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February 2017
Your monthly source of European youth related information.

The position paper with recommendations for the European Youth Strategy is now available in 3 languages

The European Youth Information and Counselling Agency (ERYICA), the European Youth Card Association (EYCA), and Eurodesk have decided to join forces in order to share their views on how to make the renewed EU Youth Strategy for 2019 a success. The networks represent thousands of youth information services, associations and institutions present in all EU countries and beyond that work with young people on a daily basis. This expertise must be considered a critical contribution to the consultation process on the development of the new European Youth Strategy.

The document is currently available in 3 languages: English, German and Polish.

Read the position paper here »

Just published:
Erasmus+ Annual Report 2015 

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The Erasmus+ Programme Guide 2017 has been updated

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Higher Education Provision and Labour Market Needs In the Western Balkans Synthesis Report

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all the latest from the Eurodesk network
Eurodesk at the YO!Fest 2017
2017 marked the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Maastricht treaty. To celebrate the occasion, this year's YO!Fest have been organised in the city, bringing together over 3000 European young people to debate key topics on the future of the European Union. Eurodesk participated at the event with 25 delegates from 7 countries, including both youth workers and young people. The delegation run a stand with a popular Ideas Wall that collected young people's ideas, challenges, and hopes regarding the European Union's future. Eurodesk also hosted discussion sessions and working groups focused on European values, EVS and Europeers.
Eurodesk, ERYICA and EYCA joint survey on marketing of youth work
The three networks launched a joint online survey to identify the exact needs of youth workers and youth information workers regarding PR and communication targeting young people to promote their services.
Take part in the survey »
from the Eurodesk Database
 14/02/2017 INTERNSHIPS 
Traineeship at the Joint Research Centre
 15/02/2017 INTERNSHIPS 
Translation Traineeships at the European Parliament for university graduates
 15/02/2017 INTERNSHIPS 
Translation training placements at the European Parliament
 18/02/2017 GRANTS 
Erasmus+Key Action1-Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree
 20/02/2017 COMPETITIONS 
European Charlemagne Youth Prize
 22/02/2017 GRANTS 
Framework Partnership Agreement with a European policy network in the field of education of children and young people with a migrant background
 22/02/2017 GRANTS 
Framework Partnership Agreement with a European policy network on teachers and school leaders
 23/02/2017 GRANTS 
Erasmus+Jean Monnet Networks (Policy debate with the academic world)
 23/02/2017 GRANTS 
Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Support to associations
 23/02/2017 GRANTS 
Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Chairs
 23/02/2017 GRANTS 
Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Modules
 23/02/2017 GRANTS 
Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
 23/02/2017 TRAININGS 
EU-Japan Training programmes
 26/02/2017 GRANTS 
European Youth Capital
 28/02/2017 INTERNSHIPS 
Traineeships and Fellowships at the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML)
 01/03/2017 GRANTS 
Europe for Citizens: Strand 2: Democratic engagement and civic participation - Networks of Towns
 01/03/2017 GRANTS 
Young European of the Year Award - Travel Fellowships and InterRail-Global-Passes
 01/03/2017 SCHOLARSHIPS 
Heinrich Böll Foundation grants scholarships (for study in Germany)
"Be part of Europe's story" Competition

Think of a story on Europe you want to share and an object to illustrate it. This can be anything: a video of your granddad, a photo of a train ticket, a letter from your first girlfriend. The only prerequisite is this: your story has to have something to do with Europe. To apply, you need to be at least 18 years old, live in a European Union country and be available on 30th-31st March 2017. A jury will select three winners who will be invited for a trip to Rome on 30th-31st March 2017 (accommodation and travel expenses will be arranged and covered by the organisers). Deadline: 2nd March 2017 at noon CET. The Competition is organised by the European Parliament, as part of the My House of European History project.

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Join the digital competition, #DEEPEU

If you are between 18 and 35 years old, from a European  country, create a video, infographic, picture, blog or other type of digital creation on the topic of youth mobility in Europe and send it to the #DEEPEU digital competition. Six winners will be awarded with an all-expenses paid trip to Brussels (travel, accommodation and subsistence costs for 2 days; reimbursement up to 900 Euros). They will have the opportunity to meet with Members of the European Parliament and present their work at the Digital Democracy Day 2017 (October 2017 tbc). Your entry can be submitted in English, Croatian or Hungarian by 28th February 2017. The competition is organised by ECAS, as part of its project on Digital Democracy, DEEP-Linking Youth.

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Erasmus celebrates 30 years

On 26th January the European Commission launched the campaign marking the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus programme, called Erasmus+ since 2014 because it benefits more people through a wider range of opportunities. The launch took place at the Parlamentarium, in the presence of Erasmus alumni. Throughout 2017 many events will be organised across Europe to celebrate the 30th anniversary including a flagship event at the European Parliament in June. 

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Antonio Tajani - the new European Parliament President

Antonio Tajani was elected president of the European Parliament on 17th January, succeeding Martin Schulz. Tajani, an Italian member of the centre-right European People’s Party (EPP) group and vice-president of the Parliament, received 351 votes in the fourth and final round of voting, compared to 282 votes for Gianni Pittella, the Italian leader of the S&D group. His term in office will end in 2019, when the next elections for the European Parliament will be held. 

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 17 February 2017 
Meeting of the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council, Brussels, Belgium 

 22 February 2017 
Info day - Pilot Project on long-term mobility for apprentices 

 2-4 March 2017 
CATCH-EyoU Conference Young People as Active EU Citizens? Challenges and Visions on a Renewed Project for Europe, Athens, Greece 

EURES Job Fairs 

Maltese EU Council Presidency


Public consultation on the European Solidarity Corps

The European Commission has launched a Public consultation on the European Solidarity Corps. The aim of the consultation is to define key priorities and shape the implementation of the European Solidarity Corps. The consultation is open to general public and all stakeholders, in particular: young people; people working with young people; organisations; and public authorities. Participants will get the opportunity to evaluate the different aims of the initiative, inform about their motivation to participate, communicate their needs on information and guidance, and share best practice. The consultation results will inform the Commission's legislative proposal. The consultation will be open until 2 April 2017.

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EU citizenship report 2017

Erasmus+ Implementation Survey 2016 Results 

ILO World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2017 

Progress Report on the implementation of the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 

December 2016 Euro area unemployment rate 


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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