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.

To learn more about the Eurodesk network in Ireland, watch this inspiring video with Pauline Strappe from Youth Work Ireland Tipperary:

Last days to apply for our paid traineeships, starting March 2020! What do you need to register? 🎓 a university degree 💬 a C level in English, French or German 🗣️ a very good knowledge of 2nd EU official language Deadline to apply: 30 August 11am 👉 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

#Mobility and #travelling is good for you! #HappyMonday! @Eurodesk…

This seminar is mainly targeted at school leaders and teachers of pupils aged between 6 and 16 that are interested in the themes of Inclusion and creativity. For more information ➡️ Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Plane or train delayed? ✈️🚆⏰ Don't let that ruin your holidays. Know your traveller rights! More in our 🎥 ⬇️⬇️⬇️ Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

How well do you know Europe❓ Take up the challenge and be in with a chance of winning a basket full of European delicacies! 🧁🍯🍷 Play Europe in my region quiz now 👉!hB88wD #EUinmyRegion Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

3 good reasons why you should apply for a traineeship at the European Commission now! Applications for the 5-month traineeship are open until the end of August and you might just be the perfect fit. @eurireland Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

We're back from our summer break and looking forward to great discussions on #NewEuropass #mobility #skills #ErasmusPlus #careers and more! Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Young people are at the heart of our policies. 3.7 million people have participated in #ErasmusPlus since 2014, strengthening a sense of a shared European identity. We plan to double the Erasmus+ budget for 2021-2027. #ThisIsTheEU #YouthDay Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

The European Solidarity Corps will be at Electric Picnic this year.🤩 Learn about volunteering in communities in Ireland and throughout Europe.🇪🇺 Find us at the Global Green from Friday 30 August to Sunday 01 September. 🤸‍♀️ #EuropeanSolidarityCorps #ElectricPicnic Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Safe travel in Europe! #EUdrivinglicence #EUmobility #freedomofmovement…

#Scholarships for #undergraduates, #graduates, and #PhD #students!🎓 If you plan to study in #Germany🇩🇪, you should definitely think about applying for a #HeinrichBöllStiftung #scholarship 👉👌 @Eurodesk @EuropeanYouthEU Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Last call! What if you were the European Commissioner for #SMEs and #entrepreneurship? Put your ideas about entrepreneurship and SMEs into a speech and win all-expenses paid trip to the 2019 SME Assembly in Helsinki. DDL: 16 August @EEPA_EU #MEEWeekYouth #YEC2019 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

The @Europarl_EYE needs your suggestions!🤔 Take part in the #survey and #win an all-access pass to #EYE2020🎉🇪🇺 Propose #ideas on the tagline of the #event, inspiring speakers, and media outlets to help spread the word 👉 ✍️ @Eurodesk @EuropeanYouthEU Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Great opportunity in Italy! #traineeship #hospitality #socialmedia @EurodeskIreland @EURESIreland…

We have LOTS of exciting Professional Development Opportunities for new & experienced Irish eTwinners on our website - from Drawing Cartoons to Empowering Students. Travel, share ideas & get inspired💪 Check out our website for more info ➡️… #edchatie Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Interested in exploring the 'Facilitation of Learning' in #YouthWork Call for applicants; 3-9 November 2019 | Germany Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

The @EU_Commission has recently published a practical toolbox on the contribution of #youthwork in the context of migration and refugee matters 👏 Read it here 👉 #youthinfo #youthinformation #youthworkmatters Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

🚨PRESS STATEMENT 🚨 Following the meeting of the extraordinary Conference of Presidents, @vonderleyen and @EP_President David Sassoli have provided a statement on the current state of affairs ⬇️… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Did you know that there are 1️⃣4️⃣ Vice-Presidents in @Europarl_EN? 🇪🇺 They can replace the President when necessary, including to chair plenary sittings. Read more ® Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

📣@eucoeyouth are organising a webinar on 12 July, 13-14.00 CET! It's called "Many Whys" - A set of conversations on the future of young people's political participation. ❗️Click on the link 👉… and register for free! #youth #youthinfo #youthparticipation Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Planning to spend some time in nature this summer? Did you know that 🇪🇺 EU laws protect Europe's most endangered species? 🐻🍃🦌 Stretching over 18 % of the EU’s land area, Natura 2000 is the largest coordinated network of protected areas in the world. 💚 #EUandMe @EU_ENV Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

🎥 Meet David Sassoli, the new president of the European Parliament Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Congratulations to @MaireadMcGMEP for receiving the most votes in the election of 14 Vice-Presidents of the @Europarl_EN and was deemed elected as First Vice-President. Delighted that Ireland is represented at the highest levels. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 🇮🇪🇪🇺@eurireland @EPinIreland @emireland Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

#EU2019FI: Finland has taken over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the next 6 months. Do you know when it's Ireland's turn again? Check… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Great #creative #opportunity for #teachers!…

Woooooo ✨🎈🎊💫#DiscoverEU has been awarded the prize for “Excellence in citizen-focused services delivery” by the @EUombudsman #EOaward . Thank you! Such an amazing journey for the #DiscoverEU team and all 18 years old in Europe 🚂😍🇪🇺 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Fantastic #competition for #youngpeople (18-30) who love #travel! @Leargas @ywirl @Crosscare1 @YMCAIreland @EDICSligo @ballinasloeEDIC @EDinBlanch @NenaghEDIC @ClonesEdic @edicdonegal @VSI_Ireland @SpunOut @nycinews @NCGEGuidance @YICwaterford @yicletterkenny @CYSLtd @BoomerangYC…

The @EU_ScienceHub needs you!📢 Different #traineeship #opportunities are available in Ispra🇮🇹 and Geel🇧🇪 Some of the deadlines are pretty soon though, so don't hesitate too much 👉👌 @Eurodesk @EuropeanYouthEU #internship #science #research Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Happy Birthday from @EurodeskIreland to @Le_CIDJ who celebrate 50 years of #youthinfo in France! @Leargas @ywirl @Crosscare1 @YMCAIreland @DCYAPress @nycinews @SpunOut @EDICSligo @ballinasloeEDIC @edicdonegal @EDinBlanch @eudirect @eurireland @VSI_Ireland @EurodeskFR @ERYICAYI…

Happy first day of summer ☀️! It is the most anticipated day of the year, isn't it? Enjoy the season and if you are going on holidays remember that As an air, rail, ship or bus passenger, you have rights when travelling in the EU. All the info➡️ Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Great #international #internship #opportunity with @Eurodesk Brussels! @Leargas @ywitipp @ywigalway @DonegalYouthSvc @YICwaterford @YMCAIreland @Crosscare1 @KildareYouth @CYSLtd @KerryYouth @SpunOut @limerickyouth @EDICSligo @ballinasloeEDIC @EDinBlanch @edicdonegal @ClonesEdic…

Only 1️⃣0️⃣ left to apply for a traineeship at the European Parliament! No time to lose if you want to become one of them! Apply by 30 June ➡️ Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Watch this beautiful video on #WorldRefugeeDay #EUSolidarityCorps @EurodeskIreland @Leargas @ywirl @eurireland @Crosscare1 @VSI_Ireland @SpunOut @YMCAIreland @ballinasloeEDIC @EDinBlanch @EDICSligo @edicdonegal @EDPortlaoise @NenaghEDIC @ClonesEdic @voluntireland @nycinews…

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The @EU_EESC rewards excellence in #CivilSociety initiatives through its annual #CivSocPrize🏆 The theme of the 2019 prize is: "More #women in #Europe's society and economy" 👉👀 @Eurodesk @EuropeanYouthEU #Prize Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandSunday, August 18th, 2019 at 10:15pm
DG Interpretation bursaries
Each year, the Directorate General for Interpretation (DG Interpretation, also known as SCIC) offers a number of bursaries.
DG Interpretation study bursaries are available to students of all disciplines who have been accepted for a full-time postgraduate training course in conference interpreting offered by a recognised university or university-level institution. If successfully completed, this will lead to a qualification certifying that you are able to work as a professional conference interpreter in both consecutive and simultaneous modes.
The bursary will amount to the equivalent of the tuition fee for academic year 2019-2020, with a ceiling amount of 2,400 Euro.
Deadline: 17 September 2019, before midnight (Brussels time).

Find out more:
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandThursday, August 15th, 2019 at 10:25pm
Traineeships at the European Commission
The Commission organises twice a year in-service training periods lasting five months for university graduates.
This does not exclude those who, in the framework of lifelong learning - have recently obtained a university diploma and are at the beginning of a new professional career.
The training periods start on 1 March and 1 October each year.
The traineeship programme is open to university graduates, from all over the world who have:
- a degree of at least 3 years of study (minimum a Bachelor);
- a very good knowledge of English or French or German (C1/C2 level in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages);
- a very good knowledge of a second EU official language (required for nationals of EU countries).

A training grant may be awarded to the trainee. The grant is approximately EUR 1,196.84 per month and reimbursement of travel expenses. Accident and health insurance are also provided.
Disabled trainees may receive a supplement to their grant.

Deadline: 30th August 2019, 12:00 midday, Brussels time (traineeship period 1 March 2020 - 31 July 2020).

Find out more:
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandWednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 11:15pm
Translation traineeships at the European Commission
The Commission organises twice a year in-service training periods lasting five months for university graduates from the EU who wish to gain in-house professional translation experience.
Those selected are assigned to a translation unit comprising translators of the same mother tongue. Trainees do the same work as their staff colleagues, translating into their mother tongue or main language from at least two Community languages. Their work is revised by experienced senior staff. Some trainees are assigned to the language library or to the terminology unit or other support unit in the translation service.

Trainees receive a grant of EUR 1,196.84 per month and reimbursement of travel expenses. Accident and health insurance are also provided. Disabled trainees may receive a supplement to their grant.
The traineeships usually run from 1 March and 1 October, but they may start on other dates at the discretion of the translation service.
Deadline: 30th August 2019 at 12:00, midday, Brussels time (traineeship period 1 March 2020 - 31 July 2020).
Find out more:
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandWednesday, August 14th, 2019 at 5:09am
Internships at the European Travel Commission
The European Travel Commission (ETC), a non-profit organisation that unites the National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) of Europe, is looking for a student or a recent graduate to join their Research & Development team for a period of six months starting on 1st October 2019. The selected intern will have a unique opportunity to earn work experience in an international organisation based in Brussels, Belgium and to gain insight into the European as well as worldwide tourism practice from a privileged position.
Eligible candidate
Student or a recent graduate with excellent project management skills, outstanding English skills (verbal and written), self-initiative and a thorough understanding of the tourism sector.
Knowledge in the field of statistics is a plus.
The internship is paid 1000 EUR net per month.
The Intern will work within the Research & Development Department and assist other departments of the organisation when needed, performing duties as assigned by the Head of the Department.
Deadline: 23rd August 2019 (EoD).
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandTuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 4:19am
Simon and Tristan from Germany, two lucky winners of the #DiscoverEU competition, came to visit our Eurodesk office in Dublin today - on their way from Brussels and Wales to Scotland and Paris! Next DiscoverEU edition to take place before the end of 2019 so watch this space!