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June 2018
Your monthly source of European Youth related information

Eurodesk at European Youth Event 2018

On 1 and 2 June 2018, over 8,000 young people gathered in Strasbourg, France, to share ideas and debate at the Parliament’s third European Youth Event. The Eurodesk network was present with a delegation of 45 participants (national partners, multipliers and young people) coming from 10 different countries: France, Spain, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Ireland, United Kingdom, Turkey, Sweden and Iceland. Eurodesk proposed 2 activities to the participants of the EYE18: the Human Library of mobility opportunities and "Youth values”. 

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The European Higher Education Area in 2018: Bologna Process Implementation Report

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Youth Progress Index

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Youth Work Against Violent Radicalisation - Theory, Concepts And Primary Prevention In Practice
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Eurodesk Awards 2018

On 23 May, this year for the first time, the Eurodesk Awards Ceremony was held in the European Parliament. The ceremony was attended by over 70 people, including representatives from the youth field and Eurodesk multipliers, that attended the Multipliers Seminar from 22 to 25 May in Brussels. The event celebrated 4 winners and their inspiring and innovative projects.
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Eurodesk reaction on the proposal for the next European Youth Strategy (2019-2027)

On 26 May, the European Commission released the proposal for the next European Youth Strategy (2019-2027). The document highlights the importance of grassroots initiatives to empower young people and the use of online and digital technologies. Eurodesk welcomes the fact that the proposal highlights the importance of reaching out to young people, especially those with fewer opportunities.

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#Erasmusx10 campaign

Eurodesk, the LLLPlatform and the European Youth Forum have released a new piece to the Erasmusx10 campaign. To raise awareness and bring a human face to the Erasmus+ programme, they have created 10 fictive personas, with 10 different stories and 10 different reasons why Erasmus+ matters to them and why it is necessary to raise the Erasmus+ budget by ten times.


The DiscoverEU application period has just been launched! Don't miss the opportunity to win a travel pass to discover Europe this summer, alone or with your friends! 

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Youth4Regions 2018 Media Programme

The European Commission is inviting students in journalism in the European Union and with a EU citizenship to submit an article or a video on a project co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund or the Cohesion FundSelected winners will be invited to Brussels from 7 to 11 October 2018 to attend the Youth4Regions Media Programme.


EU in my Region Blog Contest

18 years old people are invited to write and publish a blog post about any EU-funded project and submit it to Gleam and get the chance to be invited in Brussels for a 3-week training in EU communications!

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Traineeship at the European Food Safety Authority

Citizens of EU Member States, from EEA, EFTA and from countries benefiting from a pre-accession strategy, who have completed the first cycle of a higher education course and obtained a full degree can apply for traineeships offered by the EFSA. The traineeships last between 5 to 12 months and are remunerated 1,150 euro per month.

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European Commission reinforces the European Solidarity Corps 
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission has proposed a new programme for the European Solidarity Corps beyond 2020, with €1.26 billion to broaden the opportunities it offers. The new programme will allow at least 350,000 young Europeans to support communities in need between 2021 and 2027 through volunteering, traineeships and job placements. The new programme will include volunteering activities in support of humanitarian aid operations in non-EU countries and targeted measures. Complementarity with existing Union level networks pertinent to the activities under the European Solidarity Corps, such as the European Network of Public Employment Services, EURES and the Eurodesk network, are also ensured and referred to in the legal basis. 

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European Commission proposal for Erasmus Programme

On 30 May, the European Commission defined the next Erasmus programme and proposed to increase its budget up to €30 billion from 2021-2027.
The aims of this action are, among others, to increase the number of beneficiaries of the programme, to reach out to people from all social backgrounds and to promote a European identity with a travel experience. In the EC staff working document Eurodesk is mentioned in KA3 under the section Dissemination and awareness-raising activities.

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New initiatives to further boost role of youth, education and culture policies

On 22 May 2018, the European Commission presented new initiatives aimed at enhancing learning mobility and educational opportunities in the EU, empowering young people by fostering their participation in civic and democratic life and harnessing the potential of culture for social progress and economic growth in Europe. 

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Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council main results
The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council and its Ministers met in Brussels on 22 and 23 May 2018. During the meeting, the Council adopted recommendations and conclusions in the field of learning, education and the role of youth in society. The Ministers also discussed the potential of universities in promoting regional growth and entrepreneurial and innovative skills as well as the future priorities of the EU youth policy. They also had policy debates in the field of sport and culture.

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Eurobarometer 2018: Democracy on the move
Latest European Parliament Eurobarometer survey

OECD Youth Stocktaking Report
Report on existing public governance arrangements for effective youth engagement and empowerment

Eurostat release: April 2018 Euro area unemployment rate
Statistics on Youth unemployment in Europe

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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