160 PhD Grants

Ph.D. grants are available for nationals of most EU member states. These are EU member states that have signed the EUI Convention. A limited number of additional grants are available for non EU member states.



EUI Admissions Office

Email: [email protected]

Tel: + 39 055 4685 373

Transnational cultural tourism products and Tourism and accessibility for all 

Two themes:

THEME A – Cultural & Industrial heritage products (Topic ENT-05-2014)

THEME B – Accessible Tourism (Topic ENT-06-2014)

Deadline: 21/10/2014

For more information visit the official website  http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/newsroom/cf/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=7700&tpa=0&tk=&lang=en

Χορηγίες για διεθνείς δράσεις νέων από το Συμβούλιο της Ευρώπης


-Διεθνείς μη κυβερνητικοί οργανισμοί νέων ή διεθνείς μη κυβερνητικά δίκτυα νέων.

-Εθνικός ή τοπικός μη-κυβερνητικός οργανισμός νέων

-Μη-κυβερνητικές δομές νέων που ασχολούνται με θέματα νέων.

The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established by the Council of Europe to provide financial support for European youth activities.

It aims to encourage co-operation amongst young people in Europe by providing financial support to youth activities. It concerns activities, which serve the promotion of peace, understanding and co-operation in a spirit of respect for human rights, democracy, tolerance and solidarity.
The EYF provides financial support to the following types of activity undertaken by youth NGOs or networks, or by other NGOs involved in the areas of youth work relevant to the Council of Europe’s youth policies and work:

– educational, social, cultural and humanitarian activities of a European character

– activities aiming at strengthening peace and co-operation in Europe

– activities designed to promote closer co-operation and better understanding among young people in Europe, particularly by developing the exchange of information

– activities intended to stimulate mutual aid in Europe and in the developing countries for cultural, educational and social purposes

– studies, research and documentation on youth matters.
The EYF may support the following operations:

A. International activity – including meetings of young people or youth leaders in Europe in order to promote participation and intercultural learning. The EYF will cover up two-thirds of the total cost. Maximum grant: ? 20,000.

B. Annual work plan – including a series of activities for the following year(s), international activities, pilot activities and also publication (including web development). These activities would be part of and support your NGO’s strategy or action plan for the coming years. Maximum grant: ? 50,000.

C. Structural grant – The European Youth Foundation may, on an annual basis, grant international non-governmental youth organisations or networks a contribution to cover part of the general administrative costs involved in running their activities at European level. Maximum annual grant: ? 25,000.

D. One-off structural grant – The Foundation may also contribute to the administrative costs of regional networks, in order to help them to establish a European structure. Maximum one-off grant: ? 10,000.

E. Pilot activity – is an intervention addressing a specific societal challenge linked to the local context in which it takes place. Maximum grant: ? 10,000.

Applicants must represent either an international non-governmental youth organisation or network, a national or local non-governmental youth organisation or network, or non-governmental structures involved in youth work, from the Council of Europe member states. A list of the members can be found here.

1 April 2014 for:

– International activities taking place between 1 January and 30 June 2015

– Work plans for 2015

1 October 2014 for:

– International activities taking place between 1 April and 31 December 2015

– Work plans for 2015

– One-off structural grants for 2015 (regional network)

1 October 2015 for:

– Structural grant for 2016-2017 (international NGOs/networks)

There are no fixed deadlines for pilot project applications, which may be submitted at least three months prior to the beginning of the activity in order to allow a proper assessment.

Key documents

European Youth Foundation – Grants

internet: http://www.coe.int/web/european-youth-foundation/grants


EYF European Youth Foundation

Directorate of Youth and Sport

Council of Europe

30 rue Pierre de Coubertin

F-67000 Strasbourg

phone: +33 3 88 41 20 19

fax: +33 3 90 21 49 64

email: [email protected]

internet: http://www.coe.int/web/european-youth-foundation

Network of experts on the social dimension of education and training

The overall objective of this contract is to contribute to the improvement of European-level policy development and cooperation in education and training through an advisory Network of experts working on the social dimension of education and training.


Deadline: 8/9/2014

Do you want a Connected Community?

Do you represent a region, local authority or city?

Are you interested in developing your local broadband network?

The European Commission would like to help.

Who can apply?

Any local, regional or national, public, semi-public or private entities can present a project. The broadband project must be located in one or more EU country.

Let us know your vision and the benefits you expect from the project for your community.

Submit your ideas before 15 October 2014 in the following language: DE EN FR IT


Apply for Support

Do you have an education, audiovisual and/or culture project in cooperation with the EU in mind? Apply for Support, Deadline: 1 October, 12:00 noon Brussels time.

2015 call for proposals (EACEA 32/2014) for ‘Support to European cooperation projects’ (further language versions will be added as soon as possible) (published on 31/07/2014)



‘We should look towards the future, but with a wisdom we gained from the past’, Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

The year 2014 marks two important anniversaries which are an occasion to reflect on the achievements in European integration until now: 100 years have passed since the beginning of the first World War and 10 years since the biggest round of enlargement of the European Union (EU) with the accession of 10 new countries. Today, the EU perspective is open to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey.

The European Commission is keen to learn more about what you think:

  • What can today’s European Union of 28 Member States learn from its past to help improve its future?
  • What does an enlarged European Union mean to you?

If you are between 15 and 25 years old, get creative today and win some great prizes! Share your views on one or both questions in an article (max 700 words) or in up to three blog features/articles (max 700 words altogether).

For the competition rules, please see the key links section.

Submitting your article

You can submit your entry in one of the following ways:

  • By email: Send your entry as an attachment (Word Document or an Open Office Writer File) to: [email protected]
  • By post: Send your entry to:media consulta International Holding AG

    Attn: Rachel Harding

    Wassergasse 3

    10197 Berlin


  • On Facebook: You can upload your entry by clicking on the writing competition button located at the top of the EU Enlargement Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EUenlargement, which will lead you to the competition registration page. Please then follow the instructions provided to upload your entry as either a Word Document or an OpenOffice Writer File.
  • Directly at this link.

The deadline for submissions is 11 May 2014 (electronic delivery or registered mail).

No entries will be returned to competition participants. If you send your entry by post, please be sure to keep a copy for yourself.

From the 1st of January 2014, the implementation of the programs ERASMUS + and Creative Europe is starting

From the 1st of January 2014, the implementation of the programs ERASMUS + (http://www.llp.org.cy ) and Creative Europe (http://ec.europa.eu/culture/creative-europe/calls/index_en.htm) is starting. The ‘Creative Europe’ will support artists, culture professionals and cultural organizations in fields such as arts, fine arts, publishing, film, TV, music, multidisciplinary art forms, cultural heritage and electronic games, in order to work in other countries and develop the skills needed in the digital age. In the next seven years , the program ” Creative Europe ” will provide funding for transnational projects which will enable 250 000 artists and culture professionals to broaden their audience beyond their country . He will also hold significant investments in European film industry , providing support to 2,000 movies and hundreds of movies . The authors and publishers will benefit from the support of translation and the funding for European cultural capitals and many other initiatives will be continue .

Creative Europe funding guide published: €170 million available in 2014

Cultural and creative organisations wishing to bid for funding in 2014 through Creative Europe, the European Union’s new programme for the cultural and creative sectors, can start to prepare their grant applications from today. They will find the first details of funding opportunities (‘calls for proposals’) here. To help prepare their application, the new Creative Europe Programme Guide contains a wealth of information about the funding process. Nearly €170 million in funding is available under the programme’s first calls for 2014. Individuals cannot apply directly for grants; instead they should contact relevant organisations such as cultural associations, festivals, theatres and film distributors etc. which make the application, or their national Creative Europe desk.

“Over the next seven years, the Creative Europe programme will provide funding for transnational projects which will enable 250 000 artists and cultural professionals to reach new audiences abroad. It will also invest strongly in the European film industry, with support for 2 000 cinemas and hundreds of films. Authors and publishers will benefit from support for translation and we will continue to provide funding for the European Capitals of Culture and many other initiatives,” said Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture Multilingualism and Youth.

Creative Europe, which will have a total budget of €1.46 billion1 over the next seven years – 9% more than current levels – will support artists, cultural professionals and cultural organisations in fields such as the performing arts, fine arts, publishing, film, TV, music, video games, interdisciplinary arts, heritage and video games to operate in other countries and develop the skills that are needed in the digital age. By increasing the visibility of European cultural works in other countries, it will also promote cultural and linguistic diversity.

In addition to Culture and MEDIA sub-programmes, Creative Europe will include a cross-sector strand to support policy cooperation, transversal measures and a new financial guarantee facility, which will enable small and medium sized enterprises in the cultural and creative sectors to access up to €750 million in bank loans. The facility will be operational from 2016.


It is estimated that Creative Europe programme will enable:

  1. 250 000 artists and cultural professionals and their work to receive funding to reach new audiences beyond their home countries;
  2. More than 800 European films to receive distribution support and therefore be seen by audiences throughout Europe and the world;
  3. At least 2 000 European cinemas to benefit from the support to European cinema network enabling them to ensure that at least 50% of the films they screen are European;
  4. More than 4 500 books and other literary works to receive support for translation, allowing readers to enjoy them in their mother tongue;
  5. Thousands of cultural and audiovisual organisations and professionals to benefit from training to gain new skills and to strengthen their capacity to work internationally.

The European Capitals of Culture, the European Heritage Label, the European Heritage Days as well as 5 prizes in the field of culture and audiovisual are also supported through Creative Europe.

The new programme, which replaces the MEDIA, MEDIA Mundus and Culture programmes, will allocate 56% of its budget to the support of the cinema and audiovisual sector and 31% for culture.

The European cultural and creative sectors represent up to 4.5% of European GDP and account for some 3.8% of the EU workforce (8.5 million people).

For more information

Creative Europe video

Creative Europe Programme Guide

European Commission

Androulla Vassiliou’s website

Follow Androulla Vassiliou on Twitter @VassiliouEU

Contacts :

Dennis Abbott (+32 2 295 92 58); Twitter: @DennisAbbott

Dina Avraam (+32 2 295 96 67)

1 : €1.46 billion taking account of estimated inflation. This is the equivalent of €1.3 billion in ‘fixed’ 2011 prices.

EU Citizens’ Dialogue

It is now your turn to speak up! Take part in the upcoming EU Citizens’ Dialogue with Androulla Vassiliou, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth.

The debate will be held at the Carob Mill in Limassol on 28 November 2013 at 17.30.

Please note that there will be simultaneous interpretation in English, Greek and Turkish.

For all information regarding the event, please click here