NO: 11/2012 | DATE: 15th June 2012
Section in the Spotlight
The deadline for the Section in the Spotlight application is each month on the 20th. Will your section win next time? Apply on esn.org.
Topic of the month
final call for eduk8 participants
Would you like to explore yourself and develope your training skills? Are you open minded and would like to get more involved in the wonderful world of ESN? Are you willing to dedicate a week to do so? Eduk8 is a international training event where ESNers all over Europe will practise leadership, motivation and much more and develop their skills to hold professional trainings. This year the event will take place in Slovakia from the 10-18th of August. Find out more about the event and the application process here
Get involved in ESN
Open Call: Fundraiser ESN AISBL
We are looking for a FUNDRAISER to join our team and work with us in our headquarters in Brussels! Position available from the beginning of August 2012. If you are interested send your CV and motivation letter to email@example.com till 25th of June 2012. Read the open call on esn.org!
ESN Turkey celebrates 25th Anniversary of Erasmus!
As you know the year 2012 is the 25th Anniversary of the Erasmus Programme and Erasmus Student Network is celebrating this important year by many events taking place on local and national level all around Europe. Read about ESN Turkey and the events that ESN Turkey has organized in the past month. They organized two big national events for its celebration of the anniversary.
Read the article on esn.org to find out all the details!
Slovakian celebration of the 25th anniversary of erasmus
ESN Slovakia is proud to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Erasmus programme in Europe and the 15th anniversary in Slovakia in a high style. Five towns, 1500 kilometres, more than 50 000 new faces and uncountable amount of feelings from magnificent project called ErasmusWeek has left us – all of these shows for itself. We wanted to present to the general public, how Erasmus changes our lives, moves us forward and gives us opportunities. Read more on esn.org
Open Call: National Boards Meeting OC
We are looking for a motivated section to organise the NBM in October or November and welcome the National Boards of ESN for their meeting. The National Boards Meeting is a bi-annual meeting of the National Boards of ESN in order to share knowledge and experience as well as discuss cooperations and projects. The deadline to apply is 18th July 2012. In order to apply as an OC, please read the Event Policy Paper and the guidelines. For more information ask the National Representative of your country.
YOUth for You
PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival - Call for Entries
Are you under 25 and enjoy making videos? Submit a short video of maximum 5 minutes with the theme migration, diversity, social inclusion and win nice prizes. The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the International Organization for Migration is holding a video festival to address key challenges in their communities related to migrant integration, inclusiveness, identity, diversity, human rights and social cohesiveness, both at local and global levels.
Read more here.
Commission Consultation - Easier rules on entering the EU for study, traineeships of volunteering
The European Commission is seeking input to collect opinions on future rules on the entry and residence of non-EU students, school pupils, trainees and volunteers in the EU. This could lead to a revision of the "Visa Directive" from 2004. You can access the Consultation until the 23rd August. The consultation is addressed to the broadest public possible to propose future actions.
Help the European Commission by filling out the survey.
Opportunities: Workshops, Jobs, Internships
Your first EURES job
European Commission launches a pilot project to help young people find jobs. In its initial phase 'Your first EURES job' will aim to improve cross-border mobility for 5 000 young people; four selected employment services from Germany, Spain, Denmark and Italy will help young people look for work in Member States other than their own. 'Your first EURES job' will also serve as a testing ground for transforming EURES – the network of Member States' employment services – towards a pan-European employment service.
More information on the website of the European Commission.
Open Call: Secretary General for "Youth for Exchange and Understanding"
The international non-governmental youth organisation YEU International (Youth for Exchange and Understanding International) based in Brussels is looking for candidates to fill the position of Secretary General. Find more information in the Open Call.
Your chance to win a €100 travel voucher!
It’s competition time! The ESN and 9flats summer competition started on 15th June and will run till 29th June. Set up your own account with 9flats and make a first booking request to enter the prize draw of up to 50 x €100 9flats discount vouchers.
Enter the competition through www.esn.org/partner/9flats. Good luck!
Europe besides ESN
Video clip: how the EU can help young people improve their skills and job prospects
Young people have been hit especially hard by the economic crisis. A rising number are facing unemployment in Europe, making them feel frustrated, fearful and hopeless. In response, the European Commission introduced the Youth Opportunities Initiative (YOI) – a set of measures aimed at increasing young people's employability. Find out what are the the main programmes available for young people in this video clip.
- Erasmus For All roundtable
Katja Krohn attended the "Erasmus for All" roundtable in the European Parliament. Katarína Neveďalová invited different stakeholder to a roundtable in the EP to discuss the Commission's proposal "Erasmus for All". Many organisations and associations found their way to the roundtable and listened to the Parliament's and Commission's remarks about the new programme. The student organisations mainly voiced their concerns about the operating grants.
- Alumni Medley
The ESN Alumni Medley is taking place 21st - 24th June in Zurich, Switzerland. More information on esn.org
- Cultural Medley
The Cultural Medley is taking place from June 28th to July 2nd in Antalya, Turkey. More info: http://culturalmedley.esnakdeniz.org/
- CNR Zagreb
The next meeting of Council of National Representatives will take place in September in Zagreb, Croatia.
- ESN Italy - July 6th to 8th July in Vieste
- ESN Belgium - July 7th to 8th in Louvain-la-Neuve
- ESN Greece - July 20th to 22nd July in Thessaloniki
- Regional Platforms
- SWEP in Madrid, Spain - October 25th - 28th
- WEP in Southampton, UK - November 1st - 5th
- NEP in Tallin, Estonia - November 8th - 11th
- CEP in Graz, Austria - November 15th - 18th
- SEEP in Athens, Greece - November 22nd - 26th
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