Erasmus+ 2016 Guide and Call Published


The Erasmus+ Programme Guide and Call for Proposals for 2016 is published. Throughout the Guide, a special focus is put on encouraging projects supporting social inclusion (notably of refugees and migrants), as well as preventing radicalisation.

Deadline for application:

- Key Action 1: Youth: 02/02/2016; 26/4/2016; 04/10/2016

- Key Action 1:  Adult learning: 02/02/2016

- Key Action 2 Youth: 02/02/2016; 26/4/2016, 04/10/2016

- Key Action Adult learning: 31/3/2016

- Key Action 3 Youth: 02/02/2016; 26/4/2016, 04/10/2016

Further Information:





EU-Youth Strategy survey

 Early this year the European Commission launched an interim evaluation of the implementation of the “EU Youth Strategy” for the period 2010-2014. In the context of this evaluation, ICF International is running a survey amongst youth organisations across the EU in order to collect their views on the “EU Youth Strategy”. Deadline of submission: 13th of September.

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Informal EPSCO Council

 European Union (EU) Ministers for Labour and Social Affairs met in Luxembourg on 16 July 2015 for an informal meeting on issues relating to Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. After focusing, in the first instance, on the social dimension of EU governance, the Ministers discussed the issue of youth employment over a working lunch with social partners and then during a session with their counterparts from Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. Also the Equality between women and men was discussed.

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adult education and health at EAEA Annual Conference 2015

 100 participants from all over Europe and beyond met end of June in Porto, Portugal, at the Annual Conference of EAEA. This year, the conference focused on “Adult Education and Health”, the annual theme of EAEA in 2015. The European office for Catholic Youth Work and Adult Education and its members were represented by Judith Wind.

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TTIP Resolution adoptet in European Parliament: claim for protection of public services and exception clause for education


 The European Parliament approved ist recommendations to European Commission Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiators by 436 votes to 241, with 32 abstentions. The European Office for Catholic Youth Work and Adult Education called that all education services financed by public and private means have to be excluded from TTIP.

A TTIP deal, once drawn up by EU-Commission and US negotiators, would need the backing of the European Parliament and the EU Council to enter into force.

EP-Resolution TTIP