Central Asian Youth Talks and Model OSCE

  • Central Asian Youth Talks and Model OSCE: 5-9 November 2019 Tajikistan The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe is launching a Call for Applications for the “Central Asian Youth Talks and Model OSCE to be held on 5-9 November 2019 in Tajikistan. The Central Asian Youth Talks and Model OSCE is an exchange and learning event in Dushanbe for 35 young people from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The event will provide a regional discussion platform for the active young people to share their views, ideas, and achievements and to foster mutual learning and development of their communities. The Central Asian Youth Talks and Model OSCE is a part of a series of activities organized by the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe in the framework of its programme on supporting democratic political process, aimed at strengthening the capacity and skills of youth to participate in the political and decision-making processes, promoting OSCE values and the important role the youth play in peace and security in the region. The participants of the event will discuss the issues related to the collaboration of youth in the Central Asian region (including Afghanistan), strengthening the youth dialogue and development of networking platforms for the future development of the region and exchange their experience on promoting the role of young people at different levels. As a part of the programme, young people will also take part in the Model OSCE, during which participants will learn about OSCE comprehensive approach to security, discuss the existing problems and OSCE assistance in their resolution, develop their skills in negotiations and constructive dialogue, and take part in the simulation exercise replicating the work of the OSCE Permanent Council. Deadline for applications: 9 October 2019, 14:00 CET. Profile of participants: We look forward to your application if you are: • 18-25 years old, from Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan; • an active and engaged member of your community and have interest in Central Asian (youth) regional co-operation; • fluent in English; • eager to share your experience in promoting the role of young people at different levels and learn from others. Application procedure and deadlines: All interested candidates should apply by sending the application form (https://www.osce.org/programme-office-in-dushanbe/434327 ) along with the CV and copy of a foreign passport, to the following e-mail: POID-Election@osce.org Only short-listed candidates will be notified by 17 October 2019. Practical and financial conditions: The Central Asian Youth Talks and Model OSCE will take place in Tajikistan. • Accommodation, meals and transport will be covered by the organizers. • International travel will be covered by the organizers, however, travel to and from departing cities in their countries is participants’ own responsibility. • Participants should be available for the whole period of the event. Working Language: The working language will be English. Knowledge of Russian is an asset. Further information: For further information please call: +992919029697 or send an email to: POID-Election@osce.org Note: Gender and geographic balance criteria will be applied in the selection process; Candidates from smaller communities outside of regional centres and capitals are encouraged to apply.

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