Bioeconomy Youth Champions
Status: Call for Application
Deadline: 1st September 2020
The International Advisory Council on Global Bioeconomy (IAC) is looking for young champions motivated to engage with the global bioeconomy youth during the virtual Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020, 16th – 20th November 2020.
The objective of this call is to bring together an eclectic and geographically diverse leadership group of young people, from across the world, who will act as ambassadors for the bioeconomy at GBS2020. These ambassadors will help represent the diversity of the young global bioeconomy community at GBS2020.
Possible Outputs during GBS2020
- Organizing a 2-hour youth session in advance of the Summit to connect inspiring young people from around the world to exchange opinions and engage in an open dialogue on global bioeconomy development.
- Developing a youth statement on the theme of GBS202.
- Developing a report on youth concerns, motivations, actions, approaches and demands for global bioeconomy development.
Remark: Ambassadors will get the chance to participate in GBS2020 and to present their work to an international and expert audience.
Who can apply?
Young people from all across the world with a strong interest in global bioeconomy development, e.g. high school and college students, young researchers and academics, young professionals, policymakers and entrepreneurs, young non-profit leaders, journalists and social media influencers.
- Age between 18 and 35 years old.
- Strong command of English.
- Interest in global bioeconomy development.
- High school and college students, young researchers and academics, young professionals, policymakers and entrepreneurs, young non-profit leaders, journalists and social media influencers.
All applications received will be evaluated by Jury who are IAC member. The Jury will select 5-7 Ambassador from across the world. The jury strives for a broad variety of views and people (e.g. in terms of expertise and background, gender, nationality, career stage).
Applicants are asked to provide a brief (about 1 page) profile to present her-/himself including background and interest in bioeconomy, career stage, a short proposal for their specific output during GBS2020 and ideas on how to foster a global bioeconomy youth community after GBS2020. Candidates will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the jury. Jury decisions will be final. Candidates will be contacted by e-mail.
- Demonstration of the interest in the bioeconomy, regardless of professional experience.
- Ideas for output during and after GBS2020
- Candidates may submit only one application.
- All submissions must bear the name and the (e-mail) address. Submission language is English.
- Format: Entries can be submitted in the following format: 1-page Word or PDF document