Hosted by MYAN, FUSE is Australia’s bi-annual national youth leadership summit for young people from refugee and migrant background. With the themes Connect, Ignite and Trailblaze, FUSE is a unique and transformative opportunity for young Australians from refugee, migrant and asylum-seeking backgrounds to build and apply leadership and advocacy skills, expand their networks, and connect with peers from across Australia.
Over 3 days, delegates participate in skills-building workshops, hear from experienced advocates working in diverse sectors, explore key issues and solutions facing young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds, and engage with decision-makers and MPs from the state and federal levels.
FUSE is designed to equip delegates with the skills, confidence, knowledge and networks to engage in creating changes in their local communities, and at the state and national levels. Post FUSE, delegates are supported to apply their skills and knowledge at the state and local levels through MYAN’s partners. Many have gone on to be leaders in their state/territory and have joined MYAN’s Youth Ambassador Network (YAN).
FUSE aims to provide opportunities for young Australians from refugee, asylum seeking and migrant backgrounds to:
Share perspectives, and experiences with other young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds from around Australia;
Explore and strengthen leadership capabilities and aspirations;
Build skills, confidence and networks to engage in advocacy and active citizenship;
Apply advocacy and leadership skills and engage with decision-makers;
Access national opportunities through networking with organisations and advocacy bodies;
Provide an opportunity for decision-makers to engage directly with young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds from around Australia