Call for application : Step it up for Gender Equality in a Progressive Society, Youth for Gender Equality Forum 2019.

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What is it?

Apply now for the chance to join us in Brussels on 5 - 8 March 2019 for the 4th edition of our Youth for Gender Equality Forum.

Step it up for Gender Equality in a Progressive Society is an interactive and inspiring initiative to promote dialogue, exchange, learning and networking for young people engaged in promoting gender equality in their daily lives. The programme focusses on what Socials and Democrats in the European Parliament stand for in terms of gender equality and sustainable equality, what we have achieved so far and how we will to continue our fight for a progressive society in the future.

Organised by the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, in collaboration with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies, PES Women, Young European Socialists, Rainbow Rose and the Global Progressive Forum.


You are advised to apply as soon as possible, as for practical reasons we can only take into consideration the first 250 applications. The top 50 of these will be selected for the Youth for Gender Forum 2019 and will be contacted by January 21, 2019 latest.

A detailed draft programme is attached below


The 2019 Forum is looking for 50 young motivated EU nationals individuals, aged from 18 to 25, to be a part of the fourth edition of this event ahead of the 2019 European Elections.  Selected candidates will share with us 3 days of workshops, conferences and activities (see programme below)

The event will take place in the European Parliament in Brussels from 5 - 8 March 2019.

As part of this unique event, you will also have the chance to build a wide network of contacts and share your experience of gender equality projects. You will have the opportunity to interact directly with S&D members of the European Parliament, professionals and experts while engaging in intercultural exchanges with the other participants.

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Are you eligible?

The 2019 Forum is looking for 50 young motivated EU national individuals, aged 18 to 25. The ideal candidate will be motivated, proactive and engaged in gender equality and women's rights activism, with good communication skills, and will share the core values of the Socialists and Democrats. Party membership and active engagement in party work is not a precondition for being selected. A good knowledge of English, however, is a must as there will be no interpretation during the Forum.

The S&D Group will consider gender balance in the selection process.

Practical information

Travel expenses, accommodation costs (in multiple-bed rooms in a youth hostel in Brussels) and one meal a day will be covered.

Deadline for application: 14 January 2019 (at midnight)

Information on selection: 21 January 2019 (latest)

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