Europe

International Youth Mobility On Healthy Life - Style receives Erasmus+ Good Practices Award 2016

Posted: 2016-10-10
Category: Europe
Tagged: , active youth , erasmus+ , latvia , portugal , youth participation , youth work

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For the first time in the history of Portugal, the  Erasmus + Education and Training National Agency and Erasmus + Youth in Action National Agency   both managing the implementation of European Union’s Erasmus+ programme in Portugal  held an award ceremony of good practices of projects financially supported by Erasmus + Youth in Action and Erasmus + Education and Training program.   The award ceremony took place on the  International Day of Peace on 21st September, 2016  in Braga (Portugal).

The pet therapy from different perspective - animals as social facilitators

Posted: 2016-10-06
Category: Europe

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It is our pleasure to share our great experience taking part at the Erasmus+  KA1 Mobility of youth workers  Training Course ’EuroPet Partners’’ which took place from 18-24 September 2016 in Cagliari (Sardinia) – Italy.  Project gathered together 33 educators, social workers, youth workers, trainers, volunteers interested into developing their skills, participants with fewer opportunities and special needs   (3 participants per country) from Italy, Turkey, Spain, Poland, Romania, Portugal, United Kingdom, Latvia, Slovenia, Sweden.

Два года анти-коррупционным реформам в Украине

Posted: 2016-10-06
Category: Europe
Tagged: , anti-corruption , reforms , ukraine

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Осенью исполняется два года с того момента, как в Украине началась новая эпоха анти-коррупционных реформ. Под этой эгидой в Риге завершилась одноимённая публичная дискуссия от открытого общества «Delna» с фокусом на коррупцию политических партий. Латвийскую столицу посетили гости как из государственного, так и общественного сектора Украины, журналисты, правозащитники. Спустя два года пришло время выдохнуть и подвести итоги, посмотреть на вызовы и проблемы.

The Youth Council of my Dreams!

Posted: 2016-09-29
Category: Europe
Tagged: , iceland , training , youth council

Training Course

4-9 December 2016 | KEX Hostel - Reykjavik, Iceland

Deadline: 18 October 2016

I have a dream that one day all municipalities will have youth councils that empower youth to have a say in issues affecting their life. I have a dream that one day local government will make no decisions without collaboration with their youth councils.

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Study Visit to the Hague

Posted: 2016-09-20
Category: Europe
Tagged: , education , hague , students , study , study visit

Type of venue: Study Visit

When and where: 28 November - 2 December 2016 | the Hague, Netherlands

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Study visit for youth leaders/youth workers to UN-institutions and other international organizations in the Hague to learn about their work and develop a network of youth organizations interested in working with international projects!

 

NGO Fundamentals

Posted: 2016-09-08
Category: Europe
Tagged: , conference , discussion , ngo , turkey

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Training Course

29 November - 5 December 2016 | Eskisehir, Turkey

Discuss, strengthen & develop “the model” for a sustainable youth NGO by focusing on topics such as organizational identity, organizational structure, activity planning, source management and sustainability.

Беженцы: уехать нельзя остаться

Posted: 2016-09-07
Category: Europe
Tagged: , crysis , eu , latvia , refugees

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На минувшей недели из новоприбывшей партии беженцев в 23 человека в Латвии остались только два человека. 21 беженец покинули Латвию и уехали в более обеспеченные западные страны, — в частности в Германию. Однако, несмотря на то, что беженцы уехали из Латвии — государство по прежнему платит им пособия (!).

 

Open call: GLOBSEC Young Europeans’ Forum 2016

Posted: 2016-08-23
Category: Europe
Tagged: , education , forum , globsec , program , youth

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Bratislava, October 2016

As the European Union and Europe as a whole are facing unprecedented challenges, politicians, analysts, journalists as well as the general public keep looking for solutions and calling for thorough and strategic reforms for the Union. On this occasion we are seeking to engage exceptional young Europeans in the GLOBSEC Young Europeans’ Forum 2016, the CALL FOR APPLICANTS is now open until 11 September, midnight CET.
 

How to Raise Startup Funding in Europe (Free Webinar)

Posted: 2016-08-22
Category: Europe
Tagged: , business , europe , startup , webinar , youth

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If you have a startup idea or are building a startup that may look for funding, then don't miss this special event! On this free, interactive webinar, we will welcome the founder of one of Europe's top first-round funds to discuss how startups in the region can raise funding.

 

European Youth Press open call: WE ARE RECRUITING

Posted: 2016-08-15
Category: Europe
Tagged: , eu , eyp , opencall , vacance , youth press

WE ARE RECRUITING: ‪#‎EYP‬ is looking for a ‪#‎Communications‬ ‪#‎Volunteer‬ to support the implementation of the External Communication strategy and actions.

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To apply, please send us your CV and Motivation Letter. Deadline is: 16.08.2016
 

Call for participants: Camp “Youth and Defence 2016”

Posted: 2016-08-05
Category: Europe
Tagged: , baltics , kaunas , lietuva , military , youth camp

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Place: Kaunas, Lithuania on 21st-25th August

Are you at the age between 18 to 24 years old? Want to represent your country and experience the life of true soldier? Then Lithuanian Atlantic Treaty Association (LATA) is pleased to invite you to the international military camp “Youth and Defence 2016”.

Spanish Island to be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy

Posted: 2016-08-04
Category: Europe
Tagged: , eco energy , europe , green energy , spain

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A tiny Spanish island with just 10,000 residents is about to do something amazing. El Hierro, the smallest of the Canary Islands, plans to completely sever ties with the traditional power grid and move entirely to renewable energy. The island plans to become completely self sufficient next month when its 11.5 megawatt wind farm kicks into gear. El Hierro already has a water turbine that generates electricity, and the added wind power will enable the island to go totally off-grid.

by KRISTINE LOFGREN

Kristine is a writer and designer from Salt Lake City, Utah. Passionate about green design and pretty words in equal parts, she spends her days blogging, writing, designing and working towards her Masters in English at the University of Utah. Kristine discovered her passion for the environment while growing up on the trails of the Rocky Mountains and has had her feet (and hands) in the dirt ever since.

Will Brexit boost Marine Le Pen’s Front National?

Posted: 2016-07-25
Category: Europe
Tagged: , debates , debating-europe , eu

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Has the Front National benefited electorally from Brexit? It is, of course, too early to say for certain. If Britain thrives outside the European Union, then it might make a vote for the Front National seem less like a leap into the unknown.

The day after tomorrow: What is next for the UK and the EU?

Posted: 2016-07-18
Category: Europe
Tagged: , eu , future , uk

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The time we all have been afraid of has arrived. The area we have entered is totally uncharted. This is not a characterization that promotes terror but it sure is a characterization that tries to figure out the unknown. For the first time in its history, the European Union will say goodbye to a member state. But is this goodbye forever? I think it is not. Maybe this won’t be the very end of a long lasting relationship.

By Leonidas Asimakopoulos

10 интересных фактов о Франции

Posted: 2016-07-14
Category: Europe
Tagged: , celebration , europe , facts about france , france , national day

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Франция. Как много в этом слове. Для кого-то это символ романтики и признаний в любви.. для кого история, Наполеон, вино или стиль жизни. Так или иначе, — о Франции не слышал только ленивый. Сегодня в рубрике интересные факты-Европа, — 10 фактов о Франции, посвященные Национальному празднику 14 июля.

Знакомство с European Art Forum вместе с Александрой Берлинер

Posted: 2016-07-13
Category: Europe
Tagged: , alexandra berliner , europe , european art forum

От редакции: Александра Берлинер представляет проект European Art Forum с места событий, — Брюсселя.

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С 25 по 27 июня в столице Бельгии прошел European Art Forum, где принимали участие художники, архитекторы и музыканты со всей Европы.

Проблема бедности в ЕС: реквием по мечте?

Posted: 2016-07-12
Category: Europe
Tagged: , бедность , дискуссия , ес , неравенство , проблема

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Глобальный экономический кризис охвативший планету создаёт всё новые формы неравенства. Реальности уровня бедности и социального неравенства в ЕС шокируют. К такому выводу приходит Синтия Бернава в своём исследовании, основанном на последних данных ОБСЕ.

Follow Your Dreams - CANCELLED: Facing Reality of Social Exclusion and Poverty in European Union

Posted: 2016-07-11
Category: Europe
Tagged: , analysis , eu , expert , poverty , povetry , strategic

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The global  financial and economic crisis has created new forms of insecurity and social exclusion. The latest research "Focus in Inequality and Growth" of  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)  reveals that the gap between rich and poor is now at its highest level in 30 years in the most developed countries. The number of people at risk of poverty or social exclusion has increased also in most European Union.

Победа Украины на Youthvision

Posted: 2016-07-05
Category: Europe
Tagged: , azerbaijan , ukraine , youthvision

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Украинский певец и победитель "Голосу країни. Перезавантаження" Игорь Грохоцький завоевал для Украины  ПЕРВОЕ МЕСТО на международном песенном конкурсе под названием Youth Vision 2016. (На фото Победитель Игорь Грохоцкий и жюри от Украины Валерия Манзюк радуются победе)

UN Human Rights Council resolution on youth and human rights: a step forward for youth rights

Posted: 2016-07-02
Category: Europe
Tagged: , human rights , un , youth

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30th June, the Human Rights Council of the United Nations adopted a resolution on Youth and Human Rights, which emphasises the importance of young people’s political participation and calls for a panel on youth and human rights in the autumn at which youth organisations should be represented.
 

See Beyond: Training entrepreneurship

Posted: 2016-06-28
Category: Europe
Tagged: , entrepreneurship , eu , hungary , skills , training

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Training Course

25 July - 3 August 2016:  Creative Space, Hollókő, Hungary

See Beyond is a skill and self-development training course using the Synergy Method to improve yourself as a youth worker and as a young entrepreneur in order to realize how you create your own impact.

Brexit. EU referendum results in full

Posted: 2016-06-24
Category: Europe
Tagged: , brexit , eu , refendum

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Britain has voted by a substantial margin to leave the European Union. The picture that is emerging is of a heavily polarised country, with remain areas coming in more strongly for remain than expected, and leave areas more strongly for leave. Geographically, Scotland and London have voted overwhelmingly for remain, but outside the capital, every English region had a majority for leave.

Youthpass is much more than simply a certificate

Posted: 2016-06-16
Category: Europe
Tagged: , citizenship , eap , eu , europe , youth , youthpass

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The demand for a qualified workforce in technology and research intensive sectors is and will remain at a high level, with an impact on the demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics related skills. Modern and  knowledge-based economies require people with higher and more relevant skills.  The economic crisis has increased youth unemployment and risks of social exclusion of young people to unacceptably high level.

 

New training course in Zaragoza: Dis-connect

Posted: 2016-06-10
Category: Europe
Tagged: , erasmus+ , mindfulness , spain , youth

Training Course
15-24 August 2016 | Sierra de Vicor (Zaragoza), Spain

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Dis-connect is an innovative training for youth workers focused on providing the participants with applicable tools for a more conscious use of technology and a more effective use of time, through specific techniques based primarily on -Mindfulness.

European research universities form a new lobby organization—but did they need it?

Posted: 2016-06-06
Category: Europe
Tagged: , denmark , eu , italy , netherlands , norway , students , univercities

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Nine European universities that invest heavily in research have set up a new group to lobby the European Union's institutions. The Guild of European Research Intensive Universities, announced on Wednesday, includes the University of Oslo, the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, and the University of Bologna in Italy. It's seeking new members before its official launch in November.