EU launches Youth Sounding Board in Nigeria
The 25 selected members of the Youth Sounding Board will have an influence on the European Union’s external actions in Nigeria.
The Delegation of the European Union to Nigeria recently inaugurated a Youth Sounding Board in Nigeria. The Board is composed of 25 young Nigerians, who will help in shaping and implementing EU programmes and strategies in the country.
The head of the European Union cooperation in Nigeria, Cecile Tassin-Pelzer, said the EU wants to involve young people. That is why “we have selected representatives of the youths and we really want them to participate in designing our new programmes and be part of decision making.” (Premium Times Nigeria)
Furthermore, she stated that both the EU and the Nigerian government “have agreed to help create job opportunities for young people and also encourage them to participate in the democratic process.” (Premium Times Nigeria)
The EU Youth Sounding Board members have an unpaid mandate of two years.
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The EU Youth Sounding Board is a space for young people to have an influence on the EU’s external action through its international partnerships. It plays an advisory role to EU Commissioner for International Partnerships, Jutta Urpilainen and her department on topics such as Green Alliances and Partnerships, Alliances for Science, Technology and Innovation, and Digital, Alliances for Sustainable Growth and Jobs, Migration Partnerships, Governance, Peace and Security, Human Development.
Germany, Cologne, 14 September 2021