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- 'Youth Exchange Leadership Skills' (Erasmus+ Training Course) - From 20 to 25 January 2019 | Pragelato, Italy - ‘Youth Exchange Leadership Skills’ seeks to explore the factors that define quality in group leadership within Youth Exchanges before, during and after stages of a youth exchange project and develop participants’ competencies in realising such projects and leading groups to Youth Exchanges. The aim of the project is to create a long term, substantial educational experience for youth exchange group leaders towards the maximization of learning and minimization of risk for the young people they will be leading in the future, and through these, to increase the recognition of their role as learning facilitators/educators. Deadline: 10 December 2018
- This section gives both students and graduates the opportunity to apply for various traineeships offered by the European Union. By simply accessing the following link, one may find study visits, research programs, internships and much more, for different levels of education and fields of studies. Find out more about these offers through the link.
- "Schuman Traineeships in the European Parliament" - The goal of the Schuman traineeships is to contribute to EU citizens’ European education and vocational training and to provide an insight into the work of the European Parliament. By accessing this portal, youths will be given the opportunity to participate in traineeships across all Europe, all of which focus on different topics. Find out more about these offers through the link.
- "Postgraduate studies at the EUI" The European University Institute provides advanced academic training to PhD students. The EUI carries out research in a European perspective (fundamental research, comparative research and Community research). - Doctoral programmes are offered in the following Departments: the Department of History and Civilisation, the Department of Economics, the Department of Law and the Department of Political and Social Sciences. - Research students can study for periods from one to three years. Three years for the Institute's doctorate; one year's study in comparative, European and international law (the Ll.M.); or in exceptional cases, one or two years' doctoral training at the Institute before defending a thesis in the home university of the student - Candidates should have an adequate knowledge of two official languages of the European Union. They should propose a specific thesis project that should be within the research areas covered by the Institute. Guidelines on how to set out the research proposal can be found on the (reverse side) of the application form. Deadline: 31 January 2019
- "Bogliasco Fellowships Programme" - Fellowships are awarded, without regard to nationality, to qualified persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in the following disciplines: archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film or video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theatre, visual arts - In the Arts, the study centre welcomes persons doing both creative and scholarly work (such as art history, musicology, film criticism and so on). With respect to music and theatre, the centre does not have rehearsal studio space for persons wishing to work extensively in performance. However, since 2013, the Bogliasco Foundation has a brand-new, state-of-the-art 365 sq ft dance studio, including a sprung floor with marley surface, mirrors, portable barres, and audio-video projection and recording capabilities - Each year approximately 50 fellowships are awarded. Their duration of the residency at the Liguria Study Center is 30 to 34 days depending on the geographic origin of the fellow, his/her discipline, and various scheduling requirements of the Foundation - Applications are reviewed twice a year - During their stay at the Centre, fellows and accompanying spouses/companions are provided with accommodation and subsistence. Deadlines: 15 January 2018 for the fall-winter semester and 15 April 2018 for the Spring semester.
- Vulcanus in Japan - Japan - The programme consists of industrial placements for EU/COSME students. It starts in September and ends in August of the following year in order to accommodate the academic year in EU Member States. This programme aims to improve and stimulate the industrial co-operation and better mutual understanding between Japan and the EU. Deadline: 20 January
Other Youth Opportunities
- "Deutsche Welle (DW) International Journalism Traineeship Program 2019" - This traineeship is one of the most prestigious journalism training programs in Europe, giving you the chance to learn all the skills you need to work successfully as a multimedia reporter and editor. The DW traineeship is all about gaining hands-on experience in radio, TV and online with a combination of intensive practical training blocks and newsroom placements both within DW and internationally. In this, trainees benefit from DW's strong ties to other German public broadcasters and international media houses. Trainees are also able to explore the journalism trends of the future – from digital storytelling to data journalism and virtual reality. In addition, you will have the chance to develop a larger piece of innovative content through involvement in the scheme's journalism projects. Deadline: 11 January 2019
- "Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019" - The Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge 2019 is now open. Are you someone using technology to solve the world’s social and environmental problems? Apply for the Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge for the chance to win $100,000 in prize money. The third annual Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge aims to recognize new business ideas that leverage technology for social impact from student entrepreneurs around the world. The Challenge is open to students and recent alumni from any college or university. Deadline: 11 January 2019
- "2018 CGAP Photo and Video Contest for International Students" - Africa is a center for financial innovation, home to M-Pesa, the mobile money service launched a decade ago that has revolutionized digital financial services and helped lift many thousands of households from poverty. Africa also is the continent with the largest number of people living in extreme poverty, and many lack the financial tools that could help improve their lives. For its 13th annual contest, CGAP is looking for striking photographs and short videos that tell the story of how financial services empower poor people and communities in Africa. Show us how financial services expand opportunities for poor people in Africa and enable people to build sustainable livelihoods. An expert panel of judges will award prizes for vivid, memorable work that shows why financial inclusion matters. Deadline: 14 December 2018
- "European Migration Forum" - From 3 to 4 February 2019| Belgium - The European Migration Forum is a platform for dialogue between civil society and European institutions on issue related to migration, asylum and integration of non- EU migrants. The 5th edition of the Forum will focus on safe and regular migration, for both humanitarian and other reasons, including a reflection on how to implement the Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees and on the role that the civil society organisations and other local actors can play in this interaction between the international and the local dimension. Deadline: 14 January 2019
- "Class of 2020 Call for Applications" | America - New America’s Fellows Program invests in thinkers—journalists, scholars, filmmakers, and public policy analysts—who generate big, bold ideas that have an impact and spark new conversations about the most pressing issues of our day. Fellows advance ideas through research, reporting, analysis, and storytelling. We look for projects that are original and ambitious, with viable plans for their implementation. There is no set template for a successful fellowship project. Some projects focus on furthering a new public policy idea through either a domestic or international lens, while others illuminate longstanding dilemmas of American life from new angles. Our goal is to find bold, impactful thinkers and to fund them for a year; long enough to make progress on a book, develop a series of articles, produce a documentary, or work on another project that is accessible - Deadline: 1 February 2019
- “Teaching Geography in challenging times” EUROGEO 2019 - from 14 to 16 March 2019| Paris, France - Our society depends on constructing an understanding and managing rapidly changing environments. Growing population will cause increasing demands. Resource developments in remote environments are needed to meet them. Now, more than ever, we all need to be able to access and use geographical information to examine spatial interrelationships and potential conflicts.
Within this context some of the cross-cutting challenges EUROGEO 2019 will seek to examine include:
- What research responses can geography bring to dealing with complex challenges?
- How do new technologies and the increasing open access to data help us to address issues we face today and those of the future?
- What role does or should geography play in society?
- How should education respond to the ever-increasing importance of geographic information?
- What is geography‘s contribution to making citizens?
How does geographical education need respond to needs of society and the world around us?
EUROGEO 2019, Teaching Geography in challenging times will provide opportunities to discuss the role and potential of Geography to solve today and future issues as well as to respond to needs of society and the world. Deadline: 7 February 2019
- Blue book traineeship at the EEAS - The Blue Book Traineeship scheme offers a paid internship of 5 months with the European Commission or some executive bodies of the European Institutions like the European External Action Service, starting on either 1st March or 1st October.
- Youth Voluntary Work Scheme - The Youth Voluntary Work Scheme aims to support Young People taking an active part in voluntary organisations. The first goal is to help young people improve their skills and employment prospects by giving them an opportunity to take up volunteering as part of their non-formal and informal learning process. It will also enable them to discover the value of voluntary service and helps to foster a sense of community and active citizenship. Closing Date: 31st December
SALTO Youth Opportunities
- "Actions On: Social Enterprise & Social Economy - South Africa" (Study Visit) - From 21 February to 3 March 2019 | Port Elizabeth, SOUTH AFRICA - A study visit for social enterprise managers, NGO coordinators and staff, policy makers, youth workers, trainers, social workers and educators. Explore approaches to Social Enterprise & Social Economy and enrich your vision, knowledge and understanding. Deadline: 7 January 2019
- 'Training Course "Inclusion & Diversity Taster"' (Training Course) - From 27 to 31 May 2019 | Bucharest, Romania - Training course for “mainstream” youth work organisations, motivated to start working on inclusion & diversity issues and/or include more diverse groups in their international projects Deadline: 3 February 2019
-'Insightrainer, Creatrainer!! A Long Term Creative Learning Process for Trainers Part IV: Product Jam' (Training Course) - From 21 to 26 January 2019 | Ankara, Turkey - This is the final activity of a series of Insightrainer Creatrainer (IC)workshops. The participants of Product Jam are selected from the participants of the IC Workshops previously run during the year (creative writing; visuals & comics; games & play). Deadline: 16 December 2018
- 'Inclusive Volunteering in Social Economy - Partnership-building Activity' (Partnership-building Activity) - From 30 April to 4 May 2019 | Ankara, Turkey - SALTO I&D and the Turkish National Agency for Erasmus+:Youth in Action programme would like to see more young people with fewer opportunities taking part in volunteering projects. Deadline: 10 January 2019
- 'KA2 NOW - Innovation in Youth Work' (Conference – Symposium - Forum) - From 20 to 22 February 2019 | Berlin, Germany - After 5 years of Erasmus+ Youth in Action, a lot of impactful outputs and good practices in the field of Youth have been developed under KA2 Strategic Partnerships. Deadline: 9 December 2018
- 'URBAN ART & CO.: The power of education through urban art' (Seminar) - From 13 to 18 May 2019 | Esch/sur/Alzette, Luxembourg - This is a seminar for artists, educators and cultural organizers involved with youth work and social issues. Discover how art can animate public spaces, design ways to use urban art in youth work, and look for strategic partnerships within EU programs Deadline: 1 March 2019
- 'Project Management (PMP) for Youth Organizations' (Training Course) - From 14 to 21 April 2019 | Moscow , Russian Federation - The course is designed for youth workers who would like to improve their project management skills. After the course you will understand better how to design the projects and implement them on the highest level. Deadline: 28 February 2019
- "Training for Trainers (Beginners)" (Training Course) - From 24 February - 3 March 2019 | Moscow, Russian Federation - We invite youth workers and youth leaders who would like to learn how to become a youth trainer to join the course - Training for Trainers. Deadline: 10 January 2019
- "C.O.A.C.H. Training Course" (Training Course) - From 3 - 9 June 2019 | Bulgaria - Coaching is the process of helping another person to perform at the peak of his or her abilities. Coaching emphasizes generative change, concentrating on defining and achieving specific goals. R. Dilts Deadline: 9 April 2019
- "The Art of Dialogue" (Training Course) - From 16 - 20 March 2019 | Vienna, Austria - How can you apply the “Art of Dialogue” approach in EU Youth Dialogue activities? The main focus of the training is to support those who facilitate the dialogue process or specific activities planned by National Working Groups within their work plans. Deadline: 7 January 2019
- "PBA: Mountain spirit - Strategic EVS for Nature Conservation" (Partnership-building Activity) - From 22 February - 1 March 2019 | Peja, KOSOVO * UN RESOLUTION - Networking activity for NGOs, volunteers, youth workers, activists involved in nature conservation and youth volunteering activities. The aim is to provide space for establishing contacts, exchange and work on ideas and future cooperations. Deadline: 14 January 2019
- "Cross Over" (Training Course) - From 13 - 17 January 2019 | Sigulda, Latvia - This is invitation to international phase of annual training course "Cross Over" about the quality of Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership projects (KA2) in youth field. Everyone with potential KA2 project idea in youth field can apply for training.
- "Youth Engagement Expert Meeting" (Seminar) - From 15 - 18 January 2019 | Portimão, Portugal - The event will involve experts in youth engagement, campaigning and communication projects to give feedback on communication plans and tools for the EP elections campaign within the long-term project “European Youth Together: Road to the Future”
- "BiTriMulti (BTM) - Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges" (Training Course) - From 9 to 13 April 2019 | Poland - The aim of the BiTriMulti course is to offer an international learning experience for practitioners active in the youth work field, enabling them to develop their competences in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects;especially newcomers to this field Deadline: 27 January 2019
- "Tuning In - To Learning and Youthpass" (Training Course) - From 8 to 13 April 2019 | Czech Republic - This five-day training course provides practical support to facilitate learning in youth work activities, based on the Youthpass process. Deadline 14 January 2019
- "YOCOMO 2 – The Trigger for attitudes and behaviours - Second pilot course on working on and with the ETS competence model for youth workers to work internationally" (Training Course ) - From 6 to 12 May 2019 | Bornheim-Walberberg, Germany - In professional development one of the challenging parts to approach is our attitudes: not so tangible and easy to measure, yet crucial in our work with young people. They manifest in our behaviours, which influence our work, relations and social context. Deadline: 17 February 2019
- "What Could Go Wrong? How to Deal With Meestaeks in Erasmus+ projects" (Training Course) - From 24 to 30 March 2019 | Hungary - The training aims to help new Erasmus+ beneficiaries (Youth workers, youth leaders and project managers) to identify the most common mistakes when organizing E+ Youth projects and look at ways to prevent these mistakes with alternative solutions for when they occur. Deadline 20 January 2019
- "European Conference “Regaining Europe – The Role of Youth Work in Supporting European Cohesion” (Conference – Symposium - Forum) - From 12 to 15 March 2019 | Leipzig, Germany - The current developments in Europe raise some concern about its future. The main concern these days is to preserve European principles and prevent a return to nationalist tendencies. Deadline: 20 January 2019
- 'POWER - Project Factory for Empowerment of Young People in and after Imprisonment' (Training Course) - From 3 to 9 March 2019 | Latvia - Activity for staff members of closed institutions (detention services, prisons etc.), probation centres and NGO’s to explore non-formal learning* and develop common Erasmus+ & European Solidarity corps projects involving young people in/after imprisonment. Deadline: 6 January 2019
- 'SMS 4 “Show My Skills” '(Training Course) - from 22 to 28 March 2019 | Siwa Oasis, Egypt - Training course in the sunny Egyptian Oasis on leadership and event-management skills communicate through non-formal learning, intercultural and experiential learning and designed for highly motivated young people active in youth organizations. Deadline: 12 February 2019
-"Widening Horizons- A Training for Organisation Hosting and Sending Volunteers" (Training Course) - from 29 January to 1 February 2019 | Dublin , Ireland - This training aims to support organisations hosting and sending volunteers through European Solidarity Corp to explore the experience and learning outcomes for the volunteer. Deadline: 14 December 2018
- "Training for Trainers" (Training Course) - from 31 January to 6 February 2019 | Olde Vechte Foundation, Ommen, Netherlands - Training for Trainers is a 7-day international course for trainers experienced in the youth field and it's build upon 4 elements: provocative training, unique method of training design, somatic aspects of trainership and contextual learning. Deadline: 6 January 2019
- "Formela Teoprax V4" (Training Course) - from 25 to 29 January 2019 | Slovak Republic - The main goal of this TC is to understand the differences between non-formal education, formal education and informal learning. Deadline: 9 December 2018
- "ATOQ BU- Advanced Training on Quality in Bulgaria" (Training Course) - from 11 to 16 March 2019 | to be defined , Bulgaria - ATOQ training course aim at increasing quality within youth exchanges. Based on previous exchanges, an international group of youth workers will focus on quality aspects and improve management competences in order to raise quality of future exchanges. The target of the ATOQ is to support youth workers/leaders in increasing the quality of the European youth exchanges they set up within the Erasmus + Youth Programme. Deadline: 10 January 2019
- "TICTAC - Multilateral Training Course to support quality in youth worker mobility activities under Erasmus+ Youth in Action " (Training Course) - 25 February to 3 March 2019 | Greece - TICTAC is targeted at voluntary and professional youth workers and youth leaders interested in using international cooperation to enhance their local development strategies, it supports designing quality Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme projects. Deadline: 13 January 2019