Commonwealth Youth Exchange 2022 - 2023: UK & Malta 

Are you an inspiring young leader who is passionate about creating positive changes in your local community?

 

In partnership with Clarion Futures, we’re offering six young people from Malta, aged 18-25 the exciting opportunity to take part in a six-month youth exchange programme, which aims to embed meaningful social action on a global scale.

 

The aim of the programme is to foster connections between young people in Malta and the UK, whilst also seeking to identify and celebrate our common values, shared experiences and challenges and equip young leaders with the tools to develop and lead on social action projects that will create a better world.

 

As part of this programme, participants will also have the opportunity to travel to the UK (30 September - 2 October) and stay at Cumberland Lodge, a former Royal residence in Windsor Great Park, and now home to an educational foundation that seeks to empower people, through open dialogue and debate, to tackle the causes and effects of social division. An exchange will also take place in Malta in January 2023.

All reasonable costs will be covered, including flights, accommodation and expenses. Bursaries to assist with the delivery of social action plans will also be considered.

 

So if you’re passionate about making a difference in your community, we want to hear from you! 

How can I apply?

 

Applicants should submit their answers to the following questions, together with a copy of their CV and details of two references to communications@royalcwsociety.org by 23:59 BST on Monday, 29 August 2022.

 

All applications will be acknowledged, and a member of the team will contact you if you have been successful to arrange an informal interview and provide you with more information about the programme. Please note that individual feedback will not be provided for unsuccessful applications.

Please note all participants should be:

  • 18-25 years old;

  • A Maltese citizen;

  • Passionate about creating positive change in your community;

  • Have some previous experience of engaging in social action, volunteering or activism;

  • Awareness of grassroots organisations and social action opportunities in your local area;

  • Knowledge of young people in your community and the issues that affect them;

  • Good communication skills;

  • Enjoy meeting new people and would be excited to attend a 3-day residential programme in September/ October in the UK, and a 3-day youth exchange in Malta on a shared room occupancy basis;

  • An active team member who will commit to attending all meetings and virtual training/exchange activities, as well as participate in the programme for assigned period.

  • Have the ability to travel internationally (i.e. holder of a valid passport).

12 September

Introductory session (online)

Legacy

Participants are invited to become Associate Fellows of the Royal Commonwealth Society and continue their Commonwealth journey.

30 September - 2 October 

UK exchange at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Estate

October 2022 - January 2023

Monthly virtual training workshops & delivery of group social action projects.

January 2023

Malta exchange & knowledge sharing