CALL FOR APPLICATIONS to become a member of the Youth Council of Central Asia

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS to become a member of the Youth Council of Central Asia

October 12, 2017


Youth Council of Central Asia announces a call for applications to join Youth Council C5+1 program in which 30 young leaders of Central Asia will straighten the regional youth network, trust and will actively participate in civic engagement

Project description: In Fall 2016, AUCA in collaboration with U.S. State department has launched Youth Council C5+1 - a program in which 30 representatives of Central Asian region perform as a core group for organizing and participating in a series of workshops, trainings and seminars, debate tournaments, diplomacy-aimed events and small projects in civic engagement, all in support of reinforcing trust, mutual understanding and cooperation between Central Asian (CA) youth representatives.

Youth Council C5+1 aims educational and inspirational experience that will challenge students to engage on important topics under the supervision of specialists of certain spheres. Furthermore, as alumni of C5+1 Youth Council the students themselves will become mentors for University students in Central Asia who want to engage in the project. This is to strengthen involvement of students in solving social related issues and support the individual contribution in educating the others.

What we will do: The program will bring prominent group of experts to inspire and mentor 30 young leaders, to build the conversation, cultivate empathy and widen their circles of compassion. By the end of project we expect participants to develop their own recommendations that can make Central Asian countries more cooperative with each other.


For the year 2017-2018 Youth Council is aimed to complete the AGENDA below:

  1. Seminars with government officials, decision-makers to discuss the  C5+1 joint projects: opportunities, challenges and solutions;
  2. Annual International Debate Tournament with participation of a wider youth

representatives of Central Asia on security, trade, collaboration, climate change and

other critical issues;

  1. Annual Startup Competition involving public and private sectors, internal and

external investors, entrepreneurs, innovation and creativity driven communities

and others with a goal to disrupt markets and provide new economic opportunities;

  1. Annual Leadership Academy designed for Youth Council members, alumni and

youth representatives to educate participants on project management and social

involvement as well as to inspire them to be a true leader of their community;

  1. Series of regional conferences and workshops covering various issues including

security, environment and climate change, sustainable development, energy,

employment, gender, media and many others.


The benefits of being a member of YC C5+1:

  • participation in multiple conferences that bring together leading politicians, businessmen and active youth;
  • educational and practical experience in civic engagement;
  • development of project management and organisational skills;
  • development of leadership initiatives.
  • involvement in U.S. -Central Asia collaborative events

By the end of the project, AUCA will provide certificates of successful completion and recommendation letters to YC C5+1 members. Moreover, outstanding members will have an opportunity to travel abroad under the Youth Council supervision within an educational trip.


Who is eligible to apply:

  • AUCA undergraduates who are citizens of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan. Other students are highly encouraged to participate at events throughout the period of this project.
  • candidates must be between the ages 18-25;
  • candidates should have a genuine interest in trajectories of Central Asian states, as
  • candidates should be highly responsible.

Deadline to apply: October 14th, 18.00 PM


To apply please proceed to the link below:

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