On July 14, 1789, the French stormed the Bastille, a medieval fortress-prison in Paris in one of the key moments of the French Revolution.
The average people were fed up with the Ancien Régime — aka the monarchy — and they were protesting the vast inequality between themselves and the upper echelon.
Fast forward 266 years: inequality is still a major issue.
"We have reached a tipping point. Inequality in OECD countries is at its highest since records began," OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría said in a recent report.
Mexico, Chile, the US and Turkey have the highest inequality among the OECD members. And inequality is even higher in emerging economies. On the flip side, Denmark, Slovenia, and Czech Republic have the lowest. 
"The evidence shows that high inequality is bad for growth. The case for policy action is as much economic as social. By not addressing inequality, governments are cutting into the social fabric of their countries and hurting their long-term economic growth," Gurría added.
For what it's worth, France is below the OECD average.
Training Course
26-30 October 2014 | Konstancin-Jeziorna, Poland
Short description: This training course is dedicated for young people who took part in Youth in Action projects and want to share their European experiences with their peers.
Full description
You did an European Voluntary Service, participated in a youth exchange or organised a youth initiative? Probably you gained lots of experiences and got to know Europe from an exciting perspective.
Are you interested in staying involved and sharing your experiences with others? If you can imagine telling other young people about your European experiences and encouraging them to try suchlike, we invite you warmly to become a EuroPeer!
EuroPeers are young people who have already taken part in a Youth in Action project. They share their experiences and inform other young people (their peers) about these opportunities and other ways to go abroad. This can be done in different ways and in the framework of various events. EuroPeers, founded by the German National Agency for the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme, has existed in Germany for eight years already. Similar structures are now being built in other countries as well. 
During this international training course you will learn how to organise different types of EuroPeer events and how to share your European experience effectively with your peers.
You will attend workshops on:
• opportunities for young people to participate in Europe;
• mobility programmes in Europe;
• project management and PR activities;
• communicating the European idea.
You will also have time to develop your first own EuroPeer activity. At the end of the training you will receive a certificate.
Membership in organization is not obligatory. Applicants who do not represent any organisation please write "none" in the application-form.
Curious now?
Information about both the EuroPeer project and previous events organised by EuroPeers over the last eight years can be found here: https://www.europeers.de/extra/english/
This Training Course is

for 30 participants
and recommended for
Youth workers, Youth leaders, Project managers
Working language(s):
Polish National Agency (National Agency)
Contact for questions:
Agata Nowackaa
Phone: +48 22 461 31 418
Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.


This project is financed by the Erasmus + Youth Programme
Being selected for this event, all costs (accommodation, travel, visa, etc.) relevant to participation in the event will be covered by the NAs involved in this project - except a possible participation fee which varies from call to call and country to country. Local transport and insurance costs have to be covered by partcipants.
Please contact your NA to learn more about the financial details and, in case you are selected, how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.
International Week Helsinki
4 – 12 October 2014
Helsinki, Finland
It’s time to apply for the experience of a lifetime!

Do you want to spend an unforgettable week in Helsinki? Although it might seem far away from these sunny summer days, we can promie the week will be worth applying to already now! 

The theme of Helsinki International Week 2014 is “Thinking outside the box” i.e. different thinking as a key to success in business. During the week you will dig into this theme through our partners’ real life cases. You may get to know for instance strategy behind the distinguishable brand, unique human resource management or a new way to utilize technology in business – or anything that is considered as a key success factor in business of our company partners. With this in mind, there are interesting corporate partners picked out that you will get to know throughout the week during varying activities, such as company visits, workshops and a seminar. 

Although the company co-operation forms a big part of the week, we won’t forget to have fun! Whether you want to experience the Finnish cottage by the lake in the middle of the forest or a stylish cocktail party in the heart of Helsinki, it’s all part of the week’s program. Other things on the agenda are for example a pool party and a pub crawl, and of course there will be time to do shopping and sightseeing as well. After this week you will be familiar with Helsinki and student life there, and more importantly, you will have a whole bunch of new friends from all over the world! 

So make the decision you will not regret and apply now! 
Looking forward to the wonderful international week ahead! 

All programme activities, food and accommodation are covered by organisers. You pay for travelling back and forth.

Additional participation fee: 50 €

Mitarbeiter gesucht in:München
Stellenanzeige eingestellt am:16.02.2015
Wir sind ShopLove:
Als aufstrebendes Startup mit Sitz im Herzen Münchens revolutionieren wir das Shopping auf Tablets und Smartphones. Unser Produkt ShopLove steht für ein visuell anregendes Einkaufserlebnis von Produkten im Bereich Mode und Wohndesign in Form einer einzigen App.
Wir bieten unseren Nutzern ein neuartiges und personalisiertes Shopping-Magazin der besten Marken und Shops.
Praktikum Content- und Category-Management (w/m)
Deine Aufgaben:
• Verantwortlich für die Qualität der Inhalte auf ShopLove
• Optimierung des Produktsortiments und der Produktkategorien
• Eigenständige Bearbeitung von redaktionellen Projekten
• Fehleranalyse und Effizienzsteigerung der App
Was wir erwarten:
• Hands-on Mentalität und Affinität zur Internet- und eCommerce-Branche
• Schnelle Auffassungsgabe, Abstraktionsvermögen und Kreativität
• Ausdauer sowie Liebe fürs Detail
• Motivation und Eigeninitiative
Was wir Dir bieten:
• Verantwortungsvolle Aufgaben und die Möglichkeit, Deine eigenen Ideen
und umzusetzen
• Ein spannendes Arbeitsumfeld in einem motivierten und erfahrenen Team
Leidenschaft für ihr Produkt
• Dynamik und Innovationsgeist eines jungen Startups
• Flache Hierarchien und enge Zusammenarbeit mit den Gründern
• Coole Teamevents

Zeitraum und Ort:
• Ab April/Mai 2014
• Dauer: 2-6 Monate
Wenn Du auch gerne Teil des Erfolgskonzepts ShopLove werden und tiefe Einblicke in die Gründerszene erhalten möchtest, dann bewirb Dich bei uns!
Wir freuen uns auf Deine aussagekräftige Bewerbung (Lebenslauf, Anschreiben, Zeugnisse) über die Online-Jobbörse RecSpec

Training Course: Empowering Young Jobseekers
Dates: 4-12 October 2014
Venue: Strumica, FYROM
Eligible are 36 participants coming from: Albania, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Turkey
Application deadline: 10th August 2014
The main objective of the training course “Empowering young jobseekers” is to develop competences of youth workers for empowering the young people in their countries easily to integrate into labor markets, to share best practices and to network.
 What will be your benefits as a participant?
-you will develop competences how to empower young job seekers with necessary skills and how to fight with unemployment in your country
-You will be motivated to start to work constantly with the young people in your communities in developing their competences, increasing the self-confidence, mobility and volunteering among the unemployed and socially excluded groups
-You will learn interesting carrier development tools, lifelong learning skills and how to increase labor market competitiveness
-You will make new contacts with organizations from EU and SEE countries to create stronger partnerships for future projects in the European Context;
-You will learn more about Erasmus+ program and opportunities for future projects
-You will have the chance to share and exchange experiences regarding the youth unemployment in your respective countries
The methodology of the project “Empowering young job seekers” is designed so as to facilitate the acquisition of skills and specific knowledge using non-formal education in the development of human personality and developing set of skills necessary for young people in everyday life. The Training Course is designed to be participatory, active and hands-on so that youth participants are actively engaged in the learning process, have the opportunity to practice and enhance new skills, and gain the self-confidence necessary to find and keep work.
Through the use of a variety of activities, learner-centered teaching methods, the curriculum created for the aims of the project is to build on and enhance the participants’ existing knowledge and skills and provides the opportunity for practical experience in various workforce readiness topics. General methods – applicable in the training activity:
• Pair share and pair work
• Small and large group discussion
• Small group work
• Individual work
• Role plays
• Inner/Outer Circle
• Case studies/ scenarios
• Games
• Brainstorming
• Presentation
• Panel discussion
• Reflection activities – individual, guided, journal writing
One part of the project is the e-learning platform. The aim of this e-learning platform will be to engage all participants in pre-realization activities where they will have a chance to get to know each other online before the start of the training, to learn how to define their targets, as well as to communicate after the training to exchange valuable info about follow up activities.
70% of the travel costs will be reimbursed according to the rules of the YIA Program. Board, lodging and all materials will be covered by the hosting organization CSAE Macedonia. The participants will have to pay small participation fee – 20 euros for non EU countries and 30 euros for EU countries.
Center for sustainability and advanced education (CSAE) Bitola
Contact for questions:

Elena Stojanovska
Phone: 0038975830203

Training Course: Game, SET, Matching – Sport as an Educational Tool
Dates: 17-21 November 2014
Venue: Georgia
Application deadline: 15th September 2014
Training Course will be aimed at fostering using Sports as an educational tool for intercultural learning and understanding in youth work. The activity will gather 30 youth workers from Programme, South Mediterranean, EaP countries and Russia.
Sports are part of both intangible heritage and daily life, and they are a symbol of thecultural diversity, richness of our societies. Sharing, experiencing, reflecting in sports coming from all countries represented, included the local one, as a tool for empowering inter-cultural understanding, and used in several projects in among the different phases of the training. They are also efficient means to convey values of solidarity, diversity, inclusiveness and cultural awareness. Moreover, sports reflect on different cultural expressions, and create a bridge between regional cultures for a better mutual comprehension and dialogue.
Aim: To foster using sports as an educational tool
- To discover and test diverse educational practices
- To reflect and analyses about the transferability of the different educational tools
- To contribute to a future publication
- To introduce Erasmus+ and EuroMed Youth IV
- To explore different cultures through sports
- To provide opportunities for future projects’ ideas development in frame of Erasmus+
Profile of participants:
- Youth workers and youth leaders using sports and willing to use sports as an educational tool
- Motivation towards sports and inter-cultural environments
The training will gather 12 participants from Erasmus+ Programme Countries, 9 from SouthMediterranean countries and 9 from Eastern partnership Countries and Russia.
Working language: English
Duration: 5 working days


- The board and lodging during the training course for all participants will be provided by organisers,
- Travel costs of participants from Russia, Eastern Partnership and South Mediterranean countries will be covered by organisers,
- Travel costs of participants from Programme Countries will be paid by relevant National Agency on its own principles.
Please contact your NA/SALTO to learn more about the financial details, and how to arrange the booking of your travel tickets and the reimbursement of your travel expenses.
- Local transport and insurance costs have to be covered by the participants. Please bring the documents to confirm this contribution.
SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre
SALTO EuroMed Resource Centre
French National Agency of Erasmus+
Polish National Agency of Erasmus+
Contact for questions:
Marina Makarenko
Phone: +48 22 46 31 461
APPLY HERE http://trainings.salto-youth.net/4369
Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.

Training for youth workers – How to plan a Youth Exchange with the new ProgrammErasmus+
Dates: 5-8 November 2014 
Venue: Eupen, Belgium – DE
Eligible are 20-30 participants coming from: YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME COUNTRIES
Application deadline: 3rd October 2014
This German speaking training course offers an international learning experience for practitioners of the youth field, enabling them to set up quality Youth Exchange Projects. It answers the questions how to plan a youth exchange and how to find partners.
 ATTENTION: working language is German!!
The Training
Youth Exchanges under Erasmus+ are more than just a gathering of young people for a given period. They allow international experiences and in-depth intercultural exchanges.
How can you design a Youth Exchange? How to start the project? Where can you find the suitable partners? These are the questions we would like to answer. The training shows how to set up your project step by step.
Furthermore the youth workers will have the opportunity to meet actors from other countries and make contacts. The participants get an overview about youth exchanges in Erasmus+. They discover the philosophy, aims and expectations of the Programm. It will be the opportunity to get practical information and hints and to discuss project ideas.
The training is practically oriented and is based upon non-formal learning methods. The trainers will take into account the needs, motivation, interests und experiences of the participants.
The target group
The training is organised by national agencies from Belgium, Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein and Luxembourg and will be presented in German.
The invitation goes to applicants for Youth Exchanges within the framework of Erasmus+ as well as to youth workers and all (young) people involved in the design of Youth Exchanges.


Fees and travel costs (eventual refund) have to be discussed by each participant with the National Agency from his/her country.
Jugendbuero der Deutschsprachigen Gemeinschaft
Contact for questions:

Valérie Kaldenbach / Chantal Pierlot
Phone: 0032 87 56 09 79
Before applying please contact the NA of your residence country to check if it is involved in this concrete project and committed to cover travel costs. NB! Learn about possible participation fee and other relevant rules.