• ENGSO Youth

Open call: ENGSO Youth Young Delegates 2021–2023

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

ENGSO Youth is looking for enthusiastic Young Delegates who are willing to take meaningful action and play an important role in advocating and empowering children and young people in the sport for all sectors.

By joining our team you will be working with a devoted and knowledgeable group of individuals, committed to using sport as a tool for positive social change.


We are the European youth sport organisation, the autonomous youth organisation of the European Sports NGO (ENGSO). ENGSO Youth focuses on the youth sport-for-all sector in Europe and represents young Europeans under the age of 35 in more than 30 countries.

We are at the forefront of youth sport advocacy at European level. ENGSO Youth actively works on current youth sport issues (healthy lifestyle, mental health, social inclusion, sustainable development, education, volunteering&employment, youth empowerment) with its member organisations (National Sport Confederations or National Olympic Committees), European institutions and partners from civil society.

We involve a growing number of young Europeans and organisations in our work to develop ENGSO Youth capacities in more European regions, foster cross-sector cooperation, and develop projects with long-lasting, multiplying and self-perpetuating effects on current youth sport issues to leave a lasting legacy.

What we offer?

  • Mentorship from one of our experienced Committee members,

  • Monthly online meetings within one of the 5 Working groups (social inclusion; health; education&employability; sustainable development; sport diplomacy),

  • Annual Young delegates meeting,

  • Participation in ENGSO Youth activities (when applicable),

  • Networking opportunities with internship and job offers,

  • News about EU policies in relation to youth and sport,

  • Social Media engagement,

  • Opportunity to contribute to position papers and other relevant documents (when applicable),

  • Certificate and/or Letter of Recommendation after term is completed,

  • Young Delegate - Best Volunteer Award.

What is your role?

  • Active involvement and participation in monthly online Working group meetings, developing and implementing working group action plan in line with ENGSO Youth strategy 2020-2023,

  • Active involvement and participation in annual Young Delegates meeting,

  • Producing at least one article per year, published on our social media channels,

  • Representing ENGSO Youth at various events related to its work (when applicable),

  • Approximate ENGSO Youth Young delegate volunteer time estimation is 5 hours per month, but it highly depends on personal involvement and willingness to be a part of ENGSO Youth activities (attend&host different events, workshops, trainings and etc. besides working group meetings).

What are the selection criteria?

As a Young Delegate you need to fit the following criteria:

  • You are 18–30 years (within 2021 July-2023 July),

  • You are coming from one of the Council of Europe countries,

  • You are interested and have experience within the sport for all sector & youth empowerment,

  • As a volunteer you are ready to commit to the cause and be actively involved in our work,

  • You are confident using English in a working environment.

The following criteria might be considered as an asset:

  • Recommendation letter from ENGSO Member organisation.

The Young Delegates mandate is for 2 years (2021 September-2023 July) with the possibility of applying again if criteria is met. New calls are every 2 years after the ENGSO Youth Assembly.

ENGSO Youth encourages all young individuals with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. Geographical and gender balance will be assured during the selection.

Application form: click here

Selection results will be announced on 6 September 2021. Please note, an online introduction meeting for selected applicants will be organised on 15 September 2021 at 18 CET (Brussels time).

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact our Secretariat ([email protected])