Deadline: November 11, 2022
Are you passionate and interested in the EU-Asia relationship? Do you care about the representation of young voices in Europe’s and Asia’s engagement in the Indo-Pacific and have innovative ideas you would like to share with other young leaders? And are you interested in working together in an intercultural and interdisciplinary conference setting to make your voice heard?
Then apply to become a Youth Delegate for the Young Indo-Pacific Forum in Brussels from December 9-14, 2022 organised by the Student Think Tank for Europe-Asia Relations (STEAR), European Guanxi and Polis180!
Through the topic of ‘Hybrid Threats’ – Youth Perspectives and Narratives, YIPF welcomes global, young participants to discover EU-Indo-Pacific insights on our five panels: climate change, human rights and migration, trade, technology, and security as well as additional programme elements in collaboration with the EU-ASEAN Business and EU-ASEAN Youth Summit.
The forum brings together young people from all over Europe and the Indo-Pacific region to discuss important topics for the future of the strategic partnership such as security, climate change, digitization, human rights, and trade policy. As the outcome of the event, they will issue targeted policy papers with recommendations for a common future that will be shared with local, national, and EU policy-makers during the events surrounding the EU-ASEAN Summit.
As a Youth Delegate, you will have the opportunity to participate in five panel discussions and two workshops, as well as having the chance to attend the EU-ASEAN Business Summit and the EU-ASEAN Youth Summit in Brussels on December 13, which will give you the opportunity to engage with experts across many fields and to discuss youth-related policy approaches.
- The conference will offer 24 Youth Ambassadors (12 from Europe and 12 from Asia) a scholarship opportunity (travel reimbursement). In addition, there will be 16 self-funded spots available to discuss their ideas, worries and hopes with their peers on-site.
- Youth Delegates selected for the scholarship will be required to book and pay for flights themselves first. After the conference and participation in all sessions, the scholarship holders will be fully reimbursed for their flight costs.
Applicants are eligible for the scholarship from ASEF if they:
- Are between 18-30.
- Hold the nationality of the one of the 51 ASEM Partner Countries.
For more information, visit Young Indo-Pacific Forum.