The Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety has launched a search for proposals to help achieve the demands listed in the Global Youth Statement for Road Safety through Local Actions. A local action is a short-term or mid-term grassroots action plan oriented to address the most pressing issues in the city or area where the youth member belongs. Applications are open from 22 January to 12 February. Get involved!
Local Action guidelines
The call for proposals is exclusive for members of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety. Apart from being a member, the applicant must have conducted at least one youth consultation so that they can be guided in shaping their project plan through their conversation with youth leaders in the local area.
The project proposals are required to address the most urgent road safety needs in the community, as outlined in the Global Youth Statement. The projects will have a direct link with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that have direct connections with road safety and sustainable mobility such as health, education, reduced inequalities, sustainable cities, and climate action.
Applicants are requested to develop original, impactful, innovative, and innovative projects that focus on three key strategies; community mobilization and awareness, advocacy, or peer-to-peer engagement.
Community mobilization projects help bring together stakeholders to raise awareness on important road safety issues in the community. advocacy projects focus on developing concrete and tangible actions and petitions to influence decision-makers to further the road safety agenda, and peer-to-peer engagement projects lean more on helping young leaders to facilitate, train, consult, and collaborate with other young leaders.
Winning project proposals
Winners of the local actions will be determined by our selection committee - an international and diverse group of experts who will judge proposals based on presentation, sustainability, impact, evidence-based actions, SDG inclusion, connection with road safety, project structure, and project implementation.
Winning applicants will receive support from the Global Youth Coalition in terms of three aspects; seed funding worth € 5000 for the implementation of the project, support in the development of a project plan to map out the project, and mentorship from the Coalition in areas such as communication, fundraising, networking, youth participation, and more.
Help turn the Global Youth Statement for Road Safety into a reality by sending in your proposal!