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To find information about working, studying or volunteering in Europe, visit the Eurodesk Ireland website or call in to one of the Eurodesk multiplier information centres across the country.


Are you working to empower people and ensure inclusiveness? You could be the next European champion of sustainable development! Apply today to win the #EUSustainabilityAward. Deadline 14 September 2018:!Cu67YV Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

We've come up with 5 top tips for creating your #Europass CV Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

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Planning your summer trip?😎 Explore the @EU_ScienceHub StoryMap! ✅Locate European Capitals of Culture & European Heritage Label sites ✅Discover UNESCO #WorldHeritage sites ✅Check which @coe Culture Routes pass through your country 👉 #EuropeForCulture Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Today the #DiscoverEU team met in person 9 young #DiscoverEU travellers in transit in Brussels at the Grand Place. Thx for sharing with us your energy and enthousisasm 😊for this initiative, you are the future ambassadors of Europe🇪🇺.With @JolantaGriga @EuropeanYouthEU @EU4BE Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Bring EU citizens together 🇪🇺🤝🇪🇺, learn about #newcultures 📚, all in your hometown!🏠. Applications for town twinning grants close on September 3rd ➡️ #EuropeanCitizensInitiative #EuropeForCulture @europe_creative @EU4Citizens Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Our #EUSolidarityCorps site is live! If you've an interest in volunteering in solidarity projects in your local community or abroad, check out how you can sign up at Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Interested in traineeships @EU_Commission? They are open to university graduates from all over 🌍 who have: 🎓Degree of at least 3 years of study; 🗣C1/C2 level of EN, FR or DE; 🇪🇺Very good knowledge of 2nd EU official language. Deadline: 31 August. 👉… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

#youthworkers If you are available to go to #Iceland at end of October to learn #Tools for developing quality #youthexchanges that create incredible #opportunities for youth, look at this.... Deadline to apply for this is tomorrow!… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

#MondayMotivation: don't miss out- get your application for the @EU_Commission traineeship by 31 August 12:00 CET! See Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

#Opportunity alert!📢🇪🇺 @EU_Commission offers paid 5 months traineeships: #administration and #translation trainings available, in all EC departments.💼✒️💶🇧🇪🍟If you want to work in Brussels, wait no longer!📆Deadline 31 Aug! Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

#EUVocationalSkills Week 2018 is on its way and this year there is a special award for an innovative provider of Vocational Education and Training in the #CulturalHeritage sector!💡 Apply now:!yN84BC #EuropeForCulture Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

After having banned roaming charges, Parliament wants to make international calls cheaper. Watch to learn more ⬇ Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Happy #InternationalLeftHandersday! Here's our favourite #LeftHandersDay quote: "I may be left handed, but I am always right." ;) #LeftHandersDay2018 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

The #BeInclusive EU Sport Awards give you the opportunity to go further. For a chance to win €10,000:… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Delighted to collaborate with @yicletterkenny and all fantastic #youthinformation Centres in Ireland - great places for @youngpeople to meet, to be heard and supported! @Leargas @Eurodesk @EurodeskIreland @SpunOut @eurireland @DCYAPress @ERYICAYI…

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Soon off for your summer holidays and would like to explore nature sites? ☀️🏞️We've got some tips to help you plan your trip! Discover the interactive @EUEnvironment #Natura2000 map: or download the @EU_ScienceHub app:… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

The #CallForProposals is officially open! 📢 📢 🙋‍♀️ 🙋‍♂️ Between the ages of 17 and 30? Apply to join the #EuropeanSolidarityCorps and find your next life-changing adventure today 🛫 @EU_Commission @EuropeanYouthEU ➡️ Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Imagine everything you needed to know about your #ErasmusPlus destination was at your fingertips? Recent exchange participants- make this dream a reality and share your #ErasmusPlusTips on the E+ App! Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

From #DiscoverEU to #EUSolidarityCorps and more, follow @EuropeanYouthEU for the latest information and opportunities for young people across Europe! #TimetoMove Regional event coming to Sligo 2nd October - register here… @EurodeskIreland @eurireland Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

🚨The #EYE2018 report is online 🚨with 100 ideas for a better future. @EP_President "Young people can make a difference, and I am sure their contribution will lead to an increasingly vibrant European democracy" Huge thanks to our reporters and @youthpress… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

The ‘Reactivate’ project offers interview allowances and relocation grants to EU Jobseekers over 35 and is due to end very soon. If you wish to take part in this program, all applications must be submitted by 07/09/2018. For more information go to… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Happy #BookLoversDay 📖! What's on your reading list this summer? :) Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

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15,000 young people are travelling around the EU this summer with #DiscoverEU passes. They are enjoying Europe’s cultural richness, freedom of movement, being immersed in the EU's diversity and making new friends. Have a look at their best moments ↓… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Interested in traineeships @EU_Commission? They are open to university graduates from all over 🌍 who have: 🎓Degree of at least 3 years of study; 🗣C1/C2 level of EN, FR or DE; 🇪🇺Very good knowledge of 2nd EU official language. Deadline: 31 August. 👉… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

🔎❓Are a you a 18 year-old #blogger? Apply for #EUInMyRegion - Blog Contest and win a training in EU #communications + a trip to Brussels! 🤩🤩🤩 Write and publish posts about any EU funded project by the 31 of August ➡ @EU_Commission @EuropeanYouthEU Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

✨😁 Join the #InternationalYouthDay competition "Safe Spaces for Youth"! 🏟🏨🏞👨‍👧‍👧 Are there accessible safe spaces in your community? Use #SafeSpaced4Youth & #YouthDay and say it! 👉 #youthparticipation @UN4Youth @EuropeanYouthEU Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Whether you are going abroad for work or holiday, make the most of it by immersing yourself in the language whilst you travel. Why not take a look at these handy tips from @Eurodesk to get started ➡… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Did you know that #eTwinning is part of @EUErasmusPlus? Register on to access the Partner Forums for both eTwinning and #ErasmusPlus and start collaborating with teachers from all over #Europe and beyond!… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

😃🤗🧐 Are you between 18 and 25 years old from EU Member States or COSME partners countries? Participate in the #YouthEssayCompetition! 📄🖊📇 Get the chance to win amazing prizes 🎉💰🏆🎖🥇Deadline: 16 September ▶ @EuropeanYouthEU Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Kruså is in south Denmark near the German border. You can walk along the trail here & follow the stream which flows into Flensburg Fjord. Here you can cross the bridge, which is one of the smallest border crossings in Europe. After a few steps, you are in Germany. #HiddenEurope Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

📣🕑Last day to apply! Learn about the benefits of @eTwinningEurope and @EUErasmusPlus to you and your school and be ready to apply for funding under the #ErasmusPlus October deadline!… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Travelling during the summer? Want to know more about speed & quality of Wi-Fi, 4G, 3G, and GSM signals in your area? Check out the @EU_ScienceHub #netBravo app & the interactive web site 👉 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

The European elections take place next May. Don’t miss your chance to register and cast your vote! Watch for more info ⤵ Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Goodbye to our 2018 March-July Stagiaires & welcome to 'Seamus Schumann' our office's brand new fluffy mascot! We wish Maureen & Gillian all the best in the future! Don't forget: Applications for Stages from March-July 2019 open on the 15th of August! #JobFairy #GoodBye #EP Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

All #DiscoverEU travellers are invited to join the #DiscoverEU photo & video #Competition! 🌍🎊🎊 Upload a photo or a video of a place you visit and share it on social media 📸⛰🏰🎡🏖 The competition is open until 1 November 2018 ➡ @EuropeanYouthEU Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

📣 Applications for the #SELMA_eu “Hacking Hate” hackathon are open now! If you are 15-18 years old, don´t miss the chance to come to Berlin to develop an idea to tackle #hatespeech with young people from all over Europe. Info: Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Great source of useful information on #stydyinginEurope! @NCGEGuidance @euroguidanceIE @EurodeskIreland @Eurodesk @ballinasloeEDIC @ballinasloeEDIC @EDinBlanch @edicdonegal @ywirl @Crosscare1 @YMCAIreland @SpunOut…

How important is the air you breathe for your well-being and #health? Does #AirQuality play an important role in your daily life? Then #EUHaveYourSay in @EU_ENV public consultation ➡️!BU38Rw ⏰The deadline is tomorrow! #CleanAirEU Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

It's World Day against Trafficking. The EU has strong legislation in place that protects workers: EU workers are mobile & can move freely within the single market, but trafficking for labour exploitation does still exist. Read more: #EndTrafficking Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Hurry up! Tomorrow is the registration deadline for our DES-approved course "Connecting Schools across Europe: eTwinning and Erasmus+" (20-24 August 2018, Dublin). Register here: Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

City break? Work trip? Holidays? For peace of mind, always carry your European Health Insurance Card! #EUandMe #EHIC Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

📣Léargas is hiring! We've a few positions opening up in the coming weeks. We've rolling application deadlines with the next deadline on 07 August!📆Check out our website for more: 😀 #jobfairy Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Happy #InternationalDayOfFriendship! If you have met an amazing friend during your #YouthExchange, @EUErasmusPlus, #EUSolidarityCorps, @MSCActions or #DiscoverEU, tag them in the reply below and let us know how exactly you met! Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Apply by Tuesday! Learn about the benefits of @eTwinningEurope and @EUErasmusPlus to you and your school and be ready to apply for funding under the #ErasmusPlus October deadline! Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

#EUJobs | Our latest Jobs & Traineeships list is now available! This week's list includes Third Secretary positions with @dfatirl, as well as an internship with @ibec_irl based in Brussels. You can view all of this week's opportunities here 👉 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Got plans this summer? Our EU travel checklist will give you the tips you need to make sure your travels are fun and safe! #EUandMERetweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Are you 16-30? Do you have a strong interest in the topic of #genderequality? Apply and get funds to participate in the conference "Gender Equality and YOU. Young Voices. Joint Initiative" that will take place in Vienna 🇦🇹 in the autumn! 👉 Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

Join our funded volunteer project in #Albania 🇦🇱 and showcase your creative skills! 🎨 Irish volunteers will work with children ☺️ in the beautiful city center 🏙️ and promote social inclusion through entertainment/art/creativity 😱… Retweeted by Eurodesk Ireland

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Eurodesk IrelandMonday, August 13th, 2018 at 11:00pm
The call for the European Youth Media Days 2018 has been launched!
The European Youth Press - Network of Young Media Makers, invites applicants to become one of the 57 young journalists (18-30), who will report from the European Parliament in Brussels, in the framework of European Youth Media Days (EYMD) 2018 taking place from 16 to 18 October 2018.
This year’s edition will focus on how to inform young voters on European Elections.
Young journalists, citizens or residents in an EU Member State, will experience three days of media workshops, political discussions, hands-on media production and invaluable insights into the European Parliament and international media milieu. They will get the chance to interact with high-level European politicians, professional journalists and experts and engage in intercultural exchange through practical media production. Over the course of the three-day workshop, each young journalist will work to produce a report on the topic of the seminar through their medium of choice: video, photo, radio, print, multimedia or new media.
The European Parliament will reimburse participants’ travel costs, and reimburse up to 360 Euros lump sum to working journalists to cover accommodation, meals and local transport.

The young journalists chosen to participate will have to arrange their own accommodation and travel and provide the necessary documents to the European Parliament for reimbursement.

Deadline to apply: 31 August 2018, 23:59 CET.

Find out more:
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandMonday, August 13th, 2018 at 2:01am
EYE2018: Speak up Europe! 100 ideas for a better future
The Report of the 3rd European Youth Event (EYE2018), which took place last June, gathering 9,000 young people coming from all over the continent and beyond, collects and highlights one hundred of the most concrete ideas shaped by the participants, grouped into the five themes of the event. The Report will serve as a source of inspiration for the MEPs and provide them with a clear view about young people's concerns, dreams and expectations for the future.
In the next months, some of these ideas will be presented in a number of parliamentary committees. At these EYE hearings, selected EYE participants will discuss their ideas with MEPs and get their direct feedback.

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Eurodesk IrelandSunday, August 12th, 2018 at 11:00pm
23rd-30th September 2018: European Week of Sport, Europe
The European Week of Sport aims to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The Week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. With a focus on grassroots initiatives, it will inspire Europeans to #BeActive on a regular basis and create opportunities in peoples’ everyday lives to exercise more. This year, the European Week of Sport will kick off in Vienna, Austria.

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Eurodesk IrelandSunday, August 12th, 2018 at 11:00pm
The first Call for proposals 2018 - EAC/A01/2018 European Solidarity Corps has been launched!
The European Solidarity Corps aims to promote solidarity as a value, mainly through volunteering, to enhance the engagement of young people and organisations in accessible and high quality solidarity activities as a means to contribute to strengthening cohesion, solidarity, democracy and citizenship in Europe.
The European Solidarity Corps implements the following operational Actions:
Traineeships and Jobs;
Solidarity project

The present Call covers the following actions:
- Volunteering Partnerships,
- Volunteering Projects,
- Volunteering Teams in high priority areas,
- Traineeships and Jobs,
- Solidarity Projects,
- Quality Label.

Who can apply
Any public or private body holding a valid Quality Label or an Erasmus+ volunteering accreditation may apply for funding within the European Solidarity Corps.
In addition, groups of young people registered in the European Solidarity Corps Portal, may apply for funding for Solidarity Projects.

The European Solidarity Corps is open to the participation of the following countries:
The 28 Member States of the European Union can fully take part in all European Solidarity Corps actions.
In addition, certain European Solidarity Corps actions are open to the participation of organisations from:
- EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway,
- EU candidate countries: Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
- Partner countries.

The total budget earmarked for this call for proposals is estimated at EUR 44 241 725.
The total budget earmarked for the call for proposals as well as its repartition are indicative and are based on:
- EUR 30 339 725 for the European Solidarity Corps Programme for the year 2018,
- Additional amounts from other EU Programmes contributing to solidarity activities:
- EUR 11 102 000 from the European Social Fund,
- EUR 1 800 000 from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development,
- EUR 1 000 000 from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.

The total budget is subject to the adoption of the 2018 Annual work programmes for the European Social Fund and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

- Volunteering Partnerships: 16 October 2018
- Volunteering Projects: 16 October 2018
- Volunteering Teams in high priority areas: 18 February 2019
- Traineeships and Jobs: 16 October 2018
- Solidarity Projects: 16 October 2018
- Quality Label: ongoing.

All deadlines end at 12.00 (noon), Brussels time.

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Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandFriday, August 10th, 2018 at 2:00am
The first Erasmus+ Schools Week celebrating of Erasmus+ activities will take place from 24 – 28 September across Ireland.
Erasmus+ Schools Week is a great opportunity for primary schools, secondary schools and other organisations involved in Erasmus+ to celebrate their participation and share their experiences. It will include regional events in schools and communities throughout the country with a national event in Dublin on 25 September. Erasmus+ Schools Week will highlight the European and international dimension of your school.
The most important part of Erasmus+ Schools Week will be the activities organised by you and your school at European, national, regional or local levels on 25 September or throughout the week.
If you’d like to get involved, please complete the application form and return it to