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- 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
- "UNESCO/Keizo Obuchi research fellowships" - UNESCO invites young post-graduate researchers in developing countries with a Master’s degree or equivalent, to apply for fellowships. This Research Fellowship Programme is financed by Japan through funds-in-trust dedicated to the development of human resources - The programme, named after the late Japanese Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi, offers a total of 10 fellowships to researchers - A Lump sum contribution of US$10,000 will be awarded to selected candidates to cover research costs only - The aim is to impact on capacity building and research activities in one of four fields: Environment, with particular attention on disaster risk reduction (DRR), Intercultural dialogue, Information and communication technologies and Peaceful conflict resolution. Deadline: 30 November 2018
- "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
- “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
- "BiTriMulti (BTM) - Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges" (Training Course) - From 28 January to 1 February 2019 | Hungary- 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: 2 December 2018
- "European Digital Youth Summit 2018" (Conference – Symposium - Forum) - On14 December 2018 | Brasov, Romania - EDYS 2018 is a one-day event taking place on December 14th in Brașov, Romania, which will tackle the impact of the European funded projects in the context of a digitalized society through two workshop sessions. Deadline: 3 December 2018
- '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
- 'COMPASSION IN ACTION' (Training Course) - from 22 to 30 January 2019 | Payerbach, Austria - “COMPASSION IN ACTION” is a 7-day-lasting international training course on building communities based on empathy and well-being. The training course is targeted at youth workers, teachers, facilitators and community leaders. Deadline: 1 December 2018
- "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
- '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
- "BiTriMulti (BTM) - Multilateral Training Course for newcomers in youth exchanges" (Training Course) - 28 January to 1 February 2019 | Hungary - 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: 2 December
- "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