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August 2017
Your monthly source of European youth related information.

Eurodesk's Time to Move is back! 

It will be the fourth time in 2017 that Eurodesk organises Time to Move, a campaign that aims to inform young people about opportunities to live, study, volunteer and work in Europe. During one month, the campaign included over 600 diverse events in 19 countries in 2016 and interested youngsters can expect to have similar numbers in 2017. Get a glimpse of the campaign via the 2016 campaign summary video or visit the campaign's website to browse through the 2016 events. Follow Eurodesk on Facebook for more information on the upcoming activities this October!

2017 Employment and Social Developments in Europe review

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Travelling in Europe 2017-18
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OECD Employment Outlook 2017

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 EURODESK NEWS 
all the latest from the Eurodesk network
Find the best practices in the booklet "Engage. Inform. Empower" 
The main European youth information and mobility networks, ERYICA, EYCA and Eurodesk, have developed this booklet where you will find almost 30 good practices all around Europe, from Finland to Cyprus, from Portugal to Turkey and Lithuania.
It includes four categories: studying and employment, mobility and integration, digital tools and peer-to-peer and face-to-face. 
The purpose of this publication is to showcase models of good practice on how to actively reach out to young people, inspire youth (information) workers in their daily effort to increase quality of youth work services and serve as a tool for policy-makers to advance youth work & youth mobility at all levels.


Read it here.
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. It will only take you 10 minutes and will help us a lot. 

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 UPCOMING DEADLINES 
from the Eurodesk Database
 06/08/2017 GRANT
Young European of the Year Award - Travel Grants
 15/08/2017 COMPETITIONS 
EEA Photo Competition “NATURE@work”
 
 15/08/2017 INTERNSHIPS 
Translation training placements at the European Parliament

 16/08/2017 COMPETITIONS 
Altiero Spinelli Prize for Outreach: Spreading Knowledge about Europe

 18/08/2017 COMPETITIONS 
Tvebiomovies 2017

 18/08/2017 GRANTS 
Monitoring and coaching, through sports, of youngsters at risk of radicalisation

 18/08/2017 GRANTS 
Sport as a tool for integration and social inclusion of refugees

 18/08/2017 COMPETITIONS 
Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change

 20/08/2017 TRAININGS 
European Youth Media Days 2017-10th Anniversary

 27/08/2017 COMPETITIONS 
Europe in My Region Photo Competition 2017

 31/08/2017 GRANTS 
Horizon2020: European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants

 31/08/2017 COMPETITIONS 
Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

 31/08/2017 INTERNSHIPS 
Traineeships at the European Commission

 31/08/2017 COMPETITIONS 
#2030isnow Instragram competition

 31/08/2017 INTERNSHIPS 
Traineeships at the European Ombudsman

 31/08/2017 COMPETITIONS 
European Parliament Instagram photo contest

 31/08/2017 INTERNSHIPS 
Traineeships at the European Commission - Translation traineeships

 31/08/2017 INTERNSHIPS 
Traineeships and Fellowships at the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML)

 01/09/2017 SCHOLARSHIPS 
Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships (for study in Germany)

 01/09/2017 GRANTS 
Europe for Citizens: Strand 2: Democratic engagement and civic participation-Town Twinning
Apply for the European Parliament Instagram photo contest! 

Share your best shot of the summer and get the chance to win a trip to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The deadline is 31 August 2017 midnight CET.

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Paid Traineeship at the European Commission

The European Commission organises administrative or translation traineeships addressed to all university graduates with a very good knowledge of English, French or German. The deadline is 31 August 2017, 12:00 noon, Brussels time. 

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Send your pic to the #2030isnow Instagram competition!

What are you doing differently this summer to create a better world for 2030? Share a picture illustrating your action to make 2030 happen, tag the EuropeAid account, use the #2030isnow hashtag and tag 3 friends in your post.

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European Youth Media Days 2017! 

Become one of the 90 young journalists that will report from the European Parliament in Brussels in the framework of European Youth Media Days taking place from 16th to 18th October 2017

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 YOUTH POLICY 
 UPCOMING EVENTS 

 
European Solidarity Corps: jobs and traineeships on track 

The French Public Employment Service and the Italian National Agency for active labour policies are bringing together public employment services and organisations from different EU Member States to provide 6.000 job or traineeship offers 

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3rd Eastern Partnership Youth Forum 

From 22nd to 23rd  June, around 300 young leaders, youth workers and youth policy makers from EU Member States, as well as from the EU’s Eastern Partner countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, gathered in Warsaw to focus on the participation and active citizenship of young people.

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Seminar on young people's access to rights 

From 5th to 7th July, representatives of civil society and youth organisations, governments and local authorities from over 15 countries met at the European Youth Centre in Strasbourg to discuss dissemination and implementation of the Council of Europe Recommendation on young people’s access to rights.
Participants familiarised themselves with the Recommendation, adopted by the Committee of Ministers in September 2016. A mapping of barriers for young people’s access to rights was carried out, while participants shared initiatives, projects and practices they are leading to improve access to rights.

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 12 August 2017 
International Youth Day

14 September 2017 
Promoting Migrant Integration for a Powerful, Diverse and Multicultural Europe, Brussels, Belgium

 18-19 September 2017 
4th Council of Europe Dialogue with Roma and Traveller civil society, Strasbourg, France

 21 - 22 September 2017 
2nd OECD Higher Education Stakeholder Forum, Paris, France

 26 - 27 September 2017 
European Researchers’ Night-Science is Wonder-ful 2017, Brussels, Belgium

 29 September 1 October 2017 
On Our Watch Hackathon, Brussels, Belgium

 9 - 13 October 2017 
Entrepreneurship School, Nice, France

 16 - 20 October 2017 
Training Course: Empowering Young Refugees, Utoya Island, Norway

 16- 18  October 2017 
Speak UP, Step UP! European youth work empowering young people’s democratic values & active citizenship, Berlin, Germany

 13- 16 November 2017 
Seminar “Raise your voice for tomorrow’s Europe”, Ljubljana, Slovenia

 7 - 8 December 2017 
EU Open Summit-Youth eParticipation in Europe: The Future is now, Berlin, Germany

 ONGOING 
EURES Job Days

 ONGOING 
Estonian EU Council Presidency

 ONGOING 
Salto-Youth: Training Calendar
 

New EU school scheme to promote healthy eating habits

As of 1st August, the new EU scheme for distribution of milk, fruit and vegetables at schools will come into force. All 28 Member States will take part in the initiative in 2017/2018. They are free to decide how exactly the programme will work in schools on their territory, and to top up the €250 million of EU funding with dedicated national funds.

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 RESOURCES 
 USEFUL LINKS 

JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE 
Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 


EUROPEAN COMMISSION 
European classification of Skills, Competences, Occupations and Qualifications 


2030 AGENDA 
EU policies and actions on Sustainable Development Goals
 CEDEFOP 
VET toolkit for tackling early leaving


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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