Chatham House Common Futures Conversations 2022 – Join the Community for Young People in Africa & Europe

Chatham House Common Futures Conversations 2022: Tired of feeling disconnected from politics? Feel that you have views to share on the major issues shaping our world? Chatham House is building a diverse community of young people from across Africa and Europe to join an international exchange with policymakers.

Application Deadline: 30th August 2022

About the Award: Common Futures Conversations is a new initiative developed by Chatham House and was made possible by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. Its goal is to deliver innovative ways for young people in Africa and Europe to engage with politics. Through an online platform and a series of local events, the project will provide young people with a ‘seat at the table’ in major policy discussions.

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The online platform was created with a network of 27 young people from 13 countries across Africa and Europe. It builds on the results of a survey of African and European youth conducted in January 2019. Read more about the project and the survey.

What Does a Common Futures Conversations Participant Do?

Common Futures Conversations’ online platform will help you to develop your ideas on key global challenges like climate change, conflict or inequality. You will engage with experts, discuss your own experiences with friends from across the continents, and share your ideas with high-level politicians and policymakers.

Every month our community will discuss specific challenges facing Africa and Europe (for example, youth unemployment or over-use of fossil fuels). At the end of the month, there will be a live virtual event with a senior policymaker or politician. You will have the opportunity to dive deeply into the background provided by our experts, develop your own ideas on how to address the challenge in question and collaborate with the rest of the community to perfect them.

Type: Job (Volunteer)

Eligibility for Chatham House Common Futures Conversations: Who are we looking for?

To apply for Common Futures you must be:

  • Aged 18-30;
  • Based in a European or African country;
  • Interested in developing real solutions to global challenges like climate change, inequality and security.

You will also need a working knowledge of English.

You do not have to have a degree or set experience to apply. We want to hear how you would help build a better world.

Qualifications/Experience – You will not be required to have a university degree in a related field or have a career in policy.

Languages – You will need a working knowledge of English to participate.

Eligible Countries: Countries in African & Europe

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Chatham House Common Futures Conversations: Pay – This is an opportunity to join the Common Futures Conversations community, as an unpaid participant.

How to Apply:

  • We are currently accepting applications via our online application form
  • Applications will close at 5pm on Tuesday 30 August. 
  • You will be notified via email of the outcome of your application. It can take up to 6 weeks from the closing date for us to contact you.
  • If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please contact our HR team

Visit Award Webpage for Details