In the campaign, a group of young people coming from different countries will be created to jointly reflect on the reality of young people and the situation of Youth Information in their local realities. The so-called Youth Ambassadors have an important role in spreading the message for youths’ right to information as well as using their capacities to contribute to society's development. They are the campaign's spokespeople who are actively advocating for the right to information among youngsters, decision-makers and media. By enhancing open attitudes towards different cultural experiences, they are also strengthening the cooperation between youngsters coming from different parts of Europe.
The main event is the training session with all the Youth Ambassadors, which took place in May 2012. The aim was an exchange of experiences and training in advocacy for youth information. Short video testimonials were produced for the purpose of the campaign. Two of the ambassadors (a boy and a girl) will be selected to go to the Council of Europe Ministerial Conference in St. Petersburg in September to present the campaign.
The Youth Ambassadors will also be involved throughout the campaign by the ERYICA member organisations by participating in campaign events in their own or other countries. These activities can also be debates or even advocacy meetings to stress the European dimension of the campaign.
Profile of the Youth Ambassadors:
• around 20 participants, aged 18 – 24
• nominated upon principles of equal opportunities and non-discrimination
• have a positive experience of using the youth information for their own development
• be strongly motivated to advocate for youth information
• working level of English
• trained during training session in May
• act as spokespersons for young people's right to quality information
• actively participate in campaign activities
Find out more about the Youth Ambassadors and their personal profiles here.