✨ Join the Movement: Be the Voice for Change!

Are you a young adult under 25 with a lived experience of displacement? Or perhaps you’re a passionate advocate for socially engaged arts?

What’s your vision when it comes to expressing yourself creatively? Whether it’s through drawing, painting, music, or any other form of art, we would love to hear more about what inspires you and where you see your artistic journey heading in the future.

We invite young people from across Greece (and beyond!)  to join our Youth Board and lead the way in shaping the future of Refugee Week Greece! Our Youth Board embodies the vibrant spirit of change, infusing energy and enthusiasm into every aspect of Refugee Week Greece. They are the heartbeat of our programmes, ensuring they resonate with the evolving needs of youth affected by displacement. As a member of our Youth Board, you won’t just inspire change – you’ll become a role model for your peers, showcasing the incredible impact that young individuals can have on shaping a more inclusive and empathetic society. 

Our Youth Board will be leading the way in shaping our future and being a voice for the youth of Refugee Week Greece Their energy and enthusiasm infuse every aspect of Refugee Week Greece, ensuring that our programs resonate with the evolving needs of youth affected by displacement. Through their active involvement, they not only inspire change but also serve as role models for their peers, demonstrating the remarkable impact that young individuals can have on shaping a more inclusive and empathetic society.

The time requirement for this role is 2 hours every month for our online meet up, as well as around 2-4 hours every month for further research and additional meetings. Total: 6 hours every month. Please note this is a volunteer role.

The Youth Board will be meeting regularly and your role will be focussing on:

  • Advocacy and Representation: The board serves as advocates for the youth community, ensuring their perspectives, concerns, and aspirations.
  • Ideation and Innovation: They actively contribute fresh and innovative ideas that reflect the evolving needs and preferences of young refugees.
  • Programme Development and Curation: The board plays a central role in shaping the content and structure of Refugee Week events.
  • Community Engagement and Outreach: Through various channels, the youth board actively engages with the broader community, promoting awareness and participation in Refugee Week Greece. They serve as ambassadors, fostering connections with schools, organisations, and individuals interested in supporting the cause.

Why join?

  • Shape the future of Refugee Week Greece
  • Be a voice for the youth affected by displacement
  • Inspire change and serve as a role model
  • Infuse your passion for socially engaged arts into impactful programmes
  • Gain experience in cultural management
  • Design and deliver your own project for Refugee Week Greece under the support of our team

It’s also an opportunity to:

  • Meet new people
  • Build your CV 
  • Attend arts and culture events and experience Refugee Week Greece 2024 behind-the-scenes 

Ready to make a difference?

Application Form: HERE

Note: You can also submit a short video or audio clip instead of the written form if you would prefer – just respond to the same questions of the ones on the form. Don’t worry about making it technically perfect – we’re interested in you, and your voice and ideas.

You can WhatsApp the video to us +30 6983050292

If you have any questions about the application, or would like further support, email refugeeweekgreece@gmail.com and one of our team will get back to you to arrange a time to speak. 

Let’s create a future where empathy and inclusion thrive together.

Our Values

Our team and the organisations, communities and individuals we work with are committed to the following values:

1. GROW FROM SHARED LOCAL VISIONS

Build plans with those who live, work, care, play, and invest in a place

Grow a shared sense of optimism and collective ownership of the future.

2. BUILD FROM STRENGTHS

Everyone has a contribution to make.

Proactively involve people who are frequently ignored.

Build respectful relationships.

Value community assets. Use what you’ve got to help get what you want.

3. WORK WITH DIVERSE PEOPLE AND SECTORS

Foster connections between groups who don’t usually work together.

Encourage networking between community-led initiatives locally, regionally and nationally.

4. GROW COLLABORATIVE LOCAL LEADERSHIP

Seek leadership from across the community – everyone is a potential leader.

Support local people who are doing things and connect them to others to grow their effectiveness.

Invest in developing skills and capacity of local leaders.

Celebrate local leaders and community achievements.

5. LEARN BY DOING

Plan and work adaptively.

Embrace small steps that contribute to transformational change.

Use local practice and identity informed evidence to support system changes and project delivery