International Events You Can Attend... from Home!

We’re all doing a lot less travelling right now but here are some events that you can attend from home that can make you feel like you’ve travelled the world!

Chichewa Challenge 2021

Would you like to learn one of Malawi's most spoken languages? The Scotland Malawi Partnership are offering Chichewa lessons every Tuesday for 7 weeks start on June 1st. It's the first time under 18's can join the course and they are offering a special discounted price of £15 to those apart of their Youth Members aged 14 to 24.

🎂 14-24
📅 1st June - 13th July 
🗺️ Online event

For more information about the Chichewa Challenge with Scotland Malawi Partnership visit their website.

Youth and School Consultation

Be a part of the discussion about school partnerships and have your voice heard by Scotland Malawi Partnership. COVID-19, issues of race and equality, and climate change require innovation towards the future of how we interact internationally. The Scotland Malawi Partnership are calling on dedicated youth leaders and young people from Scotland to define these next steps together.

🎂 14-24
📅 19th May and 26th May
🗺️ Online event

For more information about the Youth and School Consultation visit the Scotland Malawi Partnership website.

A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia 

The A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia is one of the British Council’s lead up initiatives to COP26. This project aligns with the theme ‘Adaptation and resilience'. The A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia aims to encourage young people from diverse backgrounds and cultures including marginalised communities engaged in debate, dialogue and mutual exchange of ideas on the impact of climate change on their future. To get involved apply by the 16th of May

🎂 14-35
📅 29th May, throughout June and July
🗺️ Online event

View the application criteria here.

To find out more about A.R.C. Challenge Malaysia visit the British Council website.

Stronger Together: Working With European Youth

The British Council are hosting an online discussion to explore the hopes, fears and aspirations of young people in Europe and meet the youth leaders of the next generation. The event will address the challenges of youth unemployment and issues with empowerment and opportunity. This is particularly since the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to affect young people more severely in the short- and long-term. 

🎂 11-26
📅 26th May
🗺️ Online event

Climate Exp0

Climate Exp0 will showcase the latest thinking and most relevant international research in the run-up to COP26 around five key themes. Online, free, and open to all, it’s an opportunity to connect policymakers, academics and students across the world, and harness the power of virtual collaboration to help deliver a zero-carbon, resilient world.

🎂 11-26
📅 17-21st May
🗺️ Online event

For more information about Climate Exp0 visit their website.

Future News Worldwide

Each year the British Council bring together 100 of the world's most talented, motivated and passionate student journalists to attend an intensive media training programme. Participants receive exclusive coaching from world-leading editors, broadcasters, writers and reporters, and see how publishers around the world are using technology to find stories and bring them to life like never before. This year's Future News Worldwide conference will again be online. 2021's theme is ‘Climate, COVID-19 and the rise of disinformation: how journalism can best serve a world in crisis’.

🎂 Undergraduate or postgraduates aged 18-25 who completed their degree course after 1 July 2019.
📅 Applications are open from May 4th to 8th of June

For more information about applying to be apart of Future News Worldwide visit the British Council website.

Lets Reinvent

As part of the ART.I.CULATE cross-cultural digital program for young artists, there are many different events to attend. From Black Culture Festival, art masterclasses and digital exhibitions there is something for every artist!  

🎂 14+ years old
📅 From 24th February, throughout March, April and May
🗺️ Online event

To find out more about each event or to register your interest, visit the Lets Reinvent website.

Global Solutions Summit 2021

An international conference aimed at addressing key policy challenges and other global governance. You’ll hear from experts from think tanks, research organisations, business and civil society. See how these policies are made, debated and how they affect you!

🎂 16+ years old
📅 27th to 28th May
🗺️ Online event

To find out more and to book your space, visit the Global Solutions Initiative website.

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