Take a Stand – Act now – Shape the Future. Join the YOUTH ASSEMBLY 2018!
This year’s Youth Assembly theme “Strengthening Engagement in Civil Society through Continuous Cooperation and Grassroot Activism” focuses on social, economic and political aspects.
As you might know, the Youth Assembly is a special committee within the BERMUN family. Our delegates do not participate in (MUN) role-playing but rather represent themselves and their own opinions. Participants do not write resolutions, but create and develop action plans which in turn initiate real projects.
Instead of taking on global or national perspectives, the YA will focus on the local approach where we hope to start interesting and long lasting projects. We want participants to consider their immediate environment, such as their home, school, and neighborhood, and suggest realistic and in their opinion effective improvements since they know their surroundings best and we believe that great changes start with individuals on the local level.
We would like to bring the Youth Assembly to your attention one more time as the application deadline has been extended to Friday, June 8th. If you have any students in your group that are interested in the topic, who are either already involved in the existing civil society at school or wish to begin their involvement in this environment, and match the requirements listed below, please have them apply using the link at the bottom of this email.
The Youth Assembly is a unique committee of international students representing highly motivated, critical, open minded and creative individuals from around the world. We are committed to discussing critical and global challenges, and to finding solutions together. The multicultural character of this assembly ensures a wide range of opinions, perspectives, and experiences, and a unique learning environment that produces a multitude of distinguished solutions.
The BERMUN Youth Assembly strives to:
Address current, critical issues considered by young people to be of immediate concern to their lives
Empower youth to take immediate concrete action at local, national and international levels
Channel young people’s passions toward the development of local projects
Encourage youth involvement and initiative
This year the YA will continue to focus on developing projects in the participants’ respective communities. Our delegates will incorporate their personal views and unique ideas into student initiatives to raise awareness and make a difference in their community. The 2018 Youth Assembly asks its representatives to engage in an open and critical dialogue with each other and to strive towards shaping a more politically engaged and educated future generation. Reaching the goal of good local governance and the creation of a strong activism scene requires fundamental changes in attitude and behavior. This calls for broad discussion and effective action. Let’s start now!
This year’s opening ceremony of the YA is scheduled to take place at an embassy in downtown Berlin on Wednesday, November 14.
On this first day of the conference, YA participants will begin by sharing country presentations and introducing initiatives of their choice operating in their cities and neighborhoods. Over the course of the conference, participants will develop action plans and have the chance to hear several well informed guest speakers, participate in discussions and possibly view a relevant film which will contribute fresh ideas and input.
The ideal YA participant is open to critical discussions, is highly engaged, open-minded, interested in activism and international cooperation, and willing to initiate local projects. By engaging in discussions with like-minded youth, participants will undergo a process in which they challenge, reflect on and develop new ideas of thinking and living. We look forward to receiving your application.
For further information please contact the Youth Assembly Directors via email at firstname.lastname@example.org