G7 YOUTH SUMMIT 2020
The Applications for this year Y7 and Y20 are now closed.
The Italian Delegates for Y7 2020 are
You can read here the Final Communique
In collaboration with the Italian government and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Young Ambassadors Society (YAS) is recruited respectively the four and the three delegates that will represent Italy at the Summit of the Youth 7 (Y7) and at the Summit of the Youth 20 (Y20), the official engagement groups of the G7 and G20 dedicated to young people.
Within a global network, the Young Ambassadors Society aims at promoting dialogue and cooperation between national and international young people and offers them opportunities to speak up and make an impact. Through meetings and events, we create the conditions to learn and raise awareness on many issues related to economics, science and innovation. In particular, YAS recruits the Italian youth Delegations who take part in international Conferences and Summits, such as Y7 and Y20, the official engagement groups of G7 and G20 Summits.
What is the Y7?
The Y20 and Y7 summits are the official engagement groups of the G20 and G7 summits, bringing together young leaders representing the G7 and G20 countries. The conferences allow young delegates from these countries to gather to discuss ideas and put forth recommendations concerning the global agenda discussed in the leaders’ G20 and G7 summits. The schedule of the youth summits parallels that of the leader’s summit; the outcome is a Final Communique’ containing proposals from the Young delegates that is passed on to the leader’s summit to make the voice of young people heard.
About the Y7 Summit 2020
This year, due to the special circumstances, the Y7 Summit took place virtually from the 1st to the 5th of June (was initially supposed to be held in Washington DC, US.
The delegates were called to address the following Priority Areas:
- Education and Jobs
- Global Connectivity and Trade
- Peace and Security
Delegates have the important role of representing their countries’ youth, and as such they are called to develop a set of policies on the topic areas mentioned above with other delegates from around the world. The final set of policies, the ‘Communique’, will be delivered to the G7 leaders.
Profile of the delegates:
To apply, candidates must
- Be aged between 18 and 34 at the time of the Summit
- Be fluent in English (speaking, writing, and reading) and able to negotiate with other delegates
- Have strong academic background and commitments in concrete projects/volunteer or working experience
- Have demonstrated their capacity in a leadership role
- Have a strong interest in foreign policy and/or global issues
- Understand global problems with a multicultural perspective
- Be able to attend and commit to the Y7 Summit and preparation
- Be able to finance the costs associated to the participation to the Summit (transportation cost to the Summit, as well as to all the costs associated to a potential pre or post-summit meeting in Rome with representatives of the Italian Institutions)
Delegates are expected to be proactive, engaged, and enthusiastic, individually as well as in the group. They are expected to spend time preparing the Summits (e.g. by researching topics, attending online pre-meetings and negotiations, attending potential pre or post-summit meetings in Rome with representatives of the Italian Institutions, writing policy papers, and such alike) and after the Summit (to work on possible follow-up actions).
Shortlisted candidates may be contacted for an online/telephone interview that will take place in the second half of February.
Board and accommodation in Washington DC will be provided. Each delegate should cover the expenses for the round trip to Washington DC and all the costs associated to potential pre or post-summit meetings in Rome with representatives of the Italian Institutions.