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Are you passionate about youth participation in policymaking? Are you ready to catalyze youth engagement with key policies to shape our future? You’re in the right place, keep reading.

What's in it for me?

We asked ourselves what motivates us to be here. Here are the most common reasons:

  • Understand policymaking, and learn about its actors and outcomes
  • Work in an international environment and meet like-minded people
  • The opportunity to make a difference
  • The belief that policymaking should be more collaborative and inclusive, and commitment to increasing awareness and closing the knowledge gap

In other words… Do you want to learn more about policymaking or help others to do so? Do you fancy a challenge? Do you (warning: cliché sentence coming) want to be the change you wish to see in the world? Then find out how you can contribute:

How can I help?

You can help by joining one of the following teams:

Policy Analysis

We create the content for the tool by analysing and coding major policies. Until September, we are focusing on energy, climate and youth policies in place in the European Union, Portugal, Germany, Slovenia and Italy. We also research the main institutions involved and their role. Finally, we wish to follow the evolution of a specific policy plan, to fully understand and show the process behind it.

Web Development & UX Design

Our job is to effectively create the platform where it all takes place. After designing the first version of our website and user testing it, we will code it from scratch. Experience in UX design or full-stack development is required to join this team - our stack is Ruby on Rails.

Marketing & Communication

One of the biggest challenges our institutional partners have is how to reach youth. In this team you can shape the outreach strategy, create content to spread the word, assure all written content is aligned with our voice or help fine tuning our ambassadorship programme and looking for potential ambassadors for our tool.

Partnerships

Support us in building long-term partnerships to make OpenPolicy Europe successful. We’re seeking to collaborate with a diverse range of partners, such as think tanks, academia, government institutions or policy advocacy organisations. As part of the partnerships team, you’ll have the chance to think creatively, shape our outreach strategy and engage with interesting organisations across Europe.

How can I join?

Fill in the application form below. We look forward to hearing from you!