Published by Mirto Katsouri · 1 min · New open calls for proposals under the Justice and Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) programmes!

EU funding translate EU policies into tangible results on the ground, empowering EU citizens, safeguarding their fundamental rights and promoting justice. DG JUST has issued new calls for project proposals under the Justice and REC programmes. Most of these calls open today (15 January 2020), 4 calls will open on 21 January. Don’t miss these funding opportunities!


Europol is the European Union’s law enforcement agency.

Headquartered in The Hague, the Netherlands, we assist the 28 EU Member States in their fight against serious international crime and terrorism

European Solidarity Corps: new opportunities in 2020 for young people to engage

Today, the European Commission published its 2020 call for proposals under the European Solidarity Corps. An expected budget of €117 million will be available to support solidarity activities, opening up new opportunities for young people to support others in a wide range of areas. Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said: “In just three years, more than 175,000 young people have registered in the European Solidarity Corps database, sending a clear message that they are ready to support individuals and communities in need. More than 30,000 young people have already been active in projects on the ground. This shows that the younger generation is committed to help us build a more cohesive, caring society. With the call for 2020 we have launched today, the EU is supporting the organisations that enable young people who have registered to engage where it is needed, while gaining invaluable experiences.” Actions eligible for funding are volunteering projects, volunteering partnerships, volunteering teams in high priority areas, traineeships, jobs and solidarity projects. Public and private bodies established in participating countries, which have received the relevant quality label, may apply for funding to run projects. In addition, groups of young people registered in the European Solidarity Corps Portal may apply to receive financial support to implement their own projects in their local community. Deadlines for submission of projects fall between 5 February and 1 October 2020, depending on the type of action.
More information on European Solidarity Corps actions can be found in these factsheets.
(For more information: Nathalie Vandystadt – Tel.: +32 229 67083; Joseph Waldstein – Tél.: +32 229 56184)

DiscoverEU: 20,000 travel passes available for 18-year-olds to explore Europe next summer

Today, the Commission is launching a new application round for DiscoverEU travel passes, which allows participants to travel across Europe, learn about its cultural heritage, whilst developing their own knowledge and skills. All 18-year-olds in the European Union have until 28 November 2019 (12.00 CET) to apply for the opportunity to discover Europe between 1 April and 31 October 2020. So far, the Commission has awarded 50,000 travel passes through three application rounds for which 275,000 young people applied. The new round will allow another 20,000 young people to be part of DiscoverEU.
Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, responsible for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said: “Over one and a half years, DiscoverEU has been creating new opportunities for Europe’s young people to discover their continent. I am very pleased to see how enthusiastically they have responded, forming a true community with their fellow travellers and others. I invite young people from every region in Europe to apply for this new chance to experience the freedom to move across our Union, to develop important skills, to discover our rich cultural heritage and to make new friends.”
Interested DiscoverEU participants can also take part in a number of organised meet-ups and events during their trips and receive a travel journal to write down their experiences. Every year, DiscoverEU activities are organised around a dedicated theme related to the European Union’s priorities. The theme for 2019 is “learning about Europe”. The theme for 2020 will be “Sustainable Green Europe”.
Who can apply and how?
Applicants must be 18 years old on 31 December 2019, EU citizens and be prepared to travel between 1 April 2020 and 31 October 2020 for a maximum period of 30 days. Those interested in taking part can apply via the European Youth Portal until 28 November 2019. An evaluation committee will assess the applications and select the winners. Applicants will be notified of the selection results in January 2020, based on a quiz on general knowledge about the European Union.
Successful applicants will be able to travel individually or in a group of up to five people. As a general rule, they will travel by rail. However, to ensure wide access across the continent, participants can also use alternative modes of transport, such as buses or ferries or, exceptionally, planes. This will ensure that young people living in remote areas or on islands will also have a chance to take part.
Following the new round launched today, the Commission is planning to launch a further application round in the first half of 2020.
The Commission launched DiscoverEU in June 2018 following a proposal from the European Parliament for a Preparatory Action with an initial budget of €12 million; the budget for 2019 is €16 million and the expected budget for 2020 is €25 million. DiscoverEU brings together thousands of young people building a community across Europe. Participants who had never met before linked up on social media, exchanged tips or offered local insights, formed groups to travel from city to city or stayed at each other’s places.

For more information
Further information is available on the European Youth Portal, on the European Youth Facebook page as well as on the European Youth Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Press contacts:
• Nathalie VANDYSTADT (+32 2 296 70 83)
• Joseph WALDSTEIN (+ 32 2 29 56184)

Conference operators

Are you experienced in operating audio-visual equipment? Are you able to react rapidly to changing circumstances and take initiative? Do you communicate effectively with your colleagues and have good problem-solving skills? The European Commission is looking to recruit conference operators (function group secretaries/clerks).

Conference operators are responsible for operating technical sound and image equipment in multimedia/audio-visual or conference installations as well as providing first-level technical support for audio-visual and computer equipment. The duties include recording debates in digital format, conducting a daily check on audio-visual equipment for conference room installations, and selecting images from a multi-camera configuration of meetings and events. Operators should be able to work frequently under pressure on their own and in a team.

As an employer, the Institutions and Agencies of the EU offer a community of expertise with a wide range of opportunities to broaden your learning, enhance your skills, and develop your career. Respect for cultural diversity and promotion of equal opportunities are founding principles of the EU and the European Personnel Selection Office endeavours 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 for selection tests on our dedicated page.

Don’t miss this great career opportunity – the application period opens on 7 November!

Do you have what it takes to apply?

You must be an EU citizen and know at least 2 official EU languages, one of which must be English or French.

Additionally, you need a post-secondary education of at least one year followed by at least four years’ professional experience directly related to the duties or secondary education giving access to post-secondary education followed by at least six years’ professional experience directly related to the duties. You may also apply if you have professional training of at least one year followed by at least six years’ professional experience both directly related to the nature of the duties.

For detailed information on requirements, please read the Notice of Competition published on 7 November 2019.

Administration Officer

Administration Officer

The Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart System and Emerging Technologies – RISE LTD ( is a newly founded research centre of excellence in Nicosia, Cyprus. RISE LTD is a significant investment supported by the European Commission, the Republic of Cyprus and its founding Partners, the Municipality of Nicosia, Max Planck Institute, University College London, the University of Cyprus, the Cyprus University of Technology and the Open University of Cyprus.

The Centre conducts excellent, internationally competitive scientific research in the areas of visual sciences, human factors and design, communication, and artificial intelligence delivered by high-calibre multidisciplinary research teams. RISE engages in knowledge transfer and innovation activities aiming to bridge the gap between scientific research and STEM-led innovation and entrepreneurship.

The Centre is seeking an Administration Officer to join its fast-growing team of passionate and enthusiastic professionals. She/he will play an important role in ensuring the smooth running of the Centre.

RISE LTD is an equal opportunity employer and the position is open to everyone, internationally.

Responsibilities of Administration Officer

To ensure the smooth operation of the Centre on a daily basis.
To schedule meetings, conference calls and other scheduled tasks.
To screen appropriately and professionally telephone calls, enquiries and requests, as well as manage incoming and outgoing communication.
To prepare correspondence/memorandums/agendas, take minutes and assist in ad-hoc projects.
To provide timely and efficient assistance to the staff of the Centre and to maintain the premises and ensure that all office equipment and facilities are in good working condition.
To undertake general administrative duties as assigned and to have a role in dissemination activities.

Desired qualifications & requirements

University degree/diploma in Business Administration, Secretarial Studies or a related field
Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly MS Excel, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint.
Minimum 3 years’ experience of appropriate and relevant work
Exposure to human resources management functions will be considered an advantage
Exposure to accounting and bookkeeping will be considered an advantage
Fluent in Greek and English (written and spoken)
Knowledge of Turkish will be considered an advantage
For non-EU applicants a work permit will be required

Profile of the ideal candidate

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Organized with the ability to prioritize and multi-task
Reliable with patience and professionalism
Ability to take initiative and deliver results
Dynamic, trustworthy and committed

Take advantage of this opportunity for your professional and personal development by being a part of our fast-growing Research Technology Development and Innovation Centre of Excellence. A very attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate according to qualifications and experience.

Application Process
Interested candidates should submit the following items via email to [email protected] and use the Email subject line: “Application: Administration Officer”:

Cover letter which clearly specifies availability date for full-time employment.
Full CV (including contact details).

The deadline for applications is Friday, November 8th, 2019.
For general inquiries, applicants may contact the HR Department of the Research Centre on Interactive Media, Smart Systems and Emerging Technologies at [email protected]

All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.

Call for the Europe Direct Contact Centre (EDCC)

The European Commission announced on 18 October in the TED’s Official Journal of the EU its intention to publish a call for tender to run the Europe Direct Contact Centre (EDCC): Delivery of Contact Centre Services for General Enquiries by Citizens on the Functioning and Policies of the EU and Necessary Logistical Arrangements.
Interested companies can register the EU TED website to receive alerts.;JSESSIONID=B90894F4C8A45963E7C6F029DA56A567.backend-a2;JSESSIONID=688B9E2C3A978A9281F6268C906A5306.backend-a2?uri=TED:NOTICE:490024-2019:TEXT:EN:HTML

«Meet Skala»

Friday, 20th of September 2019
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Meeting point: St. Lazarus Square
A walking tour in Skala area of Larnaka.
There is no cost for participation.
For more information contact 24620993


The EUI has a vacancy for a Project Assistant(Communications Specialist)in the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.

Reference number: V/RA/RSC/28/2019 (please quote in all correspondence)

Department:Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced StudiesLength of contract and % of full-time:Initial contract of 1 year (full time). The contract may be renewed up to a total period of 5 years. Starting date as soon as possibleSalary indication:Basic monthly net salaryapprox..€ 1.800, and allowances if applicable.

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation (DG Translation) will launch a new call for tender for translation services.

Language combinations:

EN into all official languages
All official EU languages into EN except of DA, ET, GA and MT
DE, EL, ES, IT and NL into FR
FR into DE and NL

We are looking for highly qualified and experienced translation service providers on whom we can rely. The new type of contract entails new possibilities as regards communication between us and our contractors and enables us to build up real partnership, striving to obtain the highest quality possible.

More information is already available in the Prior Information Notice: