Eurodesk is a free information service on EU funding and opportunities to work, study, volunteer and travel in Europe. It is intended for young people and those who work with them.

Eurodesk supports and contributes to the European Youth Portal, a European Commission website which publishes articles, news and events for young people.  The site gives information around nine main themes, covers 33 countries and is available in 27 languages.

Visit the Eurodesk Ireland website for more information about how you can get involved.

Irish people even more optimistic🇮🇪😎about the future of Europe🇪🇺, highest in the EU, according to the spring #Eurobarometer poll. Read more about the Irish results:… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Great opportunity for young people to develop their journalism skills and meet peers from other countries. Skills training includes social media for journalism and mobile video reporting. 📹📷 apply by 04 July. 🇪🇺🇮🇪🙂 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Another great #volunteering opportunity in #Germany with @VSI_Ireland! @SpunOut @ywirl @YMCAIreland @Crosscare1 @EDICSligo @ballinasloeEDIC @EDinBlanch…

We have created a #DiscoverEU FB group at… Like our European Youth FB page, join the group, plunge into the debate, meet other 18-year-olds getting ready for the biggest adventure of their lives 🚆! #EUandME Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Great #volunteering opportunity in Germany with our partner @VSI_Ireland!…

We understand you might be having some inconvenience applying for your travel pass due to the high level of response. No worries, the #DiscoverEU applications are open until the 26th June 12.00 CEST and everyone interested can apply until then. #EUandMe Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

JOURNALISTS!! The EP Office in Ireland is hosting a seminar on "False news & the European Election" at The Irish Architectural Archive Dublin on Friday 15 June. @PatrickSmyth1 @mvandenbroeke @gavinsblog @AineKerr Learn more & register today:… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Europe is changing. Our new 2017 yearbook describes trends and transitions in the areas of labour market change, industrial relations, working conditions, quality of life, the digital age, and convergence in the EU. Watch the presentation: 📺 #LWEyearbook Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Have you heard about 'Show racism, the red card"? It is a charity that produces #antiracist educational resources which help to tackle racism. Have you any example to share? Join the discussion here #migranteducation Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

If you're 18, you can apply for a travel pass around the EU – applications open now #DiscoverEU @EuropeanYouthEU… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries, Aldous Huxley #DiscoverEU 18 years old #EU citizens can apply from tomorrow 12pm on! @ywirl @Crosscare1 @YMCAIreland @ballinasloeEDIC @EDICSligo @EDinBlanch @Leargas @Foroige @nycinews

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Did you know that Leeuwarden-Friesland @frieslandtips and Valletta @Valletta2018 are 2018 European Capitals of Culture #ECOC with rich cultural programmes! Maybe it is something to consider while applying for your #DiscoverEU travel pass tomorrow? More at…. Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Weeks after the #EYE2018, we turn to the #elections: European elections 2019: How to increase youth turnout? #EUHaveYourSay… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

#StructuredDialogue is a way for EU to get new ideas from young people on issues that are important to them. Ines (Belgium) tells about how she met a policy-maker at the EU Youth Conference in Riga and shared her views on important issues… @VoicesOfYouth Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

We are proposing €1.26 billion to reinforce the #EUSolidarityCorps. This will allow at least 350,000 young Europeans to support communities in need between 2021 and 2027 through: 📌 Volunteering 📌 Traineeships 📌 Job placements Learn more →!Pj93Jh #EUBudget Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

From 2021 to 2027, with a budget of EUR 1.26 billion, a stronger #EUSolidarityCorps will offer even more opportunities for #youth to show #solidarity through volunteering, traineeships or jobs, in the EU and beyond #EUbudget Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

18-years old and no plans for the summer? #discoverEU is your great chance to travel for free in the EU! @SpunOut @Leargas @EDMountmellick @eudirect @TippStudies @NenaghEDIC @GalwayCoCo @MonaghanCoCo @ywirl @YMCAIreland @Crosscare1 @VSI_Ireland @nycinews @eurireland @NCGEGuidance…

Interest in the impact being in the EU has on your life? Watch these 5 short videos on the rights and benefits available to EU citizens #EUandME Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

140 Irish 18-year-olds to be offered free Inter Rail tickets this summer

Next @Europarl_EN elections 23-26 May 2019! This time it's not enough to just hope for a better future: this time we all need to #TakeResponsibility for it. Because when #EverybodyVotes, #EverybodyWins. Learn more: #ThisTimeImVoting #DiscoverEU #MEandEU Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

The future belongs to European youth 🇪🇺 Our new #DiscoverEU initiative will give 1.5 million young people opportunities to explore Europe's cultural heritage and diversity.… #EUBudget #EUandME Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

We're delighted to share the #YoungVoices report from the #EUStructuredDialogue consultations, launching today at our Young Voices National Implementation meeting! You can get your copy here: Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

#Youth Essay competition👇 @EU_Growth @EEPA_EU @EuropeanYouthEU… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY! Applications close today at 5pm 👇👇👇… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

2 DAYS TO GO to #NFG2018 Euroguidance Ireland will be live streaming from the Forum an update on behalf of the European Commission on ongoing guidance policy development(s) at an EU level...tune in via the Euroguidance Ireland Facebook page on Monday... Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Published by @coe & @EU_Commission, the #T-Kit is an educational material for #youthworkers, educators & trainers to understand what intercultural learning is and how to best consider it when planning, running and evaluating activities with young people ➡ Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

5⃣days left to the launch of #DiscoverEU application period! Before the biggest adventure of your life we would like to invite you to take a quiz & discover what kind of traveler you are? #Adventurer #CityExplorer #CultureAficionado #EventHunter… #EUandME Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Are you working with young people? Would you like to learn about how Erasmus+ can enrich their lives and open their horizons? Come along to our #DiscoveryDay in Dublin on 05 July and see how you can bring an international dimension to your work:… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

This month's edition of the @Leargas Youth newsletter is a European Volunteering Special! Read about the benefits of @EUErasmusPlus Volunteering from Jason Flynn in @DepaulIreland and access lots of exciting resources and training opportunities:… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

We wants your views on illegal content online: • Have you ever come across it? • Who plays a major role to fight its spread? • How can we make the internet a safer place while safeguarding freedom of expression? #EUHaveYourSay in our survey →!rM99UC Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

SO MANY GREAT OPPORTUNITIES THIS JUNE! - UN Youth Delegate programme - applications close June 8 - MindOut (mental health) June 11 - Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship event June 19 - NYCI Youth Arts Summer School 2018: June 27 Book now:… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Check the rules for #discoverEU published @EuropeanYouthEU Portal! If you are 18, this might be your great chance! @SpunOut @Leargas @ywirl @nycinews @NCGEGuidance @eurireland @Crosscare1 @YMCAIreland @EDICSligo @ballinasloeEDIC @EDinBlanch @VSI_Ireland…

Good news for participants in #ErasmusPlus programmes. Erasmus+ alumni double their chances of getting a job after graduation. @EurodeskIreland @Leargas Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Spread the word about this upcoming @Leargas #DiscoveryDay for those working with young people! Learn how @EuropeanYouthEU @EUErasmusPlus can enrich young people's lives and plan your involvement with #ErasmusPlus: Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Two amazing days at #EYE2018 1st-2nd June 2018 captured in images:…. Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

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Visit @Eurodesk #humanlibrary @EP_EYE2018 including two Irish human books! @nycinews @MaireadMcGMEP #IrishEYE2018 @TimmyHammersley @EurodeskIreland @Leargas @SpunOut @ECOUNESCO @EPinIreland @ywitipp @KerryYouth @ywirl @Crosscare1 @YMCAIreland @VSI_Ireland @NCGEGuidance…

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Questions about #DiscoverEU? @leargas @SpunOut @VSI_Ireland @ywi @NCGEGuidance @Crosscare1 @YMCAIreland @EDICSligo @ballinasloeEDIC @EDinBlanch @eurireland @edicdonegal @eudirect @Foroige…

Are you Ireland's next @UN Youth Delegate? Watch this space - applications opening very soon!! @UNYouthIRL Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

European Year of Cultural Heritage: 29 projects to receive €5 million after the call for proposals. Learn more about these innovative transnational projects that will showcase cultural heritage →!Nc66pP #EuropeforCulture #investEU Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

#EYE2018 is next week! 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏻‍♂️ The EYE is a unique opportunity for young Europeans to make their voices heard! 📢 Find out more about what will happen in Strasbourg on 1 & 2 June 👉🏻… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

The EU Youth Strategy aims to empower young people and give them a stronger voice in the #FutureofEurope. What's the most important priority for youth? Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandTuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 1:14am
Traineeship at the JRC
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is a Directorate-General of the European Commission, providing independent science and technology advice to European policy makers. The JRC offers internships to young trainees who wish to acquire scientific work experience, and to put into practice the scientific knowledge they have obtained during their studies or professional careers.
The scientific activities of the JRC are divided between the following sites: Brussels, Ispra, Geel, Petten, Karlsruhe and Seville.
There are two types of training:
1. Training related to the preparation of a thesis for a university degree
This is for individuals who are receiving university education or its equivalent and are preparing a thesis for a university degree or Master's degree or PhD or its equivalent at graduate level. The purpose of the training must be directly related to the subject of the thesis.
2. Training after university education (or its equivalent)
This type of training is for individuals who wish to gain work experience following the award of a university degree, Master's degree, or PhD.

- Trainees are selected from nationals of the Member States of the European Union, of candidate countries benefiting from a pre-accession strategy and of other countries contributing financially to the Framework Programme. However, a limited number of nationals of non- Member States may also be accepted.
- Trainees are required to have an excellent knowledge of at least two official languages of the EU, of which one is also a working language of the Commission (English, French or German). Non-EU nationals must have a very good knowledge of at least one of the working languages.

Trainees can benefit from a monthly allowance. Those whose place of recruitment is less than 50km from the JRC site will receive half of this allowance. The monthly allowance is equivalent to 25% of the basic remuneration for an official at grade AD5/1 adjusted by the correction coefficient applicable to the JRC site where the traineeship takes place.

The maximum duration is 5 months, the minimum is 3 months. Contracts begin on either the 1st or the 16th day of the month.

Internships are published on the JRC's online web application system (ESRA), on which candidates can apply directly.

Application deadline: 27 June 2018
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandSunday, June 17th, 2018 at 10:42pm
The European Food Safety Authority has launched a call for Traineeships which enables trainees to put into practice the knowledge they have acquired during their academic studies or professional careers in the areas of science, communication or administration.
-The traineeship is open to citizens of EU Member States, from EEA, EFTA and from countries benefiting from a pre-accession strategy, who have completed the first cycle of a higher education course and obtained a full degree or its equivalent by the date of the application, with a good knowledge of English (minimum level: B2 according to CEFR);
Traineeships are offered for a minimum of five up to a maximum of twelve months;
Trainees will be awarded a grant of €1.150, per month;

Deadline: 23 July 2018, midnight CET.
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandSaturday, June 16th, 2018 at 1:08am
Eurodesk Brussels Link – Community manager internship
- Write/edit news, short articles, events on European opportunities for young people and those working with them.
- Update content through the content management system of the European Youth Portal (EYP) and revise existing content.
- Answering enquiries (daily basis);
- Manage Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and Mailchimp (newsletter) accounts
- Support in network activities and European level meetings and events;
- Support in managing deadlines and creating of database entries on the European Opportunity Finder (

The trainee receives a monthly allowance (around 1.050 EUR/month).
The traineeship is on a full-time basis in line with the regular working hours of Eurodesk Brussels Link (38h/week).

Application process
Interested applicants should send their CV and a concise application letter (max. 1 page) in English to:

Deadline to apply: 6 July (midnight Brussels time).
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandWednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 11:11pm
Read the latest Eurodesk European Newsletter to find out more about Eurodesk participation in the European Youth Event, Eurodesk Awards 2018, #DiscoverEU, competitions and internships opportunities and much more...
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandWednesday, June 13th, 2018 at 2:05am
European Commission reinforces the European Solidarity Corps
For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the European Commission has proposed a new programme for the European Solidarity Corps beyond 2020, with €1.26 billion to broaden the opportunities it offers. The new programme will allow at least 350,000 young Europeans to support communities in need between 2021 and 2027 through volunteering, traineeships and job placements. The new programme will include volunteering activities in support of humanitarian aid operations in non-EU countries and targeted measures. Complementarity with existing Union level networks pertinent to the activities under the European Solidarity Corps, such as the European Network of Public Employment Services, EURES and the Eurodesk network, are also ensured and referred to in the legal basis.
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