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October 2017
Your monthly source of European youth related information.
Time to Move is here with over 450 events! 

The Time to Move campaign was officially launched on the 1st of October by Eurodesk. The campaign will last until the 31st of October, offering over 450 (and counting) events and activities that aim to inform young people about opportunities to live, study, volunteer and work in Europe. Browse through the upcoming events via the campaign website. If you are working in the youth field and located in Brussels, do not forget to register to the closing conference of Time to Move 2017 in 17 November. If you are a young person, do not miss the chance to take part in the Time to Move T-shirt Design Contest to have the chance to win prizes that help you kickstart your journey around Europe!

Education at a Glance 2017 

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At home in Europe: Accommodate international students! Recommendation & Good Practice Booklet 

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A guide to EU funding 2017 
all the latest from the Eurodesk network
Eurodesk's position paper on the proposed legal framework of the European Solidarity Corps 

The Eurodesk position paper welcomes the European Solidarity Corps as an ambitious programme that aims to allow more opportunities for young people. However, Eurodesk is concerned about making sure all young people are informed about the opportunities offered and that they can benefit from quality placements (with measures before, during and after the mobility). 
Eurodesk position paper outlines four key areas of recommendations: Improving governance: no participation without information, Ensuring quality support, the go-to point for youth information: a comprehensive European Youth Portal and a youth-friendly programme, ensuring coherence and consistency in line with the EU Youth Strategy. 

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Report about Eurodesk and European Youth Forum Seminar on the EU Youth Strategy 

The Eurodesk network and the European Youth Forum organised a seminar on the role of youth information in the upcoming EU Youth Strategy as part of the European Youth Week 2017 and in the framework of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. During the seminar, representatives from various EU institutions, NGOs and youth information services shared their views on how to shape such a youth information strategy as the backbone of the upcoming EUYouth Strategy. 

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from the Eurodesk Database


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. 

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You can contribute to the European Youth Event (EYE2018) programme!

The youth groups taking part in the EYE2018 are invited to shape the programme of the event by proposing a workshop or an artistic performance! This call for programme contributors is open until 15 November 2017 exclusively for the groups that are registered to the EYE2018.

Join the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Erasmus+ Funding!

The free course will equip the participants with the basic knowledge and understanding of how to develop and fund various mobility projects through Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme. The MOOC will take place from 16 October to 20 November 2017.

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Faces2Hearts blogging competition: 5 months, 4 bloggers, 3 continents

The Faces2Hearts will select 4 young people from each of four global regions to undertake a 5-month journey of discovery across 3 continents. The competition winners will visit a range of EU-funded development projects in Africa, Asia-Pacific or Latin America and record their experiences, interactions and feelings.

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Join the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Youth Policy!

The free MOOC, taking place from 30 October to 11 December 2017, will help participants to understand the “essentials” of youth policy, including the concepts and definitions, scope, objectives, actors, history, European and national levels. 

European Commission adopts initiative to boost apprenticeships in Europe 

On 5th October, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships. This initiative is part of the New Skills Agenda for Europe, launched in June 2016. 

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'SELFIE' tool launched 

The European Commission has launched the trial version of a new tool to support schools in using digital technologies: 600 schools from 14 countries have the opportunity to try the new 'SELFIE' tool in this pilot phase, before it is finalised and made available to interested schools in Europe in early 2018. 

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European Parliament calls for a substantial increase in funding for the next Erasmus+ budget 

On 14th September, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution on the future of the Erasmus+ programme, acknowledging the extremely positive impact the programme has had on the personal and professional lives of more than 9 000 000 participants. 

Concerning the financing of the programme, MEPs regretted that the low success rate of projects launched under some Erasmus+ actions: limited grants and high demand for programme participation may jeopardise the success of Erasmus+. 
7 - 22 October 2017 
Europe Code Week, Europe

10 October 2017 
European Parliament EMPL/CULT Hearing on European Solidarity Corps 

10 October 2017 
Intergenerational fairness and solidarity in Europe, Brussels, Belgium 

16 October - 20 November  2017 
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on ERASMUS+ Funding Opportunities for Youth 

 23 - 26 October 2017 
EU Youth Conference, Tallinn, Estonia 

 23 - 29 October 2017 
SEC2U - Startup Europe Comes to Universities 

30 October - 11 December 2017 
Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Essentials of Youth Policy 

 6 - 9 November 2017 
Regional training course on Roma youth participation and combating antigypsyism, Vilnius, Lithuania 

 8 - 10 November 2017 
World Forum for Democracy 2017, Strasbourg, France 

17 November 2017 
Time to Move Campaign 2017 - Closing Conference, Brussels, Belgium 

 20 - 24 November 2017 
European vocational skills week, Europe 

 7 - 8 December 2017
European Culture Forum 2017, Milan, Italy 

 19 - 24 February 2017 
Training Course “Tuning In to Learning and Youthpass”, Italy 

Time to Move Eurodesk Campaign

EURES Job Days

Estonian EU Council Presidency

Salto-Youth: Training Calendar

Erasmus+ Generation Declaration: Have your say 

Erasmus+ Generation Declaration is a concrete set of proposals that reflect the Erasmus+ Generation's vision of the future Erasmus+ programme beyond 2020. These proposals will be presented to EU decision makers on November the 30th in Brussels, at the closing event of the Erasmus+ 30th anniversary campaign. Deadline to join the discussion is 14th October 2017. 

The new app that aims to support
European Solidarity Corps participants 

A game and toolkit to build and develop safety
and knowledge on Internet use, overuse and abuse

A scheme to promote free Wi-Fi connectivity
in public spaces across the EU


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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