The EU Youth Sounding Board 2021 (Influence EU External Action and Partnerships)

Are you 18 to 30 years old? Are you passionate about youth empowerment and participation? Do you have ideas how the European Union (EU) can integrate better the needs and issues faced by young people in our international partnerships? If yes, apply for the Youth Sounding Board for International Partnerships!

Youth empowerment is a top priority for EU Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen, and the EU believes that young people must be involved in shaping and implementing its external action. The Youth Sounding Board aims to create a real, fundamental, long-lasting change in how the EU engages with young people in its development cooperation.

The EU Youth Sounding Board

The Youth Sounding Board is a space for young people to have an influence on EU external action and international partnerships. The selected board members will thereby contribute to making EU action more participatory, relevant and effective for young people in EU partner countries.

The Youth Sounding Board members will commit for two years, for about 15 days a year and is calling upon 25 motivated young people from Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Pacific and Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Europe. The meetings will take place online. At least four meetings will take place every year virtually and, when the situation allows, in person in Brussels.

This is an unpaid mandate. However, travel and other related expenses will be covered.

How to Apply

Follow the link below to apply for the EU Youth Sounding Board;

Click here to Apply

Questions? Feel free to contact the Youth Sounding Board team at

Deadline: 26th April 2021


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