Europe and Youths

The Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC), is the branch of the European Commission charged with all aspects relating to European Youths. It has eight main areas of responsibility in the field of youth, outlined in the EU Youth Strategy 2010-2018, covering the education, work, wellbeing, and inclusion of youth across Europe.

A number of initiatives have been put in place to meet these responsibilities, for instance:

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European Youth Portal

The European Youth Portal (Cyprus) offers European and national information and opportunities that are of interest to young people who are living, learning and working in Europe, such as:

 

 

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European Youth Card (EYC)

The European Youth Card provides discounts on accommodation, museums, theatre, travel, shopping and more. It also gives vital information on various opportunities and projects that the youth can take part in, either nationally or globally.

There are over 60.000 discounts, which can be searched for using the EYC database with an interactive map. To find out about a card in a country, click on the country in the interactive map and read their profile.

Details for applying for a European Youth Card in Cyprus can be found on the Youth Board of Cyprus website.

 

 

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Erasmus+ programme

Erasmus+ is an EU programme for boosting skills and employability through education, training , youth, and sport. Between 2014-2020 the programme will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience, and volunteer abroad. Click here for more information.

 

 

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Eurodesk

Eurodesk provides information on European policies and opportunities for young people. The information given aims to inform the reader of developments in the EU and provide sources, which will allow the reader to follow the debates on these key issues at European level.

Eurodesk also has a Eurodesk European Database for traineeship (internship) opportunities. The database alphabetically lists the different traineeship opportunities, competitions, funding opportunities, fellowship programmes etc.

Eurodesk Cyprus contacts

 

 

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