European Public Communication Award 2015


  • Are you good at adopting innovative ways of communicating Europe to your citizens and stakeholders?
  • Are you part of a public administration at national, regional or local level?
  • Have you overseen a new EU communication strategy or campaign?
  • In short, are you a candidate for the European Public Communication Award 2015?

Please send us information of your successful EU communication strategies and campaigns which you have participated in over the past year (i.e. after 31 May 2014).

The 6th EuroPCom conference (21-22 October 2015) will welcome the lucky winner(s) of the European Public Communication Award as guest speaker. Our conference secretariat will take care of their travel arrangements. The winner(s) will also collect their honorary title at an awards ceremony.

Please send a short description of the campaign (max. 2 A4 pages) including:

– The aim and context of the strategy or campaign

– The main products and actions

– Any partners, timing and budgetary considerations

– An evaluation of the results

– A contact person who would be able to present their case at the next EuroPCom conference

Proposals must be sent by local, regional or national authorities from EU member states or candidate member states to [email protected] (deadline 31 May 2015).

For further information such as the judging criteria please follow the link below:


Good luck and we look forward to reading your proposals!

2015 CEF Telecom Call – eDelivery (2015-CEF-TC-2015-1)

Date of publication (in EU Official Journal)

8 May 2015

Call opening

1 June 2015 (tbc)

Deadline for submission

15 September 2015 (tbc)

Evaluation of proposals

October-November 2015

Consultation of other DGs

October-November 2015

Consultation of the CEF Committee

mid-December 2015

Information to the European Parliament

mid-December 2015

Adoption of the Selection Decisions

mid-December 2015

Adoption of individual grant agreements

as of January 2016


Your first EURES Job (YfEJ)

Helping young people

Your first EURES Job is a “targeted mobility scheme”. These schemes aim to:

  • fill vacancies in a certain sector, occupation, country or group of countries, or
  • support particular groups of workers with a propensity to be mobile, such as young people.

How does it work?

  • Your first EURES Job aims to provide placements such as jobs, traineeships and apprenticeships for candidates up to 35 years old.
  • It covers the EU28 plus Norway and Iceland.
  • Activities are implemented by consortia driven by EURES services, involving at least seven countries.

More about Your first EURES Job on the EURES portal:





Αντώνης Κάφουρος – Υπεύθυνος EURES

[email protected]

Τηλ: 22400820

Social Innovation Competition 


The Social Innovation Competition will award three prizes of €50,000 each; besides winners, the 30 best participants and a larger group of innovators will also receive support in terms of mentoring and networking.

The Competition is open to anyone in the EU or in countries associated to Horizon 2020 (individuals or legal entities, except public administrations).


Call for 5 new members of the Pool of Trainers of CYC

Cyprus Youth Council announces call for 5 new members of the Pool of Trainers of CYC. Those who are interested please send your CV and the application form attached to the email address [email protected] until Sunday, 5 April 2015.

The Pool of Trainers of CYC is mainly comprised by trainers from CYC member organizations. The team’s methods in informal education which are implemented by non governmental youth organizations. The trainers work with issues of volunteerism, youth empowerment, peace, cross-cultural learning, human rights, environment, ecology, diversity, antiracism, creativity and social integration.

1. What does the Pool of Trainers do?

• Develops trainings of competences in several topics related with youth

• Facilitates youth events, seminars and conferences

• Offers consultancy in youth matters in accordance with their competences

• Follows closely and contributes to the development of programs and policies of youth trainings in Cyprus

• Contributes to the promotion and recognition of Non Formal Education in Cyprus.

2. Trainers profile

• They are active in youth work for at least 2 years.

• They have organised at least 1 training for trainers

• They have experience in Non Formal Education methods

• They have written recommendation letter from a youth NGO member of Cyprus Youth Council

In case you have any questions please contact:

Iliana Petridou: 96496426

Giorgos Polykarpou: 99578688



Organisations wishing to apply for ‘Support to Literary translation projects’ are invited to submit applications online by Wednesday 4 February 2015, 12:00 noon (midday, Brussels time) to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels: https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/eacea-site/files/documents/guidelines-call-for-proposals-eacea-46-2014-literary-translation.pdf

Eligible applicants

Applicant organisations must be publishers or publishing houses active in the publishing sector. Proof of this activity will be required (such as for instance statutes).

When submitting their application, applicant organisations must be in a position to demonstrate their existence as a legal person for at least 2 years on the date of the deadline for submission referred to in section 3 of these guidelines.

Natural persons may not apply for a grant.

Launch of the 2015 European Charlemagne Youth Prize


The competition for next year’s European Charlemagne Youth Prize was launched on Tuesday, 2 December. Now in its eighth year, the prize is awarded to young people who have developed projects to foster understanding between people from different European countries. The deadline for submissions is 2 February 2015.

The Charlemagne Youth Prize is organised jointly by the European Parliament and the International Charlemagne Prize Foundation in Aachen and awarded each year for projects ran by people aged between 16 and 30.

The winning projects should provide models for young people living in Europe and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community.

Past winners include youth exchange programmes and artistic and internet projects with a European dimension.

Prize money of €10,000

The three winning projects (chosen from the 28 projects nominated by national juries in the individual EU member states) will be awarded €5,000, €3,000, and €2,000 respectively. Their representatives will be invited to visit the European Parliament in Brussels or Strasbourg in the autumn.

Representatives of the 28 national winning projects will be invited to the Charlemagne Youth Prize award ceremony and the International Charlemagne Prize of the City of Aachen award ceremony during a four-day trip to Aachen in May 2015.

2014 winners

Our Europe, a Danish travel project, was awarded the first prize at the 2014 Charlemagne Youth Prize ceremony in Aachen University on 27 May 2014. The second prize went to the JouwDelft & Co youth congress from The Netherlands and the third to the Employment4U, a training project from Cyprus. Representatives of the three winning projects were invited to Brussels to meet President Schulz and other Members of the European Parliament on 1 and 2 December 2014.


  • Launch of the competition and online applications:: 2nd December
  •  Deadline for applications::  2nd February 2015
  • Selection of the 28 projects by the national juries: 13 March 2015
  • Selection of the three winning projects by the European jury: 23 April 2015
  • Award ceremony in Aachen: 12 May 2015

Contact for press queries:

Constanze Beckerhoff – [email protected] – 32 2-2844302 – 0032 498-983550

Contact for general queries: [email protected]

Twitter: @EUYouthPrize  #ECYP2014


The European Charlemagne Youth Prize website


Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen


Europe Direct Information Centre in Larnaca has a new home!

We would like to inform you that Europe Direct Information Centre in Larnaca has moved in the restored building of the former Ottoman Bank (Square King’s Paul & Zenon Kitieos no. 1, compared Pierides Museum and Pavilion CTO). For more information please contact on the phone number 24620993.

EMAS Awards 2015

Abstract: The EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) Awards aim to reward effective eco-innovations supporting improvements in environmental performance

Type of communication tool: Environmental Award

Relevant for: EDIC, EDC

Target group: Authorities, Companies and NGOs interested in EMAS

Languages available: English

Link(s): http://ec.europa.eu/environment/emas/emasawards/

EMAS – The Eco-Management and Audit Scheme of DG Environment – has now opened applications for the EMAS awards. Deadline to apply is 30 January 2015. Registered organisations can send their application and competent bodies can nominate private and public organisations for the awards. The application form and further information regarding eligibility and evaluation are now available. The awards were created to establish a platform facilitating dialogue between key stakeholders and as an opportunity for EMAS registered organisations to share and promote their best practices.