MOOCs - Massive Open Online Courses - are free online courses taught by university professors that allow students to get informed through videos and quizzes on current topics. Most courses are in English.
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Organization: These courses are currently offered by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the European Union's (EU) assembly of local and regional representatives that provides sub-national authorities (i.e. regions, counties, provinces, municipalities and cities) with a direct voice within the EU's institutional framework. Established in 1994, the CoR was set up to address two main issues. First, about three quarters of EU legislation is implemented at local or regional level, so local and regional representatives needed to have a say in the development of new EU laws. Second, there were concerns about a widening gap between the public and the process of European integration; involving the elected level of government closest to the citizens was one way of closing the gap. Within the European Union local and regional authorities have lobbied for an increased say in EU affairs. This resulted in the creation by the Maastricht Treaty of the European Committee of the Regions, and provision for member states to be represented in the Council of the EU by ministers from their regional governments.
When: The period of the courses runs from the 15/01/2018 till 14/01/2019 (You can also take part only to the courses and lessons chosen)
Where: online here
Opportunity Description: The CoR is the first EU body that developed and delivered two MOOCs on "Europe's regions, the EU institutions and policy-making" (2015) and "The EU budget and funding for regions and cities" (2016), which reached more than 15,000 participants worldwide. Building on this successful experience, the CoR is launching a third MOOC focusing on "How to make the most of EU resources for regions and cities". The MOOC will provide relevant information on present and future EU policies and programmes, as well as practical tools and examples of available funding opportunities at regional and local level.
The course will be available on Iversity, an online learning platform, and will include videos, factsheets, infographics and web-streamed live debates with Q&A from the course participants. Moreover, course followers will be able to interact via their learning journals in the course platform. During the first six weeks of the course (15 January-23 February 2018), followers will focus on one specific theme per week and will evaluate their learning progress via assignments and a weekly quiz. Studying time will be about 1.5 hours per week. The course material will remain online for one year, so that after the first six weeks learners can work through the course material in their own pace. The course is co-created with several Directorates-General of the European Commission – Regional and Urban Policy; Budget; Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion; Agriculture and Rural development; Eurostat – as well as the European Investment Bank, Interreg Europe and URBACT. The course is free of charge, open to anyone interested in EU and regional and local affairs, and accessible on all devices.
Qualifications: This course is for everybody interested in the EU and its regional and local affairs, particularly for officials of regional and local administrations involved in EU affairs. It also targets students, teachers, local journalists and citizens in general. The only requirement is to have a good knowledge of English and of the European Union
Application process: It is possible to register here
Organizer: European Committee of the Regions
Edited by Chiara Dello Russo
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International Careers Course: learn from the experts of the field how to start off your career
The Giovani nel Mondo Association is glad to announce the second edition of the International Careers Course, a project entirely devoted to the comprehension of the dynamics, mechanics and procedures which are the foundation of the structured, complex and competitive world of international careers.
More than 200 participants attended the previous edition and the Course is now ready to come back in March with a new look within the International Careers Festival. English will be the official working language during the four days of the Conference; participants will be provided with the opportunity to live a truly international experience in a definitely multicultural environment. Around 500 places are available for the International Careers Course and 50 scholarships have been made available by the Association. Do not miss the opportunity and apply now!
With his practical oriented approach the Course will provide students with the opportunity to be directed and to be informed about the different paths of the international field directly from experts of the international institutions and NGO’s, a precious moment to start up your career.
The Course is articulated in different areas of interest:
- COMPETITIVE EXAMS – This area will offer the participants a comprehensive overview about the world of International careers. Some important competitive exams, such as EPSO contest for the European Union and the Diplomatic/Foreign Service Exams, will be introduced by our experts;
- WORKING ABROAD and FOCUS ON INSTITUTIONS – In this Area Countries, UN agencies and NGOs will be explored and participants will get in touch with Ambassadors, UN Officers, Delegates, etc;
- LANGUAGES – The importance of language certifications and unusual languages skills in a successful CV;
- SOFT SKILLS AREA – This area is fully dedicated to the soft skills learning, such as decision making process & problem solving, communication skills (speech and public speaking), technical skills, team working, etc.
For more information please visit our website and discover the four projects of the Festival!
The four-day Course is structured around seminars and workshops. Firstly, all participants will have the chance to attend information sessions with some important experts of the field providing the students with their experiences and advices about the main opportunities for educational paths and stage in Italy and abroad. The Course will be a unique opportunity to get in touch with HR officers and finding a concrete opportunity. Secondly, students will attend practical session with simulation of competitive exams – EPSO contest for the European Union and the application form to the UN – and simulation of language certificate exams; moreover, practical advices to improve CV and cover letter, and writing abilities will be dispensed during these sessions. Workshops held by some important international bodies officers will enrich the Course, few examples about the first edition WEP, Save the Children, Amnesty International, UNHCR, UNICEF, ready to steer all participants towards the right path for an international career.
The International Careers Course and the Festival are sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of International Communication, IFAD - International Fund for Agricultural Development, the World Food Programme and ISPI – Institute for International Political Studies.
What about the other official partners of this second edition? Do not miss all news about the Festival and follow us on our website Internationalcareersfestival.org!
For more information:
Giovani nel Mondo Association
Via Policarpo Petrocchi 10
00137 Roma – Italia