Calling young leaders: UK-China 400

If you are a young leader age 18-30 working, volunteering, or with a personal commitment on the environment and healthy living, you may be eligible for a life-changing visit to China.

The hunt is on to find young leaders to take part in a exchange visit from the UK to China. If you want to review issues affecting the debate on the environment, the health of future generations, and the material heritage of our culture, read on to find out how to take part in a leadership exchange with China.

Organised by the British Council, in agreement with the All China Youth Federation, this initiative is part of a major UK-China exchange programme first announced in February 2008 to see 400 young people from both countries undertake a 10/12-day exchange over a two-year period. This year from 20 June to 1 July the last group of 100 will head to China.

During their visit applicants selected for their leadership qualities, will meet with leaders, experts and practitioners in the area of environment and healthy living to further develop their understanding and skills. The programme will most likely be based in Beijing and at least one other Province.

The deadline for application is 10 May 2010. Successful applicants are expected to contribute £300 towards the trip. There will be a briefing day in London on either Wednesday 2 June / Thursday 3 June 2010.

The deadline for application is 10 May 2010. Successful applicants are expected to contribute £300 towards the trip. There will be a briefing day in London on either Wednesday 2 June / Thursday 3 June 2010.

UK-China 400 is the result of an agreement made between Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Premier Wen Jiabao in January 2008. The programme aims to strengthen understanding and levels of trust between people in the UK and China whilst developing existing and new district links as well as broadening the international perspective of young people.