Eurodesk is a free information service on EU funding and opportunities to work, study, volunteer and travel in Europe. It is intended for young people and those who work with them.

Eurodesk supports and contributes to the European Youth Portal, a European Commission website which publishes articles, news and events for young people.  The site gives information around nine main themes, covers 33 countries and is available in 27 languages.

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Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandTuesday, May 22nd, 2018 at 2:06am
Mobility First! - ASEF Cultural Mobility Initiative 2018
Mobility First! is an initiative by Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) aimed at supporting the mobility of artists and cultural professionals for cross-border activities including participation in events, networking, research and collaborative meetings. Mobility support is provided to individuals to travel from Asia to Europe, Europe to Asia & within Asia.
Who can apply
- Individuals & organisations actively involved in the field of arts & culture
How to apply:
- Individuals should apply here;
- Organisations should apply here .
- 25 April 2018 (travel period 1 June - 30 September 2018);
- 30 May 2018 (travel period 1 August - 30 November 2018);
- 30 June 2018 (travel period 1 September - 15 December 2018).
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Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandMonday, May 21st, 2018 at 10:07pm
24-27 October 2018: Nantes Creative Generations Youth Initiatives Forum, Nantes, France
The Forum will be an occasion to discuss and share innovative experiences among young people in different European countries, all of whom are involved in original projects that help strengthen the notion of citizenship, of “living together” and opening up to others.
Associations, organisations and youth groups whose participants are between 18 and 30 years old, from the Nantes metropolitan area or the [ ]Council of Europe member state, plus Belarus, are invited to apply before 3 June 2018.
Transport and accommodation and food costs of European participants will be covered by Nantes Métropole (maximum 2 participants per project).

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Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandSunday, May 20th, 2018 at 10:05pm
The partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe in the field of youth has launched a Call for good practice examples of quality projects in learning mobility in the youth field!
By learning mobility it is meant transnational mobility undertaken for a period of time, consciously organised for educational purposes or to acquire new competences or knowledge. It covers a wide variety of projects and activities and can be implemented in formal or non-formal settings.
The most interesting examples of good practice, to share, enrich and inspire will be included in the Handbook on Quality in Learning Mobility to be developed in the framework of the European Platform on Learning Mobility (EPLM).

Deadline for submissions: 4 June 2018, 09:30 CET

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Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandThursday, May 17th, 2018 at 10:15pm
The call for the European Youth Awards (EYA) 2018 has been launched!

Socially committed and creative entrepreneurs, start-up founders, designers, producers, application developers, journalists, writers under 33 (born after 1st January 1985), living in one of the member states of the Council of Europe or the Union for the Mediterranean, Belarus, Kosovo or Syria can enter their projects on seven categories:
1. Fostering Health: healthcare, sports, food, well-being;
2. Smart Learning: education, infotainment, e-skills, science and R&D;
3. Connecting Cultures: diversity, heritage, integration, gender equality;
4. Planet Friendly: sustainable energy, biodiversity, climate change, intelligent infrastructures;
5. Active Citizenship: digital journalism, democratic participation, social cohesion, human rights;
6. Sustainable Economics: financial literacy, responsible consumption, fair commerce, fundraising;
7. Managing life: personal development, relationships, activity planning, decent work;
8. Open Innovation: music and arts, crazy stuff, digital magic, improving the world;
9. Special Category 2018: mYouth.
Submitted digital project, product or application must be completed after 1st January 2017. The European Youth Award will honor up to 3 winners (persons or teams) per category. One producer or representative of the winning project will be invited to the EYA Festival (Winners Event) to present the project, product or application and receive the award personally. Travel costs will be covered with a lump sum. Accommodation will be provided. The EYA Festival will take place in Graz (Austria), from 28th November to 1st December 2018.

Deadline: 15 July 2018.
Eurodesk Ireland
Eurodesk IrelandThursday, May 17th, 2018 at 2:15am
The call for the Young Audiences Music Awards 2018 has been launched.

The Young Audiences Music Awards honours creativity and innovation in the field of musical productions for young audiences, from all corners of the world, created by community groups, schools, NGOs, companies, bands and ensembles of all forms, from solo artist to orchestra.
Entries are unique musical performances created to awaken imaginations, stir emotions, address current issues and motivate the further musical explorations of children and youth (aged 0-18).

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:
Best Small Ensemble for young audiences
Best Large Ensemble for young audiences
Best Opera for young audiences

On top of these awards, cash prizes will be presented to the Production of the Year and the winner of the Public Choice Award (selected from the top 4 nominees in each category).

The winners will be announced at YAMsession 2018, which will be held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain on the 17th of September 2018.

The deadline for submissions: 1 June 2018, 17:00 CET.

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