young@mission21

    We are Mission 21's network for young adults. We are dedicated to cultural exchange among young adults from all over the world, and we strive to bring about a fairer world. Are you keen to gain experience with people from different cultural backgrounds, and to take action so that people can live together in fairness? Welcome to young@mission21!

     

     

    JointAction

    JointAction is the international advocacy campaign of the youth network young@mission21 and takes place in autumn. You can join the campaign alone, with friends or as a group. JointAction gives young people from all over the world a voice and brings them into contact with each other. 

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    Youth Ambassador Program

    Become a youth ambassador for young@mission21!
    Immerse yourself in other cultures and make new friends.
    Mission 21's partner organisations enable personal contacts worldwide.
    Become an Agent of Change!
    Join a global network of young adults.
    Discuss burning issues with other young adults. We want to hear your voice!

    Would you like to meet young people from all over the world, learn more about other cultures and broaden your personal horizons in the process?

    The Youth Ambassador Program of young@mission21 makes it possible! The program offers participants from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America the opportunity to get to know each other, explore pressing issues in a globalised world and look for solutions together.

    In the first year of the three-year programme, you will prepare for your exchange in Africa, Asia or Latin America together with other youth ambassadors. You will deal with pressing issues such as peace, justice, education, environmental protection or intercultural sensitivity. In the second year, you will experience local ways of life and gain an insight into the worldwide church. In addition, you will get to know Mission 21's development cooperation projects. In the third year, youth ambassadors from Africa, Asia and Latin America travel to Switzerland. As a host, you will discuss topics that move you with them. Make international friends, acquire transcultural skills and pass on your experience to those around you. Become a youth ambassador for young@mission21!

    You are:
    Between 18 and 30 years old (born 2006 - 1995), transculturally as well as interreligiously interested, open, curious and committed. 

    Timetable:

    • 2022: Completion of the current Youth Ambassador Program (possibility to meet the current Youth Ambassadors on 11 June 2022 in Davos at the Youth Summit).
    • 2023: Start of the new Youth Ambassador Program (your application, review of your applications, first preparations)
    • 2024: Preparations and visit of the international youth ambassadors in Switzerland, interim evaluation
    • 2025: Preparations and 2-3 week stay with other youth ambassadors in Latin America, Africa or Asia, receipt of the certificate for transcultural competence (Institute for Communication & Leadership IKF and Mission 21), conclusion of the program.

    What your participation will cost:
    Mission 21 seeks to finance part of the costs through partners. However, there will be a cost sharing on the part of participants.

    Your application:
    Contact us via E-Mail to receive the application form or further information.

    The current Youth Ambassador Program 19-22 is supported by Stiftung Mercator Schweiz

    Short assignments - Up and away

    Take three months out to plunge into a project run by one of Mission 21's partner institutions, and gain enriching insights into social, cultural and religious facets of your host country.

    Do you want to break away from your usual surroundings in Switzerland and experience a new way of living at first hand? On a short assignment, you'll discover what a foreign country is really like – away from the tourist hotspots. Are you open to new challenges (which could also be in a church context), are you between 18 and 22 years old, and do you speak adequate English? If so, please contact Barbara ►Email. We arrange joint preparatory and debriefing weekends to discuss your assignment.

    ► Link to the Ascension House

    PEP! – Continue your education abroad

    Why not take part in PEP! – our Professionals Exposure Program? During an assignment to a project run by one of our partner institutions, you will deepen your specialist knowledge and develop your intercultural social skills.

    Have you already completed your vocational training, or graduated from your studies, and would you like to continue your education abroad? For six to twelve months, you can have the chance to get to know and participate in work for a project run by one of Mission 21's partner institutions in Africa, Asia or Latin America. We understand 'continuing education' as meaning that you are assigned your own task area, for which you will be responsible. 

    Due to the current health situation, all PEP!-participants have returned home from their assignments.

     

    Immo Finze

    Hong Kong

    I think that PEP! is a fantastic programme. I was able to broaden my horizons, and I learned many new things; I struck up new contacts and I got to know some wonderful people.

    Madleina Walti

    Hong Kong

    I'm incredibly grateful that Mission 21 offers these PEP! programmes. In my opinion, this really is a unique chance for us youngsters to start out in the world of work.

    Reto Schefer

    Hong Kong

    Handing in my application for the PEP! programme was definitely one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life so far.

    Lisa Vettiger

    Tanzania

    It's fantastic that Mission 21 runs the PEP! programme, making it possible for young people to get to know a foreign culture and way of living for a year.

    Our team

    We are Barbara, Seraina and Christof. We work part-time for young@mission21.

    Contact

    Tel.: +41 (0)61 260 22 39
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