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:https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/agenda/our-events/events/2018-eesc-civil-society-prize

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
experience.
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
savvas.vlachos@cea.org.cy. Applications will be accepted until 31 May 2018.
More information about the position can be found here.
http://www.cea.org.cy/en/thesis-neou-michanikou/

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.
Benefits:
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).
Eligibility:
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

http://uil.unesco.org/event/call-applications-confintea-research-scholarships-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 → 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/