Are you between 18 and 30 years old and ready to contribute to a more cohesive and integrated Europe? Here is your chance to join the new initiative of the Border Focal Point Network, organised in collaboration with Youth4Cooperation: ‘Youth4Cooperation: Cross-Border Ambassadors’. 


This is more than an opportunity; it is your moment to become an Ambassador for EU border regions, to share your ideas, lend your voice and experiences to actively shape European cross-border cooperation. The Border Focal Point Network, as an EU-wide professional network brings together experts on cross-border issues and is committed to nurturing a generation of informed, engaged, and passionate young Europeans to foster a more cohesive, integrated, and united Europe.

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Networking: As an Ambassador, you will connect with European youth, professionals, and leaders from various European border regions, as well as representatives of European Institutions, expanding your professional and social circle. This exposure is invaluable for personal and professional growth.

Skills development: Ambassadors will develop a deeper understanding of cross-border cooperation by being involved in several activities of the BFPN. They will be at the forefront of organizing & participating in events and discussions, engaging with the BFPN community and beyond. This hands-on experience hones crucial skills such as leadership, communication, project management, and problem-solving.

Working closer to the European Commission: Being an Ambassador for such a vital element of EU Cohesion Policy that has a concrete impact on citizens’ daily lives, reflects your commitment to positive change and your active role in shaping a more cohesive and integrated Europe. Ambassadors will have the chance to express their opinion on crucial topics for cross-border cooperation and contribute to our common European goals.  

What it means to become an Ambassador:

Ambassadors will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including: 

  • Video Testimonials: With our support (i.e. materials, tips, advice), you will be able to share your thoughts across the BFPN’s social media platforms. 
  • Active Participation in the Beyond Borders Breakfast Debates Series, providing valuable insights and perspectives. 
  • Engage and interact on the BFPN platform
  • Join monthly calls with DG REGIO representatives and BFPN team to catch up on their activities and have enriching discussions. 
  • Feature in the BFPN Monthly newsletter and Social Media channels
  • Recognition as BFPN Ambassador with a certificate from the European Commission

Who can apply:

To be eligible to become a Cross-Border Ambassador, participants must be between 18 and 30 years old, live in a EU Member State or EFTA country, befluent in English (another EU language being an asset) and have a genuine interest in cross-border cooperation matters.

More info and details on how to apply

⏳ The deadline for application is 29 March 2024