After the call for applications is closed, there are few more steps to follow, which require further input from the candidates. Selected candidates will be invited to an interview, afterwards, candidates who successfully pass the interview will be invited to provide additional information (e.g. provide a profile photo, sign consent forms, develop a description for the website profile etc.) and as a final step, their profiles will be sent for further approval (to the institutional stakeholders). The process from the date when the call for applications is closed until the final results takes approximately eight weeks.
The YEAs initiative is a proactive one. As many interested candidates will be selected as are judged to be active, show interest and pass all the necessary stages.
If you will be 16 within one month of expressing your interest in becoming a Young European Ambassador, then you are able to apply. Please note that selected candidates aged 16-17 will be exclusively eligible for online engagement and local activities in their respective countries, not for international travel.
If there are more than six months until you turn 26 then you can apply.
One of the determining factors of this initiative is its youth-focused approach through a network of YEAs in a similar age range. The YEAs initiative has from its inception been designed for young people aged between 16 and 26, and the majority of our civic engagement activities target youth within this age range. After an individual Young European Ambassador turns 27, they will no longer be a YEA and therefore will be unable to participate in/launch any civic engagement activity or participate in international events with the programme. They will also be removed from the official communication and respective chats. However, everyone, whatever their age has the opportunity to continue supporting the initiative in a new role by becoming a mentor or trainer. The EU NEIGHBOURS east team and Young European Ambassadors in-Country Coordinators will discuss these options with the prospective candidates on an individual basis. We do this to maintain the overall character of this initiative and offer the YEA experience to as many young people as possible across the EaP region, in the EU and the UK. The programme and its YEAs initiative will continue to keep in touch with the former YEAs in their future endeavours as young professionals and leaders of their communities.
As the COVID-19 restriction have eased, YEAs organise multiple activities offline and online However, in case of any measures imposed by the country authorities due to COVID-19, all YEAs groups are requested to comply with the national guidelines.
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