Peace Programme Ambassadors: Supported by the PEACEPLUS Programme



About One Young World

One Young World is the global community for young leaders. We exist to develop young leaders who are taking action to solve the world’s big challenges.

It all begins with the One Young World Summit, an annual gathering of 2,000+ of the brightest young leaders from every country and sector. Delegates from 190+ countries are counselled by influential political, business, and humanitarian leaders such as Justin Trudeau, Bill Clinton, Meghan Markle, and many others to harness the knowledge and skills needed for being impactful change makers.

The One Young World Summit 2023 will be held in the vibrant city of Belfast. Belfast is a city renowned for its resilience and optimism. Having emerged from decades of conflict due to the courage and resilience of its people, the city and its people understand the importance of leadership. 2023 marks the 25th anniversary of the Belfast / Good Friday Agreement.

About The Special EU Programmes Body

The Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) is one of six cross-border bodies set up under the Belfast /Good Friday Agreement. SEUPB works to facilitate the positive impact that European Regional Development Funding can have on the lives of people living across Northern Ireland and the Border Region of Ireland. Among SEUPB’s portfolio of programmes is PEACEPLUS, the new cross-border funding Programme created to strengthen peace and prosperity within and between the border counties of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

About the Scholarship

One Young World is proud to partner with the SEUPB to launch the PEACE Programme Ambassador scholarship. This scholarship programme will enable up to twenty young leaders who participated in Peace4Youth projects or any youth project funded under the Local Authority Peace Action Plans to attend the One Young World Summit 2023 and receive lifetime membership of the global One Young World Ambassador Community.

During the Summit, The PEACE Programme Ambassadors will participate in four transformative days of speeches, panels, networking, and workshops to accelerate their leadership and projects.

This scholarship has been established in recognition of the vital role young leaders have to play to ensure a peaceful and inclusive future for the region. This support from the SEUPB will ensure critical representation of future young leaders who are making a positive peace-building impact in their communities. All Ambassadors will receive lifetime membership of the One Young World Ambassador Community of 15,000+ young leaders in 190+ countries.  As part of this global community, Ambassadors will be eligible to join exclusive events and opportunities, connect with other One Young World Ambassadors in 190+ countries and participate in One Young World's six month Action Accelerator to help develop their own social actions.

Ambassadors will receive

  • Access to pre-Summit programming to assist with prepartion for the event.
  • Access to the One Young World Summit 2023 in Belfast.
  • Life-long membership of the One Young World Ambassador Community and a guaranteed place on One Young World's 2023/2024 Action Accelerator Programme.

As part of One Young World’s wider Delegate Leadership Programme, prior to the Belfast Summit, the organisation offers a series of digital events designed to provide delegates with enhanced leadership skills and principles, alongside expertise around this year’s plenary themes.

Delegates will also have the opportunity to find out what to expect from the Summit, how to prepare, and the chance to connect with their peers.

PEACE Programme Ambassadors will have access to the following sessions of the Pre-Summit Programme.

PEACE Programme Ambassador Welcome Call (Live & Recorded)
An exclusive session for PEACE Programme Ambassadors, this session will provide an introduction to SEUPB and One Young World. Ambassadors will also participate in facilitated networking to begin forming connections ahead of meeting in Belfast.

Meet One Young World - (Recorded)
A comprehensive introduction to One Young World, and what to expect in the coming months and years. 

Leadership: Your Leadership and Why it Matters (Recorded)
Learn about the intersection of education, leadership, and how One Young World can help accelerate your social impact journey.

Focus on Food Crisis (Recorded)
The global food crisis is alarming. Learn about the scale of the problem, and how our community is tackling it.

Connection: Global Impact (Live & Recorded)
Collaboration leads to impact. Learn how to network with our Community of Ambassadors and partners.

Action on Mental Health (Live & Recorded)
Learn about the challenge of promoting better mental health and how our Ambassadors are taking to end stigma and improve outcomes.

#OYW23: What to Expect (Live & Recorded)
Hear more about our 2023 host city Belfast, its history, and its contribution to global peace and reconciliation efforts.

All PEACE Programme Ambassadors will receive full delegate access to the One Young World Summit 2023 which takes place from 2 - 5 October in Belfast.

Delegates will have the opportunity to experience:

  • Inspirational Opening & Closing Ceremonies.
  • 150+ Summit sessions including key note speeches from world leaders, expert led panels, workshops and themactic networking.
  • Networking with 2,000+ fellow young leaders from every country and sector.

The event is fully catered and free hotel accomodation will be provided to Ambassadors on request.

Watch highlights from our 2022 Summit to see what could be instore for you in Belfast.

All selected PEACE Programme Ambassaodrs will receive lifelong membership of the One Young World Ambassador Community of 15,000 young leaders in 190+ countries.

As One Young World Ambassadors the recipients will be eligible to:

  • Participate in a regularly updated portfolio of offline and online events & opportunities created by One Young World and its community partners.
  • Connect with other One Young World Ambassadors locally and globally with assistance from One Young World.
  • Receive expert guidance in measuring the impact of their initiatives from One Young World.

To assist PEACE Programme Ambassadors in developing their ideas and actions for new social initiatives, all participants will be guaranteed access to the One Young World Action Accelerator. This sixth month programme helps young leaders put the inspiration they gain from the One Young World Summit into action and create their own social action initiatives. Over the course of six months, Action Accelerator participants attend monthly expert led classes in addition to monthly interactive breakout sessions, where they can explore their solutions and challenges in greater detail alongside fellow learners.


Who should apply?

The scholarship is intended for young leaders who:

  • Are aged 18 - 30.
  • Live in Northern Ireland or one of the six border countries of Ireland that make up the Peace Programme Area (i.e. Counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth).
  • Have previously participated in a project supported by (i) the Peace Programme under Peace4Youth or (ii) a youth project supported by the Peace Programme under the auspices of one of the Local Authority Peace Action plans.

Successful candidates will demonstrate

  • Prior engagement with peacebuilding projects/initiatives.
  • Demonstrated impact in the field of peacebuilding.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Strong motivation to participate in the One Young World Summit and community.
  • Strong motivation to increase personal social impact and or amplify PEACEPLUS projects.


Application Deadline 7 July 2023