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Eurodesk Brussels LinkB u l l e t i n August 2012

Deadlines up to 15 December 2012 Documentation European Opportunities Highlights Upcoming Events

Deadlines up to 15 December 2012

Deadline Reminder: Reference Deadline Programme Title number EU0010000468

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Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships


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YOUTH IN ACTION - Action 5.1 - Meetings of young people and those responsible for youth policy YOUTH IN ACTION - Action 4.3. Training and networking of those active in youth work and youth organisations YOUTH IN ACTION - Action 3.1 Cooperation with the neighbouring countries of the EU Young European of the Year Award - Travel Fellowships & InterRail-Global-Passes Partnership Programme on European Youth Worker Training Europe for Citizens: Action 1: Active citizenship for Europe - Town Twinning YOUTH IN ACTION - Action 1: Youth for Europe


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YOUTH IN ACTION - Action 2: European Voluntary Service Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships


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CIPE Global Editorial Cartoon Competition


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Youth In Action - 4.3. Youth Support Systems Support to Youth Workers' Mobility YOUTH IN ACTION - Action 4.4 - Projects encouraging creativity and innovation in the youth sector Generation 1992 Creative Competition


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European Investment Bank (EIB) - Universities Research Action DG Interpretation bursaries


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Viral Video Award 2012


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YOUTH IN ACTION - Action 4.6 - Support for partnership projects in the youth sector at European level Lifelong Learning - COMENIUS


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Lifelong Learning - GRUNDTVIG


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MEDEA Awards


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Culture (2007-2013) : Strand 2 - Support for bodies active at European level in the field of culture Preparatory Action -Your first Eures job


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Electric December 2012 - Video competition


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Traineeships at the Committee of the Regions


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Traineeships and Fellowships at the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) Roberto Cimetta Fund


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International Postgraduate Research Scholarships Australia Culture (2007-2013) : Strand 3 - Support for analysis and dissemination activities Lifelong Learning - Policy Co-operation and Innovation in Lifelong Learning (Key Activity 1) International youth activities held in co-operation with the European Youth Centres EU prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards


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European Youth Foundation - Grants for international youth activities Traineeships and Study Visits at the European Parliament Culture (2007-2013) : Strand 1 - Support for Cultural Actions YOUTH IN ACTION - Action 5.1 - Meetings of young people and those responsible for youth policy Study visits for education and vocational training specialists BEST courses for students of technology


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Traineeships at the European Parliament for people with a disability European Research Council (ERC) Starting Independent Researcher Grants Internships at the World Bank Traineeships at the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade marks and Designs) Internship programme at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Euro-Med Youth Programme Traineeships at the European Free Trade Association EFTA European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grants



Apprenticeship supply in the Member States of the European Union – Final report The study gives an overview of the supply of apprenticeship-type schemes in the EU Member States. It discusses the effectiveness of these schemes in raising employability and facilitating labour market transitions of apprentices in the EU. The study also provides a number of recommendations for improving the functioning and performance of this type of Vocational Education and Training schemes. The report is available in electronic format in English only, and includes French and German summaries. Financial Information Kit on practical guidance to all EACEA grant beneficiaries The kit is meant for grant beneficiaries under the different funding programmes managed by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).It provides practical and easy to read financial guidance and helps beneficiaries to avoid making mistakes that could result in a reduced grant contribution due to ineligible or unsubstantiated expenditure. It focuses on errors frequently identified during audits of projects. Eurofound Youth Guarantee: Experiences from Finland and Sweden In light of the impact of the recent negative developments in the labour market on young people, EU Member States have in recent years been actively engaged in designing and implementing policy measures targeted at young people. In the context of its 2011 work programme, Eurofound carried out an evaluation of the effectiveness of selected policy measures introduced by Member States to improve the employability of young people. This short document summarises the strengths and weaknesses of youth guarantee schemes identified in the research. Given that Scandinavian countries are pioneers of this type of policy, this paper focuses in particular on youth guarantee initiatives, which have been introduced in Finland and Sweden. Travelling in Europe 2012-13 This useful booklet will tell readers everything they should know about travelling in Europe. It is available in several languages. Do The Right Mix Campaign Website of the European Commission’s campaign to supports individuals and organisations that promote a new, sustainable urban mobility culture. The central objective of this new campaign is to promote the advantages of combining different modes of transportation.


The European Parliament Newshub A unique application allowing users to keep track of the voices of the European Parliament in real-time. It gathers web articles, blog posts and social media contributions of the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), political groups in the Parliament and the European Parliament press releases. OECD Skills Strategy Global online project designed to foster a cross-government, peer-learning approach towards improving the development, supply and use of skills to promote economic growth and social inclusion along with policy recommendations for countries, companies and individuals to maximise the use of their skills. The website also provides interactive data visualisations on how skills impact different countries, through country-specific indicators, comparisons and local case studies. Video of the 40thanniversary of the European youth centre & the European youth foundation Young people are at the centre of the Council of Europe’s work. They hold the future of Europe in their hands.For decades, young activists have been involved in protests – from the 1968 student demonstrations to today, showing their desire to have a voice in the political process. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe responded by calling for the creation of a youth centre where young people could meet, develop ideas and solutions to the problems facing them. The Strasbourg European Youth Centre was eventually created in 1972 and celebrates its 40thanniversary this year.


European Opportunities


Tvebiomovies 2012 Anyone from any age and from any country is invited to create a one-minute film about the environment. Films should address the issues outlined in one of the following categories: Recycling the Earth's Valuable Resources, Seas and Oceans, Fresh Water in Focus, Women and Climate Change and Sustainable Lifestyle. Films should be made in the following languages: English, Arabic, Spanish, Russian or German. Entrants can compete individually or in-group. The selected filmmakers will receive cash prizes. The ten best films may be shown at the UN COP18 Conference in Qatar in November 2012; they may be also screened on TV, used for publicity purposes or used for events. Deadline to submit films: 5th September 2012 23.00 GMT. Find out more: Europe in My Region Photo Competition The competition aims to highlight the excellent work that projects across Europe are doing with the help of EU funding, and explore the meaning of these projects to local communities. To take part, participants have to upload up to three photos of a project receiving support from the European regional development fund (ERDF) or the cohesion fund. The images must show the project sign, a board displaying the EU flag and funding information. Participants can enter the competition in the following categories: -Eyewitness, open to everyone, can include any projects made in local areas or elsewhere and -My project, open to representatives of projects which have received support from the European Regional Development Fund or the EU Cohesion Fund. Two winners will be selected in each category, one by popular vote and one by jury. Each winner will receive cash prizes to spend on digital camera equipment and a trip for two to Brussels during the European Week of Regions and Cities taking place next 8th-11thOctober 2012. Popular voting will be open from 27thAugust to7thSeptember 2012. Find out more: UNFCCC/CDM International Photo, Video and Podcast Contest 2012 The UNFCCC contest aims to highlights the benefits of the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM). Any individual or groups, professional or amateur, is invited to join this competition on the following categories: photo, video and podcast. Images, videos and podcasts will have to be original and showcase CDM projects and their related benefits and help promote sustainable development and greenhouse gas emission reductions. Photos should tell the story of the CDM on the theme “Changing Lives”;Videos should complete the phrase “People should know about this CDM project because?; Podcasts should answer the following question: “How has my community/city/country benefited from the CDM?”. Videos should be up to 2 minutes in length, podcasts should be no more than 5 minutes in length. The winning works will be displayed at the UNFCCC Climate Change Conference in Doha in December 2012, while short-listed entries could feature in important print and promotional material. Deadline: 20th September 2012. Find out more:


International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) Short Film Festival The Division for Social Policy and Development (DSPD) of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) is organising an International Year of Cooperatives (IYC) Short Film Festival taking place on 19thNovember 2012 at the United Nations Headquarters during the closing ceremony of the International Year, under the theme: Cooperative Enterprises Build a Better World". The films should raise awareness about cooperatives: what they are, and what they do, and encourage support and development of cooperative enterprises by individuals and their communities. The films should be maximum 15 minutes in length, be in all languages with English subtitles and should highlight at least one of the 10 key messages of the International Year of Cooperatives which are: - Cooperative enterprises build a better world; - Cooperative enterprises are member owned, member serving and member driven; - Cooperatives empower people; - Cooperatives improve livelihoods and strengthen the economy; - Cooperatives enable sustainable development; - Cooperatives promote rural development; - Cooperatives balance both social and economic demands; - Cooperatives promote democratic principles; - Cooperatives and gender: a pathway out of poverty; - Cooperatives: a sustainable business model for youth. Deadline: 30thSeptember 2012 at midnight. Find out more: International World Food Day Poster Contest Children and young people from 5 to 17 years old from around the world are invited to enter the first International World Food Day poster contest launched by FAO, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation. They will have to upload a scanned or photographed image of the posterunder the theme “Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world”. Winners will be selected in three categories: ages 5 to 8, ages 9 to 12 and ages 13 to 17. Multiple designs may be submitted using the same contact email address, but the artist’s name should not be duplicated. Poster entries may be drawn, painted or sketched using pens, pencils, crayons or charcoal, or using oil, acrylic or watercolor paint. Digitally created artwork is also permitted. The poster can also have text in any language text.All artworks must be original and should not include photographic images of the contestant or other personal information. Winners will be announced on World Food Day 16 thOctober 2012. The top three poster designs in all three categories will be published on World Food Day website, and shared through the Facebook accounts of FAO and the EndingHunger movement. Deadline: 30thSeptember 2012. Find out more:


European Road Safety Charter (ERSC) Contest 2012 The ERSC is inviting every young EU citizen, between 18 and 29 years old, to post a blog on the theme: Active Involvement of Youth in Road Safety, on the ERSC portal. Entries should motivate young people to become active stakeholders in road safety and pay more attention to the different issues that make them vulnerable road users. The title of the blog should contain the phrase “ERSC Contest 2012�. The blog can include up to 3 photos or a link to a video. Participants can win a one month internship in Barcelona, a multicultural environment, and contribute to a road safety project for youth. Deadline: 1 October 2012 by 12:00 PM CET. Find out more: Europen Design Contest2012 Voiture&Co is inviting EU young people between 14 and 29 to participate to this contest by designing their dream motorcycle or scooter jacket. The aim is to make road safety prevention more fun and invite young people to wear safety equipments when driving a motorcycle or a scooter.Because wearing the helmet is a good thing, but having complete protections is better! Entrants have to download the graphic of the jacket and let their imagination create the jacket of their dreams. Mangas and cartoons are not allowed. Each contestant can submit up to two entries by 30thNovember 2012. Find out more:


Highlights Working with young people - the value of youth work in the EU The European Commission is interested in gaining new knowledge on the value of youth work in the EU and has just launched a major study "Working with young people - the value of youth work in the EU" under the Youth in Action Programme. The study aims to examine the value of different forms of youth work across the EU for young people.It will identify how youth work contributes to the EU's objectives in the youth field, focusing on the 8 fields of action under the EU youth strategy and on youth work's role in non-formal learning as addressed in 'Youth on the move'.The study will present a classification of different youth work activities around the EU and which groups of young people they target and reach. It will illustrate its findings with success stories, describing the specific contributions of youth workers, and point to supportive policies or programmes, which have led to a significant change in the prospects for young people.Finally, it will identify which are the critical factors showing where youth work and youth work policy can successfully contribute to youth work practices, policies and support programmes. The outcomes of the study should be available around September 2013. 0716_youthwork_en.htm Holiday season: useful tips for a worry-free summer With the holiday season already starting and millions of Europeans intending to travel within and outside the European Union, there are certain travel considerations that every European should be aware of. Whether these concern having a health insurance, resolving travel

disputes with an operator or travelling with a pet, these tips provide a useful insight into the ways in which the EU is working to help and assist EU travellers. Have a look for a worryfree summer! Entrepreneurship: Consultation on future action at EU level In these difficult times of increasing unemployment, Europe needs more entrepreneurs. Whilst actually only 11% of European citizens are entrepreneurs, 45% would like to be their own boss if they could. To unlock this enormous potential for jobs and growth, the European Commission intends to launch in autumn 2012 a European Entrepreneurship Action Plan to boost entrepreneurship at all levels. To this end, the Commission has launched a public consultation with the aim to gather inputs from stakeholders and citizens on the scope of possible future actions at EU, national and regional level in promoting entrepreneurship.Public administrations and private sector organisations and individuals supporting entrepreneurs in starting up businesses particularly during the first years of life of the business, individual entrepreneurs and businesses are invited to contribute to this consultation open until 1st October 2012. s/sme/publicconsultation/index_en.htm EC consultation on how to help victims of road accidents abroad Around 130 million Europeans have planned a holiday in another European Union country this year. Some holidaymakers will get caught up in road traffic accidents, either on the way or during their break.After they recover from the accident a new problem often arises: how can they


claim compensation if they are a victim of an accident in a country other than their own, where they can file their claim and what is the deadline for a compensation claim. For this reason the European Commission is inviting citizens, organisations and public authorities to give their opinion on possible measures to help the victims of road accidents abroad to claim

compensation. This action is a part of the multidimensional policy of the EU towards victims that the Commission is developing following the Communication "Strengthening victims' rights in the EU. The survey is open until 19thNovember 2012.


Upcoming Events

5th-6th September 2012: Cyprus Presidency Conference on Literacy, Nicosia, Cyprus The Presidency Conference on Literacy will introduce the work of the independent High Level Group of Experts of the European Commission for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth to identify ways of raising literacy levels. The aim of the conference is to share and discuss the final report of the Group with policy makers and researchers in every EU country. The results and the conclusions of the Conference will give the opportunity to draw on the follow-up actions needed by the EU Member states in order to have a strong political and societal attention to Literacy. Find out more:

5th-6thSeptember 2012: Cyprus Presidency Conference “Healthy Ageing across the Lifecycle”, Nicosia, Cyprus A special focus of the Conference will be on the prevention of non-communicable diseases, as well as on health promotion from early childhood, as a prerequisite and integral part of a healthy ageing process across the lifecycle, having in mind that 2012 is the European Year of Active and Healthy Ageing. Find out more:

6th-7thSeptember 2012: Jobs for Europe: The Employment Policy Conference, Brussels, Belgium This is the European Commission major conference on employment policy focusing on the following topics: transitions, human capital investment, mobility, impact of the crisis on employment, sectors with high job-creation potential and employment policy throughout the life cycle, youth, gender & work-life balance, active ageing, job guarantee, social economy, welfare to work. Attendance at the conference is by invitation only, but the event will be web streamed live. Find out more: 11th – 13thSeptember 2012: EU Youth Conference, Location: 'FILOXENIA' Conference Centre, Lefkosia (Nicosia), Cyprus The thematic priority of the conference is "Youth Participation and Social Inclusion". During the conference, representatives from various youth organisations and government officials from EU member states, candidate countries and others will discuss how youth participation leads to the social inclusion of young people, with emphasis on young people with a migrant background. The importance of the


participation of young people and youth organizations especially in decision making, as an important factor for the creation of inclusive, democratic and prosperous societies will be highlighted. A set of Joint Recommendations on the subject will be adopted at the end of the Conference. For more information:

10th-12th October 2012: European Conference "InterCITY – European peer learning on local youth policy"Leipzig, Germany This conference offers a platform for European municipalities to exchange and learn from each other in the field of local youth policy. The conference is addressed to youth workers, youth policy makers, local authorities from EU MemberStates, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Croatia, Turkey and South East European countries (Balkan countries). Interested participants should register by 7th September 2012. Find out more: 11th-14th October 2012: IMPACT Interactive Symposium, Essen, Germany Flexible series of exchange-orientated events aimed at artists, students, academics and journalists from the fields of dance, theatre and media. Application should be sent by 5th September 2012 and should include a short CV and a letter of motivation. There is a Symposium fee of 100 € including the 3-day-symposium, 1 performance, 1 lecture presentation and 7 meals. There are seven scholarships available for IMPACT12 covering the symposium fee and hotel costs. Anyone can apply to be considered for a scholarship. Find out more:

24th-27thOctober 2012: 21st Annual European Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Palma de Mallorca, Spain The theme for the 2012 Conference focuses on two key aspects driving the improvement of Vocational Education and Training throughout Europe – both aspects have significant implications to practitioner VET institutions. These aspects are the following: ECVET – the European Credit Transfer within VET and the new LLP programme 2014 – 2020. Find out more about the conference and the fees on: mid=18


European Citizenship Training Courses 2012 The courses are meant to support youth workers and youth leaders developing their critical understanding of European Citizenship and encourage them to integrate the topic in their practical work. List of proposed Courses for 2012: •Training Course 6: ECTC-TR in Turkey (8th-14th April 2013) Deadline: to be announced; •Training Course 7: ECTC-PT in Portugal (May/June 2013) Deadline: to be announced; •EXTRA: ECTC-FR in France (25th Febraury-3rd March 2013) Deadline: to be announced. All details are available here: Salto-Youth: Training Calendar The European Training Calendar contains current training offers of different institutions and organisations, such as SALTO, the National Agencies for the YOUTH IN ACTION Programme, non-governmental youth organisations, the European Youth Centres of the Council of Europe and the Partnership Programme on European Youth Worker Training. They are addressed to young people, group leaders, mentors, trainers and other specialists. Find out more: Coming up: European Festivals On the European Festival Planner on the Yourope site of the European Festival Association, you can find information on the biggest pop and rock festivals in Europe. Searching for more background information on festivals, have a look at Wiki. More general site with links to cultural events and festivals, not only rock festivals, in Europe. Summer Music Festivals Europe 2012


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