Board Elections

BYD is reaching out to you for the renewal of the BOARD. We are looking for young dynamic members who are willing to improve their talent within our organisation.
As part of the BOARD you will work with team colleagues in enhancing awareness in politics and diplomacy. You will be part of activities and witness first hand experience.
The positions we offer are the following :
This year we are searching for the following candidates :
3 Event officers:
2 Fundraising officers:
1 Communication officer: 
1 Digital media officer:
1 Secretary-general:
If you are interested in one position, please send an email before the 2 September 2018 at 23h59 to elections@bydiplomacy.com.
Please mention in the title the position you are applying for. As a text you need to write a small paragraph with your motivation.
The elections will take place from 16 September 2018 until 18 september 2018 through electronic voting. Extra info will be send out at the beginning of September.
Stay tuned and looking to hear from you soon,
YOUR BYD TEAM.
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The UN Refugee Agency Event

Dear Members,

Belgian Youth Diplomacy has the pleasure to invite you to our next event at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on the 23rd of March at 2pm.

Topics such as asylum seekers, refugees, resettlements and integration will be part of the agenda. These sensitive topics has been at various European and international Institutions’ Agenda. Since the high peak of refugees in 2015, various world wide stakeholders were engage to help migrants and refugees in the resettlement battle. UNHCR is one of the very important stakeholder which aims to protect refugees by finding long-terms solutions and assist in their integration or resettlement in another country.

Created in 1950, UNHCR has been involved in many refugees crises, amongst other helping with providing critical emergency assistance to the most needy.

If you also want to be part of this conference and learn more about the UNHCR battle’s and management crisis and conflicts please register to the event by the following register form ( https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0HArZY3W_GvY1-gz4NWgmmr46SG3kUDugLT3xVpUhyaeW_g/viewform ) before the 21th of March at 12am.

The Headquarters of the UNHCR are located at 283 Avenue Louise, 1050 Brussels. For this event, Ms. Melanie Recour will be our guide during the meeting. She is working in the Public Information Department and will explain us the UNHCR’s work through concrete actions.

For security reasons we will need to enter as a group, so please be on time. Latecomers will not be able to enter the building. At 13h40, BYD team will wait in front of the building before entering.

Should you have questions do not hesitate to contact us.

Hope to see you there!

The Event Team

* This event is for registered members only. Please check our website to become member or send an email to secretary.general@bydiplomacy.com

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Stijn Paulissen or Kaltoum Nebbou (Event officers)
Mail: events@bydiplomacy.com
Tel: +32 478 81 35 96 or +32 487 58 81 54

For more information concerning the registration form, please contact Jasper Maesen (President)
Mail: president@bydiplomacy.com

Herman Van Rompuy endorses Belgian Youth Diplomacy

Belgian Youth Diplomacy is proud to announce that is supported and endorsed by Herman Van Rompuy, former President of the European Council and former Prime Minister of Belgium.

With the endorsement of Mr Van Rompuy, BYD will continue its work in helping students and young professionals to reach their full potential. We see this recommendation as a full affirmation of our added value.

If you wish to become part of this extraordinary organisation, or if you wish to support us, please do not hesitate to contact the board via secretary.general@bydiplomacy.com.

Warm greetings,

The Belgian Youth Diplomacy Board

Visit to the World Bank Group

Dear Members,

After a short break during the Christmas holidays, the Belgian Youth Diplomacy Team has the pleasure to invite your to our next event which will take place at the World Bank Group on the 22nd February at 15h40.

It will be an opportunity to get an overview of the history, goals and governance of the World Bank Group (WBG), as well as areas of engagement – including youth employment.

In order to participate, please register under the following register form (https://goo.gl/forms/XogEv4JKvk2zPcdA2 )before the 20th February at 12pm.

The Headquarters of the WBG is located at 17 Marnix Avenue, 1000 Brussels. For security measures, we will need to enter all together as a group, so please be on time. Latecomers, will not be able to enter the building. At 15h40 BYD team will wait in front of the building before entering.

Should you have questions do not hesitate to contact us.

Hope to see you there!

The Event Team

* This event is for registered members only. Please check our website to become member or send an email to secretary.general@bydiplomacy.com

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Stijn Paulissen or Kaltoum Nebbou (Event officers)
Mail: events@bydiplomacy.com
Tel: +32 478 81 35 96 or +32 487 58 81 54

For more information concerning the registration form, please contact Jasper Maesen (President)
Mail: president@bydiplomacy.com

Call for a Communication Officer

Have you ever wanted to be part of a dynamic, international organization? To organize conferences, debates, visits of public institutions, and much more? In that case, Belgian Youth Diplomacy is a perfect fit for you and your talents.

Currently, we are looking for a new Communication Officer to join the team.

Job description:

As a Communication officer, you will be responsible for the overall communication of the organization. Your job will consist in helping to manage the official website (both content  and format), updating the website with new events organized by BYD and partner organizations, writing a feedback after the BYD events and managing written articles of (non-) members.

You will also be responsible for the management of our social media accounts (twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn…). These social media accounts need to be updated on a regular basis with information on BYD, our events as well as our partner’s events.

Your Profile:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, fluency in French or Dutch. Other EU languages is an asset;
  • Flair for communication, branding, marketing and design; in particular you should be able to have an attention for details;
  • Experience in communication is not necessary, but would be seen as an advantage;
  • Great affinity with social media channels like Facebook and Twitter;
  • Higher Education preferred (in progress or graduated) and being passionate about International Relations and Diplomacy;
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage competing priorities and maintain a professional approach.

We offer:

  • A small and dynamic team with complementary profiles;
  • A network of professional contacts;
  • Development of your skills within the field of International Relations, Political Science and Communications.

Note that this is an UNPAID position & NO Internship. The BYD-board consists of volunteers.

To apply:

To apply for this position, please send your CV and motivation Letter (max one page) with “Communications Officer” as subject to secretarygeneral@bydiplomacy.com, and make sure to put president@bydiplomacy.com in CC.

Visit to the South Korean Embassy

Dear Members,

The tensions between North and South Korea have reached an unseen height in modern history. The nuclear tests of the North Korean regimes have caused a shockwave in the international community. USA has replied with strong language and more military support in that region. South Korea on the other hand pledges for more dialogue and fears an escalation of this conflict into a new Korean war.

To better understand the relationship between North and South Korea, a visit to the South Korean embassy will be organized on 6 December from 15h till 16h. The embassy of South Korea will welcome BYD members for an informative discussion and a guiding tour in their premises.

Do you want to know more about this relationship? Do you want to have a discussion with the South Korean ambassador concerning this topic?

Make sure you are part of our next event, please register at the following form, before Tuesday 5 December (deadline is 4 December 23:59h):

https://goo.gl/forms/M9BUgtugNaJgFZWv1

Event at the Committee of the Regions

Dear Members,

The regionalist tendencies are an upcoming trend in Europe. Recently, Catalonia held a referendum to express its wish to be independent. These tendencies spread out more and more through out Europe. Others such as Flanders, Corsica, the Basque Country, Lombardic region, claim for more autonomy. The Committee of the Region (CoR), is an EU institution that represents the interests of the regions and cities. The Committee was created in 1994, their main focus is to bring the European Union closer to its citizens. Therefore, they support the regionalist governments on all major issues of local and regional relevance.

As an advisory body, the CoR works closely with the European Parliament in order to facilitate the cohesion and the integration of European cities and regions in the EU.

To better understand this interaction, a visit to the Committee of the Regions will be organized on 23 November 2017 at 14h. The CoR will welcome BYD’s members for an informative discussion and a guiding tour in their premises.

Do you want to know more about the working of the CoR? Do you want to have a discussion with an EU expert about the interaction between the EU and the cities/regions?

Make sure you are part of our next event, please register at the following form, before Sunday 19 November. : https://goo.gl/forms/QtDaRFyb4FsmW3072

The meeting will take place on 23 November 2017 at 14h, room JDE 2253, rue Belliard 101, B-1040 Brussels. We meet together before at the entrance of the building.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact: president@bydiplomacy.com and events@bydiplomacy.com

* This event is for registered members only. Please check our website to become member or send an email to president@bydiplomacy.com