YEYS turns 10: Vote for the future!

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is launching its tenth “Your Europe, Your Say” event, which will take place in Brussels on 21-22 March 2019.
As part of the “Your Europe, Your Say” (YEYS) event, 33 schools (from the 28 EU Member States and the five EU candidate countries) will be invited to Brussels to participate in a debate on a topical issue that concerns young people.

Youth in Action: Invitation to submit applications for an info visit to Brussels

The Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus is organising an information visit to Brussels between 6-9 November 2018, for Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot young people actively involved in the civil society of Cyprus (including, but not limited to, volunteering organisations, culture and sport activities and youth leadership).

17/09/2018 – 11:00 to 30/09/2018 – 23:45
Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus, EU House, Lord Byron Avenue 30, 1096 Nicosia
The aim of the visit is to acquaint the participants with European Union’s institutions such as the Commission, Council, Parliament, European Economic and Social Committee and Committee of the Regions. The main focus will be on European integration, citizens’ rights and the rights of young people. The initiatives of the European Union with respect to youth and volunteering will be presented, and participants will have the opportunity to network and create bonds between them as well as with officials of the European institutions attending the meetings, for possible future collaboration.
The costs of the visit are covered by the European Commission. These include the flight tickets, accommodation, transportation in Brussels from and to the airport and the hotel and certain meals. Please note that no interpretation will be available, therefore excellent command of the English language is required.
Eligible for the visit are young people between the ages of 18 and 30, involved in the political, social and cultural life of Cyprus. The young people should represent civil society organisations engaged in volunteering, culture and sports, and youth leadership.
Due to the limited number of places, a selection based on factors such as the CVs of applicants and the diversity and activities of the organisations will take place. Normally, only one person will participate per organisation. Priority will be given to applicants who have not participated in an information visit in the past.
The interested young people should submit their application (personal details, short motivation letter, a description of the objectives of the organisation) by 30 September 2018 accompanied by a nomination form signed by your organisation. If the nomination form is missing, your application will not be examined. Participants must hold a valid EU travel document (passport or ID card).
The selected participants will be informed on 8 October 2018.
The tickets cannot be returned or exchanged.
The application form (see below) should be returned to Mr. Zinonas Sokratous at the following address: by 30 September 2018, either by email, preferably in one PDF document or by hand to the European Commission Representation in Cyprus, EU House, Lord Byron Avenue 30, 1096 Nicosia. ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATIONS, WITH ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ATTACHED, WILL BE EXAMINED.
For any inquiries, please contact Mr. Zinonas Sokratous or Ms. Kezban Akansoy ( at the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus at the telephone number 22817770 between 11:00 and 13:00 or by email, at the contacts given above.


The European Union in Jordan 🇪🇺️ is looking for a Translator/Interpreter. Apply if you have at least 3 years of experience in translation of official and press documents as well as 3 years’ experience in interpretation. Deadline for applications is 11 July. For more information: 👉

Civil Society Prize

A total of EUR 50 000 will be awarded to a maximum of five winners. The deadline for applications is 7 September 2018 and the award ceremony will take place on 13 December 2018 in Brussels. The EESC Civil Society Prize is open to all civil society organisations officially registered within the European Union and acting at local, national, regional or European level. It is also open to individuals. More information can be found here:

The Cyprus Energy Agency is seeking to hire 2 employees for the position of internal expert

This post concerns engineering graduates, with no or partial professional
Required qualifications:
1. BSc in Engineering
2. Very good knowledge of Greek and English language
3. Very good knowledge of Computers and Microsoft Office software
4. Driving License
In order to participate in the filling process, candidates are invited to send their CV
and letter of interest together with their application to the email Applications will be accepted until 31 May 2018.
More information about the position can be found here.

Fully Funded UNESCO Scholarship in Hamburg, Germany

Fully Funded UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is accepting applications for the CONFINTEA Research Scholarships 2018. In September 2018, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) will offer at least three CONFINTEA Research Scholarships for a period of one month each to researchers from UNESCO Member States and/or Associate Member States. Prospective scholars will be able to benefit from using UIL’s knowledge base and resources for their research in the area of lifelong learning with a focus on adult and continuing education, literacy, and non-formal basic education.
UIL will provide each scholar with a workstation and access to the considerable resources of its unique library. In addition, scholars will have a chance to exchange knowledge with other scholars, UIL staff and its external partners. They will work under the supervision of a UIL specialist, but they should also be prepared to work on their own initiative. Scholars are expected to present the research they have undertaken at UIL. Furthermore, in the months following completion of their scholarship, they must report on follow-up activities and the results of their research. Upon completion of their scholarship, participants will be eligible to join UIL’s Alumni Network.
UIL will arrange and pay for health insurance, accommodation close to the Institute, and a return economy ticket to Hamburg, Germany, where the Institute is based.
Additionally, scholars will receive a lump sum of €500 contributing to other costs incurred before, during and after their research stay at UIL (such as visa costs, transport, and daily subsistence).
Open to researchers and education professionals from UNESCO Member States and/or Associate Member States
UIL particularly welcomes applicants from the Global South.
Researchers should work in the area of lifelong learning with a focus on adult education and continuing education, literacy and non-formal basic education.
Selection Criteria
Participants are selected on the basis of their potential to produce:
policy proposals;
programme tools;
articles; and
research papers
Official Link
Deadline: 31st May 2018

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 →!fu68xN

Research Associates -RISE

No. of Positions: Twenty (20) full-time equivalent (part-time/full-time)
Positions Category: Employment contract
Location : RISE, Nicosia, Cyprus

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.

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 (
Join us and register for the event via the link below
7th March 2018: #SEW18 Larnaca: Join the disruptive side of startups
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