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CIVICUS, World Alliance for Citizen Participation  is now seeking to form a Youth Advisory Group through an open selection process, initiated with a open call for applications from individuals to join the Group.
Interested in applying to become a member of the CIVICUS Youth Advisory Group, has to send CV/resume and motivation letter by Thursday 3 January 2013.

The Advisory Group’s primary role will be to provide strategic, informed advice on how youth participation issues can be better mainstreamed in CIVICUS’ programmes, and on how CIVICUS can develop new activities to strengthen youth participation in civil society. Working with the support of the Youth Advisory Group, CIVICUS intends to build new partnerships and secure increased resources to scale up new initiatives on youth participation.
The Youth Advisory Group will be composed of between six and eight youth representatives. Members of the Group will not receive remuneration, and will be asked to contribute time or expertise on a voluntary basis to the CIVICUS alliance. For more information on the terms of reference, click here.
If you are interested in applying to become a member of the CIVICUS Youth Advisory Group, please send a current CV/resume and motivation letter by Thursday 3 January 2013 to Natalie Akstein at

CIVICUS is an international alliance of civil society organisations and individuals dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society. Established in 1993, the CIVICUS network currently includes over 1,000 members from more than 100 countries. CIVICUS works in partnership with this wide range of organisations and citizens to implement global, participatory actions aimed at strengthening civil society.
In 2010, the CIVICUS Board of Directors decided to start exploring options for a new CIVICUS youth initiative which would further strengthen meaningful youth participation in civil society. At the CIVICUS Youth Assembly in September 2012, momentum to explore the development of a new youth initiative gathered within the CIVICUS alliance. Suggestions included a strong call for the creation of a representative Youth Advisory Group to help guide CIVICUS’ work on youth participation.

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