The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.

 

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Organization: The European Solidarity Corps brings together young people to build a more inclusive society, supporting vulnerable people and responding to societal challenges. It offers an inspiring and empowering experience for young people who want to help, learn and develop. European Solidarity Corps participants carry with them ideas, convictions and expectations. The participating organisations have to be mindful of these needs as they are responsible for providing a respectful and trusting hosting environment.

 

Duty station: candidate’s own country or abroad

 

Timeframe: Projects supported by the European Solidarity Corps can last from two to twelve months

 

Deadline: not specified

 

Open to: interested candidate must be legally resident in or have the nationality of one of the European Union Member States, or of the following countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

 

Description: The European Solidarity Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects that benefit communities and people around Europe. After completing a simple registration process, participants could be selected join a wide range of projects. These projects will be run by organisations which have been checked and authorised to run European Solidarity Corps projects. You can register for the European Solidarity Corps when you are 17 years old, but you cannot start a project until you are over 18. You must also complete the European Solidarity Corps project before you turn 31. Examples of what he/she could be asked to do include:

-Helping rebuild a school or community centre that has been devastated following an earthquake

-Providing support to newly arrived asylum seekers

-Clearing vegetation from forests to help prevent wildfires

-Working with disabled people in a community centre

 

Requirements: interested candidate should be between 17 and 30 years old and be a resident of determined countries

 

Wage:  not specified

 

Application process: online

 

Useful links:  

The European Solidarity Corps

Offer

 

Edited by Anja Herbez

 

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Is European Union the your career perspective? here is the opportunity for you! Apply now at European Local Democracy Association and start your career in the EU!

 

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Organization: The European Association for Local Democracy is a non-governmental organization dedicated to the promotion of good European governmental forms and citizen participation at local level. The Association was founded on the initiative of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe in 1999. ALDA focuses on those activities that facilitate and improve cooperation between local authorities and civil society. The fundamental element on which the whole Association is based is to create links and cohesion between local democracies and local governance, all to ensure not only equity but also the protection of human rights and social and economic growth. ALDA works simultaneously on several topics such as European integration, civic initiatives, volunteering, decentralization, human rights and sustainable economic development. ALDA's activities can be divided into three major areas, ALDA Europe, which mainly deals with the European zone and promotes active citizenship in close cooperation with local authorities, ALDA Cooperation, which focuses on both Balkan and Mediterranean Southern Caucasus area, and finally ALDA Plus, which provides assistance, training and consulting on a number of issues including financial development and management

 

Duty Station: location depends on covered position 

 

Open to: Students and Graduates who meet requirements

 

Timeframe: The duration of internship may vary from two to six months depending on the position for which you are applying

 

Deadline: Not specified

 

Job Description: ALDA is looking for a number of interns to be included in its staff at the various locations in the Association, the available positions are as follows:

Project Developer Assistant: The intern will work under the supervision of the Research and Development Department Coordinator, in particular he will deal with Fundraising and Development projects

Project Manager Assistant: The intern will work in the Project Management sector under the direct supervision of the Project Manager in Brussels. In this area, applications for Erasmus students from non-French universities are encouraged

Assistant Project Manager: The intern will work at the HQ in Strasbourg under the leadership of the Head of the Development Program and the Coordinator for the Mediterranean Area, an essential requirement is knowledge of the French language

Project Manager Assistant: The trainee will work closely with the ALDA Head Office in the Republic of Macedonia and will particularly assist with communication with the offices

Assistant to the Secretary General: The intern will arrange events and meetings, plan operators' missions, write and translate documents

Communications support: The intern will work on drafting and translating texts and documents, updating databases, supporting Fundraising activities, and submitting ALDA during conferences and meetings

Project Assistant: The intern will prepare and write necessary documents and texts, take care of relations with the various partners and take part in project coordination

 

Requirements: All candidates interested in the different positions of the stage must have the following requirements:

- Being students or graduates in Political Science, Law, Sociology or having a background of knowledge in related subjects

- Excellent knowledge of both spoken and spoken English

- Excellent knowledge of another EU language of choice between French, Spanish, German and Dutch

- Knowledge of the Arabic or Russian language is considered a plus

- Excellent skills in the use of pc

- Excellent knowledge of social media

- Excellent knowledge of communication tools

- Excellent ability to work in a team

 

Wage: Not specified

 

Application Process: All interested candidates will have to send their CV in English updated and a motivational letter to the email (see Useful Contacts)

 

Link Utili:

ALDA Official Website

Internship opportunities

Mail for applications

 

Contatti Utili:

Office in Strasbourg

Council of Europe 1, avenue de l'Europe

F-67075 Strasbourg - France

Phone: +33 3 90 21 45 93

Fax: +33 3 90 21 55 17

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Office in Brussels

Rue Belliard 20 Bruxelles 1040 Belgium

Phone: +32 (0)2 430 24 08

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Office in Vicenza

Viale Milano 66 - 36100 Vicenza - Italy

Phone: +39 04 44 54 01 46

Fax: +39 04 44 23 10 43

Mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Office in Skopje

Bld. Partizanski odredi 43B/1-5

1000 Skopje, Macedonia

Phone: +389 (0) 2 6091 060

Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Office in Subotica

Trg Cara Jovana Nenada 15

SRB-24000 Subotica - Serbia

Phone: +381 24 554 587

Fax: +381 24 554 587

 

 

Edited by Jasmina Poddi

 

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Even if you find a problem, you will find a solution as well”. This is how today, at the Opening Ceremony of the Rome International Careers Festival, Eva Ratti defined the role of a researcher. She focuses her attention on PhD, a payed training under a supervisor.

After having graduated from Astrophysics in Italy, Eva Ratti went to the Netherlands and was granted a PhD. Then, coming back to Italy, she became aware of the lack of opportunities for “Philosophiae doctors” who choose to stick with science.

As statistics show, only 5% of those who take a PhD continue with research, while the other 95% have to find another job. That’s why people think that there is no future for research in Italy and most of the Italian researchers leave their country to go abroad.

“Staying abroad helps you open your mind to other cultures, share your opinions, compare ideas and work on yourself. It makes you become a citizen of the world. On the other side, it is difficult to stay away from home, having to deal with another language and a different culture.” Eva said. In order to solve this problem, Eva Ratti decided to create a startup, with the aim of fueling the innovation power of companies and organizations by connecting them with those coming from a scientific research experience who are seeking career opportunities in the corporate world. Although society and science are considered two separate worlds, Eva underlines the fact that these realities are interacting and that “the methods of science affect our everyday life and thinking heavily”. An example to clarify is when you take medicines in a certain way, you trust the pharmacist who sold it to you . The pharmacist trusts the producers of the medicine and these people trust the research.

Eva Ratti stresses the concept that knowing science helps you in many ways since its very nature makes you grow a critical and thoughtful mentality. Ultimately, thanks to these knowledges you’ll less naif and more aware of the world around you. In this sense, for those who choose to get a PhD with true motivation and awareness, applying one's knowledge to everyday life could be an added value, given the fact that researchers are best trained to face the challenges of innovation.

Giulia Maccone, Giordana Falzea, Alessandro Triolo

 

When Paolo Petrocelli, 32, takes the stage at the last session of the Open Ceremony of the International Careers Festival at the Auditorium della Tecnica, everyone is impressed by his young age. After having heard distinguished professionals, among which the Minister Plenipotentiary Francesca Tardioli and the Director of Human Resources at FAO Monika Altmaier, no one would have ever imagined to be impressed by the last speech of the inauguration.

With a natural approach, he humbly starts his dissertation on “Youth and the UN” in front of more than one thousand young students gathered at the imposing conference hall of Confindustria. From the very beginning, his speech reveals an extraordinary personality and a remarkable curriculum. Indeed, his intervention results in being far more inspiring than a simple presentation.

With his charisma, he introduces the UNESCO institution, founded in 1945 with the aim of spreading worldwide peace and dialogue through education, science and culture. He stresses the fact that the organisation was created in war time, when the only purpose people had was surviving from the harsh World War II. Petroncelli puts the focus on the values that the different ministers of education, collected in 1943 to fight Nazis through the promotion of culture, were trying to convey while creating the organisation. After seventy years, the same creativity and desire motivate him to act. He is concerned about the interaction of the organisation and youth and he personally aims at promoting the cooperation among the two.

Therefore, he was nominated Youth Delegate for the National Committee for UNESCO at the Paris Congress in 2011, where he represented Italy at the 7th Global Youth Forum.  The main issue discussed was the understanding on how young people could access UNESCO, in order to boost the change in our societies in a collaborative environment.

Six years ago, his motivation has driven him to the brilliant idea of proposing the foundation of the first Youth Committee of UNESCO in Italy. “We wanted to let our voices be heard from the UN in Paris” he claims, and that is what actually happened: with the implementation of his project, the Youth Committee of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO was founded and the First National Assembly took place in Rome on 15-16 January 2016.

“I didn’t want to wait for an opportunity to come. I wanted to act.” That is the ultimate message he launches to the young audience. While considering the idea of creating an opportunity for youth to be an active part of UNESCO, he has made an impact on the system.

 

By Valentina Carrara

 

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