Call for young leaders working with youth diaspora communities in Europe


Call for participants in a Capacity building activity implemented by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe. The call refers to young people already working as leaders in organisations dealing with diaspora communities across Europe.

The aim of the project

The call aims at promoting global citizenship and strengthening the active citizenship’s skills of youth diaspora. Not only they should be recognized, but they must also have the possibility to contribute to the peace-building process in Europe and to create a more inclusive society.

Its specific objectives are:

  • to provide knowledge and competences on Global Education;
  • to map successful initiatives and policiesthat address diaspora youth’ needs and challenges;
  • to strengthen the capacity of the participants to better understand structures, mechanisms and strategies of advocacy and decision/policy making at local, national and international level;
  • to promote the use of the main international tools;
  • to identify potential follow-up actions and proposals to influence policy and/or raise awareness on the topic of the training course.

A definition

Nowadays, within the context of new migration flows and routes, the issue of people fleeing from their home countries is particularly sensitive. Nevertheless, there are four main factors that make a movement of people recognized as a disaspora:

  • dispersal to two or more location;
  • relationship to an actual or imagined homeland;
  • self-awareness of the group’s identity;
  • multi-generational dimension.

The context

The training course will take palce within the framework of the 7th Mediterranean University on Youth and Global Citizenship (MedUni), and will be facilitated and coordinated by the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in partnership with l’Observatoire National de la Jeunesse (ONJ) and other European and Southern Mediterranean stakeholders.

For further information on the training course, the application process and the actors involved, please refer to the following link. The deadline for this call is on 12 May 2019.


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