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Call for applications: Youth Ideas development process for the 
Slovenian EU Council Presidency

3rd Project cycle: 19 April 2021 to 26 May 2021


Extended Deadline for appli­cation is 21 March 2021 at noon. As the number of partic­i­pants is limited, do not miss this oppor­tunity and apply by using the appli­cation form.




Did you know that Germany, Portugal, and Slovenia are currently holding the rotating Presi­dency of the European Union? We want you and your peers to get involved with this very unique Trio Presi­dency. We are inter­ested in hearing your ideas for the Presi­dency, Europe and its future. We support you in devel­oping and formu­lating your ideas within a guided process. At the occasion of key political events, elected project rappor­teurs will present your demands to decision-makers of this multi-facetted Trio.



On the Virtual #EngagEUr­Council Think Tank.


Partic­i­pants must originate from or currently live in Germany, Portugal, or Slovenia, and be between 16 and 30 years old. The process will be held in English. The aim is to select up to 8 partic­i­pants from each country of the Trio Council Presi­dency. Selection results will be commu­ni­cated by Wednesday 30 March 2021.


This Virtual #EngagEUr­Council Think Tank is going to be imple­mented for the third time already. Now, you will be empowered to develop youth ideas for the Slovenian EU Council Presi­dency that starts in July 2021.

On our Virtual Think Tank, you will find background infor­mation on the functioning and struc­tures of EU Council Presi­dencies and on the different policy areas we are going to deal with. You will also be able to follow the workflow, exchange with other partic­i­pants, work on your ideas and give feedbacks on the proposals of others. Upon successful appli­cation and in due time before the kick-off of the process, we will provide you with all necessary infor­mation on this free (and easy to use) platform. Sessions on our Virtual Think Tank are supple­mented by Virtual Labs. The project thus consists of synchronous sessions gathering all partic­i­pants in video confer­ences and of asynchronous sessions that provide you the flexi­bility to work on your own or in working groups.

Learn more about the project #EngagEUr­Council here.



Inter­ested? Please apply by clicking on the button below to fill out the appli­cation form:

You can find more detailed infor­mation on the draft programme here:


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us via e‑mail

Pictures will be taken during the event. By regis­tering, you agree to their public release.

The project #EngagEUr­Council: Youth exchange and youth partic­i­pation is funded by Stiftung Mercator and imple­mented by IEP in close cooper­ation with Instituto Português de Relações Inter­na­cionais, Lisbon, and Centre of Inter­na­tional Relations, Ljubljana. The project partners also cooperate with the Trans European Policy Studies Associ­ation (TEPSA) in Brussels within the framework of the so-called TEPSA Pre-Presi­dency Confer­ences in order to ensure a Europe-wide coverage of the project and its activities.

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