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Are you an All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassador?


Are you an All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassador?

JPI Oceans is searching for one All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassador that will be invited to take part in an All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors Summer School 23 – 27 August 2019, in Galway, Ireland. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered.

The summer school will provide you with an opportunity to 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.

 Youth Ambassadors should be:

  • Committed to making positive change in their communities
  • Interested in policy making and writing, capable of digesting lots of information and quickly turning around policy papers/speeches
  • Good communicators, and willing to use blogs/videos/social media posts/performances and writing articles to inform others
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Curious about the world, and the ocean. Interested in community building, science diplomacy, public engagement, education and training, and youth issues
  • Passionate about solving today’s most pressing problems and working to engage people in this important agenda
  • Committed to giving time to this Programme


Eligibility criteria:

  • Fluent English speakers
  • Recent graduate or currently studying

Please note that candidates from the countries below are not eligible through this call, as there are separate nomination procedures for candidates of those countries.

  • Denmark
  • France
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • United Kingdom


Activities of the Ambassadors beyond the Summer School:

The Summer School is only the beginning of the activities of the All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors.

Following the Summer School, the around 20 young ambassadors will:

  • Each be coached by an assigned project partner from AORAC-SA or AANChOR
  • Develop campaigns and actions addressing the sustainability challenges faced by the Atlantic Ocean and by the communities in their places of origin whose well-beings depends on the Atlantic, and showcase possible activities to address them
  • Pitch their achievements and campaigns at the All Atlantic Forum in Brussels in early 2020
  • Become fully embedded in the activities of the All Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance
  • Engage with schools to contribute to build the generation that makes a difference
  • Have the opportunity to present their work at other major events


The Summer School will teach Youth Ambassadors:

  • To become actors for change for the Atlantic Ocean
  • To design and develop communication campaigns around ocean issues
  • To reach out and engage local communities and experience the challenges of those living by the Ocean
  • To maximise impact of activities through the development of content (e.g. articles, videos, blogs, performances)
  • To lead by example on sustainability through the mobilisation of local capacity for small community projects.
  • To be the generation that makes the difference
  • About the power of Science Diplomacy, specifically the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance


How to apply?

To apply for this opportunity, please send your CV and a letter of motivation to Anders Brudevoll

For German nationals, please send your CV and a letter of motivation to Isabelle Schulz - 

The deadline has been extended to 1 July and are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Applications as soon as possible are therefore encouraged!

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