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Call For Applications of Bioeconomy Youth Champions

Call For Applications of Bioeconomy Youth Champions

Deadline: 1 September 2020.

The International Advisory Council on Global Bioeconomy (IAC) is looking for young champions motivated to engage with the global bioeconomy youth during the virtual Global Bioeconomy Summit 2020, 16th – 20th November 2020.

The objective of this call is to bring together an eclectic and geographically diverse leadership group of young people, from across the globe, who will act as ambassadors for the bioeconomy at GBS2020. These ambassadors will help represent the diversity of the young global bioeconomy community at GBS2020.

I. Possible Outputs during GBS2020
  • Organizing a 2-hour youth session in advance of the Summit to connect inspiring young people from around the world to exchange opinions and engage in an open dialogue on global bioeconomy development
  • Developing a youth statement on the theme of GBS2020
  • Developing a report on youth concerns, motivations, actions, approaches and demands for global bioeconomy development  

II. Benefits?

Ambassadors will get the chance to participate in GBS2020 and to present their work to an international and expert audience.

III. Requirements:

  • Between the ages of 18-35
  • Strong command of English
  • Interest in global bioeconomy development
  • High school and college students, young researchers and academics, young professionals, policymakers and entrepreneurs, young non-profit leaders, journalists and social media influencers
  • Eligible Regions: Open for all

Iv. Selection Process

  • A jury of Five Members will evaluate all applications received.
  • The jury will select 5 – 7 ambassadors from across the globe.
  • Applicants are asked to provide a brief (about 1 page) profile to present her-/himself including background and interest in bioeconomy, career stage, a short proposal for their specific output during GBS2020 and ideas on how to foster a global bioeconomy youth community after GBS2020.
  • Candidates will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to the jury. Jury decisions will be final. Candidates will be contacted by e-mail.

V. How to apply?

  • Entries can be submitted in 1-page Word or PDF document to the Conference Office of the Global Bioeconomy Summit (e-mail: [email protected]).
  • All submissions must bear the name and the (e-mail) address.
  • Submission language is English.
  • Candidate may submit only one application.

For more information please visit  the Global bioeconomy summit  Webpage



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