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 [email protected]

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

24TH ONASSIS FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS 2018-2019  

The Onassis Foundation announces its twenty-fourth (24th) annual Program of scholarships for the academic year 2018-2019 which is addressed to non-Greeks, Professors, Postdoctoral Researchers and Ph.D. Candidates for research in Greece on topics linked to greek culture, society or economy. A total of ten (10) scholarships will be awarded from which three (3) scholarships will be allocated to university professors of all academic ranks, three (3) scholarships to post-graduate researchers and four (4) scholarships to PhD candidates.

Deadline for submission of application and all supporting documents : 28th February 2018.

Applications can be submitted only electronically. Full terms and conditions are to be found in the announcement published here below:
http://www.onassis.org/en/scholarships-foreigners.php

European Banking Supervision – SSM Traineeship

Type of contract:
Traineeship of between 3 and 12 months in total.
Who can apply:
EU nationals who are eligible according to our traineeship programme (Read more)
Salary:
The trainee grant is €1,050 per month plus an accommodation allowance.
Working time:
Full-time
Place of work:
Frankfurt, Germany
Closing date for applications:
Monday, 29 January 2018

https://www.ecb.europa.eu/careers/vacancies/html/vacancydetails.en.html?id=005056853E201ED7B69B40FE207506C1

150 Fully Funded PhD Degree Scholarships at the European University Institute, Italy, 2018-2019

Deadline:  31 January 2018
Open to: Applicants must meet the minimum degree requirements described here
Grant: Grants cover living costs and tuition fees for applicants from EU member states. Special grants are also provided to candidates from non-EU member states
Description
European University Institute (EUI) is pleased to offer 150 Fully Funded PhD scholarships for international students for the academic year 2018-2019. These scholarships are awarded in the field of Economics, Law, Political and Social Sciences and History.
The European University Institute (EUI) is a unique international centre for a doctorate and post-doctorate studies and research, situated in the Tuscan hills overlooking Florence.
The expected level of English proficiency is level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Applicants are required to submit an English international language certificate to demonstrate their level.
Eligibility
To qualify for a national PhD grant, applicants must meet the minimum degree requirements set by the relevant grant authority:
Austria: Completion of university studies (Magister/Master’s degree)
Belgium: Master degree
Cyprus: Ptychion or equivalent degree
Denmark: Kandidateksamen
Finland: Ylempi korkeakoulututkinto/högre högskoleexamen, equivalent foreign degree
France: DEA (or Master) or equivalent to bac + 5
Germany: Completion of university studies and the qualifications required to study for a doctorate
Greece: Higher education degree (ISCED 6), and master’s degree or equivalent (ISCED 7)
Italy: Laurea (Vecchio ordinamento); laurea specialistica /Masters (nuovo ornament)
Latvia: Magistra grads vai magistrate grade limenim pielidzinata izglitiba (Master’s degree or education equal to a Master’s degree)
Netherlands: Doctoral examen or Master’s degree
Norway: Master’s degree or equivalent degree
Poland: Master’s degree (magister or an equivalent degree)
Portugal: Licenciatura and qualifications required to study for a doctorate in Portugal
Romania: Candidates should have an undergraduate degree + a master degree (usually 3 + 2 years) or an equivalent qualification needed to study for a doctorate
Spain: Estudios de grado o licenciado y un master al menos de 60 créditos
Sweden: General entry requirements (According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance). A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or her: 1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification. 2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or 3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.The higher education institution may permit an exemption from the general entry requirements for an individual applicant if there are special grounds. Ordinance (2010:1064)
Switzerland: Master’s degree or equivalent degree
UK & Ireland: Good honours degree (min. Upper Second); preference to those with a Master’s degree
EUI Special Doctoral Fellowships: Master or equivalent degree in an academic discipline relevant to the doctoral programme of the selected EUI Department and to the research proposal
Other countries: Diploma equivalent to the minimum qualification needed to study for a doctorate in a given country
Grants are available for nationals of some EU member states (Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway and Switzerland) and some limited grants for nationals of non-EU member states (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Turkey).
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must meet the minimum degree requirements set by the relevant grant authority.
Test Requirement: GRE (EUI code 7395 – departmental code 1801). The online or unofficial version of GRE – Examinee Score Report is acceptable. Candidates must directly upload mandatory GRE scores to the online application form.
English Language Requirement: The expected level of English proficiency is level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Applicants are required to submit an English international language certificate to demonstrate their level. Candidates who are English native speakers, or have a degree from a university programme entirely taught in English and who have written a thesis in English in such a programme, are exempt from submitting a certificate of English proficiency. Applicants who submit a certificate with a test score below the threshold indicated hereunder may be conditionally admitted but will have to take English language courses during their first year. Sufficient progress in English language skills will be a criterion for admission to the second year. The following international certificates of English proficiency are recognised by the EUI:
IELTS: 7.5
TOEFL (IBT) – EUI code 9408: From 110
Cambridge Proficiency: A/B/C
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): A/B
Grants
Most EU member states offer grants that cover living costs and tuition fees. There are additional agreements with non-EU member states and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides grants to candidates from a number of countries. For more information please refer to our grant info page.
Application
Applicants must submit an application and all required documents via the interactive online application form. There are two distinct phases in the application process
Register as early as possible: You are encouraged to register, insert your personal and referee details as soon as possible. This is important to allow sufficient time for your referees to submit the reference letters before the deadline. Reference letters will not be accepted after the deadline 31 January 2018 (24:00 – CET).
Complete and submit application by the deadline 31 January 2018
Before starting online submission, prepare the required documents:
A one or two page CV
The research statement of 1500 words (See above)
A degree transcript, issued by your university listing the exams/courses taken at university, grades/marks awarded and (if applicable) the final degree result (electronic size max 1 MB). Submit your transcript as a scanned file to the on-line application. If pertinent, you may attach more than one transcript from previous degree/s. Do not attach or send supplementary documents that are not strictly requested, such as the copy of your official diploma, traineeships diplomas etc.
International English language certificate (See above).
GRE (EUI code 7395 – departmental code 1801). The online or unofficial version of GRE – Examinee Score Report is acceptable. Candidates must directly upload mandatory GRE scores to the online application form.

https://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/DoctoralProgramme

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE SELECTION OF MEMBERS OF THE HIGH-LEVEL EXPERT GROUP ON FAKE NEWS

https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/call-applications-selection-members-high-level-group-fake-news

The Commission is setting up a High Level Group (HLG) to advise on policy initiatives to counter fake news and the spread of disinformation online.
The phenomenon of fake news is more pervasive and impactful today than ever before because of the ease at which news can be posted and shared by anyone on social media, the speed at which such news may spread, and the global reach they might effortlessly attain.
Tackling fake news requires a comprehensive approach that addresses the problems journalism faces in the current news media landscape, as well as the role and responsibilities of social media users in spreading misinformation online. It also requires balancing fundamental principles such as freedom of expression, media pluralism, and the right of citizens to diverse and reliable information.
To address this problem, the Commission is calling for applications with a view to selecting members of a high-level group of experts (HLG) to advise on policy initiatives to counter disinformation spread online.
The HLG’s tasks shall be to advise the Commission on all issues arising in the context of fake information spread across traditional and social media and how to cope with its social and political consequences. More specifically the HLG shall:
Analyse in-depth the current situation and legal framework, as well as  the potential political and social risks associated with the spread of disinformation online;
Define the scope of the problem and canvass legislative or non-legislative interventions to limit the dissemination of fake content; in doing so, a distinction should be drawn between false information amounting to illegal content under EU or national laws e.g. incitement to hatred, violence or terrorism, defamation, etc., and false information falling outside the scope of such laws, and therefore not illegal;
Define roles and responsibilities of all relevant stakeholders with attention to the functioning of social networks and other online platforms, and the vulnerabilities of professional news media;
Assess the effectivenes of the voluntary measures put in place so far by online platforms and news media organisations to counter fake news;
Assess possible improvements to such existing voluntary measures,
Sketch out the direction for developing quality journalism (data journalism, investigative journalism, etc.) and improving media literacy as complementary actions to promote trust in media and users’ awarenes;
Identify guiding principles for possible self-regulation based on shared good practices and coordination of relevant policies and activities at EU and national levels.
The high-level group is to hold its inagural meeting in January 2018.
Details of the application and selection procedures are available in the call for applications (Privacy statement giving details on the protection of your personal data). The duly signed applications must be sent by 11 December, 2017 at the latest.
For further information please contact us.

10 Vacancies at the Joint Research Center

1.Exploratory Research Project Title Use of ion beams to emulate the effects of neutron irradiation in nuclear reactor components (IB4N)
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
2.Exploratory Research Project Title RADioCarbon ASSsessment for DECommissioning (RADCAS4DEC)
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
3.Exploratory Research Project Title Development of new methods for IDENTIfication and CLASSification of uranium powders based on image texture and NIR Spectroscopy signature (IDENTICLASS)
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
4.Scientific/Technical Project Officer – Exploratory Research: Innovative Seismic and
Energy Retrofitting of the Existing Building Stock (iRESIST+)
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
5.Scientific Project Officer – Exploratory Research: Safety Analysis of Cable Insulation Ageing (SACIA)
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
6.Scientific Project Officer – Exploratory Research: Climate risks and application measures for European forests
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
7.Scientific Project Officer – Exploratory Research: Antibiotics in aquatic environment – mechanism and key factors to understand the environmental contribution to the antimicrobial resistance
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
8.Scientific Project Officer – Exploratory Research: Sustainable use of Materials through Automotive Remanufacturing to boost resource efficiency in the road Transport system (SMART)
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
9. Scientific Project Officer – Exploratory Research: Antibiotics in aquatic environment – mechanism and key factors to understand the environmental contribution to the antimicrobial resistance
Deadline Application: 23-10-2017
10.Exploratory Research: Heterogeneous Firms General Equilibrium Model (HETFIGE)
Deadline Application: 23-10-20
http://career.duth.gr/portal/?q=node%2F46177#.WcTX8LpuLIU

WORK POSITIONS in European Central Bank

1.Data Scientist Experts, Directorate General Statistics
Statistics
28 Aug 2017

2.Facility Management Assistant, Administrative Services Division
Administration
28 Aug 2017

3.Head of Section, Legal Revision Central Banking
Legal Services
28 Aug 2017

4.Traineeship in Market Integration Division
Market Infrastructure and Payments
29 Aug 2017

5.Research Analysts, Directorate General Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability
Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability
29 Aug 2017

6.Head of the Market Infrastructure Support Division
Market Infrastructure and Payments
29 Aug 2017

7.Supervision Analyst in the Directorate Secretariat to the Supervisory Board
Secretariat to the Supervisory Board
31 Aug 2017

8.Financial Data Scientists, Statistics
Statistics
31 Aug 2017

9.Traineeship (PhD), Currency Development Division
Banknotes
1 Sep 2017

10.Principal in Market Infrastructure Development (Project Management), Market Infrastructure Development Division
Market Infrastructure and Payments
1 Sep 2017

11.Principal in Market Infrastructure Development (Testing), Market Infrastructure Development Division
Market Infrastructure and Payments
1 Sep 2017

12.IT Security Awareness Expert, Security and Architecture Division
Information Systems
4 Sep 2017

13.IT Expert (Data Intelligence), Enterprise Systems Division
Information Systems
4 Sep 2017

14.Research Analysts, Analytical Credit and Master Data Division
Statistics
4 Sep 2017

15.Internal Auditor for banking supervision
Internal Audit
11 Sep 2017

16.Senior Research Adviser
Research
11 Sep 2017

17.Internal auditor
Internal Audit
11 Sep 2017

18.IT Experts (ITIL process design and management), Infrastructure and Operations Division
Information Systems
11 Sep 2017

19.Economist-Statistician (50%)
Research
11 Sep 2017

20.Market Infrastructure Expert in the Market Integration Division
Market Infrastructure and Payments
12 Sep 2017

21.Financial Stability Expert in the Financial Regulation and Policy Division
Macroprudential Policy and Financial Stability
12 Sep 2017

22.Traineeship in the Directorate General Statistics
Statistics
28 Sep 2017

23.IT Experts (Business Application Architects), Security and Architecture Division
Information Systems
3 Okt 2017

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