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.

Join us on Saturday Jan 27th 2018 in Dublin for an important consultation about the next EU Youth Strategy! #YoungVoices… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

" Je suis de cette génération #ErasmusPlus dont les échanges internationaux a changé la vision du monde. " @Morgane_Dsd @LeHuffPost… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

You are just one quick registration away to become an expert in #EUfunds! Our #MOOC is 100% free, lasts 6 weeks & is offered in EN. FR, DE! Click here to sing-up🖱️ Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Registration for paid traineeships in the @EU_Commission is now open! Apply by 31 January → Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Join the international competition on Facebook for “THE BEST ERASMUS PERSON OF 2017”! @Eurodesk

Congratulations to Valletta for being nominated European Capital of Culture 2018!! 👏👏👏 @Valletta2018 #youthinfo #youthparticipation Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

📢 Application for #paid #traineeships at @EU_Commission is opened! Period October 2018 – February 2019 🇪🇺 Deadline 31 January 2018, 12:00 noon, Brussels time ⌛ ➡ #youthinfo #youthplacement #youthopportunity #youthmobility Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

The European Youth Event got you an early 🎄Xmas 🎄present! Deadline to register for the #EYE2018 is extended until 15 January, although avoiding procrastination is highly advised 🤪… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

"People who are able to travel can discover other cultures for themselves and appreciate diversity." Read the #ErasmusPlus story of Polish pianist and lecturer Małgorzata Walentynowicz, who believes that music has the power to break down barriers.… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Wishing all our followers a happy Christmas/festive season & a prosperous New Year with #European #youthinformation & #internationalmobility opportunities! Whatever the #question start with @Eurodesk! @Leargas @ywirl @Crosscare1 @YMCAIreland @SpunOut @Europedirect @NCGEGuidance

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Dec 18 is International #MigrantsDay. From language learning to the recognition of qualifications, #education can help migrants & refugees settle in new environments. What is the @EU_Commission & #ErasmusPlus doing to facilitate this? Learn more:… #IMD2017 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

President @EmmanuelMacron announces that @EUErasmusPlus will be a priority of #eu future budget #mff! We agree 👍🏻, it’s the best added value pgr. of #eu. More than 40 education & youth NGOs call for 10 times #erasmus #erasmusx10 #euco… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Would you like to win a trip to Strasbourg to attend the #EYE2018? Take part in this idea competition by proposing, for example, how #EuropeanYouth could be more involved in European elections & EU decision making. Apply now👇… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Read this #EuropeanYouth Portal article by Gabija to find out why she recommends #EuropeanVoluntaryService to other #youngpeople and what she is doing in Ireland with @ywigalway! @Eurodesk @Leargas

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Tomorrow will be the Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Europe with Commissioner @TNavracsicsEU & Minister @HMcEntee TD. Watch the event live from 12:30pm here:… Join the conversation online and have your say using the #⃣'s: #FutureofEurope #EUDialogues Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

This is your chance to nominate someone, between 18 and 26 y.o., who through #voluntary work promoted #European #integration! Submit by 15 December 2017, 23:59 CET 🏆 ➡ @SchwarzkopfStfg @EuropeanYouthEU @lllplatform #EUsolidaritycorps #youthmobility Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

This year, the Public Appointments Service and the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade will host The International Careers Fair 2017 on Thursday, December 7th, at The Printworks, Dublin Castle. ✍️ | List of Exhibitors ➡️ Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Do you know youth workers supporting young people in or after imprisonment? Let them know about this upcoming #ErasmusPlus training! The deadline to apply is 10 December: Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Congrats to volunteers everywhere. Special thanks to Tea, Gabija, Lasse, Robin and Basti who are volunteering @ywigalway and helped at @ballinasloeEDIC @LibrariesGalway #ttm2017 event #evs… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Tomorrow, 5 December, is International Volunteer Day. #InternationalVolunteerDay Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

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Happy #InternationalVolunteerDay! Read this lovely #EVS testimony from Robin from Germany who is currently volunteering with @ywigalway - @Eurodesk @Leargas @EurodeskIreland @EuropeanYouthEU

Today is International #Volunteer Day! 1. Volunteers live longer and are healthier. 2. Volunteering establishes strong relationships. 3. Volunteering is good for society. 4. Volunteering gives you a sense of purpose. 5. Volunteering is good for your career. Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Day 2 of our advanced #trainthetrainers focuses on exploring our newly designed games and tools related to our mobility advisor competence framework #youthwork #mobility #youthinfo #competencedev #groupreflection Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Happy #International Volunteer Day! #EUSolidarityCorps turns 1 this Thursday- have you registered for opportunities? Learn more:… #VolunteersActFirst #IVD2017 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Help us to spread the survey on identifying #youthinformation needs and trends across Europe! Available in 19 languages, targeted to #youth #youthinfo - deadline 14 December:… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

The Foreign Languages in Ed strategy is about to be launched! Soooo excited! Wonderful to see so many here to celebrate, Tx u for yr patience @OVFLanguages @sandrinepk @jct_mfl @atsirlanda @ftaire @IRAAL_Ireland @LangTeachersIre @ChangMandarin @Education_Ire Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Join the debate on the Future of Europe. Come to the Citizen's Dialogue on the Future of Europe on Wednesday 19 December at the Royal Irish Acadamy, 19 Dawson St, Dublin. Registration 12pm. Dialogue 12.30pm-2pm. See more details in the image below. #EU #futureofeurope @eurireland Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

***New EU Youth Strategy - Consultation*** We are inviting Youth Workers, Youth Leaders or those who work with young people to join us on Dec 12th in Dublin for an important consultation (and an introduction to two new and valuable resources from NYCI)!… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

4-5 December: European Day of Persons with Disabilities! This year the focus is ON #citizenship & urban life. Follow live - today 9:00-18:30 CET@ - tomorrow 9:00-12:30 CET @ #EDPD2017,#EUAccessCity, #WeAreEUCitizens @mariannethyssen Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

I love #erasmus because it allowed me to travel around #Europe, it’s about #languages #friendships #culture #food... We just love it! We want #erasmusx10 #EPlusFuture Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Our Governing Board discussed this week the strategic priorities of ERYICA in the years to come. How should #youthinformation evolve to address young people's needs? @Tvibit Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

I love #erasmus because I can meet great people from all over the world, it’s about #love #dreams #learning. I love it because it changed my live. Let’s do more #EPlusFuture - sign our petition #erasmusx10 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Did you know #ErasmusPlus opportunities are available in all African countries and regions? Learn more:… #AUEUSummit #AUEU Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Our 30th anniversary Ebook, Generation Declaration, Annual Report figures & factsheets are out! Discover them at… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Did you know? Around 100,000 youths were involved in an #ErasmusPlus exchange in 2016! #ErasmusPlusBDay Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

@eurodesk will be present at #Erasmus30 anniversary closing conference in #brussels. We will help collect ideas for the future #EPlusFuture. Together with @lllplatform & @Youth_Forum we are calling for 10 times @EUErasmusPlus #Erasmusx10. Follow it live Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

At launch of @nycinews Report "Make Minority a Priority" about young people identity, sense of belonging, racism, exclusion, personal stories and recommendations for youth sector @Eurodesk @Leargas

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"The barriers of nationality fall away and what you end up with is people" - Get Brennan on his experience with #ErasmusPlus projects over many years #LeargasForum Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

@Babsmaylou - foreign languages should be taught at primary level. We agree! #LeargasForum @EurodeskIreland @Eurodesk

Reflections from @AodhanORiordain at #LeargasForum on the differences between Ireland in 1987 & today "'only when young people meet and realise how much they have in common can we assure a brighter future" Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Cultural literacy is the essence of Erasmus+, we hear at #LeargasForum. We like it! @EurodeskIreland @Leargas @Eurodesk

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The voices of young people are essential to @EU_Commission Citizen's Dialogue - @Babsmaylou #LeargasForum Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Come find out about @Eurodesk @EurodeskIreland with Malgorzata in the main hall at #LeargasForum Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

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Eurodesk IrelandMonday, January 22nd, 2018 at 4:04am
The International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018 has been launched! Anyone who is over the age of 18, resident outside the UK, is invited to write a radio play of 53-minutes' length on any subject, for up to six central characters.
The play must be in English, unpublished and must not have been previously produced in any medium.
There are two categories, one for writers with English as their first language and one for writers with English as their second language.
The two winners from each category will each receive £ 2,200 sterling and a trip to London to see their play being recorded for broadcast on the BBC World Service and to attend a prize-giving evening.
There is an additional prize in this year’s Competition, the Georgi Markov award for the most promising script. This prize gives the winner a chance to come to London for two weeks and work alongside BBC Radio Drama and with BBC World Service journalists.
Deadline: 31 January 2018, midnight GMT.
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Eurodesk IrelandThursday, January 18th, 2018 at 2:08am
Framework Partnership Agreement with a European policy network in the field of the key competences
The call aims to support an EU-wide network of relevant organisations from Erasmus+ programme countries (policymakers, practitioners, researchers and stakeholders) to promote co-operation and the development and implementation in the field of key competences, including the improvement of basic skills. The network will be expected to strengthen cross-European cooperation between public authorities and associations stakeholders and practitioners, higher education institutions, research bodies, foundations and other organisations on the promotion of competence-oriented education. The Commission intends to support the network through a four-year framework partnership agreement, which will set out the conditions governing annual grants for an action.

Deadline: 11th May 2018.
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Eurodesk IrelandTuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 4:44am
The cycle VI of the 'EU Structured Dialogue' (known as 'Young Voices' in Ireland) focuses on the creation of the new EU Youth Strategy. Key questions are being asked all across the EU which will feed into the development of the strategy. Young people (15-30) all over Ireland who want to have their voice heard, are asked to complete this short survey. The survey is asking 'How important' certain topics are i.e.: Changes in education; Modern day information overload; Combating discrimination; Understanding the EU.
Deadline: 9th of February
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Eurodesk IrelandSunday, January 14th, 2018 at 11:15pm
30th January 2018: Sport Infoday, Brussels, Belgium
Organised by the European Commission and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), the event will be opened by Tibor Navracsics, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. The day will focus on Erasmus+: Sport programme and its funding opportunities. Speakers will discuss the policy, give advice and tips on preparing and submitting proposals, and provide support with the financial aspects of funding.
The event will also webcast live from 09:30 to 17:30 CET.
Deadline to register: 23rd January 2018.
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Eurodesk IrelandThursday, January 11th, 2018 at 11:06pm
European Researchers' Night call 2018-2019
The European Researchers' Night, funded under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, is a Europe-wide public event to enhance researchers' public recognition and to stimulate interest in research careers, especially among young people. It takes place each year on the last Friday in September. Around 30 countries and over 300 cities are involved.
Any legal entity in the EU and in the 16 countries associated to Horizon 2020 may apply. As 2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage, applicants are encouraged to include activities related to cultural heritage.
The total budget has increased from €8 million to €12 million.
It is possible to fund pre-events during spring and summer.
The pre-event(s) may be new or based on science dissemination events organised by the coordinators in the past. However, in the latter case, they need to be fully integrated in the proposal.

Deadline: 14th February 2018, 17:00 CET.
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Eurodesk IrelandWednesday, January 10th, 2018 at 11:04pm
Summer World Bank Internships
Offered by the World Bank, the internship programme aims to provide highly motivated and successful individuals with an opportunity to improve their skills while working in a diverse environment. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master's degree or PhD with plans to return to school full-time). Successful candidates have usually completed their first year of graduate studies or are into their PhD programs. Fluency in English is required. Relevant work experience, computing skills, as well as knowledge of languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese are advantageous. Candidates should come from the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social science (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, private sector development, and other related fields.
Trainees will receive an hourly salary and, where applicable, an allowance toward travel expenses.

Deadline: 31st January 2018.
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