This year, eurodesk Germany looks back on 20 years of advising young people on mobility opportunities abroad – reason enough to reflect on its successes and take a look ahead at things to come. In an interview with ijab.de, the eurodesk team talk about what kind of advice and information they provide, the quality of their services and other prospects on the horizon. [read more]
Eurodesk is a European information network with coordination offices in 34 countries and more than 1,000 local service units. Eurodesk Germany works with over 40 partners across the country. The network aims to make it easier for young people and youth work multipliers to gain access to Europe.
Eurodesk provides experts who work with young people with information on national and European support programmes that relate to Europe, youth, mobility, education, culture and sports.
It advises young people on ways to go abroad, for instance with volunteer projects, international youth exchanges, jobs and internships, foreign high school stays or au pair programmes. Strong emphasis is laid on providing information and advice to young people and multipliers on the EU programme Erasmus+ Youth in Action.
Eurodesk is also responsible for the German-language content of the European Youth Portal.
As Eurodesk receives financial support from the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth and Erasmus+, its services are free of charge, unbiased, and provided across all organisations.
Eurodesk, the European mobility information network, was founded in Edinburgh 25 years ago. Once a regional Scottish project, the network now has coordination offices in 34 countries and runs more than 1,200 local service units. Participants were in a celebratory mood at the Eurodesk Summit in Brussels, but it was also time to reflect upon new challenges. [read more]
From 19 to 21 November 2014, the Spanish Eurodesk network met at CEULAJ (the Euro-Latin American Centre for Youth) in Molina. CEULAJ is the central residential training centre for young people of INJUVE, the Spanish Youth Institute. Eurodesk innovations and plans for 2015 were introduced and there was critical discussion of last year's work. [read more]
The Eurodesk Europe Network meeting took place in Riccione, Italy, from 6 to 9 November 2014 and, 10 months after the start of the European Erasmus+ Programme, decided on the parameters for the coming years. The Eurodesk Network is an information and advisory structure in the field of youth mobility, funded by Erasmus+. The Eurodesk General Assembly was held at the same time. [read more]
At this year's European seminar for Eurodesk's local and regional multipliers, effective dissemination of information and the possibilities offered by the Youth Guarantee were discussed with representatives of the European Youth Forum and the EU Commission. From 13 to 16 October, new online tools and advisory services were considered in Brussels. [read more]