National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI): Atlantic Youth Ambassadors Programme – Closing Date 25th July

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August 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am – August 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Marine Institute
Valerie Duffy (NYCI)
01 4784122

The National Youth Council of Ireland is delighted to invite young people aged 18 – 30 years to apply to become one of two Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors for Ireland 2019 – 2020. This is a really exciting opportunity. Closing date for submissions is July 25th 2019.

The Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors is a new programme being piloted by the All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance and the Marine Institute.

The Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors will be dedicated to promote sustainable development and stewardship of the Atlantic Ocean and develop campaigns and reach-outs to local communities, students, young people, and civil society. It will engage with decision makers as well as work with local media to conserve and protect the Atlantic Ocean for future generations.

In the development of online or local campaigns and events, Ambassadors will be supported by All-Atlantic research and innovation projects.

The All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors will take part in a Summer School in the Marine Institute, Galway, from 23 – 27 August 2019 where 20 Youth Ambassadors from 10 countries, including Ireland, will engage with political, social, economic and scientific leaders to develop the necessary skills to become actors for change in 2019 and beyond.

The first goal of the Ambassadors will be to campaign and drive change in their own communities.

Successful campaigns will be presented in early 2020 in Brussels at the All-Atlantic Forum.

The All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassador Programme is being developed under the framework of the Galway and Belém Statements to promote All-Atlantic research and innovation cooperation. The Summer School is supported by AORAC-SA and AANChOR. Participating project partners are responsible for the continuous coaching of the Youth Ambassadors, and for ensuring their full embeddedness with the activities of the All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance.

For more information and to apply for what will be an amazing opportunity, click on:

Application – Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors Programme

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