Created in 2000, the “Atlantic Cities” association is a European association representing the interests and initiatives of local authorities (cities, metropolises, provinces…) in the western part of Europe, also known as the “Atlantic Arc” (western part of France/United Kingdom, northern Spain, the Canary Islands and the whole of Ireland and Portugal). It now includes more than 355 municipalities and 4.5 million inhabitants of the European Atlantic seaboard.
Its objectives are twofold: to defend the interests of Atlantic local authorities and to facilitate joint projects on a European scale. Based in Rennes, it is today a representative organisation:
- The only network of local authorities in the Atlantic Arc
- An expert to the European institutions
- Composed by local authorities of all sizes and shapes
- Founding member of C4C (“Cities for Cooperation”)
The association has recently adopted a strategic action plan based on four priorities: blue growth / social dimension / research and innovation / environment. It also has three flagship projects: “Recovery” response to the COVID and Brexit crises / Atlantic macro-region and urban agenda / Stella Atlantis, visibility and promotion of the culture, heritage and attractiveness of the Atlantic territories.
Within the framework of the Atlantic Futures programme, the association regularly opens places for young trainees interested in the international/ European field.
AYCH – STELLA ATLANTIS INTERNSHIP OFFER
Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs (AYCH) is a project designed to support young talent and their education, entrepreneurship and employability through the development of creative and technological skills. It is co-funded by the ERDF in the framework of INTERREG Atlantic Area. The project aims to develop an innovative model to strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit of young people, whether in school or looking for work, targeting the attractive sector of creative industries.
The association is opening an internship offer, from February 2021, for last year’s Bachelor / Master students interested in the issues of creativity, culture and attractiveness of the Atlantic territories. The selected candidate will work within the framework of AYCH on a mission related to the development of the Stella Atlantis project, for the visibility and promotion of culture, heritage and attractiveness of the Atlantic territories. More information in the related internship offer.
Interested candidates are invited to send a CV and a cover letter, in English. Applications are opened until 20 January, but please do not hesitate to apply as soon as possible as applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis.
Please note that, within the framework of Atlantic Futures, all applications receive a brief feedback on their strengths and weaknesses.
Availability: 3-4 months from February 2021.