Call for Applications: 2nd edition – European Heritage Youth Ambassadors

Applications for this position are now closed.

The European Heritage Youth Ambassadors programme calls for young people residing in Europe to share their stories and experiences about heritage on online platforms (e.g. on social media, websites, or blogs), with an aim to engage more people in the field. At the same time, each European Heritage Youth Ambassador will act as a bridge between students and young professionals and European heritage institutions like Europa Nostra, ESACH, and the European Heritage Tribune, for the realisation of many more youth-led initiatives!

Are you uncertain whether this role is for you? Hear from the 2021 European Heritage Youth Ambassadors and their experience in this video.

Description of the position

As part of the European Heritage Youth Ambassadors programme, you will have the opportunity to be a part of a growing heritage youth movement; to represent the voice of young people within Europa Nostra’s activities; to widely share your heritage-related experiences on social media; to participate in conferences and events; to engage in ESACH’s projects and activities, and to be a reporter for the European Heritage Tribune in your own country. This includes sharing relevant news articles about cultural heritage from your base country with the European Heritage Tribune, assisting the EHT editor-in-chief with translating articles and creating open-format blog entries.

The position is voluntary and requires an availability of at least 10 hours per month, including attending an online monthly meeting of 1 hour.

The programme will start in February 2022 and will run for 12 months. For the first edition in 2021, 11 European Heritage Youth Ambassadors from different countries were selected.

Requirements

• ESACH Member and/or Europa Nostra Youth Member
• Between 18 and 35 years old
• Good level of English (B2, written and spoken)
• Appropriate CV and motivation letter
• Proof of writing (e.g. article, thesis, blog entry, etc)
• Availability to commit for 12 months
• Ongoing collaboration with student or youth networks will be valued
• Current location in an European country is preferable

What is in it for me? Benefits

• Increase your international network by becoming part of the European movement of students and young professionals for cultural heritage
• Share your voice and thoughts online and across various mediums
• Meet like-minded peers with similar interests
• Receive a certificate of participation
• Be featured in ESACH, Europa Nostra and EHT websites

Applications

Send your application – CV, motivation letter, and proof of writing – to Ms. Manon Richard (mr@europanostra.org) & Ms. Sorina Neacsu (esach.ambassadors@gmail.com). Recommendation letters will be accepted but are not required. Please indicate your current country of residence. Pre-selected applicants will be invited to an online interview.

Deadline for application: 16 January 2022

About

Covering 40 countries, Europa Nostra is the most representative heritage network in Europe. The organisation campaigns to save Europe’s endangered monuments, sites and landscapes, in particular through the 7 Most Endangered programme, run in partnership with the European Investment Bank Institute. It celebrates excellence through the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards in partnership with the European Commission. It also contributes to the formulation and implementation of European strategies and policies related to heritage, through a structured dialogue with European Institutions.

The European Students’ Association for Cultural Heritage (ESACH) is an international network of European students and young professionals working within the cultural heritage field. We are volunteers working towards enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration amongst cultural heritage students and young professionals through networking and sharing knowledge.

The European Heritage Tribune (EHT) is an independent news platform on cultural heritage in Europe. By sharing the latest heritage news from all European countries, the EHT informs, connects and inspires cultural heritage professionals and lovers. The EHT is a legacy of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018. The EHT answered the need for an overview of who is doing what, where and how. The ultimate goal of the EHT is to build bridges of understanding and to create new collaborations.

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