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International Conference on the European Solidarity Corps

European Solidarity Corps
Background, implementation approaches, perspectives

Europäische Akademie Berlin; 23.05.2017 from 9 – 22h

European Solidarity CorpsThe European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is a newly established EU-initiative which shall provide opportunities for young Europeans to engage in solidarity activities across Europe, to gain experience, develop skills and increase their chances on the labour market. However, as pointed out by civil society organisations, many questions still remain to be discussed, especially concerning financial and organisational issues as well as regarding the synergies with established EU exchange and volunteer programmes (EVS, Erasmus).

In cooperation with EUNET and European partners, the European Academy Berlin is organising a one-day expert conference for German and European disseminators.

The conference will pursue the following aims:

  • Information and multiperspective discussion on the current development of the ESC, especially regarding its aim to foster solidarity between the EU member states and to contribute to fighting youth unemployment in Europe,
  • Discussion about the positioning of the ESC within the landscape of existing European programs and initiatives and the possible synergies between them,
  • Exchange on best practices and exploitation of possible common measures in civic (youth) education and voluntary work regarding the strengthening of European solidarity.

Programme Conference on European Solidarity Corps
Registration Form Conference on European Solidarity Corps

Due to the kind support of the German Federal Foreign Office and the European Union, participation in the conference is free of charge (including meals and programme costs).
The number of places is limited.

For those participants who need accommodation in Berlin, rooms at the European Academy Berlin are available at a preferential rate of 69 Euro per person/room, including breakfast.

Please register as soon as possible and at the latest by May 9, 2017.

For any further details please contact
Claudia Rehrs
Tel.: +49 30 89 59 51 37
E-Mail: cr@eab-berlin.eu

EUNET Youth Committee: Training Course 2017 registration is now open!

EUNET Training Course 2017The EUNET Youth Committee is pleased to invite you to its new training course “Digital Creative Methods”, which will take place in Altenkirchen, Germany from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd April 2017.
14 places are available with one representative from each organization. Please, keep in mind the age limit of 35 set by the EUNET Youth Committee. The seminar will be entirely conducted in English (no translation provided).

Registration is now open!

Check out the designated website for further information and registration.

Europa Multiplikatoren Seminar 2017

Zielgruppe dieser Veranstaltung der Europäischen Akademie Nordrhein-Westfalen sind Multiplikatoren, insbesondere Lehrerinnen und Lehrer aller Schulformen, aller Fachrichtungen und aus allen Bundesländern sowie Soldatinnen und Soldaten aller Teilstreitkräfte der Bundeswehr. Regelmäßig nehmen an diesen Veranstaltungen auch immer einige Multiplikatoren aus anderen EU-Staaten teil.

Multiplikatoren wirken täglich bewusst oder unbewusst direkt und indirekt auf die politische Meinungsbildung einer erheblichen Zahl anderer, vor allen Dingen junger Menschen ein. Das Seminar soll durch Vermittlung von grundlegenden Informationen zur aktuellen europäischen Politik und durch ein breites Maß an Diskussion die Bereitschaft und Fähigkeit der Teilnehmer(innen) fördern, ihrer Multiplikatorenrolle inhaltlich und argumentativ gerecht werden zu können.

Das diesjährige Europa-Multiplikatoren-Seminar 2017 findet vom 04.12. – 08.12.2017 in Aachen statt.

2017 wird Ereignisse, Herausforderungen und Entscheidungen bescheren, die geeignet sind, das Zusammenleben der Menschen im Rahmen der Europäischen Integration nachhaltig zu verändern. Hiermit soll sich das Seminar beschäftigen, Bilanz ziehen und Perspektiven betrachten.

Der Titel der Veranstaltung lautet deshalb: Was nun, Europa?

Die endgültige Auswahl der zu behandelnden Themen wird aktualitätsbezogen erfolgen. Zur Zeit ist an die Bearbeitung folgender vier Themen gedacht:

  • Europa und der Brexit
  • Die transatlantische Beziehung im Wandel
  • Bestandsaufnahme der Flüchtlingspolitik der Europäischen Union
  • Populismus in der Europäischen Union

Näheres dazu entnehmen Sie bitte dem Flyer Europa Multiplikatoren Seminar 2017
Der Tagungsbeitrag beträgt € 320,- (für ausländische Teilnehmende € 160,-).
Anmeldung Europa Multiplikatoren Seminar 2017

Zur Klärung von weiteren Fragen wenden Sie sich bitte an Hanns Christhard Eichhorst (eichhorst@eanrw.eu oder +49 (0)228 94930124)

Apply now for the Czech-German Young Professionals Program (CGYPP)!

Czech-German Young Professionals ProgramThe Czech-German Young Professionals Program (CGYPP) is an international network for young professionals from Germany and the Czech Republic. The program links the fields of academia, business, media, public administration and NGOS.

The European Academy Berlin and the Association for International Affairs from Prague are inviting twelve young professionals from Germany and the Czech Republic to participate in a series of workshops and to collaborate on relevant economic, political and social issues. Participants have the opportunity to enter into discussion with distinguished experts and to acquire practical advice, ideas and stimulus for their future professional careers.

The program topic for 2017 “Solidarity, stability and security in post-factual times” will be analyzed and discussed

  • in Prague, 30 March to 2 April 2017
  • in Berlin, 8 to 11 June 2017 and
  • in the border region, 7-10 September 2017.

Those who are interested in current political and social questions as well as in cross-border and cross-sector networking can apply until 15 February 2017. Program language is English, candidates should have at least three years’ work experience.

More information can be found at www.eab-berlin.eu and www.cgypp.eu

Flyer Czech-German Young Professionals Program 2017

Candidates from the Czech Republic may send their application (letter of motivation and CV) to Zuzana Lizcova, Association for International Affairs, Prague (zuzana.lizcova[at]amo.cz).

Candidates from Germany may send their application to Claudia Rehrs, European Academy Berlin (cr[at]eab-berlin.eu).

We are looking forward to your application!

Public consultations on the Europe for Citizens Programme

Europe for CitizensThe European Commission (DG HOME) is currently preparing the mid-term evaluation of the Europe for Citizens programme 2014-2020 and has contracted Deloitte to conduct an external study for this purpose.

In this context, a public consultation in all official EU languages was launched.
The aim of this consultation is to collect views and opinions on the results and impacts of activities and projects co-financed by the Europe for Citizens programme between 2014 and 2016 and to assess their relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and EU added value.
Contributions are sought from individuals, programme stakeholders, public authorities, civil society, beneficiaries and non-successful applicants.

Deadline is April 10th 2017

European Commission public consultation on the Europe for Citizens programme (all EU languages)

In addition to this public consultation run by the Commission, Deloitte is conducting, as part of the  mid-term evaluation, a web-based survey focusing on three different stakeholder groups:

  • action grant beneficiaries,
  • operating grant beneficiaries
  • and non-successful applicants,

asking about first-hand experience with the programme.

Deadline is February 10th 2017

Deloitte survey on the Europe for Citizens programme (English only)

We would highly appreciate if you could take the time to respond to the public consultation and to the web-based survey.