Eurodesk is an information network aimed at young people and youth organisations. The network operates in 34 European countries. National and regional coordinators share information to help young people learn about mobility opportunities in Europe including studying, working and volunteering abroad.

The Eurodesk network provides a reliable source for youth organisations to find information and updates from the European Commission, with a guarantee that this information is relevant to the youth field. The coordinators in each country offer a direct link to local knowledge about opportunities, projects, and living standards for young people, as well as offering guidance on European youth rights. Many countries also have national networks where organisations can share best practice, find partners for projects and arrange exchanges.

Eurodesk offers tailored advice for young people, enabling and encouraging them to ask questions about mobility opportunities and access support from the European network.


Eurodesk also supports the structured dialogue process, and works to engage young people in this process to make their voice heard among key decision makers in Europe.

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 the network and how you can get involved.

Can you spare 15-20 minutes of your time?🙂 @coe is carrying out a #review about the implementation of the Enter! Recommendation on Access of #YoungPeople from Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods to #SocialRights🧠 #Survey 👉bit.ly/2XLKKJQ✍️ @Eurodesk @EuropeanYouthEU Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

@PPLI_Nellie My tip would be to regularly check the @Eurodesk database of opportunities :) programmes.eurodesk.eu

Touch base with Laura, Denise and Tomas from @Leargas for more information on #ErasmusPlus #EPALE during #EPEA2019 @ipeanews @epeanews Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

tomorrow we are collaborating with the European Solidarity Corps team @leargas for a workshop in Malahide on project development. Did you know that there are cross-overs between both of our programmes? Check out europeansolidarity.ie for inspo on volunteering/traineeships/jobs Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Interested in how @Europarl_EN works? Get to know it from the inside! 😎 #Traineeships are awarded for a period of 5 months to #YoungCitizens 👶 Work in 🇱🇺, 🇧🇪, 🇫🇷 or an EP Information Office🇪🇺 Apply by 30 June 👉 bit.ly/2Zk2P28 👀 @Eurodesk @EuropeanYouthEU Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

The eTwinning Thematic Conference organised and hosted by NSS Ireland took place from 09 – 11 May in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. @Leargas_etwinn #eTwinning youtube.com/watch?v=PAMGPI… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

£2,500 for 90 seconds 💰🏆 That's a good deal, right? Well, what are you waiting for! Enter the international #shortfilms #competition DepicT! right now 😎🎥 Deadline: 1 July 👉 bit.ly/2JM0idz@Eurodesk @EuropeanYouthEU #filmcompetition #film #video #contest #depict Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

This cross sectoral study visit explores the curriculum and teaching of youth work in secondary level vocational institutions focusing on what can be put into practice in daily youth work. More information and apply ➡️ bit.ly/2Yyb0s4 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Eurodesk collects the most recent #youth #opportunities and summarises them just for you! 🙌 Discover the @Eurodesk Opportunity Finder: programmes.eurodesk.eu 👀🗺️ @EuropeanYouthEU Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Exactly! In both cases @Eurodesk can help you find out about #opportunities in #Europe and how to access them! @EurodeskIreland @Leargas @DCYAPress @SpunOut @nycinews @eurireland @VSI_Ireland @YMCAIreland @Crosscare1 @ywirl @EDinBlanch @ballinasloeEDIC @EDICSligo @edicdonegal twitter.com/EuropeanYouthE…

€5,000 available through NYCI Artist in Residency Scheme! Have a good idea for a youth arts project in your youth group but need funding to work with an artist? Find out more: youth.ie/articles/artis… Applications close Friday 28 June. Supported by @DCYAPress & @artscouncil_ie Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

The less you earn – the more likely it is that you are a woman. Our #minimumwages report highlights that there is persisting inequality between women and men in terms of pay. Read the report and find out more 📖: eurofound.europa.eu/publications/r… #minwage19 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

The wait is over – the results of the new round of #DiscoverEU applications have been announced! 🎉20.000 young Europeans are given a chance to discover the beauty & cultural richness of the #EU! Congratulations to all the winners! 🚆 👉 europa.eu/youth/discover… #EUandME Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Yes! @EurodeskIreland multipliers are our strength & best channel to reach & support #youngpeople! @Leargas @ywirl @Crosscare1 @YMCAIreland @VSI_Ireland @NCGEGuidance @EDinBlanch @edicdonegal @ballinasloeEDIC @EDICSligo @ClonesEdic @DCYAPress @SpunOut @eurireland @EUErasmusPlus twitter.com/Eurodesk/statu…

The European Commission is organising an #EUSolidarityCorps Info Day dedicated to the upcoming call for proposals on "Volunteering teams in high priority areas" on 13 June. You can find more details, news and registration information here: eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/european… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Have you already discovered the #YouthWiki tool? 🇪🇺 Check Europe’s online #encyclopaedia for everything you wanted to know about national #YouthPolicies 👉 bit.ly/2yh6gse 📚💻 @Eurodesk @EuropeanYouthEU Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

🇪🇺 Applications for the @Europarl_EN traineeships are now open 🇪🇺 Would you like to learn more about how the EU 🇪🇺 works? You have until 30 June to apply for the Autumn 2019 period. Find out more: europarl.europa.eu/at-your-servic… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

The Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC) located at Sligo Central Library, Stephen Street, Sligo is your starting point for finding information about the 🇪🇺EU. 👉 bit.ly/2ImiWFd @sligococo @MayoCoCo @leitrimcoco @SligoPPN @mayoppnetwork @leitrimppn @eurireland Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

An insightful opinion piece on #LivingCert starting today... twitter.com/dublindoula/st…

Infographic: how the next European Parliament president will be elected eu.smh.re/1lE Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

There is great value in #studying #abroad and despite worries around #Brexit, UK students will still be able to attend #international universities. Here about some of the #benefits of studying abroad that some UK students found at Maastricht #university: ow.ly/rsx930oQ82t Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Only 48 percent of population in Ireland has basic #digital skills, says Monica Donlon @Accenture #timetochange #lovelearning @AnCosan_VCC @EPALE_IE

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@EurodeskIreland is delighted to attend @AnCosan_VCC Forum and #network with those working with #youngpeople in Ireland! @Eurodesk @Leargas @NCGEGuidance twitter.com/AnCosan_VCC/st…

📣 To all #EUSolidarityCorps participants and organisations: as of today, you can keep track of your achievements using #Youthpass! Gain recognition of your experience – whether in volunteering, Solidarity projects, Traineeships or Jobs. learn more: europa.eu/youth/eu/news/… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Companies say that #YoungPeople leaving #education are not ready for the #workplace 🤔 That's why Digital Opportunity initiative provides #traineeships for #students and recent #graduates 🎓 👉bit.ly/2MaDu8V👀 @Eurodesk @EuropeanYouthEU @EUErasmusPlus @EU_H2020 @DSMeu Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

📢 Erasmus+ Schools Week 2019 👨‍🏫👩‍🏫 This week-long celebration of Erasmus+ activities will take place from 30 September – 04 October across Ireland. You can find out more and get involved here ➡️ bit.ly/2VLUMK0 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Citizens' App, a new mobile application, to discover what the EU has done, is doing and plans to do for you, is now available. eu.smh.re/1be Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

#ThisTimeImVoting twitter.com/YouthInfoDub/s…

Ever thought about working for the EU🇪🇺 institutions? If you are a recent graduate with an excellent skill set, 2 EU languages and EU citizenship, check out the just launched Graduate Administrators competition at: epso.europa.eu/content/gradua… #jobfairy Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Languages are a key part of modern arts degrees, and graduates with a European language – particularly where it is coupled with business or ICT skills – will find themselves in high demand. irishtimes.com/news/education… via @IrishTimes Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

At work🏢, at home🏠, in your country or region, the EU has made a difference in every aspect of your life. Ahead of the #EUelections2019, have a look at how the has made our lives a bit better. And don't forget to go out there and vote! eu.smh.re/1Yk Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Just a couple of days left to apply for a @Cedefop #traineeship ⏰ A nine-month in-service #training is offered to young university graduates, PhD students and lifelong learners at the beginning of a new professional career 👉bit.ly/2LPzLgW👀 @Eurodesk @EuropeanYouthEU Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

#ThisTimeImVoting @EurodeskIreland @YMCAIreland @Leargas @Crosscare1 @NCGEGuidance @VSI_Ireland @ywirl @ballinasloeEDIC @EDICSligo @EDinBlanch @EDPortlaoise @edicdonegal @SpunOut @ClonesEdic @NenaghEDIC @EPinIreland @nycinews @Foroige @EURESIreland @yicletterkenny @YICwaterford twitter.com/EU_Commission/…

Build a bridge between people and land, camp for ten days picking ingredients for various jams. Volunteer for the Almond & Fruit Harvest project in the Palestinian Territory! #Agriculture #Social #Environment Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Don't miss your chance to vote in the #EUelections2019 on 2️⃣4️⃣ May in Ireland 🇮🇪 🇪🇺 #thistimeimvoting ➡️ttimv.eu/Ireland Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

"If the audience does not move to the cinema, the cinema moves to the audience." Volunteer for the Open Film Festival in Weiterstadt Germany! #Festival #Environment #Social Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

It's still EU #GreenWeek - read about #organic canteens at no extra costs in Europe bit.ly/2SWSyW2

Today is International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia calling attention to discrimination suffered by the LGBTI+ community. We hold the rainbow flag to show our support as no one should be discriminated against because of who they love. #IDAHOT2019 🏳️‍🌈 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Happy #IDAHOTB2019 🌈Number of traumas, sufferings, and death has occurred in the last 50 years around LGBTIQ+ rights, and a struggle is still ongoing. World needs more peace and compassion so if interested in #ErasmusPlus opportunities to tackle this issue do contact us🍀 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

LOVEly #EVS story! :) #volunteering changes lives! #ESC #Mobility twitter.com/eucorps_UK/sta…

⚡️Youth Workers⚡️ Queer it Up! is a 5 day European multilateral training course to explore Sexual Identity and Gender Expression/Identity for youth workers that have little or no experience of the unique needs of young people within the LGBT+ community. bit.ly/2ta4HfJ Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Europe is full of #opportunities for #youngpeople and @Eurodesk is there to help you find out more about them! @ywi @SpunOut @Crosscare1 @YMCAIreland @eurireland @DCYAPress @EPinIreland @nycinews @NCGEGuidance @Leargas twitter.com/EuropeanYouthE…

Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandWednesday, June 12th, 2019 at 11:17pm
"Live it Lisbon!" Summer Volunteer Programme
Live it Lisbon! is a non-profit & low-cost summer experience, which aims at promoting intercultural dialogue and social justice. It is meant to be a responsible alternative to mainstream tourism and a meaningful way to spend one's summer break, as over half of the time of the programme is spent on intercultural activities and on giving back to the socially & economically challenged host community of Bairro Padre Cruz in Lisbon, Portugal.
The programme has been run since 2015 by a small independent development NGO, the Spin Association for the Exchange, Training and Cooperation among Peoples (www.a-spin.pt).
Anyone can apply regardless of their nationality;
volunteers over 18 years old are accepted and there is no hard upper age limit (although most of the participants are between 18 and 30 years old).
The programme is about volunteering, culture, Portuguese language, food and tourism. This year there are two Live it Lisbon! sessions:
period A, from July the 6th to July the 16th (draft schedule);
period B, from August the 24th to September the 3rd (draft schedule).
From the 11 days, there are 6 non-working days in total, the first day of the programme is arrival day and the last day is departure day.
On both of these days, participants are not working. Participants will also have 4 full free days (all participants on the same days).
To apply you have to fill in the online form and pay the participation fee of €260/€225 which covers accommodation, food, travel costs within the programme, language classes, cooking workshops and other activities
the participation fee does not cover international travel expenses, insurance or costs associated with obtaining a visa (if applicable)
There is no deadline and the application process will only close once all the vacancies are filled.
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandTuesday, June 11th, 2019 at 11:07pm
Global Youth Video Competition on Climate Change
Young people worldwide, from 18 to 30 years old (on 28 July 2019), are invited to create a maximum three-minute video in one of the following categories:
1. Land
Videos should showcase balancing use of land for people and ecosystems.
2. Biodiversity
Videos should showcase nature-based solutions for food and human health.
3. Climate
The winner in each category, the author of the film which receives the most views on tvebiomovies YouTube channel, will win a round trip to the Conference of Parties (COP 25) in Santiago, Chile, in December 2019 and a place as a youth reporter to assist the UNFCCC Newsroom team with videos, articles and social media posts.
Finalist films will be showcased at SG Climate Summit in New York in September. All films will remain available online for viewing as the tvebiomovies competition continues to run.
The competition is co-organised by the GEF-UNDP Small Grants Programme, and the secretariats of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, the UN Convention to Combat Desertification and the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Deadline to submit films: 28 July 2019, 23.00 GMT.
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandMonday, June 10th, 2019 at 12:01am
#BeInclusive EU Sport Awards aim to recognise organisations using the power of sport to increase social inclusion for disadvantaged groups.
Who can apply
Organisations established in the Eramus+ programme countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey);
public or private, commercial or not-for-profit, that have successfully developed sport projects aimed at social inclusion of ethnic minorities, refugees, people with disabilities, youth groups at-risk, or any other group that faces challenging social circumstances.
Projects can include young people with a migrant background, ethnic minorities, disadvantaged, marginalized or underprivileged groups, people with a disability, individuals with difficult social backgrounds, etc.
Three winners and six 6 runners-up will be announced at a special awards ceremony on 21st November in Brussels, Belgium, where the projects will be presented to an audience of sport inclusion experts.
The three winners will receive € 10,000 each and the 6 runners-up will receive €2,500 each.

Deadline: 23rd July 2019, 12:00 CET.
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandFriday, June 7th, 2019 at 11:59pm
The James Dyson Award is an international student design award running in 26 countries to encourage the next generation of design engineers to be creative, challenge and invent.
The award is open to current university students of engineering, product design and industrial design, and those who have graduated in these subjects in the last four years.
All entrants must have undertaken their studies in one of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates the United Kingdom and the United States.
International Winner
- €33,500 for the winning individual or team;
- €5,500 for the institution where the winner studies or previously studied; and
- a James Dyson Award Certificate.
International Runners-up:
- €5,500 to the entrant (or as applicable the team); and
- a James Dyson Award Certificate.
National Winners from each Eligible Country:
- €2,200 to the entrant (or as applicable the team); and
- a James Dyson Award Certificate
Read the full rules of the competition on https://bit.ly/2K4nUtb

Deadline: 11 July 2019, 11.59 EST.

Read more: http://www.jamesdysonaward.org
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandThursday, June 6th, 2019 at 10:55pm
DepicT! 2019 - Can you do it in 90 seconds?
International short films competition offering young filmmakers worldwide the opportunity to showcase their talent during the Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival and getting a chance of winning up to £2,500 prize money, invaluable industry exposure and other exclusive prizes.

Short films should be 90 seconds or less in duration, of any productions techniques (except for advertisements) and completed after January 2018.

If the original language is not English, the film must include subtitles. Each entrant can submit up to ten entries.

Deadline to submit films: 1 July 2019 at 17:00 (BST).