G8-G20 Youth Summit

The G8 & G20 Youth Summit is the premier international youth conference that bring together young leaders representing the Group of Eight (G8) and Group of Twenty (G20) nations to facilitate discussions of international affairs, promote cross-cultural understanding, and build global friendships.

The Summit is a global youth initiative that runs parallel to real world events concerning the G8 and G20. Our goal is to bring together young leaders from around the world to engage in dialogue about the most pressing issues facing our world today.

Founded in 2006, the Summit organizers have utilized the format of the G8 Summits to organize the paramount youth conference of its kind in the world.

Unlike the Model United Nations, the G8/G20 Youth Summit aims not only to model itself after the methods of a recognized world institution, but furthermore, to allow young people the freedom to express original thought and creative solutions.

Previous summits have taken place in St. Petersburg (2006), Berlin (2007), Tokyo & Yokohama (2008), Milan (2009) and Vancouver (2010). The 2011 summit will be held in Paris, France.

Paris 2011
G8 & G20 Youth Summit 2011 will take place between 29th of May and 3rd of June on ESCP Europe’s campus in Paris with the theme “Global Transitions toward a Multilateral and Sustainable World”.

The G11 countries, in which Indonesia is part of, are invited to compose delegation with:

* a Head of State
* a Sherpa
* a Minister of Economics
* a Minister of Finance
* a Minister of Environment
* a Minister of Development

In addition to these delegates, the G8 countries will be kindly asked to add:

* a Minister of Foreign Affairs
* a Minister of Defense

Conference fee is 375 Euros per delegate. This fee includes accommodation for six nights in a hostel, local transportation in downtown Paris, breakfasts and lunches, as well as access to all special events and networking sessions with industry leaders. The conference fee does not include airfare or visa application fees. All applicants are expected to cover these additional costs. The Indonesia Organizing Committee, however, will provide support in fund-raising.

Call for applications
You can apply to be part of the Indonesian delegation for the 2011 summit and fill one of the following positions:

* Head of State
* Sherpa
* Minister of Economy
* Minister of Finance
* Minister of Development
* Minister of Environment

You are eligible to apply if you are:

* an Indonesian citizen
* between the ages of 18 and 30
* currently enrolled as an undergraduate or a graduate student in a higher education institution
* a recent graduate of a higher education institution

All applicants are required to submit an application package to g20.indonesia@ gmail.com, which include:

1. CV
2. Application form
3. 500-word motivational letter

Please note: when submitting your application, in the subject line of the email, please include your name,1st preference and 2nd preference for the position you are applying for. Otherwise, your application will not be considered.

Example: Ghian Tjandaputra Muhammad – Head of State & Environment

Selection criteria will be based on:

1. Appropriate knowledge regarding the desired ministerial position
2. Teamwork abilities
3. Leadership experiences and soft skills
4. Interest & expertise in global issues
5. International and multicultural experiences

A good level in English is mandatory to be sufficiently at ease in international negotiations to address delegates whose mother tongue is English. Availability and motivation of applicants will also be of paramount consideration.

Please send your application no later than Saturday, 20 November 2010 at 14:00 GMT +7.

Any inquires can be directed to g20.indonesia@ gmail.com


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