Could you be a voice for Youth? The Donegal Youth Service is encouraging young people in Donegal to consider becoming Eurodesk Ambassadors.
The Panel is recruiting new members now.
What is Eurodesk?
Eurodesk provides up-to-date information on EU funding programmes such as Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps to young people and youth organisations. We also offer information on opportunities to work, volunteer and study in Europe.
Eurodesk is a recognised European support structure under Erasmus+, the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. Eurodesk Ireland is part of Léargas, Erasmus+ National Agency in Ireland.
The role of a Eurodesk Ambassador is to:
- Spread information about Eurodesk and European mobility opportunities
- Provide feedback on our informative materials
- Create youth friendly content (blogs, videos, articles) for our online platforms.
- There is no cost to be a Eurodesk Ambassador.
According to the EAP Coordinator Katarzyna Kurzeja: “The Eurodesk Ambassadors Panel (EAP) is a very unique project run by Eurodesk Ireland. We are working with young people who are interested in the EU mobility project or/ and have already taken part in one of many various opportunities available to them, such as volunteering, studying or working abroad.”
The typical commitment is to attend monthly meetings, and organise three events per year.
The ideal Eurodesk Ambassador is:
- Between 18 and 30 years old
- Involved in youth activism and/or European mobility opportunities
- A good communicator, enthusiastic, a team player and interested in European matters.
We offer Eurodesk Ambassadors:
Free information materials and online training (such as an introduction to Eurodesk and its information tools, European funding programmes for young people, writing skills, and so on).
Supported from the Eurodesk Ireland multipliers’ network as well as the national office located at Léargas.
We welcome applications from young people from all communities and backgrounds. We will make all efforts possible to facilitate the involvement of young people with additional needs.
Katarzyna who also is a Youth Information officer with Donegal Youth Service states: “The panellists receive the training and a chance to use their skills in a teamwork environment- they are active on social media, prepare articles, stay in touch with young people, help disseminate local information… But first of all, they are the faces of the youth in Ireland.
“They are real people, present real stories, and share real experience that they have gained during the European mobility. If you are aged 18 to 30 and you would like to be involved in the EAP work, the next step is to sign up – deadline is 12th of September 2021.”
For more information about any Donegal Youth Service programmes and supports please visit www.donegalyouthservice.ie, or find DYS on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Donegal Youth Service is a registered charity.
Registered charity number: 20050696.