Monday, July 04, 2022

European Commission Peace Ambassador Scholarship

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TYPE: Conference
FUNDING: Fully Funded
OPEN TO: Specific countries
PLACE: Manchester
STATUS: Closed

Applications are being received for the European Commission Peace Ambassador Scholarship. The One Young World Peace Ambassador scholarship, delivered in partnership with the European Commission, aims to empower young people to build more cohesive and peaceful societies.

Young people represent the largest youth demographic the world has ever seen and hold enormous potential to create peace in their communities. Evidence has shown that sustainable peacebuilding comes from the bottom-up. While youth are often characterized as passive recipients of peacebuilding, they must be recognized as active peacebuilders who are able to focus their efforts on safeguarding, stimulating, facilitating, and creating the space for societies to develop resilient capacities for self-organization.

Scholarship recipients will join a community of over 200 Peace Ambassadors who have participated in the program since 2017. The 2022 Peace Ambassador Programme will focus on the role of disinformation in fueling hate speech, conflict, and violent extremism. The annual One Young World Summit convenes the brightest young talent from every country and sector, working to accelerate social impact. During the event, delegates from more than 190 countries are counseled by influential political, business, and humanitarian leaders.

Program Details

  • Event: The One Young World Summit.
  • Number of awards: Not specified.
  • Date: 5 – 8 September 2022.
  • Venue: in Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • Eligible countries: Please check the full list of eligible countries below.

European Commission Peace Ambassador Scholarship Benefits

Selected candidates for the summit will have the following benefits:

  • Participants' voices will be amplified enabling them to shape the policies that affect them most.
  • Increased visibility of young leaders contributing to Peace and P/CVE in their communities.
  • Participants will foster dialogue around the key theme of peacebuilding.
  • Recipients will learn more about the European Union and its institutions and their role in promoting peace and fostering respect for fundamental rights and freedoms.

Further more, Peace Ambassadors will receive:

  • Access to the One Young World Summit.
  • Roundtrip travel to Manchester and back to the country of origin.
  • Hotel accommodation for the duration of the Summit.
  • Catering which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner during the One Young World Summit.
  • Membership of the One Young World Ambassador Community
  • Profiling in various media outlets.

Eligible Nationalities for the European Commission Peace Ambassador Scholarship

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo,

Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Croatia, Curacao, Côte d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao P.D.R., Lebanon,

Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, and the Grenadines,

Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sint Maarten, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, State of Palestine, Sudan, Suriname, Syria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad, and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

European Commission Peace Ambassador Scholarship Eligibility

This scholarship program is intended for young people who meet the following criteria.

  • Aged 18 – 30 by 5 September.
  • Candidates need to be actively engaged in the fields of peace building, conflict resolution, tackling disinformation, or countering violent extremism.
  • Available to join the programme full time between 4 and 8 September 2022
  • Nationals of countries considered to be ‘developing or emerging’ according to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook and selected countries that are affected by conflict are eligible to apply.

Assessment Criteria

Successful scholars will demonstrate:

  • A commitment to creating positive impact through peace building, conflict resolution, tackling disinformation, or countering violent extremism in their communities
  • Proven leadership ability / seen as role models in their communities
  • A capacity for innovation and value-driven problem solving
  • A concern for local and/or global issues
  • An ability to generate and articulate impactful ideas
  • An ability to work towards a shared goal through teamwork and collaboration
  • A willingness to stay engaged with fellow Peace Ambassadors, the wider One Young World Community, and the European Commission after the One Young World Summit.

Other Opportunities

  1. Canadian Government Banting Fellowships.
  2. Japanese Government MEXT Scholarships (Master, PhD, Research);
  3. Schwarzman Scholars program at Tsinghua University.

How to Apply for the the European Commission Peace Ambassador Program?

Interested applicants in this Europe scholarship should click on the “apply” button and follow instructions to submit their application.

Most delegates are between the ages of 18 and 30. The One Young World team will consider applications from those who are older than 30, pending demonstration of appropriate personal impact, initiative, and willingness to engage. We are not able to accept applications from those who will be aged under 18 at the time of the Summit.

The application deadline is . Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, early applications are strongly advised. For more details on the European Commission Peace Ambassador Scholarship, please visit the official OYWS website. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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