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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:
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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.
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 here.
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 dailylife. Winners can receive a grant to make their film a reality.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Run by the Council of Europe, aiming to inform trainers, youth workers, researchers and policy makers on the youth field in Europe.
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 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.