WiFi4EU: registration opens for EU financing of free wireless internet hotspots in public spaces

WiFi4EU: registration opens for EU financing of free wireless internet hotspots in public spaces. Municipalities can now register for EU financing of free wireless internet hotspots in public spaces → http://europa.eu/!fu68xN

Research Associates -RISE

No. of Positions: Twenty (20) full-time equivalent (part-time/full-time)
Positions Category: Employment contract
Location : RISE, Nicosia, Cyprus
http://www.rise.org.cy/en-gb/vacancies/

Administrators in the field of Audit

Are you looking for a career in audit in the international public sector? We are looking for new colleagues to work as auditors, primarily with the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg.
Your duties will include work in areas such as financial, performance and internal audit. You may also be required to provide assurance and advisory services in all operational fields of the EU with the aim of improving governance and management.
The EU institutions have a lot to offer. You can expect a wide range of opportunities for professional development and personal growth. You will be working with highly qualified colleagues from all over Europe in multicultural, multilingual and diverse teams. We require significant levels of resourcefulness, resilience and mental agility, but we also provide a chance to make a significantly positive impact on Europe and its citizens.
Respect for cultural diversity and promotion of equal opportunities are founding principles of the EU and we endeavour to
apply equal opportunities, treatment and access to all candidates. You can find out more about our equal opportunities policy and how to request special adjustments of selection tests for candidates with disabilities and special needs on our equal opportunities page.
Don’t miss this fantastic career opportunity – registration opens on 22 March 2018.
https://epso.europa.eu/content/Administrators-field-Audit_en

Europe Direct Larnaca supports Startup Europe Week 2018 Larnaca!

Startup Europe Week is the largest multi-event of its kind for startups in Europe and the third edition will be held 5 – 9 March 2018. The growth hacking agency RiseTech Media is an official co-organiser and will hold 4 events to showcase the support and resources available for entrepreneurs in Limassol (5/3), Nicosia (6/3), Larnaca (7/3) and Paphos (8/3).
Europe Direct Larnaca supports the event in Larnaca. The #SEW18 Larnaca event will be hosted at the new Youth MakerSpace Larnaka.
Startup Europe Week aims to showcase the support available to entrepreneurs on a city and regional level. Why is this necessary? Regional diversity and local policy making still play a big role in shaping European startups, from helping entrepreneurs to incorporate a company, to providing grants or taxes breaks. For this reason, taking a local perspective is crucial to supporting entrepreneurs in Europe.
In 2017, #SEW17 saw 280+ co-organisers organize hundreds of events in 40+ countries. The week of events reached 100000 entrepreneurs across Europe, and as a grassroots movement achieved 18 million+ impressions on social media.
In 2018, #SEW18 will be held between 5-9 March, with +300 events planned. SEW now has 50+ countries involved and is expanding beyond Europe to include Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. In the spirit of regional connection, #SEW18 will be launched with a joint event between two local ecosystems: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain and Brasov, Romania.
This year, RiseTech Media is an official co-organiser and will hold four events to showcase the support and resources available for entrepreneurs in Cyprus. The startup networking events are open to anyone who works with startups or who is thinking about starting their own business. The event will be held on 7th of March and will have the participation of local entrepreneurs, investors and startup founders such as Panayiotis Philimis (CyRIC/Gravity Incubator), Yiannis Menelaou (Lykke), Natalia Demetriou (Bandster) and RiseTech Media growth hacker Panis Pieri (DisruptCyprus.com).
Join us and register for the event via the link below
7th March 2018: #SEW18 Larnaca: Join the disruptive side of startups https://www.f6s.com/sew18larnaca
To find other SEW events across the world, go to: www.f6s.com/sew18

WORK POSITIONS-EUROPEAN COMITTEE OF THE REGIONS

ADMINISTRATOR (M/F)
Reference: CDR-AD5-AD8-5-18
Job Title: ADMINISTRATOR (M/F)

Directorate: Directorate B, Legislative Work 1
Unit/Service: Coordination team

Function Group: AD
Grade: AD5-AD8

Management: No
Location: Brussels

Deadline: 28/02/2018 12:00

Duties 
Horizontal support for the work of the thematic commissions:
 
Coordination of thematic and opinion planning for the Directorate (annual calendar, annual work programmes, thematic planning, opinion planning, etc.),
Monitoring of inter-institutional relations (European Commission, EU Presidencies, European Parliament, etc.),
Management of the processes and procedures related to the work of the commissions in accordance with the CoR regulatory framework,
Follow-up of administrative and financial affairs of relevance to the Directorate (including proceedings of the CoR’s Commission for Administrative and Financial Affairs)
Coordination of the input of the Directorate to IT projects.
Coordination of the preparation of horizontal documents within the Directorate:
Compilation of documents (briefings, background documents, reports) requested by the President and/or the Secretary General, in cooperation with the thematic units and other Directorates (where relevant),
Compilation of draft CoR Resolutions of a horizontal nature.
Organisation: coordinating the annual administrative reporting exercises of the Directorate:
Impact Report
Management Plan and Rolling Action Plan
Activity Report
Ex-post exercise and audit 
Qualifications and skills required 
Good understanding of the internal organisation of the CoR and its regulatory framework;
Ability to manage autonomously a diverse portfolio of administrative tasks and communicate efficiently within the Directorate and outside;
Good drafting skills and experience in preparing administrative planning / reporting documents;
Good political skills and experience in the frame of an institution;
Good team player, communicative and client-oriented personality;
Very good organisation and prioritisation skills;
Thorough knowledge of one official language of the European Union and a satisfactory knowledge of another official language of the EU. For functional reasons, a good knowledge of English is required, a good knowledge of French is considered as an asset;
Knowledge and/or experience of the procedures related to the CoR legislative works will be considered as an asset.

Related Information
CDR-AD5-AD8-5-18
FREN

http://cor.europa.eu/en/about/jobs/Pages/CDR-AD5-AD8-5-18.aspx

Job Opportunities for Research Fellows at the Joint Research Centre

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission’s department responsible for creating and managing much of the knowledge used to support the European Commission’s policies. Operating in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, with 2,000 researchers, the JRC is currently seeking research fellows (in English) with sound scientific research experience and a desire to work at the interface of science, knowledge and policy, in the following fields:
Biology, Chemistry, Natural Sciences, Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Oceanography / Marine Sciences, Nanotechnology, Nanobiotechnology, Veterinary, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Sciences, Statistics, Material Sciences, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, Educational Sciences, Psychology , Geography, Environmental Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Meteorology, Ecology, Forestry, Geology, Hydrological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, Nutritional Sciences.
In return successful applicants can expect to apply their scientific work to policy questions, to be part of a stimulating multi-cultural environment and receive a competitive remuneration package.
The JRC supports a diverse, inclusive and flexible working environment.
The JRC operates a continuous open call for researchers; thus, there is no deadline. When positions become vacant, JRC’s scientific units perform a search in the database for suitable profiles.
The selection procedure is available in all 24 EU official languages.

https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/working-with-us/jobs/vacancies/function-group-iv-researchers

Euro-Med Youth Forum “Sustainable Participation and Active Citizenship”

Seminar / Conference
18-22 April 2018 | Larnaca, Cyprus
This Forum is an initiative of the Erasmus+ National Agency of Cyprus and its Partner Institutions in an effort to strengthen cooperation in the EuroMed area.
The topics of Youth Participation and Active Citizenship align with the European Youth Strategy, as well as the National Youth Strategy (NYS) which is being implemented by the Youth Board Cyprus (National Agency of the Erasmus+ YiA Programme in Cyprus) for the period 2017-2022. The NYS of the Youth Board of Cyprus perceives young people as valuable citizens who can actively and creatively contribute to the development and prosperity of their local community, country, and to global advancement. Young people’s participation in policy formulation, implementation and evaluation are core values of the NYS. This participatory approach also ensures that policy responses meet the needs and challenges of young people and that the youth dimension is reflected in policy making and action planning.
Cyprus has its distinguished geographic location in the EuroMed area and is adept in playing an active role in the further development of youth participation and active citizenship in the wider region. For this reason, the Forum will bring together representatives from both European and South-Mediterranean countries, with a core interest in strengthening participation, in particular of young people, and in further promoting the concepts of citizenship and democracy, comprising the development of an understanding of the EU’s values with neighbouring countries.
The importance of enhancing cooperation in the EuroMed area is based on the shared history of the Euro-Mediterranean neighbouring countries, which face a collective reality and a joint future in the region. Therefore, the Forum emphasizes the role of policy makers and active organisations in supporting young people, considered to be significant players in bridging the two sides of the Mediterranean, such that channels of cooperation and targeted action are enhanced.
Within the geopolitical context of the EuroMed area, cooperation becomes a greater necessity for sustaining young people’s participation through alternative methods, focusing particularly on the complexities and challenges within their local realities. Therefore, we believe that youth work, youth educational programmes (formal and non-formal), community interventions, national and local development strategies are required to support the process of sustainable participation. The Forum will highlight practices and tools that support young people so that they can actively partake in their communities.
Objectives of the Forum
● Contributing to a better understanding of participation and active citizenship in the Programme and South-Mediterranean countries;
● Motivating young people to take an active role in their communities;
● Promoting the value of cooperation in the EuroMed area;
● Raising awareness of the key competences for and through participation;
● Fostering collaboration among different players present at the Forum.
The Forum will also be an opportunity to address questions on youth participation through connecting the theoretical part with the participants’ local realities.
Methodology
The Forum will last 3 full days, from 18 (arrival day) to 22 (departure day) of April 2018, with around 60 participants. The Forum’s methodology is based on the non-formal learning approach (i.e. collective learning, group and panel discussions, showcases, inputs from experts and policy makers) and will offer space to closely engage participants in sharing their practices, tools, experiences, and relevant resources.
A group of 60 Junior Ambassadors, young students from Cyprus participating at the European Parliament Ambassador School programme, will participate on the 2nd day of the Forum.
Participant Profile
Participants must be at least 18 years of age and must:
● come from Programme and South-Mediterranean countries;
● be youth workers/youth leaders (or young people) interested in being active in their communities;
● be representatives of civil society, youth organisations and sports clubs working with young people;
● be representatives of local authorities, especially those who work on improving citizenship education;
● be representatives of educational institutions interested in developing youth participation and active citizenship.
The Forum will be conducted in the English language, apart from a small session which will be carried out in Greek and for which interpretation will be provided.

https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/euro-med-youth-forum-sustainable-participation-and-active-citizenship.7078/

28 WORK POSITIONS in the ECB

1.German Translator, Language Services Division Communication
18 Jan 2018

2.Summer 2018 Research Graduate Programme in Directorate General Research
19 Jan 2018

3.PhD Traineeship in the Directorate General Monetary Policy
Economics
19 Jan 2018

4.Construction Project Manager/Architect/Civil Engineer
Administration
22 Jan 2018

5.PhD traineeship in the field of stress testing and macroprudential policy
Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability
22 Jan 2018

6.Traineeship in the field of stress testing and macroprudential policy
Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability
22 Jan 2018

7.Traineeships (PhD) in the Fiscal Policies Division
Economics
23 Jan 2018

8.Banking Supervisor, Supervisory Policies Division
Micro-Prudential Supervision IV
24 Jan 2018

9.Market Infrastucture Expert
Market Infrastructure and Payments
24 Jan 2018

10.Internal Models Supervisor (Market Risk and Counterparty Credit Risk)
Micro-Prudential Supervision IV
24 Jan 2018

11.Data Management Expert
Market Operations
24 Jan 2018

12.IT Security Awareness Expert
Information Systems
25 Jan 2018

13.Adviser in the Institutional and Sectoral Oversight Division
Micro-Prudential Supervision III
29 Jan 2018

14.Head of Internal and External Engagement Division in DG Communications
Communications
29 Jan 2018

15.Deputy Head of Internal and External Engagement Division in DG Communications
Communications
29 Jan 2018

16.Head of Infrastructural Facility Management Division
Administration
29 Jan 2018

17.Traineeship in the Directorate General Monetary Policy
Economics
29 Jan 2018

18.European Banking Supervision – SSM Traineeship
Micro-Prudential Supervision I
29 Jan 2018

19.Principal Supervisors, Institutional and Sectoral Oversight Division
Micro-Prudential Supervision III
30 Jan 2018

20.Traineeship in Operational Risk and Business Continuity Management
Chief Services Office
30 Jan 2018

21.Market Operations Expert (ESCB/IO), Market Operations Systems Division
Market Operations
31 Jan 2018

22.2018 ECB Graduate Programme
Human Resources
31 Jan 2018

23.Deputy Director General International & European Relations
International & European Relations
2 Feb 2018

24.Legal Counsel Supervisory Law Division
Legal Services
5 Feb 2018

25.Traineeships in the Directorate General Finance
Finance
5 Feb 2018

26.European Internal Audit – Traineeship Programme
Internal Audit
6 Feb 2018

27.Adviser in the Crisis Management Division
Micro-Prudential Supervision IV
13 Feb 2018

28.Head of Section in Crisis Management Policy and Cooperation Section
Micro-Prudential Supervision IV
13 Feb 2018

https://www.ecb.europa.eu/careers/vacancies/html/index.en.html

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT-Embassy of the Netherlands in Cyprus

https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/latest-news/news/2018/01/11/job-vacancy-senior-economic-policy-advisor-trade-and-investment-promotion

Call for tenders for translation services regarding texts in the financial and banking field

The Translation Centre for the Bodies of the European Union, hereinafter referred to as the Translation Centre, is launching 1 call for tenders for the conclusion of multiple framework contracts for translation services regarding texts in the financial and banking field relating to the work of the various bodies and institutions of the European Union for which the Translation Centre provides translation services.
The texts for translation are from English into Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, Spanish, Estonian, Finnish, French, Irish, Croatian, Hungarian, Italian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Maltese, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian and Swedish.
The notice of call for tenders has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union, supplement S 1 dated 03/01/2018, Ref.:2018/S 001/000002 (this text is the authentic version). The Official Journal mentioned is available at the usual sales points of the Publications Office of the European Union. It can also be consulted on the website of the Publications Office at http://ted.europa.eu
In order to complete your bid as accurately as possible, you are requested to follow the instructions below.
-Carefully read each document at the bottom of this page and scrupulously respect all the indications set out in it.
-Read the draft contract which gives an overview of the conditions governing your provision of translation services in the event of a contract being awarded.
-Connect to the Call for tenders portal (https://calltenderportal.cdt.europa.eu) and complete the registration form and send it electronically by clicking on the “submit” button. Print, date and sign this form and join it as the cover page of your tender and complete, for each lot submitted, the “Linguistic team” form and join it in your tender in Part B under point 4.4, for each lot submitted.
A FAQ page, updated frequently, is also available at the bottom of this page.
Any queries or requests for further information may be sent by e-mail to tenders@cdt.europa.eu

http://cdt.europa.eu/en/tenders/fin17