IFHOHYP Study Session 2021 Application
Interested in gaining skills, tools, and knowledge to improve your hard of hearing organisation? Want to improve your leadership as an advocate for better hearing accessibility? Do you have a desire to turn ideas into action in your community? If so, then this study session is for you.

The International Federation for Hard of Hearing Young People (IFHOHYP) with the Council of Europe Youth Department will be hosting a Study Session (STS) this year from 5th to 9th July. Due to the pandemic, the study session will be held entirely online.

What will the study session include?
It will include five 5-hour workshops, they will be highly interactive learning opportunities designed for young hard of hearing advocates around the world. Participants will learn how to increase their leadership capacities and advocate for improved hearing accessibility. Whether it is about increasing funding for hearing assistive devices, creating hard of hearing friendly international mobility programmes or advocating for better hearing loss prevention programmes, this StS will provide young leaders the opportunity to bring ideas and current projects to the table and work alongside other young leaders and guest speakers in: developing effective leadership, mobilising civic engagement, accessing resources, and turning ideas into reality through project management training, mentoring and networking.

To apply, please fill out the IFHOHYP StS 2021 application form below.
- Submissions will close Sunday, June 6 at 24.00 CET.
- Accepted applicants will be contacted by Sunday, June 6th by email (be sure to check your junk folder).

Applicants must be between 18 and 35 years of age. They must be able to communicate in spoken and written English, and, of course, be hard of hearing. Due to a limited bandwidth threshold, applicants will be selected based on diverse experience, motivation, and geographical location. The StS will be oriented on a Central European Time zone regarding the hours of the sessions.

The StS will be on a video conferencing platform that will be supported by a palantypist (speech to text interpreter) and breakout rooms will be supported by automated Closed Captioning. We highly recommend that to attend this StS you will need a laptop/computer with a webcam.

More information about IFHOHYP can be found at https://ifhohyp.org/ 

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Photo taken from StS 2019 in Strasbourg, France: StS participants pictured with a deaf Member of Parliament at the European Parliament!
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