Call for Applications: European Heritage Youth Ambassadors Programme 2023

The European Heritage Youth Ambassadors Programme – run by Europa Nostra, ESACH, and the European Heritage Tribune – is a growing network of young students and professionals living in Europe who share their stories, experiences and passion for heritage on online platforms. The Ambassadors act as bridges between students and young professionals and European heritage organisations for the realisation of youth-led initiatives related to heritage! Applications for the European Heritage Youth Ambassadors Programme 2023 can be submitted by 13 January 2023.

Are you uncertain whether this role is for you? Then, you can hear from the 2022 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 and:

  • represent the voice of young people within Europa Nostra’s activities; 
  • engage in ESACH’s projects and activities;
  • share your heritage-related experiences widely on social media; 
  • participate in conferences and events; 
  • have an active role or keen interest as a heritage professional or researcher or student in supporting her/his/their communities on social cohesion, human rights, climate change, well-being, defence of democracy, active citizenship and diplomacy;
  • be a reporter for the European Heritage Tribune in your country/region, including sharing relevant news articles about cultural heritage, assisting the editor-in-chief with translating articles and creating open-format blog entries. 

The programme starts in February 2023 and runs for 12 months. The position is voluntary and requires availability for at least 10 hours per month, including attending an online monthly meeting of 1 hour.

The European Heritage Youth Ambassadors Programme has already completed its first two cycles, with youth ambassadors selected from different countries across Europe! You can meet the 2021 & 2022 Ambassadors on their dedicated webpage.

 

Requirements

  • ESACH Member and/or Europa Nostra Youth Member;
  • Age between 18 and 35 years old;
  • Good level of English (min. B2, written and spoken);
  • Availability to commit for 12 months;
  • Ongoing collaboration with the student, youth, and citizenship networks will be valued;
  • A current location in a European country is preferred;
  • Team spirit;
  • Application consisting of: 
    • CV;
    • Motivation letter;
    • Proof of writing (e.g. article, thesis, blog entry, etc.).

 

What is in it for me? Benefits

  • Expand your international networking skills by becoming part of the European movement of students and young professionals for cultural heritage;
  • Take part in an intergenerational exchange;
  • Reinforce European Active Citizenship; 
  • Share your voice and thoughts online and across various mediums;
  • Share the story of your community or network;
  • Access a wide array of opportunities and events;
  • Meet like-minded peers;
  • Receive a certificate of participation;
  • Be featured on ESACH, Europa Nostra and EHT websites.

 

Applications

Send your application – CV, motivation letter, and proof of writing – to Ms Antigoni Micheal (am@europanostra.org) and Ms Sorina Neacsu (esach.ambassadors@gmail.com). Recommendation letters will be accepted but are not required. Please indicate your current country of residence. All candidates shall receive a response regarding their application.
Deadline for application: 13 January 2023 (23.59 CET)

About

 

Europa Nostra
Europa Nostra is the European voice of civil society committed to safeguarding and promoting cultural and natural heritage. It is a pan-European federation of heritage NGOs, supported by a wide network of public bodies, private companies and individuals, covering more than 40 countries. Founded in 1963, it is today recognised as the largest and the most representative heritage network in Europe, maintaining close relations with the European Union, the Council of Europe, UNESCO and other international bodies.
Europa Nostra campaigns to save Europe’s endangered monuments, sites and landscapes, in particular through the 7 Most Endangered Programme. It celebrates excellence through the European Heritage Awards / Europa Nostra Awards. Europa Nostra actively contributes to the definition and implementation of European strategies and policies related to heritage through a participatory dialogue with European Institutions and the coordination of the European Heritage Alliance.
Europa Nostra is among the official partners of the New European Bauhaus initiative developed by the European Commission and is the Regional Co-Chair of the Climate Heritage Network for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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

European Heritage Tribune
The European Heritage Tribune (EHT) is an independent digital news platform for the European heritage community. The EHT strengthens the European network by sharing the news and distributing knowledge by and for the heritage sector. 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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