Understanding Europe – Call for two new National Committees

The European Youth Parliament and the Understanding Europe Network are calling for two new EYP National Committees to join the Understanding Europe Network for at least two years.

The Understanding Europe Network, similar to the EYP Network, is enabling an inclusive and diversity-oriented platform for citizenship education, participation and peer-to-peer learning, it aims to empowers young people all over Europe.

Understanding Europe’s Educational Network is currently active in 10 European countries, inside as well as outside of the EU’s borders, the countries are: Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Ukraine. In 9 of these countries, the programme is run by EYPers, connecting the educational work in schools closely to EYP activities and strategy.

A National Committee that becomes a part of the Understanding Europe Network gets to organise activities and contribute to facilitating democratic citizenship education by and for young people. The work of a National Committee in Understanding Europe is driven by a Coordinator, who implements and runs the project in their national context. EYP National Committees can apply without having a Coordinator, or can already appoint a Coordinator to apply on their behalf. If you are not part of your National Committee Board but would be interested in applying as a Coordinator, please reach out to your National Committee Board to discuss whether you could apply on their behalf!

Through Understanding Europe courses, National Committees can bring EYP to new students and schools who may be interested in taking part, making it a strong outreach tool. National Committees in Understanding Europe can also offer new opportunities for facilitation and peer education to members who would like to become Understanding Europe trainers. With both programmes focusing on non-formal education for young people, there are many ways Understanding Europe and EYP can synergise!

You can read more in the call document, and on the Understanding Europe page!

To apply, please fill out this form until end of day (CEST) on August 9th. The selection will be carried out shortly thereafter, and you will be informed of the outcome by the end of the month.

We will also hold an explanatory meeting between representatives of the Understanding Europe Network and the EYP International Office on August 4th at 16.15 until 17.00 CEST. Feel free to join us digitally to learn more. The details can be found in the call document.

For any questions, please feel free to reach out to l.strehmann@schwarzkopf-stiftung.de