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June 2017
Your monthly source of European youth related information.

European Solidarity Corps: the European Commission proposes more than € 340 million

The Commission has proposed a budget of €340 million for the next three years to enable 100.000 placements by 2020. The Commission has proposed to equip the European Solidarity Corps with one single legal base that needs to be adopted by the European Parliament and the Council of the EU. This will help consolidate the initiative and create more opportunities for young people. As well as offering volunteering, traineeships and job placements, the European Solidarity Corps will now also provide participants the opportunity to set up their own solidarity projects or to volunteer as a group.

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Study on the impact of transnational volunteering through the European voluntary service
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Preventing violent extremism through education: A guide for policy-makers
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2017 Key Data on Teaching Languages at School in Europe
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 EURODESK NEWS 
all the latest from the Eurodesk network
Eurodesk Survey on Youth Information
Have you already been on a European mobility experience such as Erasmus? Whatever the answer, this survey is for you! It aims to help us design the best possible information services to support you. You can fill it in by 30 June. It will only take you 10 minutes and will help us a lot. Thanks for taking part and sharing it!
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Take part in the Eurodesk Awards 2017 Ceremony! 
The Eurodesk Awards Ceremony will be held on 14 June 2017 in Brussels. It will give the space for the winners to introduce their projects to the public and to receive their well-deserved prizes. You can register
here by 11 June 2017.

 
 
 UPCOMING DEADLINES 
from the Eurodesk Database
11/06/2017 INTERNSHIPS 
Traineeships and student summer jobs at the European Investment Bank

12/06/2017 TRAININGS
M100 Youth Media Workshop

 

 23/06/2017 INTERNSHIPS 
Traineeship at the Joint Research Centre


 25/06/2017 INTERNSHIPS 
European Youth Capital
 

Take part in the EU in my region Blog Contest! 

If you want to travel to Brussels as an accredited journalist to the European Week of Regions and Cities, that will be held 9-12 October 2017, write and publish a post about any EU-funded project. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered for the four winners. Deadline: 27 June 2017.

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Win a travel film scholarship to India!

Are you keen on going on a 12-day film travel to India and be mentored by a professional travel filmmaker? Apply to this World Nomads scholarship.
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Paid traineeship at CEDEFOP 

Are you a young university graduate or PhD student? Have a look at the nine-month traineeship offered by the European Center for the Development of Vocational Training.

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DepicT! 2017 - Can you do it in 90 seconds? 

Young filmmakers worldwide are invited to join the contest and get the opportunity to showcase their talent during the Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival, from 19th to 24th September 2017.

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 YOUTH POLICY 
 UPCOMING EVENTS 

 
Commission sets out strategy for high quality, inclusive, future-oriented education 

The Commission adopted new initiatives on school and higher education, including a proposal on graduate tracking to help Member States collect information on what graduates do after their studies.

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Recommendation of the Committee of Ministers to Member States on youth work 

The Committee has urged Member states to renew their support for youth work by establishing a coherent and flexible competency-based framework for the education and training.

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Education, Youth, Culture & Sport Council Conclusions

The Council reached a general approach on the proposal for a revised directive on audiovisual media services.

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Council of Europe Action Plan on protecting refugee and migrant children adopted 

The Action Plan proposes concrete support to member states at all stages of the migration process, with a special focus on unaccompanied children. There are three main pillars: ensuring access to rights and child-friendly procedures; providing effective protection and enhancing the integration of children who would remain in Europe.

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European Commission Survey on Education, Training & Employment 

This survey is designed to understand the needs of people when looking for support and information on education, training and employment. The survey aims to gather feedback from a wide range of people such as students, workers, and job-seekers as well as organisations such as education and training providers, employers/recruiters, and guidance counsellors.

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21 June 2017 
European Parliament High-level conference on migration management, Brussels, Belgium

26 June 2017 
3rd Cedefop Brussels Seminar - Addressing and preventing low skills, Brussels, Belgium

26-27 June 2017 
Civil Society Days 2017, Brussels, Belgium

 5-9 July 2017 
Antiracist World Cup, Bosco Albergati, Italy

10-14 July 2017 
Entrepreneurship School, Brussels, Belgium

 11-12 July 2017 
EU - Western Balkans Forum on Youth "Connecting Youth - Moving Forward" Trieste, Italy

 28 July - 6 August 2017 
International Culture Week-Debate summer Academy, Pécs, Hungary

8-14 August 2017 
Seminar “Be border-free”, Frankfurt, Germany

 5-7 September 2017 
Economic Forum of Young Leaders, Nowy Sącz, Poland

 8-14 September 2017 
M100 Youth Media Workshop, Potsdam and Berlin, Germany

 11-16 September 2017 
Mirrors training course on combating antigypsyism through Roma youth participation, Strasbourg, France

 12-15 September 2017 
Seminar and Tool Fair on Youth Information, Guidance & Counselling, Helsinki, Finland

June-December 2017 
Training of Trainers in Human Rights Education with young people

 ONGOING 
EURES Job Fairs 

 ONGOING 
Maltese EU Council Presidency

 ONGOING 
Salto-Youth: Training Calendar
 

Lifelong Learning Platform Erasmus+ Survey 

What do you think of Erasmus+ implementation so far?  What suggestions for improvement would you make? Take a moment to fill this survey that is evaluating beneficiaries of the Erasmus+ Programme in 2016. The survey is available in english only and targets civil society organisations acting at European, national and local level. 

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 RESOURCES 
 USEFUL LINKS 

PISA 2015 RESULTS 
Students' Financial Literacy


 EUROSTAT RELEASE 
April 2017 Euro area unemployment rate
YOUTH FORUM
Promoting Youth Rights

WOMEN IN SPORT PLATFORM 
European Network for Promotion of Women’s Sports


Today, a network of more than 1000 youth professionals work with Eurodesk in 34 countries to raise awareness among young people on learning mobility opportunities and to encourage them to become active citizensAs a support organisation to Erasmus+, Eurodesk makes information on learning mobility comprehensive and accessible to youth professionals.
Eurodesk is funded with support from the European Commission. This newsletter reflects the views of the author (Eurodesk) only, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.






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