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Deadlines Deadlines up to 15 June 2012 Deadline Reminder: Reference Deadline Programme Title number EU0010000034

23 February 2012

Tempus IV


1 March 2012


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Young European of the Year Award Fellowships & InterRail-Global-Passes Fulbright - Schuman Programme


1 March 2012

Lifelong Learning - Languages (Key Activity 2)


1 March 2012


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Lifelong Learning - Policy Co-operation and Innovation in Lifelong Learning (Key Activity 1) Lifelong Learning - Development of Innovative ICTbased Content, Services, Pedagogies and Practice for Lifelong Learning (Key Activity 3) Lifelong Learning – Dissemination and Exploitation of Results and Exchange of Good Practice (Key Activity 4) Heinrich Boll Foundation Scholarships


9 March 2012

Public Health (2008-2013)


12 March 2012

YouthActionNetGlobal Fellowship Programme


15 March 2012

Global Junior Challenge Award


25 March 2012

BEST courses for students of technology


28 March 2012

Bocconi Scholarship for International Students


29 March 2012

Daphne III Programme


29 March 2012

Safer Internet Programme


30 March 2012

European Prevention Prize


30 March 2012

ICI ECP - Cooperation in higher education and training between the EU and Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea


30 March 2012


31 March 2012

Media 2007-Support for the transnational distribution of European films Traineeships at the Committee of the Regions


31 March 2012

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


31 March 2012

EFC Mobility Programmes-Roberto Cimetta Fund


31 March 2012

Traineeships at the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade marks and Designs)


1 April 2012

Traineeship at the Council of the European Union


1 April 2012

European Youth Foundation- Grants for international youth activities


1 April 2012

Traineeships at the Economic and Social Committee





1 April 2012

International youth activities held in co-operation with the European Youth Centres


11 April 2012

CEDEFOP - Photomuseum Award


13 April 2012


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MEDIA 2007-Support for the development of production projects MEDIA 2007-Support for the development of on- and off-line interactive works


15 April 2012

Bogliasco Fellowships Programme


15 April 2012

Traineeships at the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe


15 April 2012

Call for proposals - Entrepreneurship Education


17 April 2012

Drug Prevention and Information


24 April 2012

AEGEE Summer University


30 April 2012

Traineeships at the Council of Europe


30 April 2012

Traineeships at the European Ombudsman


30 April 2012

Traineeship at the Court of Justice


30 April 2012

Erasmus Mundus (2009-2013)


30 April 2012


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Traineeship at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) Internship programme at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights MEDIA 2007-Audiovisual Festivals


1 May 2012

YOUTH IN ACTION - Action 1: Youth for Europe


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YOUTH IN ACTION - Action 2: European Voluntary Service YOUTH IN ACTION - Action 3.1 Cooperation with the neighbouring countries of the EU YOUTH IN ACTION - Action 4.3. Training and networking of those active in youth work and youth organisations YOUTH IN ACTION - Action 5.1 - Meetings of young people and those responsible for youth policy Traineeship at the Court of Justice


1 May 2012

European Youth Capital


2 May 2012

ECF Project Grants Scheme


15 May 2012


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31 May 2012

Traineeships and Study Visits at the European Parliament Information and Communications Technologies Policy Support Programme - ICT PS Traineeships at the European Free Trade Association EFTA Traineeships at the European Parliament for people with a disability Executive Training Programme (ETP) in Japan


31 May 2012

Executive Training Programme (ETP) in Corea


31 May 2012

Internship at the European Commission Delegation to the United Nations in New York



31 May 2012

Euro-Med Youth Programme


1 June 2012


1 June 2012

Europe for Citizens - Active Civil Society for Europe (Action 2) Traineeship at the European Medicines agency


1 June 2012


11 June 2012

Europe for Citizens: Action 1 - Measure 2: Citizens’ projects and support measures Media 2007-Support for television broadcasting of European audiovisual works


Documentation Report on Network Information Security (NIS) in Education The ENISA report provides young digital citizens and stakeholders with an overview and highlights of good practices on how to become educated to feel and behave safer online. YouthXchange Guidebook on Climate Change and Lifestyles The guidebook explores the interrelationship between climate change and lifestyles providing information, case studies and useful tips around topics relevant to young people and their everyday lives, such as food and drink, travel and transport, leisure and entertainment. It is addressed to young people and youth workers, educators, teachers, trainers around the world. Young people and NEETs in Europe: First findings The Eurofound research paper analyses the current situation of young people in Europe, focusing specifically on those who are not in employment, education or training (NEETs), and tries to understand the economic and social consequences of their disengagement from the labour market and education.

Volunteering and Voluntary Service in the Euro-Mediterranean Context This study aims to present the perceptions and realities of volunteering and EVS within the EuroMed area and the current situation of different countries. Volunteering and EVS are seen as a core aspect of civic participation and democracy putting values such as solidarity and non-discrimination into action and contributing to the development of societies. European Youth Portal-Structured Dialogue Exhaustive information on the Structured Dialogue, the space for young people and policy makers to discuss and feed into EU youth policy, are now available on the European Youth Portal. Find your way to get involved! .it 2012 EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue website Special website dedicated to the 2012 EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue that will see a large number of projects and activities being hosted by EU Member States and the People's Republic of China, with the aim of enhancing cultural relations and cooperation. Global Changemakers This vibrant community of young activists, volunteers and social entrepreneurs worldwide is the result of a British council project. They run innovative projects in their communities, shaping policy and speaking truth to power through access to institutions and platforms such as the World Economic Forum.


STeXX - The Student Experience Exchange Platform Social platform where students share their study experiences and review their university. These real life stories and first hand experiences in any European country help other students in their study choice and preparation. Teach your child the underwear rule Council of Europe website dedicated to the ONE in FIVE Campaign to Stop Sexual Violence Against Children. It helps parents explain their children where others should not try to touch them, how to react and where to seek help.


European Opportunities

The Edith Russ Site for Media Art Grant The Edith Russ Site for Media Art awards three six-months work stipends (10,000 Euros each) from July to December 2012 for artists working in New Media. There are no age limitations. Submitted project proposals will be reviewed by an international Jury. A minimum residency of one month is required. The artists will be integrated into the institution's activities. Deadline for sending the application is 29th February 2012. Find out more: International VELUX Award 2012 for Students of Architecture The award takes place every second year and is open to students worldwide. Its aim is to celebrate and promote excellence in completed study works and to acknowledge students as well as their tutors. The overall award theme is "Light of Tomorrow", reflecting a wish to explore and discuss the role of daylight in architecture. The total prize sum is € 30,000, awarded to a number of prize winners and honourable mentions among the students and associated tutors. The prize winners and honourable mentions will be invited to the award ceremony, which will be held in Europe in October 2012. Deadline for registration: 1st March 2012. Deadline for submitting projects: 7th May 2012. Application form and further information: International Children’s Peace Prize 2012 Every year KidsRights organises this prize which aims to award a child whose courageous or otherwise extraordinary efforts have made an impact on behalf of the rights of children worldwide. The prize consists of cash money, which will be invested by KidsRights in specific projects related to the winner’s area of work. Organisations and governments worldwide can nominate a child between 12 and 18 years old who has a history of standing up and fighting for children’s rights. Deadline to submit nominees is 1st March 2012. Find out more on:


e-Skills Week 2012 Project Passion Competition Young people between 18 and 26 years old, resident in an European country, have their chance to show how e-Skills can help people get a job, fuel innovation or drive creativity on the following categories: e-Skills and me, e-Skills: jobs of the future and Creative e-Skills. Any medium (mobile devices, tablets, illustrations, digital design, story-telling, music, video, posters and social media) will be accepted. Entries can be submitted on Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube or whichever digital platform suits participants best in order to create a community of followers. Deadline to submit entries is 4th March 2012. FEST 2012: International Youth Film Festival, Espinho (Portugal) From 1st to 8th July Fest 2012, one of the most important cultural events in Portugal and very attractive for people worldwide, will be held in Espinho. Young directors worldwide, up to 30 years of age, are invited to send their videos which must have been concluded after 1st January 2010, under one of these categories: Fiction; Documentary; Experimental and Animation. Videos should be on DVD, Blueray and HDDVD formats and be in English or Portuguese, or have subtitles in one of the two languages. Deadline for submitting entries is 6th March 2012. Detailed information can be found on: OECD Global Youth Competition 2012 Young people from 18 to 25 years old, worldwide, are invited to create a short video on the theme: “Education and Skills - what are the big issues today?�. Any spoken language used in the video that is not English or French must be accompanied by subtitles in English or French. The video can be maximum three minutes long. Three winning videos will be selected by a special Jury and their authors will be invited to Paris to attend the OECD Forum on 22 nd-24th May 2012. Deadline to submit videos is 31st March 2012. Find out more:,3746,en_21571361_49034050_49049154_1_1 _1_1,00.html ThinkQuest Competition 2012 Teams of students up to 22 years of age from around the world are invited to solve a real-world problem by using their critical thinking, communication, and technology skills. Students, coached by teachers, will have to define the problem they intend to solve and produce an entry that presents their solution and the process they followed to develop their solution. Participants may enrol in one or more of the following Competition events: ThinkQuest Projects, Digital Media, and Application Development. First and second place team members will win a laptop computer and a trip to ThinkQuest Live. Third place team members will win a laptop computer. The ten schools or organisations that register the most Competition participants will receive $5,000 USD for educational purposes. Deadline for sending the application is 25th April 2012. All necessary information is available on:


Google Science Fair 2012 Online science competition seeking curious minds from the four corners of the globe. Young scientists, from 13 to 18 years old, are invited to join the fair and submit interesting, creative projects that are relevant to the world today. They can compete on their own or in a team of two or three. Entrants can submit projects in any one of the following categories: Computer Science & Math, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Behavioral & Social Sciences, Flora & Fauna, Energy & Space, Inventions & Innovation, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Food Science, Electricity & Electronics. A special category, Science in Action, will be awarded to a project that addresses a social, environmental, ethical, health or welfare issue. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a scholarship from Google and a trip to the Galapagos Islands with National Geographic Expeditions. For the other winners there will be scholarships and interesting prizes. Deadline: 1st April 2012. All details are available here:


Highlights European Council: stimulating employment, especially for young people On 30th January 2012, at an informal meeting in Brussels, members of the European Council discussed employment and economic policies and set out three immediate priorities: stimulating employment (especially for young people), completing the Single Market and boosting the financing of the economy, in particular SMEs. The Council was very concerned about youth unemployment in Europe today. Member states were invited to make necessary efforts to improve labour supply and reduce youth unemployment by promoting young people's first work experience and their participation in the labour market: the objective should be that within a few months of leaving school, young people receive a good quality offer of employment, continued education, an apprenticeship, or a traineeship. Member states should also increase the number of apprenticeships and traineeships to ensure that they represent real opportunities for young people, in cooperation with social partners and where possible, integrate them into education programmes. They should work to get early school-leavers into training and making full use of the EURES job mobility portal to facilitate the cross-border placement of young people. Finally, they should further open sheltered sectors by removing unjustified restrictions on professional services and the retail sector. The EU will work close to Member states which have the highest youth unemployment levels to re-direct available EU funds towards support

for young people to get into work or training; by enhancing the mobility of students; by substantially increasing the number of placements in enterprises under the Leonardo da Vinci programme; by using the ESF to support the setting up of apprenticeship-type schemes and support schemes for young business starters and social entrepreneurs. Moreover, the EU will enhance crossborder labour mobility, through the revision of EU rules on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications, including the European professional card and the European Skills Passport, the further strengthening of EURES, and progress on the acquisition and preservation of supplementary pension rights for migrating workers. at=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&gui Language=en European Citizens’ Initiative: how does it work? With the Lisbon Treaty, the European Union took a big step forward towards its citizens by giving them the possibility to participate directly in shaping the development of its legislation. Through the European citizens’ initiative, one million EU citizens will be able to invite the European Commission to make a legislative proposal. The Commission, whose role is to draft EU legislative proposals, has a formal obligation to consider any request that meets the requirements. The rules and procedures are available on the new European Citizens' Initiative website, where citizens, after registering, can launch their initiative.


Initiatives may relate to any policy area for which the Commission has the right to propose legislation, for example the environment, agriculture, transport or public health. An initiative can be launched by an organising committee made up of at least 7 citizens living in at least 7 different EU countries. They will have to register their initiative to the website before collecting statements of support from other citizens. The Commission will have two months to consider whether the proposed initiative follows the rules. If the registration is confirmed, organisers have one year to gather 1 million signatures from at least 7 EU countries, including a minimum number from each country. Organisers can collect statements of support by paper or online. Their online system must be certified. The Commission has created free software to help organisers collect statements via the Internet. Once collected, the statements must be certified by the countries from which they were gathered and submitted to the Commission. Then, the Commission will have 3 months to examine the initiative and decide to propose new legislation, launch a study or forgo further action and explain its decision publicly. Any legislative proposals will be submitted to EU governments (sitting as the Council of the European Union) and, in most cases, the European Parliament. If the proposal is adopted, it will become EU law. The European Citizens' Initiative can only be launched from 1st April 2012. eneral/citizens_initiative/docs/guide_e ci_en.pdf

Erasmus: changing lives, opening minds for 25 years Erasmus, the world's most successful student exchange programme, celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Nearly three million students have benefited from a study period or work placement abroad since the creation of the Erasmus programme in 1987. Under the slogan, 'Erasmus: changing lives, opening minds for 25 years', the silver anniversary celebrations were launched in Brussels, on 30th January by Androulla Vassiliou, the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth. Erasmus mobility is at the heart of the Commission's strategy to combat youth unemployment by focusing more on skills development. In the 2011/2012 academic year, more than 250 000 students will benefit from the Erasmus programme. The most popular destinations for students are expected to be Spain, France, United Kingdom, Germany and Italy, while the countries sending the most students abroad are expected to be Spain, France, Germany, Italy and Poland. The EU has allocated around â‚Ź 3 billion for Erasmus for the period 2007-2013. Denmark, which holds the EU Presidency in the first half of 2012, together with the EC, will also organise a follow-up conference in Copenhagen on 9th May. The anniversary will also be celebrated at events organised in the Member States. us


Upcoming Events 15th-16th March 2012: 16th Conference DG Interpretation – Universities, Brussels, Belgium DG Interpretation of the European Commission cooperates very closely with universities to ensure professionally focused training of the highest quality. Once a year, DG Interpretation holds a universities conference with participants from universities, national governments and European and international institutions. This year's theme will be "tradition and innovation". Commissioner Vassiliou will give a speech. Find out more on: 12th March-15th April 2012: On-line Training Course “Global Education: The Intercultural Dimension” Organised by the North South Centre (NSC) and The Network University (TNU), the course provides an overview on why intercultural education is relevant and needed, what it means in theory and practice and how it can be improved in relation to the context of a globalised world, the local needs, its contents and methodology. Deadline to apply is 2nd March 2012. Find out more on: 18th-21st March 2012: EU Presidency Youth Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark The subject of the conference is how to foster young people’s creativity, innovative capabilities and talents as means of increasing their active participation in society and their transition to employment. More information will be soon available here: 22nd-24th March 2012: Seminar “Empowerment of youth organisations and youth-led civil society initiatives in the South-Mediterranean framework”, Malta The seminar will focus on the role and status of youth organisations/youth movements and the young people they work with as crucial actors in the development and consolidation of inclusive, participatory and pluralistic democracies based on human rights and the rule of law. Professionals and volunteers involved in youth policy processes, young multipliers involved in democratic youth movements and youth leaders having an active role in the developments of the Arab spring, bloggers and youth workers are invited to participate. Deadline to apply is 13th February 2012. Find out more on:


26th-30th March 2012: European e-skills week, Europe European campaign focused on showing people how to get jobs through e-skills in the digital age. Exciting events and activities will take place in more than 30 countries during this week. Find out more on:;jsessionid=51AA184FF74BF512E91E3D01589B38C8 18th-20th April 2012: 3rd European Platform of Youth Centres, Budapest, Hungary The European Steering Committee on Youth developed a project to promote the European Youth Centres of the Council of Europe as standard-setting instruments and examples of good practice for youth policy. This project aims at knowledge sharing and networking among youth centres across Europe. It consists of two main activities: a Council of Europe Quality Label for Youth Centres, to be awarded to youth centres that meet the standard; and an annual meeting of a European Platform of Youth Centres to ensure networking among centres recognised with the label and those aspiring to its acquisition. Deadline to apply is 19th March 2012. Find out more on: atform_of_Youth_Centres_final.doc 22ndApril-2ndMay 2012: Euro-Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists “Social media in a changing world� Alexandria, Egypt The course is organised by the Euro-Mediterranean Academy for Young Journalists in cooperation with the Swedish Institute in Alexandria and is addressed to young journalists, with at least two years of experience, from different media outlets (print, radio, tv, online, photojournalists). Participants should be 18 to 35 years old and come from 27 EU Member States, Albania, Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Mauritania, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Turkey. Deadline to apply is 22nd February 2012. Find out more on: 24th-30th June 2012: Euro-Africa Youth Summit, Brussels, Belgium Social entrepreneurs, community activists and volunteers from 18 to 24 years old, from Sub-Saharan Africa and Europe are invited to join this event. Deadline to apply is 19th February 2012. All details are available here:


3rd-12th August 2012: 8th Annual International Leadership Training Programme: “A Global Intergenerational Forum”, Connecticut, USA The forum will focus on issues concerning poverty, education, health, conflict resolution and/or transformation. Specific areas will include issues such as human trafficking, the plight of children, refugees and war, hunger, HIV/AIDS, religious intolerance, gender discrimination, racism and classism, peace education and environmental concerns. The forum is addressed to young people working in the human rights field from 18 to 30 years old from all over the world. Participants will be responsible for securing their own visa, air travel to the United States and travel to Connecticut. The UNESCO Chair Office will provide them accomodation, meals and ground transportation in Connecticut during the Forum. Deadline to apply is 2nd March 2012 Find out more on:

18th-23rd October 2012: “One Young World” Summit, Pittsburgh, USA The Summit is a global initiative aiming to bring together the best and brightest of the next generation to discuss the most critical and compelling issues of our times. “One Young World” will give young people a place to engage and have their voices heard about their future. Deadline to apply is 31st March 2012. Find out more

European Citizenship Training Courses 2012, Belgium and France. 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 5: ECTC-BE/FR in Belgium (14th-20th May 2012) Deadline: 21st February 2012. -Training Course 6: ECTC-FR in France (7th-13th May 2012) Deadline to be announced. -Training Course 7: ECTC-CR in Croatia (11th-17th June 2012) Deadline: 1st April 2012. 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:

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