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Apply to be a delegate at the G7 Youth Summit 2019

The Future Leaders Network is seeking a delegation of four talented young people to represent the United Kingdom at the 2019 G7 Summit in Paris, France. 

About the G7 Youth Summit

The Y7 is the youth engagement group of the G7, an international summit of the seven largest advanced economies in the world. The purpose of the youth engagement group is to highlight the most pressing issues affecting young people and to connect with young leaders in order to solicit their solutions to tackle these challenges. The Y7 summit itself typically takes the form of a week-long summit in the host country, bringing together young leaders from across the globe, to discuss and debate the big issues. The output of the summit is a communique which is presented world leaders as part of the official G7 summit. This is a unique opportunity to influence at the highest level.


We are looking for four talented young people to represent the United Kingdom, consisting of one leader and three delegates focusing on specific issue areas. The leader is responsible for delegation coordination, negotiation of the final communiqué and represents the British delegation to policy-makers both at home and internationally. Each issue specialist engages in initial negotiations with their counterparts from the other 6 nations, acting as a mouthpiece for young people’s views in the United Kingdom. 


The 2019 Summit's agenda has been announced, and is centred on the issue of "Inequality”. Below are the official summit themes:

  • Economic inequalities 

  • Environmental inequalities 

  • Technological inequalities

  • Inequalities between women and men

The 2019 Y7 Summit will take place in Paris, France, in June 2019. There are no participation fees. The French Government will cover the cost of accommodation, meals and airport transfers for all official Y7 Summit delegates.

Eligibility

To be eligible to represent the UK at the 2019 Y7 Summit, you must:

  • be no more than 30 years old at the time of the Summit; 

  • be a citizen of the United Kingdom and hold a valid UK passport;

  • be able to attend Summit for its entire duration and participate in the online pre-negotiation on regular basis.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills, meet people from all over the world and genuinely help to shape the thinking of the G7 process and the leadership of the participating countries. Apply now!

APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL 1st FEBRUARY 2019