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December 2017
Your monthly source of European youth related information.

#TimeToMove2017: the final wrap up! 

On 17 November, the Time to Move closing conference gathered around young people, youth workers, researchers and decision makers in a one-day seminar on youth related issues. The event took place in Brussels and focused on three topics. In the first panel discussion, participants debated the best ways to market learning mobility and European awareness during the time of cultural fragmentation, identitarian closure and rising nationalism. The second panel discussion revolved around the questions "Who benefits from mobility programmes today?" and "Are mobility opportunities for all young people, also those with fewer opportunities?". The final part was dedicated to digitalisation, web platforms and efficient engagement with young people: face-to-face or online. The event proved to be a good way to initiate discussions around the three relevant topics related to youth, and thus close the Time to Move campaign for 2017. Take a look at the event photos here.

Education and Training Monitor 2017

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Reaching Out To EU Citizens: A New Opportunity ‘About us, with us, for us’

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Erasmus+ Annual Report 2016

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Celebrating 30 years of Erasmus+
Throughout 2017 more than 750,000 people took part in over 1,900 events in 44 countries to celebrate and discuss the future of Erasmus+. On 30th of November the closing of the campaign celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Erasmus programme and the presentation of the Erasmus+ Generation Declaration on the future of Erasmus+ took place. The European Commission organised and live streamed a day full of events taking place in Brussels.

Eurodesk Brussels Link was present with an information stand,  promoting #Erasmusx10 and inviting participants to share their thoughts and feelings about the programme.
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08/12/2017 INTERNSHIPS

Launching #Erasmusx10 campaign video!

Erasmusx10, a joint campaign launched by Eurodesk together with the European Youth Forum and the Lifelong Learning Platform calling for a 10 times budget increase of the Erasmus+ programme in the context of the Multiannual Financial Framework negotiations for 2021-2028. Check out the campaign video here.

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The European Railway Agency offers a paid traineeship!

The European Railway Agency  offers 3-5 months traineeships twice a year, starting on 1st of March and on 1st of October. Depending on the competences trainees may also work in various fields not directly linked to railways, such as HR, budget/finance, IT, communication, engineering, legal.

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The European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2018

The prize is awarded to projects made by young people which foster understanding and promote the development of a shared sense of European identity. The prize for the best project is EUR 7.500, the second, EUR 5.000 and the third, EUR 2.500.

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European Youth Event (EYE) call for reporters!

The European Youth Event (EYE) will be taking place from 1st to 2nd June 2018 at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. The European Parliament is looking for a team of young reporters to cover EYE2018 and highlight the most relevant and hotly debated ideas.

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Launched by EURES, the #YourCareerMove campaign shines a spotlight on the ongoing #EURESJobs and #EURESJobDays activities. Find out more about how to play the quiz, win prizes and get the CV featured!

Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council

The Education, Youth, Culture and Sport (EYCS) Council, bringing together the education, youth, culture, communication and sport Ministers of the EU Member States, met in Brussels on 20th and 21st November. The Council reached a general approach on the proposal for a Regulation on the European Solidarity Corps, the new EU initiative aiming to support volunteering and work experience opportunities for young people. The Council also adopted Conclusions on smart youth work, calling for the creation of tools that young people can use to prevent and manage risks in the digital age.

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Future of Europe: Towards a European Education Area by 2025

With the debate on the future of Europe in full swing, the European Commission has adopted a communication setting out its vision for how to create a European Education Area by 2025. The Commission believes that it is in the shared interest of all Member States to harness the full potential of education and culture as drivers for job creation, economic growth and social fairness as well as a means to experience European identity in all its diversity.

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Survey on the role of young people in building secure, cohesive and peaceful societies through promoting key values

While Bulgaria is preparing to take over the Presidency of the Council of the EU in January, the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Bulgaria has launched a short survey for young people to share their vision on the role of young people.
The survey is available
11 December 2017
InfoSession EU-CoE youth partnership, Brussels, Belgium

13 December 2017 
Reviewing the 2014-2020 ESIF Regulations in favour of persons with disabilities and their representative organisations, Brussels, Belgium

15 January - 23 February 2018 

CoR MOOC “Make the most of EU resources for your region or city”

27 February - 2 March 2018
Like a Boss! Making Erasmus+ work for you. A training for Senior Managers”, Dublin, Ireland

6 - 10 March 2018
Conference "On track - Different youth work approaches for different NEET situations" Istanbul, Turkey

12 - 16 March 2018 
Seminar “Developing Digital Youth work” Budapest, Hungary

1 - 2 June 2018
European Youth Event, Strasbourg, France

EURES Job Days

Estonian EU Council Presidency

Salto-Youth: Training Calendar


Helping people with disabilities: MEPs advocate positive discrimination

In a Resolution voted on 30th November, MEPs urge the EU and its Member States to step up their efforts to put the European disability strategy commitments fully into practice. The Resolution assesses the workings of the Commission’s European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 and lists key actions in its eight priority areas: accessibility, participation, equality, employment, education and training, social protection, health and external action.

Educational simulation game that explains and promotes tax education

Training, e-learning, resources and networking opportunities for European consumer professionals

"Non-formal education" subpage of website designed to assist youth NGOs 


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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