Save Erasmus for students from 2014 to 2020: YES we can, say MEPs

The culture and education committee on Tuesday adopted the new YES EUROPE programme for youth, education and sport, merging all the EU programmes for education, training and sport and Erasmus for higher education. More than five million students, of all ages, should enjoy greater mobility and cooperation abroad thanks to €18 billion in EU funding for the years 2014 to 2020.

Find more HERE.
Watch the recorded meetings  HERE.

Source: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/

“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: Newsletter May- Environment

The Eurodesk Cyprus promotes the sustainability through an interactive bilingual newsletter. The environment is one of the most important topics in the European agenda and also one of the Millennium  Development Goals of the United Nations.

Topics:

  • Envrironment and EU.
  • Interview: Charalampos Theopemptou, Cyprus Commissioner for the Environment.
  • Events- Seminars- Workshops.
  • Good Practices at a local level.

Special thanks to Mr Charalambos Theopemtou.

Find the newsletter HERE.

Useful Links:

Mariepaz had an interesting conversation with Mr Charalampos Theopemptou, the Cyprus Commissioner for the Environment.

Influence the EU Youth Policy:Structured Dialogue

The Eurodesk Cyprus presents the structure dialogue process through an interactive newsletter with useful information, videos, images, resources,useful links and interviews.
They are also included the Guiding Questions of the Cyprus Presidency.
So!!!Get involved and influence the EU Youth Policy.

The newsletter is available HERE.
The videos from the workshops from the second phase of the Structured Dialogue cycle on “Youth Participation in Democratic Life in Europe” in Sorø, Denmark on 18-21 March, are available in the European Youth Portal.

The theme of the Cyprus presidency is “Participation and Social Inclusion”, regarding the certain topics the Eurodesk Cyprus published a newsletter about the Social Inclusion and a newsletter about the Youth Participation.

Useful Links:

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.

Eurodesk Cyprus-Newsletter February:Youth Participation

The interactive bilingual newsletter of the Eurodesk Cyprus for the month February is dedicated to the youth participation,one of the eight fields of the EU Youth Strategy.The youth participation is an important component regarding the further development of the civil society.

The topics are:

  • Active Participation and EU
  • Interview from the president of the “Cyprus Children’s Parliament”
  • Youth on the Move Event
  • Opportunities in Europe
  • Good Practices at a local level
  • Toolkits for youth workers and trainers
  • Contact Information

You may find the newsletter online here

During the interview the president of the Cyprus Children’s Parliament told to Mariepaz:“If the children have their own voice they can do a lot”

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Find the newsletter online HERE

Short Note:The Institution of the Commissioner for the Children’s Rights was launched after a “claim” of the Children’s Parliament and of the Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children.

Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children

Eurodesk Cyprus-Newsletter January: Social Inclusion

The interactive bilingual newsletter of the Eurodesk Cyprus for the month January is special dedicated to the social inclusion,one of the eight fields of the EU Youth Strategy.

The topics are:

  • Social Inclusion and EU
  • School for the Blinds “Saint Barnabas”,interview from the Headmaster
  • Opportunities in Europe
  • Good Practices at a local level
  • Toolkits for youth workers and trainers
  • Contact Information

You may find the newsletter online here

After the interview from the headmaster I have another one moto: Disability is an Ability, Mariepaz

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Newsletter of the Eurodesk Cyprus-December: Volunteerism

The Newsletter of the Eurodesk Cyprus for the month December is special dedicated to volunteerism since the 2011 was the European Year of Volunteering.

An interactive billingual newsletter with interesting topics such us:

  • 2011:European Year of Volunteerism-official video of the year
  •  Pancyprian Volunteerism Coordinative Council
  • EVS:Interview with Eleni Michael,an ex-EVS volunteer.Useful links such as the EVS database,National Agency of the Youth in Action Programme,Youth Networks
  • Good Practices at a local level

You may find the newsletter online here

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“There is not an I in the team but there is a yoU in the volunteer”

“The volunteer makes the difference”-Slogan of the 2011 European Year of Volunteerism