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September 2018
Your monthly source of European Youth related information

Time To Move T-Shirt Design Contest 2018 


In the framework of the Time to Move campaign, Eurodesk is inviting young people between 13 and 30 years old and from one of the eligible countries, to join the contest. To be in with a chance to win great prizes, design your own Time to Move themed T-shirt that best represents the spirit of the campaign and share it with Eurodesk. Kickstarting your journey across Europe has never been easier! 
Check out some of the winners from the 2017 contest below:

The Organisation of the Academic Year in Europe
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European Youth Event 2018

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From Good to Better Final Report
all the latest from the Eurodesk network

Eurodesk represented at the Vienna Youth Conference 


From the 2 - 4 of September, Eurodesk Director Audrey Frith joined over 250 delegates in Vienna for the final Youth Conference on the 6th cycle of the Structured Dialogue. With the 18 month cycle of the Structured Dialogue coming to a close, the meeting focused on the 11 Youth Goals on the future of youth policies. 

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Eurodesk calls for youth information to be a priority of the EU Youth Strategy 

Eurodesk welcomes the EU Youth Strategy proposal and believes its cross-sectorial approach is shedding light on broad priorities that once fulfilled will positively benefit young people. It calls for concrete measures to make sure young people know about European values and European opportunities in order to seize them. Unfortunately, today access to such information remains very unequal across Europe, and without information there is no participation. 
Read the full position paper

from the Eurodesk Database
Access City Award

18/09/2018 GRANTS
DG Interpretation Bursaries

18/09/2018, 07/10/2018 PARTICIPATING
EU Aid Volunteers


27/09/2018 GRANTS
Horizon2020: Marie Sklodowska - Curie Actions (MSCA)

28/09/2018 INTERNSHIP
Traineeships at the EU Council

30/09/2018 INTERNSHIP
Traineeships at the EESC

30/09/2018 INTERNSHIP
Traineeships at the Committee of the Regions

30/09/2018 GRANTS
European Youth Capital 2021

30/09/2018 GRANTS
International fund for Cultural Diversity

#DiscoverEU Photo and Video Competition 

UNESCO Learning City Award

01/10/2018 GRANTS

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly International Secretariat
Research Fellowship 

01/10/2018 GRANTS
European Youth Foundation 

01/10/2018 GRANTS
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly International Secretariat Research Fellowship 

04/10/2018 GRANTS
Erasmus+ Key Action1- Mobility project for young people - Youth Exchanges

04/10/2018 GRANTS
Erasmus+ Key Action1 - Mobility project for youth workers

04/10/2018 GRANTS
Erasmus+ Key Action3 - Structured Dialogue: Meetings between young people and decision makers in the field of youth

08/10/2018 INTERNSHIP
Traineeships at the European Central Bank

31/10/2018 INTERNSHIP
Traineeships at the Court of Auditors 

31/10/2018 INTERNSHIP
Internships at the World Bank

European Solidarity Corps - Open Call

#EUandME Film Competition

Filmmakers between the ages of 18 and 35,  from the 28 EU Member States, are invited to submit an idea for a short film that tells a story linked to the impact of the European Union in people’s daily life. Winners can receive a grant to make their film a reality. 

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Juvenes Translatores Contest 

A competition looking to give 17 year olds first-hand experience in being a translator. On November 22nd, a translation test will take place in all EU countries, translating to/from an official EU language of each participants choice. 

'This Time I'm Voting' 

The European Parliament has launched a campaign to encourage the EU's young members to have their voices heard. In promoting active youth involvement a core campaign question is: We all have our reasons for voting, what is yours?

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2018 Travel Video Contest 

Young people from 18 years of age enrolled, or planning to enrol, in college or university are eligible to participate. All that is required is to make a four minute video explaining their reasons to travel or study abroad. 

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European Parliament final vote of the European Solidarity Corps
The legal framework for the European Solidarity Corps was established following a plenary session on Sept.11th. The overwhelming vote in favour of the action also included the provision of a budget of €375.6 million from 2018-2020, and an additional €1.26 billion from 2021-2027. Awareness of the need for increased accessibility and the need to protect participants via the Quality Label were prominent in the discussions.  

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European Solidarity Corps - 1st call for proposals 

On August 10th, the European Commission launched the first call for proposals of 2018. The European Solidarity Corps aims to promote solidarity as a value, mainly through volunteering, and to enhance the engagement of young people and organisations. Their activities contribute to strengthening cohesion, solidarity, democracy and citizenship in Europe, while also adding a particular effort in promoting social inclusion. Through engagement with young people it also contributes to European cooperation.  

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Special report 22/2018: Mobility under Erasmus+

The European Court of Auditors has reported that under the Erasmus+ programme, student mobility has generated many forms of European added value and has had a positive effect on participants attitudes towards the EU. However, the auditors found that the indicators used to measure the programme's performance should be better aligned with its objectives. In one example, the innovative Student Loan Guarantee Facility has not produced its expected result. The report is available in 23 EU languages. 

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16 - 22 September 2018
European Mobility Week 

17 September 2018
Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

23 - 30 September 2018
European Week of Sport, Europe

26 September 2018
European Day of Languages

26 - 29 September 2018
11th Youth Cultural Policy Researchers Forum 

8-11 October 2018
European Week of Regions and Cities 

8 October to 18 November 2018
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Essentials of Youth Policy

5 - 9 November 2018
European Vocational Skills Week

19-21 November 2018
World Forum for Democracy 2018

19 - 24 November 2018
Cross-sectoral seminar "Building young people's resilience against violent radicalisation" Tirana, Albania

Citizens' dialogues

EURES Job Days

Austrian EU Council Presidency

Salto-Youth: Training Calendar


LLLP Erasmus+ Survey 2018
The Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) has released a survey to evaluate how beneficiaries have experienced the call for applications of the Erasmus+ Programme in 2017. The survey is available in English only and targets European NGOs, civil society organisations and networks. The survey is open until Sept.30th 2018, and will not take more than 10 minutes to complete. 
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European Solidarity Corps Video Gallery 
Find out more about the European Solidarity Corps, the one year old European Union initiative offering opportunities for young people to engage in volunteering or working projects in their own country or abroad.

Coyote Magazine ]
Run by the Council of Europe, aiming to inform trainers, youth workers, researchers and policy makers on the youth field in Europe. 

Skills Panorama 
With a new search engine and 'Institutions' section, Skills Panorama is now faster and easier to use following a redesign.

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 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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