Помогать, учить и развиваться. Всё о Европейском корпусе солидарности

Posted: 2016-12-13
Category: Europe
Tagged: , eu , european solidarity corps , европейский корпус солидарности , ес


Новая молодёжная инициатива Евросоюза на наднациональном уровне - "Европейский корпус солидарности". Миссия инициативы - собирать молодых людей вместе, чтобы построить более сплочённое общество, поддержать уязвимых и слабых людей и отвечать на вызовы общества.

A circular economy means systemic change

Posted: 2016-12-12
Category: Europe
Tagged: , circular economy , eu , sustainable , world

Today the circular economy is a hot topic, but  what is it exactly?


Over the last six years, the amount of waste generated grew by 10 % a year. It is clear that we must stop this trend if we want to avoid being submerged by rubbish. Today, only around 40% of the waste produced by European Union households is recycled. One kilogram per person per day maybe does not sound a lot but across the whole of Europe each year it makes a total of around 200 million tonnes of waste to be appropriately treated  somehow, somewhere.

Europe back to work

Posted: 2016-12-11
Category: Europe
Tagged: , entrepreneurship , europe back to work , unemployment , youth business network


Since the global financial crisis, high youth-unemployment rates have been a problem across the world. One region that has been hit particularly hard by this problem is Europe. Overall, the European Union youth-unemployment rate is about 20%. However, there are countries with the highest rates: Greece, Spain, Croatia and Italy, their youth unemployment numbers  are among the highest in the world. The countries with relatively low youth-unemployment rates are: Denmark, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. Unfortunately, the rate of youth unemployment in Europe is about twice as high as the rate for the general population with some studies suggesting that youth unemployment costs the European Union €100 billion every year.

Stereotype breakers! #ThisIs2016

Posted: 2016-11-29
Category: Europe
Tagged: , antidiscrimination , stereotype , thisis2016 , youth


New York Times editor Michael Luo wrote an open letter to a woman who told him to "Go back to China" in October and started the hashtag, #thisis2016. Asians/Asian Americans across the nation responded to Luo and his encounter by using the hashtag and sharing stories of their own racist experiences. We decided to respond to the hashtag as well on Bowdoin's campus. These are all real statements, quotes and encounters that Bowdoin students have experienced recently. This is our version of #thisis2016.

Александра Берлинер: NGO2Business

Posted: 2016-11-24
Category: Europe
Tagged: , ngo2business , strategic


В период с 2 ноября 2016 года - 12 ноября 2016  на территории Литвы  состоялся международный учебный курс “NGO2Business”, который был направлен на обучение эффективному сотрудничеству некоммерческих организаций с бизнесом.  Тренинг проходил в учебном центре Daugirdiškes, примерно 40 км от столицы Вильнюс.

Arthur Conan Doyle: spirits in the material world

Posted: 2016-11-07
Category: Europe
Tagged: , arthur conan doyle , europe , history , literature , sherlock holmes


Sherlock Holmes is literature’s greatest rationalist; his faith in material reality is absolute. In his certainty, he resembles his creator; but not in his materialism. From the beginning of his writing career, Doyle was fascinated by the spirit world. One of his favourite literary modes, the Gothic, allowed him to explore the world of spirits and the supernatural, of vengeful mummies and predatory vampires, of ghosts and necromancers. This was territory forbidden to Holmes on principle. Doyle, a consummate genre professional, knew what his audience wanted in Holmes: brilliant readings of urban reality from the one man able to comprehend the complexities of the sprawling metropolis of London. ‘No ghosts need apply,’ as Holmes himself says in The Sussex Vampire (which is not a vampire story at all, but a tale of domestic poisoning). As Doyle himself became drawn ever more closely into the world of the paranormal, he became increasingly frustrated with Holmes. He tried to kill him off, of course, in The Final Problem, as early as 1893. But Doyle, of all people, should have known that death is not the end. ‘I believe that if I had never touched Holmes, who has tended to obscure my higher work, my position in literature would at present be a more commanding one’, he wrote in frustration in his 1924 autobiography.

Learning to dream big for a better future of challenging youngsters

Posted: 2016-10-31
Category: Europe
Tagged: , life , ngo , non-formal education , skillset , youth


There is no person with challenging behaviour but challenging behavior. We all want to feel included in everyday life, right? On various occasions  young people coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, that are institutionalized, have a disability or a mental illness tend to be treated only as a clinical case and have a solution prepared for them. These young people tend to have bleak future prospectives and are sometimes not even allowed to dream, have a vision or shape their own future.

4Rs concept to reduce plastic waste

Posted: 2016-10-30
Category: Europe
Tagged: , 4rs , eco , ecology , plastic waste


Plastic has become the most common material since the beginning of the 20th century and plastic packaging have become an important part of the global economy. Nearly everyone, everywhere, every day comes into contact with plastics.

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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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


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.


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


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.