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July 2018
Your monthly source of European Youth related information

Eurodesk Annual Overview 2017

The Eurodesk 2017 Annual Overview has just been released. 2017 was a fruitful year in which Eurodesk achieved many objectives, strengthened capacity building within its network and reinforced the partnerships with European Institutions. During 2017, while carrying out its mission to raise awareness among young people on mobility opportunities, the Eurodesk network answered over 338,000 enquiries, printed and distributed over 613,000 publications, had 3.1 million social media followers and received 10.8 million website visits. Over 2,300 trainings were held by Eurodesk for around 40,000 participants to further enhance knowledge of youth workers from all over Europe.

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Study on the impact of the Internet and social media on youth participation and youth work

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Education Policy Outlook 2018: Putting Student Learning at the Centre

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Perspectives on youth - "Young people in a digitalised world"
all the latest from the Eurodesk network


#DiscoverEU - there’s more than you know

#DiscoverEU - there's more than you know, is a new website dedicated to the selected young people who have been awarded one of the free travel tickets to explore Europe with the DiscoverEU. The site offers plenty of practical information and interesting tips for planning trips across Europe. In case young travellers need information, support or advice during their journey, they can get in touch with the Eurodesk network that is present in 35 countries. They can browse the Eurodesk map and find the closest Eurodesk office to them. They can also get in touch with the Eurodesk Officers through the European Youth Portal.

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DiscoverEU Competition

All young people selected for the first DiscoverEU call are invited to join the DiscoverEU competition. Participants have to show what they have discovered during their travel experience by uploading a photo or a video on their Instagram or Twitter account.

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Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change

Young people between 18 and 30 years old involved in activities to fight climate change can create a 3-minute film on environmental and climate issues and get the chance to be awarded with amazing prizes.

#BeActive Photo-Video Competition

The #BeActive Photo-Video Competition invites people to show how they choose to #BeActive in their day-to-day life by sharing a picture or a video on Twitter or Instagram.

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WaterPIX Photo Competition

The competition welcomes participants to submit photographs describing what is the importance of water for them. Winners will be awarded with prizes.

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Agreement reached on new EU Solidarity Corps
On 27 June the European Parliament and the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU Ministers set up a “European Solidarity Corps” that will be the main entry-point of solidarity activities in the EU. This will offer opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects that can benefit communities. The programme will include different activities such as solidarity, education, health, environmental protection, disaster prevention, provision of food and non-food items as well as reception and integration of migrants and asylum seekers.

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DiscoverEU: 15,000 young people ready to travel around Europe

Under the first round of the DiscoverEU initiative launched by the European Commission, 15,000 young people have been selected and will soon travel, either alone or in groups of a maximum of five people, for up to 30 days, visiting between one and four European destinations outside their home country.

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European Parliament bans unpaid internships

On 2nd July, the Bureau of the European Parliament decided that all interns in the European Parliament will be paid. This decision is a victory for campaigners on interns’ rights. The Youth Intergroup in the European Parliament has long been calling for fair internships.
Around one quarter of interns in MEP offices in the European Parliament are currently paid less than € 600.

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30 July - 3 August 2018
Entrepreneurship School, Hong Kong, Singapore

8 - 15 August 2018
26th Sziget Festival, Óbudai Island, Hungary

5 - 7 September 2018
RAY Triangular Summit 2018, Vienna, Austria

19 - 21 September 2018
LIFE platform meeting “Volunteering for Nature Conservation” Tartu, Estonia

26 - 30 September 2018
EuroPeers Training Course, Hannover, Germany

1 - 6 October 2018
Training Course for Facilitators of Study Sessions held by Youth Organisations in Cooperation with European Youth Centres, Budapest, Hungary

11 - 12 October 2018
Gender equality and you - Young voices Joint initiative, Vienna, Austria

23 - 26 October 2018
Professional exchange about Youth Work around the target group young people in “NEET” situation, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

1 July - 31 December
Austrian EU Council Presidency

Citizens' dialogues


New EU rules for holidaymakers this summer
As of Sunday 1st July, travellers booking package holidays will enjoy stronger consumer rights. Not only will traditional package holidays be covered, the new rules will also protect consumers who book other forms of combined travel, including self-customised packages, where the traveller chooses different elements from a single point of sale online or offline.

Living and working in Europe 2017
Eurofound report on living and working conditions of people living in Europe in 2017

Eurobarometer - The end of roaming charges one year later
Survey on the benefit of the end of roaming charges in Europe

Eurostat release - First quarter of 2018 Euro area job vacancy rate
Statistics on Euro area job vacancy rate in the first quarter of 2018

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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