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February 2018
Your monthly source of European youth related information.


New Eurodesk website: redesigned tools for a more effective youth information services


 

At Eurodesk, we believe that the online presence of a youth information provider has to be based on a constant renewal and change, adjusting itself to the needs of the younger generation and those who work with them. In the light of this, Eurodesk decided to revamp its website and online tools in the last months.

On 13 February, Eurodesk Brussels Link officially released the new website and tools in the attendance of around 50 guests from the youth field. You can find photos of the evening via
this link.

The new eurodesk.eu is an information hub that provides relevant information and international opportunities for both youth workers and young people in a straightforward and intuitive way. It is also a collection of expertise and knowledge from the Eurodesk network of over 1000 youth workers.

With the new website, Eurodesk brings visibility to the countless projects that Eurodesk carries out at local, national and European level to inform all young people about ways to experience the world. Visit now the new eurodesk.eu website and try the new library with international youth opportunities and the new interactive map of Eurodesk contact points in 34 countries.

 
Watch the new Eurodesk website launch video

Eurobarometer survey European Youth 2017
 

More info »

Toolkit on the use of EU funds for the integration of people with a migrant background 
 
Developing digital youth work

 
 
 EURODESK NEWS 
all the latest from the Eurodesk network
Mobility and the Role of Youth Information - Eurodesk Survey 2017!

Eurodesk’s first European-wide research report has been released. The report focuses on the level of access to youth information about mobility opportunities and tracks young people’s preference in looking for, receiving and engaging with information. The research report investigates preferred channels of interaction and receiving information. It continues with exploring the expectations young people have on the services provided by mobility advisors and actors working with young people. Lastly it concludes with a chapter of further recommendations for European and national stakeholders.

Read the report here »

#Erasmusx10 campaign

 
Erasmusx10, a joint campaign launched by Eurodesk together with the European Youth Forum and the Lifelong Learning Platform calling for a 10 times budget increase of the Erasmus+ programme in the context of the Multiannual Financial Framework negotiations for 2021-2028. Check out the campaign video here.

More info »
 
 
 UPCOMING DEADLINES 
from the Eurodesk Database
15/02/2018 INTERNSHIP
Translation Traineeships at the European Parliament

15/02/2018 INTERNSHIP
Traineeships at the European Central Bank

15/02/2018 GRANTS
Erasmus+Key Action1-Mobility project for youth workers

15/02/2018 GRANTS
Erasmus+Key Action1-Mobility project for young people-Youth Exchanges

19/02/2018 COMPETITIONS
European Charlemagne Youth Prize

28/02/2018 COMPETITIONS
ERASMUS+ Photo Contest

28/02/2018 INTERNSHIP
Traineeships at the European Centre for Modern Languages Secretariat

01/03/2018 COMPETITIONS
International Children’s Peace Prize 2018

02/03/2018 COMPETITIONS
Young Leaders Programme

02/03/2018 INTERNSHIP
Traineeships and student summer jobs at the European Investment Bank 

05/03/2018 INTERNSHIP
Internships at the European Foundation Centre

06/03/2018 COMPETITIONS
Social Innovation Tournament

06/03/2018 GRANTS
YouthActionNet Laureate Global Fellowship Programme

09/03/2018 COMPETITIONS
Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2018


15/03/2018 INTERNSHIP
Traineeship at the EU Council

18/03/2018 COMPETITIONS
YO!Fest 2018 Emerging Bands Contest

22/03/2018 GRANTS
Erasmus Charter for Higher Education (ECHE) 2014-2020

YO!Fest 2018 Emerging Bands Contest


The European Youth Forum and JM International are once again launching the popular YO!Fest Emerging Bands Contest, that aims to find the best young European bands and give them the opportunity to showcase their music in front of an international public.


Young Leaders Programme EDD 2018 


The Young Leaders Programme at European Development Days (EDD) 2018, will take place in Brussels, Belgium, from 5th to 6th June 2018.  The overall theme of EDD 2018 will be ‘Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest’.

More info »

EYE2018 Instagram Photo Competition 


If you are over 18, living in an EU country and passionate about photography, you can take part in the European Parliament’s Instagram photo contest for the chance to win a place at the 2018 European Youth Event (EYE) in Strasbourg! 

More info »

 

Win up to 50,000 EUR in the Social Innovation Tournament 2018!


The Social Innovation Tournament rewards and sponsors European entrepreneurs whose primary purpose is to generate a social, ethical or environmental impact. Prizes will go to projects focusing on sustainable development, with special emphasis on circular economy.
 
 YOUTH POLICY 
 UPCOMING EVENTS 

New Narrative for Europe final event 

On 31st January 2018, 100 young people from across Europe gathered in Brussels, Belgium, to present their concrete ideas and recommendations on the Future of Europe, following discussions in the context of the New Narrative for Europe initiative closing event.

The project, held over the last two years, reached as many as 62,000 young people through a series of debates taking place Europe-wide.As a result, young people issued a
Declaration "YOUrope for Youth”, putting forward twelve concrete ideas for Europe's future highlighting.

 


European Commission mid-term evaluation of Erasmus+ adopted

The European Commission has adopted the mid-term evaluation of Erasmus+, the EU's flagship programme for education, training, youth and sport (2014-2020). The report shows that the programme is well on track to meet its target of supporting 4 million learners, teachers and trainers by 2020.


More info »
 

 
 

European Commission consultation on EU funds in the area of values and mobility

 
The consultation is part of a series of public consultations on the priorities that should be reflected in the next Multiannual Financial Framework. The Commission is currently reviewing what worked well in the past and what could be improved in the future. The opinion of citizens and organisations in this process is considered key.
The questionnaire is available in 23 languages and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

 
 
 
 



European Commission Consultation on promoting mutual recognition of qualifications and study periods abroad

 
In its Communication on Strengthening European Identity through Education and Culture, the European Commission proposes the creation of a European Education Area, in which people can move freely to study and carry out research. One of the actions proposed as a means of achieving this is a proposal for a Council Recommendation on promoting the mutual recognition of higher education (all levels) and upper secondary education qualifications/diplomas and study periods abroad.
 
 RESOURCES 
 USEFUL LINKS 

#SPEAKUP SURVEY
An EU Structured Dialogue with Youth


UNESCO MANUAL 'WRITING PEACE'
24 activity sheets available in French, Arabic and English.


SUSTAINABLE SHAUN
An online game challenging young people to build their own sustainable city




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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