Call for Applications

London Commonwealth Youth Summit 2015 for Young Londoners.

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Application Deadline: Friday 18 September 2015.

A One-Day Simulation of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)

The RCS is looking for young people who want to participate in the London Commonwealth Youth Summit. This is a unique chance to become a Head of Government for a day for one of the 53 countries in the Commonwealth, and to role-play participation in a major international meeting.

This event is being delivered by a young people’s planning group, supported by The Royal Commonwealth Society in partnership with the Daneford Trust and Tower Hamlets Youth Council and Borough Council. Professional youth workers will support the event.

Who is it for? Young Londoners aged 16 to 23 years

When? Saturday 3 October 2015 from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Where? The Council Chamber, Tower Hamlets Borough Council, E14 2BG, East London (DLR: East India)

Why?  In this the Year of ‘A Young Commonwealth – New Generation, New Ideas and at a time for important global decisions about People and Planet, now is the moment for young Londoners to have their say and celebrate the potential of young people to create and debate solutions and help change their world for the better.

What will happen? The day will be structured much like the biennial CHOGM meeting.

There will be 106 delegates who will work in pairs to represent one of the 53 Commonwealth countries. They will find out about the country they are role-playing beforehand. On the day, they will debate issues that are currently facing the Commonwealth, and then work with other delegates to come up with solutions to help resolve them.

What Roles can you Play? There will be a variety of ways in which young people (aged 16-23) will be able to get involved with the 2015 London Commonwealth Youth Summit including:

  • Be a Delegate and represent a Commonwealth country in the debate, discussing and debating a number of issues facing The Commonwealth.
  • Join the Summit Statement Team, ensuring that the discussions held during the debate are recorded and that the Final Communique is written up in time for the Secretary General to present it.
  • Join the Media Team,helping to ensure that as much awareness of the event as possible is generated both here in London, the UK and across The Commonwealth.

Cost:

No, there is no charge for this event and you will be given lunch. You just need to cover your travel costs.

How to Apply:

Print and complete the application form and send to education@thercs.org by Friday 18 September 2015.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the London Commonwealth Youth Summit 2015

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