I’m very interested in this programme. Am I eligible to participate?
In order to participate in the YouLead programme, you must be between the ages of 15-18 years old at the time of the programme and you must have a high working level of English (reading, writing, and speaking). All reading materials, discussions and workshops will be in English.
Do I need to have previous experience or knowledge about this topic in order to be considered for the programme?
No! No prior experience or knowledge about mis- and disinformation is necessary. The purpose of this training is to work with young leaders who are interested in learning more, and empowering them with the tools and know-how needed in order to tackle this difficult subject. We are looking for participants who will be actively engaged, bring unique perspectives and work to share this knowledge with their circles or communities after the programme is finished.
Are you only selecting participants from certain key countries?
We are accepting participants from all parts of the world, but please be mindful that we will be holding our workshops at times when most of the world is still awake (around 12:00 - 15:00 Central European Time). This may mean that participants in the Americas will have to wake up a bit early, and participants from eastern Asia will need to stay up a bit late.
What is the estimated time commitment for participating?
Since the time window for this programme is relatively short (3 weeks) it is considered to be an intensive “crash” course. Participants will be responsible for reading articles, watching videos, and listening to podcasts about the topic on their own time throughout the course of the school week (roughly 3 hours of content per week). There is also some extra time required for participants to coordinate with their groups to complete their group projects (roughly 1-2 hours per week). Over the weekends, participants will be required to participate in live workshops, games and events that will last approximately 3 hours each day (6 hours per weekend).