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Time To Move 2018
The updated version of the 2018 Eurodesk campaign Time to Move has been launched. The website aims to provide the different opportunities to study, volunteer and work abroad and all the latest information on the events and activities taking place all over Europe during the campaign.
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Eurodesk chatbot presented at the EU-CoE youth partnership symposium
From 25th to 28th June, Eurodesk participated in the 2018 Symposium of the EU-CoE youth partnership “Connecting the Dots: Young People, Social Inclusion and Digitalisation” that took place in Tallin, Estonia. The Symposium explored the intersection between social inclusion of young people and digitalisation, reflecting especially on how digitalisation affects young people’s lives. In a workshop on “Reaching out to young people and the digital divide” Eurodesk presented and shared its best practice “Eurodesk Chatbot on Facebook Messenger”. Named EMA (Eurodesk Mobility Advisor), it is a virtual digital Eurodesk officer providing youth friendly services to the Eurodesk target group to get fast and accurate information and access Eurodesk services.
Youth Essay Competition 2018 – Time to get writing!
Young people between 18 and 25 year olds from European Member States and COSME partners countries are invited to write an essay in English, answering the question: “What steps should entrepreneurs and government take to become more innovative?”.
The European Commission is offering traineeships to university graduates from all over the world who have a degree of at least 3 years of study, C1/C2 level of English or French or German and a very good knowledge of a second EU official language.
The European Commission is inviting instagramers to share pictures illustrating how celebrating cultural heritage contributes to happy and peaceful societies! Participants should be from all over the world, be over 16, and own a personal Instagram account.
The #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards are open to organisations established in Erasmus+ programme countries that have successfully developed sport projects aimed at social inclusion. Organisations can submit their projects and get the chance of be awarded.
European Parliament call for grants for the co-financing of communication actions in support of the 2019 European elections
The European Parliament has launched a call for proposalsCOMM/SUBV/2018/Eto select specific projects contributing to fulfil the general objectives of the multi-annual work programme for grants with a special emphasis on the 2019 European Elections, which will take place on 23- 26 May 2019. The grants support online and offline actions and products focusing on citizens’ democratic engagement and participation in the context of the Elections campaign.
According to the European Commission survey, released one year ahead of the European elections, a majority of Europeans think the situation of the economy is good and are optimistic about the future. Trust in the Union is on the rise and support for the Economic and Monetary Union is at its highest level. More and more citizens feel they have benefited from key Union policies and two thirds of Europeans advocate a strong EU when it comes to trade.
On Europe Day, 9May, the European Commission launched an online public consultation addressed to all Europeans, asking them what direction they want the European Union to take in the future. The consultation was prepared on 5th-6th May by a Citizens' panel of 96 citizens from 27 Member States, who came together to draft a 12-question online survey to put to their fellow Europeans.
On 11 July 2018, EU ambassadors agreed the Council's position on the 2019 EU draft budget in advance of negotiations with the European Parliament.
In total, the Council foresees €164.1 billion in commitments and €148.2 billion in payments for next year’s budget. Compared to 2018, this is a +2.09% increase in commitments and +2.34% increase in payments.
Today, a network of more than 1000 youth professionals work with Eurodesk in 35 countries to raise awareness among young people on learning mobility opportunities and to encourage them to become active citizens. As 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.