Eurodesk Cyprus November 2012: Employment and Entrepreneurship

A bilingual interactive newsletter about the employment and entrepreneurship, a field of the EU Youth Strategy. Youth Unemployment is in Europe reaches the 20%. European Union intents to smooth the transition from education and training to the labour market through the initiative “Youth on the Move” , one of the 7 flagship initiatives of the growth strategy “Europe 2020”.

Topics:

    • Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs- Interview: “Host Entrepreneur”
    • Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs- Interview: “Young Entrepreneur”
    • “We Mean Business” Campaign.
    • Job Vacancies and Traineeships in EU institutions.
    • Good Practices at a local level.
The publication is available HERE.
My impressions: A unique opportunity to get informed about the programme “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs” by interviewing the “Host Entrepreneur”, Mr. Michalis Charakis, and the “Young Entrepreneur”, Vasilis Tobros.

“Youth Opportunities Initiative” is part of the EU’s initiative “Youth on the Move” and aims to drive down youth unemployment.

Workforecast: The work forecast for young people

Europe is called to tackle the problem of youth unemployment. There is not doubt that the young people is a vulnerable group. In some countries the youth unemployment reaches the 60%. The young people are facing the danger to be excluded from the labor market.
The website “Workforecast: The work forecast for young people” allows the users to check the weather forecast for their country and take action by writing to the national Minister of Labor. So, get informed and take action for brighter working days!!!

“Erasmus for all”? Perhaps not

This year Erasmus became 25 years old. It is one of the most successful programmes that promotes co-operation between higher education institutions and the mobility of students, academic and administrative staff. The programme gives the opportunity to all the University students, regardless of their financial background, to study and be trained in another European country. Consequently, the Commission’s proposal about the new education and training programme is questioned in the European  Parliament.
Video: “Erasmus for all”? Perhaps not: European Parliament TV

 

Source: European Parliament / EuroparlTV

Eurodesk Cyprus:Youth on the Move initiative

The interactive bilingual newsletter of the Eurodesk Cyprus for the month March is dedicated to the European campaign “Youth on the Move”.
The “Youth on the Move” is a campaign that promotes the working,training and studying mobility in Europe.
The operator of the Eurodesk Cyprus,collected some testimonies from youngsters who participated in European Commission’s programmes.
There are also useful information and resources about Mobility opportunities in Europe,Comenius,EVS,Erasmus,Youth Exchanges,Erasmus Mundus and Leonardo da Vinci.

You may find the newsletter HERE

For Mariepaz it was a really intensive experience since she had the opportunity to talk with beneficiaries of European Commission’s programmes.