The EUSAIR Youth Council application period has concluded with a remarkable response, as 185 applications have been received from all 10 participating countries of the EUSAIR.

This enthusiastic turnout underscores the increasing interest and engagement of young people in the Adriatic-Ionian region, eager to contribute to the area’s cooperation and development initiatives.

The soon to be established EUSAIR Youth Council, will actively foster youth participation in regional decision-making, helping motivated and passionate individuals in shaping the future of the Adriatic and Ionian Region. This initiative aims to integrate youth perspectives into policies and strategies with long-term regional impacts.

The inclusion of youth in such councils allows for unique insights and creative solutions to complex challenges. Their involvement can lead to more relevant and future-oriented policies that adapt to society’s changing needs. Through participation in youth councils and similar initiatives, young people can develop leadership skills, gain experience in governance, and become active agents of change in their communities.

As the review of applications begins, the EUSAIR looks forward to selecting a diverse and dynamic group of young people who will help shape the future of the Adriatic-Ionian region.


Are you a motivated and passionate individual with a vision for the future of the Adriatic and Ionian Region? Are you between the ages of 18 and 29, fluent in English, and a resident of the Adriatic-Ionian Region? If so, we invite you to apply for the EUSAIR Youth Council (EYC)!

The EUSAIR Youth Council is seeking motivated and passionate individuals who are committed to shaping the future of the Adriatic and Ionian Region. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of policies and strategies that will impact the region for years to come.

To learn more about macroregions, EUSAIR and macroregional Youth Councils please visit the following link:

Why Apply?

  • Contribute to regional development: Play a pivotal role in shaping policies and strategies that will directly influence the Adriatic-Ionian Region’s future.
  • Networking opportunities: Connect with like-minded individuals, experts, and decision-makers in the field.
  • Professional growth: Enhance your skills, gain valuable experience, and make a tangible impact on regional initiatives.

Interested candidates should demonstrate

  • Genuine interest in the EUSAIR thematic priorities.
  • Commitment to fostering positive change in the Adriatic-Ionian Region.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively in a diverse team.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Permanent resident in countries and regions of the Adriatic-Ionian Region.
  • Age between 18 and 29 years old (at the time of submitting the application).
  • Fluent in English.
  • Not a member of EUSDR or EUSALP Youth Councils at the time of applying.
  • Not a member of a political party and/or interest group.

Admissibility Criteria

Fully completed application form and motivational letter submitted on time.

Deadline for submission

Only online applications submitted by 27 May 2024, 17.00 (CET) will be checked.

Selection process

After submitting the application form and motivational letter, the EUSAIR Facility Point will check the eligibility of applications. After assessing the motivational letter, the successful candidates will be selected ensuring the diversity in country/region, gender, location (urban or rural), interests, and age.

Expected commitment

  • Commitment to a one-year mandate (with the possibility of extension)
  • Undergo capacity building before the start of the mandate.
  • Meet several times a year, both online and in person.
  • Active participation in meetings of EUSAIR governance bodies.
  • Engage and exchange with young people, youth and/or civil society organisations and networks in the region.
  • Promote EUSAIR in the region with the support of the EUSAIR governance.
  • Exchange with young people from other macro-regions.
  • Determine the operational procedures of the EYC and define the interaction of the EYC with existing EUSAIR governance bodies and youth organizations in the region.