The Asia-Pacific Centre of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU) will organize the 5th Youth Leadership Workshop on GCED (Global Citizenship Education) from 3 to 9 June 2019.
The one-week Workshop aims to build capacity of dynamic youth leaders around the world to identify strategies to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Target 4.7, and to carry out innovative initiatives on fostering global citizenship and human rights. While enabling participants to deepen their understanding of GCED, the Workshop allows the young leaders to play a major role and become part of a wider network of youth leaders for GCED.
During the Workshop, participants will identify specific priority issues around global citizenship and establish plans for the future direction of GCED. Working both individually and in groups, the young leaders will devise the goals and strategies for use at local and national levels. Participants will learn about specific areas such as GCED and human rights through information sessions and engage in dialogue and debates on the evolving issues. As part of the Workshop, participants will make a field visit to discuss the role of youth for a more peaceful and sustainable future.
Application for the 5th Youth Leadership Workshop on GCED must be submitted before 31 March 2019 (KST 23:59). Successful applicants will be notified by 8 April 2019. Travel expenses and Workshop fees will be covered by APCEIU for the selected participants (participants will be responsible for the domestic travel expenses and visa fees in their own countries).
- Contact Information: Office of Education and Training
- Email: Training@unescoapceiu.org / Telephone: +82-2-774-3956 (ext. 802)
- Attached: Concept Note of the 5th Youth Leadership Workshop on GCED
- Online Application: https://goo.gl/forms/xtnsEKikQwFod01D3
Q. Can I apply to the Workshop although I am under 19 or over 28 years of age?
A. No, the Workshop is strictly opened to youths between 19 and 28 years of age (born between 1991 and 2000).
Q. Can I apply although I am not a citizen of the ODA recipient countries?
A. No, the Workshop only provides opportunities to youths who are citizens of both the ODA recipient countries and the UNESCO member states.
Q. What language is the workshop programme taught in?
A. The Youth Leadership Workshop is taught in English so applicants must be proficient in spoken and written English.
Q. How much do the Workshop cost?
A. APCEIU will provide accommodation, meals, and local transportation for all participants during the workshop. APCEIU will also cover the round-trip international airfare to and from Seoul, Korea. However, participants are responsible for domestic travel expenses to and from international airport in their countries and Korean visa application fees.
Q. During the Workshop period, does APCEIU cover the insurance in Korea?
A. Yes, the insurance in case of accidents during the workshop period in Korea will be covered by APCEIU. However, for any other purposes such as visiting hospitals for personal reason etc., the cost should be covered individually. If you have concern on this issue, we kindly recommend you to individually get medical/health insurance before the participation.
Q. Can I attend only part of the workshop?
A. No, Youth Leadership Workshop is designed to be experienced in its entirety, not in parts.
Q. Can I bring a family member or friend with me who is not taking the workshop?
A. No, we do not provide any support for non-participants such as airfare and costs for meals and accommodation, etc.
Q. Can I submit my application after 31 March?
A. No, we only receive application form by 31 March (KST 23:59).
Q. Should I complete the e-learning course on GCED Online Campus to apply for the Workshop?
A. Yes, you have to complete the e-learning course with passing grades. Other than that, your application will not be considered during the selection process.
Q. When do I get the result of application?
A. Notification of selection in the form of invitation letter will be sent by 8 April 2019.
Q. Do I get a rejection letter?
A. Yes, we will send a letter of rejection to non-selected candidates.
Q. Do I need a Passport or a Visa to go to the Youth Leadership Workshop?
A. Yes, you need a valid passport to visit the Republic of Korea to participate in the Youth Leadership Workshop, but you do not need to have the Passport at the point of application. You may or may not need a Visa according to your citizenship. Please visit the official site of Korea Visa Portal for further information: https://www.visa.go.kr/ [General Guide ? Visa Navigator (Purpose of Entry: Short Term Visit / Length of Stay: 90 days or less)]
Q. Can I extend my stay in the Republic of Korea after the workshop?
A. No, rescheduling flights and extending trips are not allowed for all workshop participants.
Q. Do you offer certificates of completion?
A. Yes, we offer certificates of completion at the end of the workshop only if you have attended more than 95% of the workshop programme.