2021 Chatham House – Join the Common Futures Conversations

2021 Chatham House - Join the Common Futures Conversations

Deadline: Ongoing

2021 Chatham House – Join the Common Futures Conversations

Tired of feeling disconnected from politics? Feel that you have views to share on the major issues shaping our world? Chatham House is building a diverse community of young people from across Africa and Europe to join an international exchange with policymakers.

Common Futures Conversations is a flagship Chatham House initiative bringing young people in Africa and Europe together to discuss the key problems we are facing. Through an online platform and events, the project will provide young people with a ‘seat at the table’ in major policy discussions.

Common Futures Conversations’ online platform will help you to develop your ideas on key global challenges like climate change, conflict or inequality. You will engage with experts, discuss your own experiences with friends from across the continents, and share your ideas with high-level politicians and policymakers. You will have the opportunity to dive deeply into the background provided by their experts, develop your own ideas on how to address the challenge in question and collaborate with the rest of the community to perfect them.

What Does a Common Futures Conversations Participant Do?

Common Futures Conversations’ online platform will help you to develop your ideas on key global challenges like climate change, conflict or inequality. You will engage with experts, discuss your own experiences with friends from across the continents, and share your ideas with high-level politicians and policymakers.

Every month the community will discuss specific challenges facing Africa and Europe (for example, youth unemployment or over-use of fossil fuels). At the end of the month, there will be a live virtual event with a senior policymaker or politician. You will have the opportunity to dive deeply into the background provided by our experts, develop your own ideas on how to address the challenge in question and collaborate with the rest of the community to perfect them.

Eligibility

  • Open to anyone between 18 and 30 years old who is currently living in an African or European country.
  • They are looking for passionate and engaged people who are active in their local communities to volunteer to be part of this community.
  • You will not be required to have a university degree in a related field or have a career in policy.
  • You will need a working knowledge of English to participate.

They will grow their community based on a range of criteria in order to ensure the platform is as diverse and inclusive as possible, but they will not be judging anyone based on their educational or intellectual achievements.

2021 Chatham House – Join the Common Futures Conversations Application

Simply fill out the form to register your interest in taking part. They will then add you to their waiting list and contact you as soon as possible to let you know if you are able to join the platform. They may also contact you later in the year regarding related information, publications and events.

They will be conducting a number of recruitment rounds throughout the year and will be asking people to join the community later in 2020 as well.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

For more information, visit Chatham House.