The Youth Assembly (YA) is a unique committee of international students representing highly motivated, critical, open minded and creative individuals from around the world. We are committed to discussing critical and global challenges, and to finding solutions together. The multicultural character of this assembly ensures a wide range of opinions, perspectives, and experiences, and a unique learning environment that produces a multitude of distinguished solutions.
The BERMUN Youth Assembly strives to:
- Address current, critical issues considered by young people to be of immediate concern to their lives
- Empower youth to take immediate concrete action at local, national and international levels
- Channel young people’s passions toward the development of local projects
- Encourage youth involvement and initiative
This year the YA has chosen the theme “Increasing Youth Involvement in Civil Society by Initiating Grassroot Activism”
The YA leadership team is excited to include around 30 students each year. To help us select participants, we ask that each student complete a YA application.
A YA applicant will only be considered for the conference if all FOUR of the following tasks have been completed by deadline (see Registration Details for dates).
- Complete BERMUN YA application
- Complete Letter of Motivation (100-200 words): Answer the following questions so the YA Team will have a clear picture of your ambitions. Submit it with the online application in the space provided.
- Briefly outline your previous involvement in your community (i.e. class representative, community service etc.)
- Why are you interested in applying to the Youth Assembly?
- Briefly list your previous MUN experience in the order of conference, committee, position, year.
- This year’s YA topic is “Increasing Youth Involvement in Civil Society by Initiating Grassroot Activism.” How and what will you specifically be able to contribute to the discussion on this theme?
- We would like to have students return for successive years to the YA in order to ensure the success of initiatives and as a follow up. Will this be possible for you? Please explain.
- Write a Personal Statement regarding conference contribution (200-400 words): Describe the opportunities for civil engagement in your community, i.e. school, neighborhood etc. Submit this proof of your knowledge about the topic with the online application in the space provided. The following questions may help you.
- What are some opportunities in your community to be involved in and/or find a platform for socially and politically opinionated people to voice their affairs?
- What are the main obstacles preventing students from becoming involved in their community? How could these be overcome?
- Briefly outline your ideas for creating and implementing a realistic local project. [Note: this project could be the improvement/addition to an existing initiative or institution or the creation of something new]
- Submit a Director Reference Letter
Please ask your director to submit a letter of recommendation containing relevant information about your academic discourse and interest and/or involvement in civic society to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your director should include your name and the name of your school in the subject line of the email.
Reminder: applications and/or recommendation letters submitted after the application deadline will not be considered for a position.
For further information please contact the Youth Assembly Directors via email at email@example.com.