First of all, we would like to thank all the many applicants who have applied to the call. The interest has been considerable and we are pleased to announce that we have received the impressive number of 7511 applicants. 5053 are male applicants, 2436 are female applicants and 22 have not specified. 6778 are members of a youth network/organisation, 731 are individual applicants and 2 have not specified. Approximately 5445 applicants have also applied for the AU-EU Youth Plug-In Initiative – more than 70% of the total number of applications.
We have received applications from the following countries of residence:
Algeria, Angola, Austria, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gabon, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guinea (Conakry), Guinea-Bissau, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Swaziland, Sweden, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, UK, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The selection of all participants is made on the basis of merit, motivation and experience. The organisers of the Youth Summit and the Plug-In Initiative institutions will strive to ensure balance in terms of age, gender, geography, background and diversity among selected participants. We are working hard to be able to finalise the selection process as soon as possible. We count with your understanding that due to the large number of applications only successful applicants will be notified by e-mail in early September.
We thank you for your interest and for the quality of your applications!