There are 1.8 billion people in the world between 10 and 24 years old. They are among the most affected by the COVID-19 crisis and need to be included in building a sustainable, inclusive and green recovery.
To bring youth voices into policy debates, the OECD is creating Youthwise – an advisory group of people between 18 and 30 years old – as part of our “I am the future of work” campaign and the OECD Youth Action Plan we are developing to help countries design better policies for young people.
Interested in joining Youthwise? If you’re passionate about how the world of work is changing, respectful of different viewpoints, open to learning from others, and able to commit to participating fully throughout the year, then we want to hear from you!
The 20 Youthwise delegates will:
An inter-generational jury of OECD professionals from the Public affairs and Communications and the Public Governance directorates will review applications aiming to create a diverse, representative group of young people. Members will be announced mid March; only successful applicants will be contacted.
The standard term of appointment for each member will be from March until December 2021. Members commit to attend regular meetings with Youthwise members and contribute in meetings with OECD experts. Some reading to do ahead of time (approximately one hour per meeting) will be considered.
Please note that, given the COVID-19 public health crisis, all Youthwise activities are currently planned as virtual events, without travel involved, though this may change as the health situation evolves.
The future of work is now. Digitalisation and globalisation have sparked radical shifts in how we live and work. The coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has accelerated these beyond anything we could have imagined.
These changes raise essential questions about the precarity of our jobs, the support available if we're unable to work or retire, the skills we need for current and future jobs, the quality of those jobs, and what voice we have in shaping these outcomes.