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Call for Prep Team: Seminar "Mental Health is Political"

The Federation of Young European Greens is announcing an open call for members of the international preparatory team for “Mental Health is Political”, an international activity that will take place from 20 - 24 April. Exact location to be confirmed. 


The Seminar will consist of 5 days of workshops and discussions designed according to the principles of non-formal education, with the aim to identify the political causes and advocate for the political solutions needed to prevent and address the intersectional impacts on mental health among youth. The concrete objectives are:

  1. Analyse the systemic issues causing worsened mental health among young people today, with a focus on people facing various types of discrimination (LGBTQIA+ and women*, BIPoC, people with disabilities and other marginalised groups), and how they have been exacerbated during the years of pandemic;
  2. Explore and debate the social and economic solutions needed to improve young people’s mental condition;
  3. Develop the communications skills to share these solutions through building a common narrative on the need for action for improved mental health, in the format of a podcast series.




Responsibilities of a prep-team member:The main responsibility of the prep-team is the preparation of the Seminar with the full support of FYEG’s Project Manager and an EC member. In particular: 

  • Active participation in regular online meetings, research and design of workshops prior the event (February, March, April / 3-4h a week);
  • Participation in a live prep team meeting (19-20 February, 2 full working days, weekend) - location to be confirmed in January;
  • Preparation and implementation of the programme, invitation and communication with guests in accordance with the project aims;
  • Selection of and communication with participants prior the event;
  • Taking care of practicalities and of the general well-being of the participants;
  • Full participation during the entire event (20 - 24 April) and the prep team meetings before and after (19, 25 April);
  • Responsibility for project results (podcast series) and coordination of follow-up activities (1 month after the activity);
  • Help with the reporting of the seminar (optional).


Being a prep-team member at an FYEG event will offer you:

  • Working in a lively international environment with young activists and professionals;
  • Improving your organisational, communicational and trainer skills;
  • Getting familiar with Green values and FYEG’s work;
  • Extend your knowledge about mental health and systemic issues linked to it;
  • An unforgettable experience!


IMPORTANT NOTE: Mental health is a personal and highly sensitive topic, on top of being a crucial political matter. The Prep Team is not expected to be prepared on the medical and psychological conditions linked to trauma. The Prep Team members will receive supervisory support by a mental health professional during the organisation and implementation of the activity.



This event is one of the three main international activities organised as a part of the ,,The Politics of Mental Health”' project supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe. You can find more about the project here



Accommodation, food, working space, travel and visa costs for the preparatory team will be fully covered within reasonable limits and within Europe. For selection of travel means the condition is to combine the most economic and environmentally friendly way (lowest price + travel time + CO2 emissions).

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: According to the internal guidelines adopted by FYEG for the organisation of its activities, Prep Team members will be required to present a negative PCR test before joining the live Prep Team meeting and the activity itself. The FYEG EC and Office will monitor the spreading of the virus closer to the activity, and provide additional instructions for Prep Team members and participants accordingly. 


If you are a team player interested in trying out your trainer skills, if you are willing to engage in an adventure of imagining new ways of doing politics - this project is for you!


DEADLINE for submitting online applications: Thursday 6 January at Midnight CET.