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WYAE Emerging Leaders Conference 2020: Youth for Women’s Health & Rights

November 2, 2020 - November 6, 2020


About the Emerging Leaders Conference

Keeping in mind the current circumstances due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to move the project online. 

The Emerging Leaders Conference (ELC) is an annual event hosted by World Youth Alliance Europe, which seeks to bring together young leaders, active members and youth advocates from across Europe to interact with policy makers, experts and leaders on current global issues. It also provides young individuals with special training on programs in those areas to give them the adequate tools to make a difference in their own communities. Known for its intimate forum for dialogue, as well as intellectual formation via lectures and discussions, the ELC fosters a meaningful network of friendships based on a shared vision of the human person. Therefore, we call upon the members of the partner organization, volunteers and those young people who are interested in learning more about European policy and human rights.

Following the immensely successful 8th Emerging Leaders Conference held in Brussels last year, WYA Europe is delighted to announce its 9th edition, co-funded by the European Youth Foundation – a fund established by the Council of Europe. This year’s conference theme is Youth for Women’s Health & Rights and it will take place online from the 2nd to the 6th of November 2020. Youth from 13 European countries will be participating in the event. The main aim of ELC 2020 is to empower youth in understanding the human rights and raise their awareness about women’s health. During the Conference, youth will gain knowledge about how to get involved in advocacy processes and prepare strategies that will help them and other youth to be informed about human rights, right to health and women’s health.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at europe@wya.net.

Schedule of the event

Monday, November 2,  2020Tuesday, November 3,  2020Wednesday, November  4, 2020Thursday, November 5, 2020Friday, November 6, 2020

Monday, November 2, 2020

15:00-16:00 Opening & Program Introduction

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

10:00-11:00 Group work: introduction to the most relevant COE documents

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:00 Exchange of good practice: respecting Human Rights in COE countries

12:00-12:15 Break

12:15-13:15 Introduction to advocacy: How can youth advocate for their needs?

13:15-13:30 Daily Debrief

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

10:00-11:05 Discussion with experts: Humans Rights, Women’s Health and informed choice

11:05-11:30 Break

11:30-12:30 Countries information availability analysis: How can youth in COE countries reach information on health issues?

12:30-12:45 Break

12:45-13:25 Expert’s overview: Women’s Health programs in countries of COE

13:25-13:45 Daily Debrief


19:00-20:00 Intercultural quiz night (optional)

Thursday, November 5, 2020

10:00-11:00 Introduction to FEMM

11:00-11:15 Break

11:15-12:15 Experience from practice: Empowering women in understanding women’s reproductive system & introduction to the Manual

12:15-12:30 Break

12:30-13:15 Lecture by experts: Basics of advocacy in the field of health

13:15-13:30 Break

13:30-14:10 Exchange of good practice: Developing strategies for youth-related issues and connecting them with COE and EU strategies

14:10-14:30 Daily Debrief

Friday, November 6, 2020

10:00-14:00 Group work: Creating policy documents – Manual and Strategy

14:00-14:30 Presentation of group work: Manual and Strategy

14:30-14:45 Break

14:45-15:15 Plan for local dissemination of the Manual and Strategy

15:15-16:00 Daily Debrief & Closing Program

*Please note, the program may be modified.

Application Process

Keeping in mind the current circumstances due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have decided to move the project activity online. The project activity will be held November 2-6. Applicants will be duly notified in case of further changes.

The application process for attending the ELC 2020 is closed now. To apply you must:

• Be from 18 to 30 years old
• Have a good level of English
• Submit an online application form
• Be residing in a European partner country (Albania, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, UK)

Travel expenses, accommodation and meals are provided by the organizers.

Accepted participants are required to pay a participation fee of € 40

Apply now!

Should you have any question, do not hesitate to contact us at europe@wya.net.


November 2, 2020
November 6, 2020
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