You are an organisation? Become a national partner of the Young Fair Trade Advocates Programme!

What interested organisations will gain from becoming one of our national partners? 

  • Knowledge, key insights, and expertise on EU dynamics 
  • Take part in key political and societal discussions and engage their young members, employees or volunteers in policy debates on EU trade policies, value chains, and socially-responsible ecological transition at EU level 
  • Having MEPs, EU officials, and relevant stakeholders speaking or involved in their national activities and projects 
  • Capacity building sessions, tools and pieces of advice if they want to engage at EU level directly, with possible constant support from the programme’s staff and experts 
  • Receive coaching in the organisation of advocacy work around EU trade policies with relevant Members of the European Parliament and national government officials 
  • Enhancing their network amongst other civil society actors across the EU, wide range of experts, strengthening partnerships on the above-mentioned issues at local, national and European levels. 

What we expect from national partner organisations : 

  • Organise at national level advocacy and mobilisation activities on EU policy issues, with the support of the FTAO
  • Help disseminate key messages and activities at national or local level 
  • Spread the word to their young staff, board members or volunteers and encourage them to take part in the Young Fair Trade Advocates Academy 

Conditions to apply:

  • NGOs, association of students, young professional’s associations, or Fair Trade organisations working with youngsters, etc.) based in the EU and their young members (volunteers, activists, staff or board members) interested in trade policies, environmental action and climate negotiations, food, sustainable consumption and production.  
  • The organisations must have their registered office in one of EU member States and undertake programmes and/or activities in relation with young EU citizens.

How to get involved

Please send to Sami Asali ( a short motivation email that includes : 

  • The official name of your organisation and country of registration 
  • A link to your website
  • Main areas of your missions, programmes and expertises
  • Information on the work you already undertake with young Europeans (18-30)
  • A brief description of why you would like to partner with FTAO on this specific programme.

You may also attach any information, brochure or institutional presentation that could be relevant to the areas and activities of the programme as outlined above. The FTAO’s team will get back to you for a first discussion to get to know you better and discuss potential cooperation!