^  Eurodesk, ERYICA and EYCA joint newsletter / October 2018
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News from EYCA, ERYICA & Eurodesk
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Our three networks have had a fruitful cooperation since the signature of our Memorandum of Understanding in 2016. Our joint position paper “Engage. Inform. Empower” on the importance of youth mobility and youth information was influential in the drafting of the future EU Youth Strategy. It was followed by a joint publication to highlight concrete ways to bring those principles to life: “Engage. Inform. Empower. A collection of best practices”. With this newsletter, we aim to update our three networks about the highlights of our respective organisations. Enjoy the reading!


Concluding the MOVE research project

After 3 years of carrying out research on European youth mobility types across six different European countries (Luxembourg, Spain, Hungary, Norway, Romania and Germany), the MOVE project has come to an end. Policy briefs covering the six mobility types are now available on the website
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Future Youth Information Toolbox

ERYICA is currently involved in an Erasmus+ project #YouthInfo: Future Youth Information Toolbox. 9 partners from 8 different countries are working together to try and increase the quality and outreach of youth information services. This is being done by creating and applying user-friendly youth information methods, which have been identified by evidence-based research and piloted at local level. Peer-to-peer youth information educators will also be involved. 
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Liaisons – a toolkit for the prevention of youth violent extremism 

Due to their daily work with young people, youth workers and youth organisations are often the first to identify the risks and warning signs that young people may be at risk of violent extremism. The toolkit 'Liaisons' contributes to equipping those in contact with a young public with the necessary skills to help young people build up their resistance and critical thinking skills, so as not to become attracted by extremist ideas and groups. 
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Join the Time to Move Campaign 2018 

Time to Move is a collection of events for young people organised all over Europe during the month of October. The activities focus on introducing hundreds of possibilities through which you can go abroad and take part in an international project, explore Europe or gain experience you need for your future. Volunteering in another country for a few months? School exchange for a semester? Internships abroad? We have you covered. Learn more about the campaign on timetomove.info.
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Participate in Eurodesk Youth Information & Mobility Survey 

  • Are you between 13 and 35 years old? Tell us about your experience searching for information about opportunities abroad and help us improve mobility information.
  • Are you a youth worker? Share the survey and help us collect data to improve youth information.
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Meet the new Executive Committee board of Eurodesk 

Twice every year, the Eurodesk Network Meeting brings together Eurodesk national coordinators from all over Europe to work on improving the services of the network and bettering European youth information provision. The Autumn Network Meeting in Riga, Latvia provided the platform for the Executive Committee Elections.
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EYCA launches its first Youth Panel

This autumn, EYCA is recruiting 10 European Youth Cardholders from across Europe to join the first EYCA Youth Panel, an advisory body to the EYCA Board. The Youth Panel will be involved in co-designing European Youth Card programmes and services and will provide input to the EYCA Board on the priorities and challenges facing young people. 
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Brain drain or brain gain? EYCA-Council of Europe seminar
Organised by the EYCA - Council of Europe Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the European Youth Card, the seminar will take place in Zagreb, Croatia on 28-30 October in the framework of the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
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EYCA Youth Activation Campaign
EYCA is preparing a large-scale Youth Activation Campaign to mobilise young people to vote in the 2019 EU elections.
Twelve EYCA member organisations in EU member states are partners in the project and all EYCA members will support the campaign.
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