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Are you a graduate considering a career in the EU Institutions 🇪🇺? Stay tuned to the opening of the "Graduate Administrators" competition on 8 March! 👉…… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Watch this lovely EVS video - with a cup of tea! :) - with voices from #volunteers from @DonegalYouthSvc. Great to hear all the positive stories and see familiar faces of '@youngpeople we met at @EurodeskIreland meetings, events and training! @Eurodesk @Leargas @EuropeanYouthEU…

@eurodesk reception soon to start - all ready to welcome our guests. So glad to launch the new website! So much work put into this nice project. Enjoy the visit 🍾 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Between 16-30 running an inspiring project for young people? Let the world know about it! The deadline to apply for the @EUyouthPrize was extended to 19/2! #EYCH2018 #Youth2030 #youth4change #youthday2018 #YOUTH#EuropeanYouth ⚠️… …. Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

📢 The @eucoeyouth is looking for two paid facilitators for the Symposium "Connecting the Dots", taking place on 26-28 June 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia! 👍 ⏰⏰ Deadline 12 February 2018, 9:00 CET Find out more ➡️ #youthinfo #youthopportunity Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

@ACPF_Irlande @UCDFrenchSoc @UCCFrenchSoc @ULFrenchSoc @dufrenchsoc @CareersPortal @Education_Ire @languages_dit @languages_ie @FranceinIreland @Francophon_IE Great opportunity to get immersed in real life in France and discover a diverse wonderful country and its people ... beyond usual imaginaries of beret and baguette ;) #intercultural #learning #mobility #workexperience #timetomove

DEADLINE TODAY! Help shape the future of Europe! A new EU Youth Strategy is being developed - make sure your voice is heard and take this short survey now:…#YoungVoices #YouthWorkChangesLives [survey closes 9th Feb] Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Last chance to take the important survey and play your part in shaping the future #EUYouthStrategy!… @nycinews @Leargas @Eurodesk

Would like to live in Spain for 9 months? Catch some lovely sun, learn Spanish language and amazing culture? Sounds like a dream, well stop dreaming- start achieving! Ampans Foundation in Barcelona is looking for #EVS participants Are you interested? Contact YIC team right now. Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

E-Twinning is an online community for schools around Europe. Over 300 primary and secondary schools in Ireland are part of the project. The initiative is funded by the EU Commission and it aims to improve learning across Europe. Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Extension of voting rights to young people aged 16 & 17 in local elections in Wales “Teenagers set to get the right to vote at 16 in Wales”… #votesat16 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Very interesting article on issues important for @youngpeople in Ireland - discussed during the #YoungVoices consultation run by @nycinews in Dublin last Saturday!…

Do you remember when you joined Twitter? I do! #MyTwitterAnniversary

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We are holding an Application workshop on Tuesday 6th Feb for those who wish to apply for funding under Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships in 2018. See for further details and registration. #Leargas #ErasmusPlus Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Help shape the future of the EU! A new EU Youth Strategy is being developed - make sure your voice is heard and take this short survey now:… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Make sure your #YoungVoices are heard! Join us this Saturday Jan 27th in Dublin for an important consultation about the next EU Youth Strategy!… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

✈️ Want to win a trip for the next @EP_EYE2018? 🇪🇺 #HaveYourSay on how can the @Europarl_EN better engage with young people in the #European democratic debate 📝 by 31 Jan 2018 ⏰ ➡️ #youthinfo #youthcompetition #youthparticipation Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

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

Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandTuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 4:27am
The MEDEA Awards 2018 have been launched!
The aim of the MEDEA Awards is to encourage innovation and good practice in the use of media (audio, video, graphics and animation) in education.
The awards also recognise and promote excellence in the production and pedagogical design of media-rich learning resources.

Award Categories for 2018 are the following:
• The MEDEA Award for User-Generated Educational Media;
• The MEDEA Award for Professionally Produced Educational Media;
• The special MEDEA Jury.
Participants are allowed to submit up to 8 entries.
Any multimedia material or programme, created after 1st January 2015 and for use in formal or informal education and/or training, can be submitted by 28 February 2018 (midnight) CET.

All finalists will be notified in April 2018 and will be invited to take part in the Awards Ceremony taking place during the Media & Learning Conference on the 14th-15th June 2018, where the final winners will be announced.

Find out more:
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandMonday, February 19th, 2018 at 4:30am
European Schoolnet MOOC on Online Safety
Organised by the European Schoolnet, the MOOC aims to empower primary and secondary teachers and give them a better understanding of the opportunities, risks and challenges presented to children and young people, and their parents and teachers, in the online world of the 21st century.
The course will focus on a variety of topics such as media literacy, cyber bullying, online relationships, sexting, online hate speech and radicalisation, and will provide them with high-quality resources to address these issues.

The course has already started and will run until 6 March 2018.

To enrol, teachers need to register on the European Schoolnet Academy platform.

Find out more:
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandMonday, February 19th, 2018 at 1:08am
3-4 May 2018: Seminar Young People’s Citizenship and Europe: Which Ways Forward?, Strasbourg, France.
Organised by the EU-CoE youth partnership, the seminar will offer a space for sharing updates, initiatives, concerns, ideas, approaches and contents on how citizenship education with young people can be strengthened, especially in its European dimension.
The seminar will bring together 30 representatives of institutions, foundations, networks and organisations supporting citizenship education with young people.
The seminar is foreseen mostly for entities supporting, in different ways and using different approaches, citizenship education, either in the youth field specifically, or more broadly in the field of civic participation and activism.
All applicants must have experiences related to working with young people and citizenship education and be able to work in English.
Deadline to apply: 27 February 2017, midday CET. Board and lodging will be provided for the selected participants.
Travel costs will be reimbursed by the youth partnership, after the event, by bank transfer, according to the Council of Europe rules.
For further support please contact
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandThursday, February 15th, 2018 at 11:41pm
Do you want to work abroad and need information on jobs on offer? Check the dates for next #EURES info days!
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandWednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 11:52pm
EU elections: how many MEPs will each country get in 2019?
The distribution of seats in the Parliament is set to change after the next European elections as a result of Brexit according to a proposal to be voted by MEPs on 7th February 2018.
The proposal calls for a reduction in the overall number of seats after the UK's withdrawal from the EU comes into force, but also suggests to allocate additional MEPs to some EU countries.
The new rules would come into force in time for the European elections in 2019. At the moment the Parliament boasts 751 seats, which is the maximum number allowed by the EU treaties. The report by the constitutional affairs committee proposes to redistribute 27 of the UK's 73 seats to other countries, while keeping the remaining 46 seats for either pan-European electoral lists or future enlargements. This would mean the number of MEPs to be elected in individual member states would be 705. MEPs propose that the new distribution comes in force only after the UK has left the EU, that is currently expected to happen at the end of March 2019. Once MEPs have voted on it during a plenary session, the proposal will be submitted to EU heads of state who need to reach a unanimous decision. Parliament will then have to give its final consent. In addition, the Conference of Presidents, consisting of Parliament President Antonio Tajani and the political group leaders, have proposed to the Council that the European elections should be held from 23rd May to 26th May 2019.