Student sponsorship opportunity to attend the 72nd World Conference in Athens!

All students with a keen interest in children and the future of childhood are invited to apply! If you are successful this will also allow you to observe the World Congress and World Assembly proceedings as one of the UK’s official observers before the conference begins. The event is being held 13th – 17th July 2020.

Students who are interested in applying for sponsorship must submit to a written application of no more than 1000 words, detailing the following:

– why they would like the opportunity to attend the World Conference,

– how the conference will support their own personal and professional development, with focus on key themes of the conference,

– their understanding around the World Organisation for Early Childhood (OMEP)’s work and responsibilities,

– what they can offer OMEP UK following the conference.

The closing date to receive written applications is Friday 6th March 2020 at 5pm. These should be emailed to Students must be able to provide confirmation of their student status if requested. Students must also be a member of OMEP UK at the point of applying for sponsorship. This currently costs £15.

Once the closing date for receiving written applications has passed, the OMEP UK committee will shortlist at their next meeting. Following this, shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Skype interview with two members of the Committee. Interviews will take place in the week beginning 16th March 2020. Final decisions will then be made shortly afterwards. Successful candidates will be required to arrange their own transport, accommodation and conference fees, which OMEP UK will reimburse to the sum of up to £750. Of course, successful applicants should liaise with the Treasurer if support is needed prior to the event. Many UK members are also attending the conference so there may be opportunity to travel or stay together with other members or students attending. For more information about the conference, please visit the website.

For questions related to your application, please email us using the email address provided above. We look forward to receiving your application!