Call for applications for the IGLYO representative to Advisory Council on Youth

Hereby we are launching a call for applications for the representative to Advisory Council on Youth.

During the recent European Youth Forum’s Council of Members meeting IGLYO was elected to the Advisory Council (AC) on Youth for the mandate of 2014-2015. In the election to the AC, IGLYO received broad support from both the National Youth Councils and International Youth NGO pillars in YFJ. As the only LGBTQ and specifically human rights organisation elected, IGLYO will play an important part in making sure that human rights and the well-being of marginalized groups stay on the Council of Europe Youth Department agenda.

The AC is made up of 30 representatives from youth NGOs and networks who provide opinions and input on all youth sector activities. It also ensures that young people are involved in other activities of the Council of Europe and is a part of the co-management in the Youth Department of the CoE. Young people, together with the representatives of the governments of the member states of the Council of Europe, take the important decisions on the functioning of the Youth Department.

With this call we are looking for candidates to represent IGLYO at the Advisory Council on Youth for the 2014-2015 mandate.

If you are interested please submit your application consisting of three items: 1) CV ,  2) cover letter and 3) one or two professional or academic references.

Applications should be sent to before the by 30th June 2013, midnight [CET].

Nominated Advisory Council members should commit to the following responsibilities:

  • Have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the IGLYO and European Youth Forum’s position and policies and willingness to update this knowledge throughout the whole mandate;

  • Individuals must be able to attend scheduled meetings linked to their functions as Advisory Council and within the group of Youth Forum Advisory Council members. Actively participate in the Advisory Council, Joint Council and Programming Committee (if elected as Programming Committee member) as well as in the meetings of the Youth Forum’s members of the Advisory Council and in the follow-up between meetings;

  • Actively participate in the Forum’s processes within the Council of Europe;

  • Establish a strong and balanced representation of the various interests of the European Youth Forum and IGLYO in the committees;

  • Contribute to the good exchange of information between the Advisory Council, IGLYO and the European Youth Forum;

  • Actively contribute to spreading information related to the work of the Advisory Council and the Council of Europe to the membership of IGLYO and the European Youth Forum.

  • Have knowledge of the issues that affect LGBTQ youth and students across the Council of Europe.

  • Have good knowledge of IGLYO’s work and maintain regular contact with IGLYO’s Executive Board and Secretariat.

Benefits of the post:

  • This is a unique opportunity to represent youth in decision making process within the Council of Europe.

  • Opportunities to network with and meet youth activists from across the Council of Europe.

  • Develop skills and knowledge relating to the role and in the workings of the Council of Europe.

  • Gain valuable experience for pursuing work and education.


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