Europe on Track

Europe on Track is a project of AEGEE, run by young volunteers who aim to raise awareness, to create a space for discussion and to capture the opinions of youth in Europe on important social issues.
Six ambassadors, in 2 teams (one videographer, one photographer and one interviewer per team) will travel by train across 20 cities in one month to deliver workshops, interview young people and organise events in cooperation with 200 volunteers from over 20 cities in Europe.

 

Who can apply
Eligible applicants should

  • be between 18-30 years old, as of March 22nd 2020;
  • be active in a (international) student or non-profit organisation;
  • feel strong ties to Europe;
  • like to talk and work with people of different ages and cultures;
  • have consistent backpacking and traveling experience;
  • have an international mindset;
  • be responsible and reliable;
  • have a can-do and up-for-anything attitude;
  • be resistant to stress and physical fatigue;
  • like to take initiative;
  • have experience developing and delivering workshops or presentations in English;
  • be good at problem solving and thinking outside the box;
  • be interested and knowledgeable about Social Inclusion, Gender Equality or Mental Health.

3 Team roles needed

Videographer

  • Have your own video camera
  • Filming and editing skills
  • Have your own editing software
  • Have your own tripod that you can bring during the journey
  • Have extra batteries for your video camera that you can bring
  • Have your own laptop you can edit on and bring during the journey

 

Photographer

  • Have your own reflex camera
  • Photo shooting and editing skills
  • Have your own editing software
  • Have extra batteries for your camera that you can bring
  • Have your own laptop you can edit on and bring during the journey

         

Blogger

  • Have your own recorder (phone with enough space and microphone also works)
  • Previous experience writing/blogging
  • Previous experience doing interviews
  • Previous experience with WordPress
  • High command of written English
  • Have your own laptop you can write on and bring during the journey.

 

How to apply
Submit your application form which consists of the following parts:
– personal data,
– roles, 
– Europe on Track 7: “All routes lead to inclusion?” Motivation + experience on the topic of “Mental health and Gender equality”
– Travel Experience and Skills.

 

What ambassadors receive
Selected ambassadors will get an Interrail ticket and food and accommodation provided at each stop by the AEGEE locals.
Their trip from home to the starting point of the routes and back from the final stop to their location will be covered under certain conditions.
Health insurance will NOT be provided by the project team, but it is mandatory to have an international health insurance for the period 1st March  to 19th April 2020.
Visa fees will NOT be provided, but we will provide the ambassadors with invitation letters and try to lower the costs.
Pocket money (for personal expenses) is not included. Previous Europe on Track editions indicates that about 200€ pocket money will enable travelling ambassadors to realize the project in a fun and effective manner, although it may be less depending on participants’ personal spending habits.

The training, the route and the final conference are planned from March 1st (Moscow, Russia) until April 19th (Leiden, Netherlands). The commitment to the role of the ambassador also continues after the route, until every material has been published and the closing conference has finished.

 

Deadline: 23 Novemberv 2019, 23:59 CET.

 

Read more here.