YAS! – Youth for Action and Sustainability. An ESC Opportunity in Cyprus

YAS! is a project based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. The Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations General Assembly are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, peace and justice. Of course, the above cannot be achieved if we do not include young people in this process and if we do not act based on the needs and deficiencies of each societal context. In the case of Cyprus, there is a lack of awareness for what the SDGs are and their importance. For that exact reason, our project aims to involve young people in promoting and raising social awareness about the SDGs in the community of Cyprus based on the local reality that the volunteers will have to live in and learn about.

The project’s objectives are to educate and inform young people and the local community about SDGs through the implementation of various workshops, public interventions and creative activities. Through our actions which they will be oriented around youth and based on non-formal education and experiential learning, we will not only present ways with which an individual, a group of young people or a community could act upon the achievement of SDGs but we will also encourage young people to become active citizens and find ways to engage democratically in the policy-making of sustainable development. We will emphasis e on the comprehension of the challenges we face both on a local and global level in order to empower youth to be more cognizant about the future of the local, European and International society which they live in and act upon their civil rights.

The project aims to encourage young people to learn and act upon current issues regarding society. One of our objectives is to promote education for sustainable development which is knowledge our volunteers will pass on when organizing different events for the society, engaging in solidarity activities and promoting volunteerism.

When: As soon as possible for a duration of almost one year.

Where: Nicosia, Cyprus

Age: 18-30

Requirements: We are searching for volunteers that have the necessary competences and motivation to work with people from different backgrounds, who would preferably have a background in sociology or environment and who are open-minded.

How to Apply: After carefully reading the Info Pack, send your CV, Motivation Letter and Application to evs@yeu-cyprus.org

Deadline: 5th of October 2020.

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