Study session: Youth Democracy Academy in Budapest, Hungary (Fully Funded)

Open call for 30 participants from Europe and Kazakhstan to attend study session "Youth democracy academy" in the European Youth Centre Budapest, Hungary for one week. This Study session will be organised by DYPALL Network in cooperation with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe.

Study session: Youth Democracy Academy in Budapest, Hungary for one week


The DYPALL Network (Developing Youth Participation at Local Level) is a European platform of more than 80 civil society organisations and local governments from more than 30 countries. Its goal is to include young people in local decision-making processes so that municipal and regional authorities can address the needs and interests of youth, engage young people as active problem-solvers, and increase the level of ownership, commitment, and involvement of an organisation.

About Youth Department of the Council of Europe

The Youth Department of the Council of Europe elaborates guidelines, programmes and legal instruments for the development of coherent and effective youth policies at local, national and European levels. It provides funding and educational support for international youth activities aiming to promote youth citizenship, youth mobility and the values of human rights, democracy and cultural pluralism. It seeks to bring together and disseminate expertise and knowledge about the life situations, aspirations and ways of expression of young Europeans. 

About the study session

The study session Youth Democracy Academy focuses on two of the five strategic priorities of the Council of Europe youth sector: Revitalising pluralistic democracy  and Young peoples’ access to rights.

The program of study is built around the following topics youth leadership, media literacy, democracies at risk, enhancing impact, understanding and experiencing democracy, and citizen participation. The training modules include a variety of activities that are designed to do a variety of objects. Some aim to explore the subject and spread knowledge among participants. Others give us the chance to engage with the material firsthand and consider how we see a particular problem.

The study session's specific goals are :

a) to further develop young people's critical thinking and information analysis and fact-checking skills

b) to bring young people together and discuss their approach to the current challenges and threats to democracy that Europe is facing, such as a lack of social ties and solidarity, a generalised sense of insecurity, growing populism and misinformation, and environmental challenges

c) to train 30 young facilitators who are devoted to reviving democracy and provide them the tools they need to teach other youth about democracy so that faith in it may be restored.

Financial conditions and Benefits

- Travel costs to and from the forum venue in Budapest will be reimbursed according to the Council of Europe's rules.

Note: travel expenses more than 350 euros shall be confirmed by the organisers before purchase.

- There is enrolment fee for the study session is 50 EUR per participant. the fee is deducted from the refund of the travel expenses.

- The Council of Europe secretariat will issue an invitation letter for those who needs visa for Hungary, visa costs will be reimbursed by the Council of Europe.

- The accommodation and meals will be provided by the organisers in the European youth centre in Budapest. the accommodation will be provided in double rooms with private bathroom.


- This opportunity f youth leaders, young people with a strong interest in youth participation and democratisation, young people with good experience in education.

- Aged between 18-30 years old (exceptional cases can be accepted, when justified).

- Resident in one of the Council of Europe member states and/or Belarus, Holy See and Kazakhstan. 

- Be able to attend the whole duration of the Study session

- Creative in any field: communication and social media, music, dance, painting, theatre, ceramics, photography, crafts etc.

- Having prior expertise in youth participation-related facilitation is not required, however it is preferred.

- Be ready to contact in English language

- Committed to carry out a follow-up activity in your local community

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Application deadline: 18th of July, 2023 by 23.59 CET

Arrival day: 8th of October, 2023 

Departure day: 14th of October, 2023 

How to apply

To apply, you need to fill this application form 

More details

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