ten days. The young participants exchange ideas and visions of Europe‘s future by discussing current issues in European politics, but they also get to know each other’s cultures and backgrounds, and develop their skills. The International Sessions are always hosted by one EYP National Committee, and have a team of local volunteers working on the project.
We are looking for a full time Project Manager for the European Youth Parliament program, to support us with our International Sessions.
Deadline for applications is 11 April. Please find all information including the link to the online application form here.