European Youth Forum – assist at international youth events in Austria

HOSTING ORGANISATION:  EYFON – European Youth Forum Neumarkt

PERIOD: 4 months, May 2024 – Octubre 2024

WHERE:  Neumarkt in der Steiermark, Austria



EYFON – European Youth Forum, a meeting and dialogue centre at Forchenstein Castle (Europaburg) in Neumarkt in der Steiermark (Region of Styria), was established in March 2018. It is located a rural area, surrounded by mountains and forest. There are connections to Klagenfurt (approx. 40 min) and Graz (approx. 1,5-2h).

EYFON collaborates with young people/groups from all over Europe, providing a space for the promotion of European values and principles. A key motivation was to seek answers to the challenges currently faced by Europe. We organize weekly seminars where young Europeans discuss the future of the European continent, pose critical questions, and develop perspectives on how to strengthen European citizenship. In partnership with relevant European institutions, we offer an exciting and inspiring program for young people centred around European ideas and ideals. Our focus extends beyond the apparent question of individual nationality versus the European Community; it also includes topics such as tolerance within different regions of Europe, specific cultural characteristics, and diverse approaches to issues like migration. Professional talks, presentations, and workshops are interspersed with enjoyable social activities, cultural excursions, and sports events.

Young people between 16 and 25 are crucial in the context of current and forthcoming political changes – it is about your future, your expectations, and your outlook on life. We want you to fully leverage the potential and countless possibilities of the digital age, internationalization, and migration while recognizing and mitigating any potential risks and dangers. To achieve this goal, a united Europe is essential.

The European Youth Forum Neumarkt contributes to the inter-European dialogue by providing a platform for young people to meet, exchange thoughts and ideas. Experience the spirit of the European community firsthand and find answers to the question: What will Europe’s future look like?


The volunteers support organizing events in EYFON, such as conferences, workshops, and summer camps. They assist in accompanying groups on excursions and free-time activities. They inform about the rules in the castle. They also help in the office, take care of social media, and participate in other publishing activities.


A person between 18 and 30 years old, who has not done a CES before, is interested in the subject of the project and willing to undertake the great adventure of being a European volunteer.

We are seeking a young person who is responsible and motivated to help organize events. We appreciate assistance in photography, social media management, event management, accompanying groups on excursions, and participating in social or sports activities. We are looking for an open-minded, active, initiative-taking person with a specific interest in European topics.

All expenses for accommodation, meals, local transportation, medical insurance, and language support are covered by the European Solidarity Corps program of the European Commission.


  1. Send your CV and a letter of motivation.
  2. Send both documents to: specifying the title of the project in which you would like to participate.

The FCV will send all applications to the host organization, which will make the final selection of the volunteer(s).

For more information about the project you can send an email to:


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