The call for applications for the OECD’s Youth Advisory Board – Youthwise is now open. Youthwise, the OECD’s Youth Advisory Board, is made up of exceptional young people aged 18‒30. They bring their perspectives and ideas to the OECD, while also learning about the work of the Organisation and international policy making.
Following the success of the first Youthwise class, they are excited to be launching Youthwise 2022! Youthwise gives young people the chance to bring their unique perspectives to one of the world’s pre-eminent international organisations, an opportunity to contribute to and learn about international policy making.
The consequences of COVID-19 have accelerated pre-existing issues for young people and it will take a joint effort across sectors, stakeholders and generations to solve them. In line with the OECD’s policy priorities, Youthwise members will focus on how to can build an inclusive and green future for & with young people.
The Youthwise delegates will:
- bring your generation’s perspectives, insights, and ideas to the OECD
- participate in closed-door meetings and consultations, engaging with a range of topics, themes, and people from the OECD, having direct input into OECD work
- be able to speak on panels and participate in webinars, providing interventions on behalf of Youthwise
- create and (co-)author documents, articles, and videos to share Youthwise views
- join interactive workshops with other youth boards such as the Y20, meeting youth leaders from around the world
- network, gaining a better understanding of how international policy-making functions
Applicants must be:
- between 18 and 30 years of age as of 1 January 2022
- a national of an OECD member country. OECD Member countries are: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.
- fluent in English(more detail in the brochure)
- highly interested in national and international debates on how to build a green and inclusive future
- able to dedicate up to 8 hours per month to Youthwise-related activities (including preparatory reading, group work, meetings, interventions on panels, etc.)
- available to participate in the Youthwise programme from March 2022 until December 2022
- able to access a stable internet connection to receive and reply to e-mails, to participate in online meetings, webinars, etc.
- neither currently affiliated with the OECD, nor have a relative who is currently affiliated with the OECD
Terms of appointment
- An inter-generational OECD jury will review applications, aiming to create a diverse, representative group of young people.
- Successful applicants will be announced at the beginning of March 2022. Due to the volume of applications received, only successful applicants will be contacted.
- The standard term of appointment will be from March 2022 until December 2022.
- Currently, given the COVID-19 public health situation, all Youthwise activities will be online. Youthwise members will not be remunerated for their participation
As well as meeting the application criteria, eligible applicants must be respectful of different viewpoints, open to learning from others, and able to commit to participating fully to Youthwise activities throughout 2022.
Sound like you? Apply till 31 January 2022 at midnight (Paris time) … and answer, by video or text, the question: What do you think should be the top priority for governments to ensure an inclusive and green future for young people?
For more information, visit OECD Youthwise.