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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.
- 'Update to transnational' (Training course)| El Padul, Granada - From 20 to 27 February 2019 and 1-8 March 2019 - Costs: Travel costs covered up to a limit of €275 (per activity). Food and accommodation 100% free. Membership fee of 5 EUR for non-members. Participation fee Malta is of €10 - Transnational youth initiatives allow youth themselves to implement actions of their interest and that address specific topics. Youth initiatives are unique opportunities, however further training is required in this area. This training course aims at empowering people to explore the possibilities of establishing an international association and preparing projects for transnational youth initiatives. This activity is open for youth leaders, project managers and voluntary and professional youth workers. Deadline: 16 January 2019
- "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
- My! Europe - Young MEPs for Democracy, aims to encourage young's people to be involved as a European active citizen.
Keeping the 2019 European Parliament elections in mind, the aim is to foster young people's participation in democracy through the real simulation of a working session of the European Parliament. The project will be held between 16th - 23rd of February
- "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
- "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.
SALTO Youth Opportunities
- "DIG-IT up!" (E-learning) - From 13 to 18 May 2019 | Cyprus - The aim of the training course is to provide digital knowledge and skills and find creative ways on combining analog and open-air activities in youth work with digital tools and apps that are used by youngsters, through a hands-on approach and experience. Deadline: 13 February 2019
- "Training for Trainers: Faker Fighters" (Training Course) - From 20 February to 3 March 2019 | Novi Sad, Serbia - This activity is aimed at developing a pool of trainers and facilitators in the field of media literacy and critical thinking education, as a resource for the implementation of educational activities for young people in non-formal context. Deadline: 23 January 2019
- "Conference: Recognise it! Inspiration to Advance" (Conference – Symposium - Forum) - From 14 to 17 April 2019 | Naples, Italy - The Conference is the last step of the process that the organisers started in 2016 with regard to the recognition of youth work. The idea is to present the achievements of the process at national and international level with this final Conference. Deadline: 3 February 2019
- "Linguistic Workout! English communication competences for transnational youth projects" (Training Course) - From 18 to 24 March 2019 | Mollina (Málaga), Spain - This TC aims to improve communication competences in English with a functional methodology focusing on international youth work within Erasmus+. It targets participants seeking to build partnerships and develop international youth projects. Deadline: 11 February 2019
- '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
- 'European Solidarity Corps as a tool for sustainable and systematic work with young people in NEET situation' (Training Course) - From 18 to 23 February 2019 | Jurmala, Latvia - Powerful training course for those who would like to explore the programme „European Solidarity Corps” from different perspective, i.e., how to use the programme as a tool in work with young people in NEET situation through systematic approach. Deadline: 21 January 2019
- 'MOOC: Digital transformation of youth organizations' (E-learning) - From 21 January to 8 February 2019 | online course, Spain - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Digital transformation of youth organizations” is aimed to encourage youth organizations to use different digital tools for their managment, communication, educational activities and activism actions. Deadline: 16 January 2019
- 'Mobility Taster for Inclusion Organisations - Ukraine 2019' (Training Course) - From 10 to 14 April 2019 | Ukraine - Did you know you can organise international youth projects for your young people from disadvantaged backgrounds? Come and discover what Erasmus+ Youth and the European Solidarity Corps can do for you and the young people you work with. Deadline: 13 February 2019
- 'Master the Network. Efficient partner search and management' (Training Course) - From 11 to 17 March 2019 | Mollina (Málaga), Spain - Master the Network will use the methodology of experiential learning. Participants in this activity (youth leaders and youth workers) will go through the whole participation cycle to gain knowledge, skills and attitudes in first person. Deadline: 20 January 2019
- 'FuturE+' (Seminar) - From 12 to 15 March 2019 | Bucharest, Romania - International event aiming to analyze the current Erasmus+' response to organizational needs and to collect input on the format of the future program in connection with the European Youth Strategy. Deadline: 27 January 2019
- 'FuturESC' (Seminar) - From 12 to 15 March 2019 | Bucharest, Romania - International event aiming to analyze the current European Solidarity Corps' response to organizational needs and to collect input on the format of the future program in connection with the European Youth Strategy. Deadline: 27 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
- '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
- "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
- "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
- "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
- '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