This page provides answers to some of the most common questions about taking part in CAUSINDY 2019, which ran a little differently from previous years.
Applying through our website is as simple as filling in our online form. Make sure that you address the selection criteria and include all the relevant personal information, particularly your email address and phone number — this makes it much easier for us to contact you with any further questions or feedback on your application.
In 2019, applications are open to CAUSINDY alumni only. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from new applicants at this time. However, CAUSINDY will return in 2020, so stay tuned!
CAUSINDY 2019 will take place in Darwin, Northern Territory, from 26-29 April.
The deadline for applications this year will be Thursday, 14 February 2019.
In 2019, applications are open to alumni only.
As a premier bilateral event that has attracted the support of national governments, and tier-1 university and corporate partners, CAUSINDY is aimed at future leaders in Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship. The key selection criteria include:
- Outstanding leadership qualities;
- Superior academic achievement;
- Superior performance in their chosen profession;
- A demonstrated commitment to the Australia – Indonesia relationship, for example through academic or language studies, in-country experience, participation in the bilateral discourse; and
- Most importantly: your age – between 21-35 years of age.
We also ask questions about your experience and leadership skills as they apply to the relationship — and where you view its strengths and weaknesses. Besides the basic criteria, we’re looking for creative and original thinking.
If you think you would be an important addition to the conference but you somehow fit outside our criteria, we’re interested to hear how and why you should be a delegate. Please apply and let us know your case for selection.
If you think you might be a future candidate for CAUSINDY, there’s no rush — our conference takes place every year, so there will be plenty of opportunities to apply in future.
If you are younger than the age range and wanting to get involved in CAUSINDY we do offer a limited number of opportunities to volunteer at the conference. Get in touch with us if you would like further information about volunteering — please provide a copy of your CV, and a brief paragraph explaining how your skills and experience would be relevant to our team.
The references do not need to be in writing, but if they are, please feel free to include them in the same attachment as your CV. What’s most important is that your references are relevant to your experience in your career, university or volunteer work.
Taking part in CAUSINDY
In previous years, CAUSINDY has covered the full cost of accomodation, meals and activities for all delegates. We are also generally able to subsidise the cost of visas, and make available a substantial travel subsidy based on your point of departure. However, you may be required to some of your travel costs, including part of your air fare, as well as other incidental costs such as taxis and travel insurance.
We also make a substantial travel subsidy available to delegates travelling to the conference, particularly from overseas.
Nevertheless, applicants should still expect to have some costs associated with their attendance, and should budget for items such as ground transport, travel insurance, and other personal expenses. If you are selected as a delegate and have any concerns about your ability to take part in CAUSINDY, our team will be happy to work with you to ensure you are able to participate.
CAUSINDY is the Conference for Australian and Indonesian Youth. It’s an annual bilateral youth conference which brings together 30 emerging leaders from Australia and Indonesia.
Delegates will take part in informed discussions on relevant issues in the Australia-Indonesia relationship, with ‘concrete’ policy outcomes at the end which will be put forward to government and business.
Unlike other events, we’re bringing together delegates who are experts in their field: discussions will be informed, and will have ‘concrete’ outcomes, which will be put forward to government and business. We’ve already secured agreements with two of Australia’s leading Asia-related think tanks, with more announcements to come.
The conference program will include social events, including a tour of the local area, a gala dinner, and networking events with our sponsors, including leading figures in business, government, and academia.
For young people interested in the Australia-Indonesia relationship, there’s no better opportunity to demonstrate – and inform – your engagement with the bilateral relationship.