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Call for Social Working Group

Social rights are access to basic needs including the right to shelter, healthcare, food, heating and clean water. They also relate to our place in society, such as in education and the workplace. FYEG believes everybody should have access to basic needs, free education that includes life skills and sexual health as well as academic learning, and other needs such as a living wage, work-life balance and equal parental leave opportunities. Social rights should also consider barriers faced by different people in accessing these rights, and how to remove these barriers.

 

FYEG is looking for social rights superheroes to join its Social Working Group!

 

Aims of the Social Working Group

  • Explore and debate issues relating to social rights in different countries and on the European level

  • Develop policy papers for the Executive Committee to provide the framework to help shape FYEG’s political position on social rights

  • Help communicate FYEG’s position and work on social rights internally and externally with the support of the Executive Committee

  • Develop the Europeans at Work blog series with Ecosprinter

  • Hold a webinar (or more!) on specific topics to share the work of the Working Group with FYEG members and beyond

  • Create other projects relating to the struggle for social rights

 

Why join?

Working groups are a great opportunity to help steer FYEG’s political direction, learn more about the organisation itself and connect with young greens across Europe. You will develop not only your knowledge of social rights, but also organisational and practical skills. This year, we are excited to announce that there will also be funding available for working groups to support their projects.

 

Requirements

  • Applicants should be a member of one of FYEG’s Member Organisations or observer organisations, or an individual who shares the same values of FYEG,

  • Passionate about social rights, including discussing issues and taking actions,

  • Knowledge about social rights in Europe and/or their local context, with knowledge of policy or an eagerness to learn,

  • Available to commit to 1-2 hours a week, including online meetings,

  • Willing to take an active role in the working group,

  • A good team player who contributes to a safe and supportive environment,

  • Comfortable working in English.

 

If you are interested in applying, please complete the application form HERE

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Executive Committee member responsible for the Social Working Group, Eleanor (eleanor@fyeg.org), or the Working Groups Coordinator Kristy (kristy@fyeg.org). 

New members will be notified shortly after the application deadline.

 

The deadline for applying to the Social Working Group is Monday 30th of September at 23:59pm CET.