Young People with Fewer Opportunities

A bilingual publication of the Eurodesk Cyprus about the young people with fewer opportunities. The term “young people with fewer opportunities” defines the young people who do not have the same opportunities as their peers because they may face one or more of the following situations:

  • Social obstacles
  • Economic obstacles
  • Disability
  • Educational difficulties
  • Cultural differences
  • Sexual orientation
  • Health problems
  • Geographical obstacles

Topics:
Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities.
The needs of the Young people with fewer opportunities.
“Youth in Action” Programme and Social Inclusion.
Manuals for youth workers.
Read more HERE.

Useful Links:
Social Inclusion Tkit 8
SALTO and Inclusion
SALTO Inclusion Resource Centre

A school project about  social inclusion

Eurodesk Cyprus November 2012: Employment and Entrepreneurship

A bilingual interactive newsletter about the employment and entrepreneurship, a field of the EU Youth Strategy. Youth Unemployment is in Europe reaches the 20%. European Union intents to smooth the transition from education and training to the labour market through the initiative “Youth on the Move” , one of the 7 flagship initiatives of the growth strategy “Europe 2020”.

Topics:

    • Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs- Interview: “Host Entrepreneur”
    • Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs- Interview: “Young Entrepreneur”
    • “We Mean Business” Campaign.
    • Job Vacancies and Traineeships in EU institutions.
    • Good Practices at a local level.
The publication is available HERE.
My impressions: A unique opportunity to get informed about the programme “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs” by interviewing the “Host Entrepreneur”, Mr. Michalis Charakis, and the “Young Entrepreneur”, Vasilis Tobros.

“Youth Opportunities Initiative” is part of the EU’s initiative “Youth on the Move” and aims to drive down youth unemployment.

Newsletter of the Eurodesk Cyprus: Cyprus EU Youth Conference

The EU Youth Conference of the Cyprus Presidency held in Nicosia, Cyprus on 11-12-13 of September 2012. The topic of the conference was the “Youth Participation and the Social Inclusion of young people with migrant background”. The conference  broadcasted in the European Youth Portal.

The Eurodesk Cyprus participated actively in the conference by disseminating the updates in the social networks and by collecting testimonies of youth delegates.Furthermore, the Eurodesk Cyprus prepared a bilingual interactive newsletter dedicated to the EU Youth Conference.

The topics of the newsletter are:

 

  • Cyprus Presidency: “European Youth Conference”.
  • Interview: Mohamed Yassine Ennaem: A young person with migrant background who lives in Cyprus.
  • Youth delegates and volunteers share their experience.
  • Joint Recommendations of youth delegates and Directors-General for Youth.

The newsletter is available HERE.

Useful links:

Newsletter Eurodesk Cyprus: Cyprus EU Presidency

The bilingual interactive newsletter of the Eurodesk Cyprus provides information about the Cyprus EU Presidency.

Topics:

  • Cyprus EU Presidency.
  • Council of the European Union.
  • Eurodesk Cyprus and Cyprus Presidency.
  • Cyprus Youth Council: “Becoming active with the Structured Dialogue”.
  • Campaigns “Information Right Now” and “Generation 1992”.
  • Events/ Competitions.
  • Videos and Useful Resources.

Find the newsletter HERE.

Published by Eurodesk Cyprus.

Visit also the official website of the Cyprus Presidency: http://www.cy2012.eu

Eurodesk Cyprus: Newsletter May- Environment

The Eurodesk Cyprus promotes the sustainability through an interactive bilingual newsletter. The environment is one of the most important topics in the European agenda and also one of the Millennium  Development Goals of the United Nations.

Topics:

  • Envrironment and EU.
  • Interview: Charalampos Theopemptou, Cyprus Commissioner for the Environment.
  • Events- Seminars- Workshops.
  • Good Practices at a local level.

Special thanks to Mr Charalambos Theopemtou.

Find the newsletter HERE.

Useful Links:

Mariepaz had an interesting conversation with Mr Charalampos Theopemptou, the Cyprus Commissioner for the Environment.

Influence the EU Youth Policy:Structured Dialogue

The Eurodesk Cyprus presents the structure dialogue process through an interactive newsletter with useful information, videos, images, resources,useful links and interviews.
They are also included the Guiding Questions of the Cyprus Presidency.
So!!!Get involved and influence the EU Youth Policy.

The newsletter is available HERE.
The videos from the workshops from the second phase of the Structured Dialogue cycle on “Youth Participation in Democratic Life in Europe” in Sorø, Denmark on 18-21 March, are available in the European Youth Portal.

The theme of the Cyprus presidency is “Participation and Social Inclusion”, regarding the certain topics the Eurodesk Cyprus published a newsletter about the Social Inclusion and a newsletter about the Youth Participation.

Useful Links:

Eurodesk Cyprus:Youth on the Move initiative

The interactive bilingual newsletter of the Eurodesk Cyprus for the month March is dedicated to the European campaign “Youth on the Move”.
The “Youth on the Move” is a campaign that promotes the working,training and studying mobility in Europe.
The operator of the Eurodesk Cyprus,collected some testimonies from youngsters who participated in European Commission’s programmes.
There are also useful information and resources about Mobility opportunities in Europe,Comenius,EVS,Erasmus,Youth Exchanges,Erasmus Mundus and Leonardo da Vinci.

You may find the newsletter HERE

For Mariepaz it was a really intensive experience since she had the opportunity to talk with beneficiaries of European Commission’s programmes.

Eurodesk Cyprus-Newsletter February:Youth Participation

The interactive bilingual newsletter of the Eurodesk Cyprus for the month February is dedicated to the youth participation,one of the eight fields of the EU Youth Strategy.The youth participation is an important component regarding the further development of the civil society.

The topics are:

  • Active Participation and EU
  • Interview from the president of the “Cyprus Children’s Parliament”
  • Youth on the Move Event
  • Opportunities in Europe
  • Good Practices at a local level
  • Toolkits for youth workers and trainers
  • Contact Information

You may find the newsletter online here

During the interview the president of the Cyprus Children’s Parliament told to Mariepaz:“If the children have their own voice they can do a lot”

Published by edited the Eurodesk Cyprus

Find the newsletter online HERE

Short Note:The Institution of the Commissioner for the Children’s Rights was launched after a “claim” of the Children’s Parliament and of the Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children.

Pancyprian Coordinating Committee for the Protection and Welfare of Children