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Youth Unemployment a priority of Irish EU Presidency

Monday, 31st December 2012 | 0 comments
With 20 percent of young Europeans out of work, the Irish Presidency will do everything in its power to tackle it – starting with a Youth Unemployment Package, and by achieving consensus on the principles of a Youth Guarantee for every person under the age of 25.With 20 percent of young Europeans out of work, the Irish Presidency will do everything in its power to tackle it – starting with a Youth Unemployment Package, and by achieving consensus on the principles of a Youth Guarantee for every person under the age of 25.

Christmas Holidays

Monday, 24th December 2012 | 0 comments
The Erasmus National Agency; Erasmus Mundus National Structure and National Contact Point for Tempus will close for the Holiday period from 24 December until 27 December 2012.

Erasmus Carol Singing for Simon

Monday, 24th December 2012 | 0 comments
Irish Erasmus National Agency participated in Carol Singing in aid of Simon Community on Dublin's Grafton Street on Saturday 22 December 2012 with friends from a group that was celebrating its 30th year of fundraising.Irish Erasmus National Agency participated in Carol Singing in aid of Simon Community on Dublin's Grafton Street on Saturday 22 December 2012 with friends from a group that was celebrating its 30th year of fundraising.

UK Jobs Market for those with foreign languages on the up

Friday, 21st December 2012 | 0 comments
For the first time in almost 20 years, there are likely to be more full-time jobs in 2012-13 for foreign-language scholars than for people with Ph.D.'s in English, according to the Modern Language Association.For the first time in almost 20 years, there are likely to be more full-time jobs in 2012-13 for foreign-language scholars than for people with Ph.D.'s in English, according to the Modern Language Association according the Chronicle of Higher Education.

European Year of Citizens 2013

Thursday, 20th December 2012 | 0 comments
In November 2012, the European Parliament and the Council following the proposal by the European Commission, officially named 2013 “The European Year of Citizens”.  The vision for the European Year of Citizens 2013 is "The better the men and women of Europe understand their rights as EU citizens, the more informed the decisions they can take in their personal lives, and the more vibrant democratic life in Europe can be at all levels."

Finnish Study of the Impact of Intensive Programmes

Wednesday, 19th December 2012 | 0 comments
CIMO - the Finnish National Agency for Erasmus has produced a study of the impact of intenstive programmes entiled "Impact of the intensive courses funded by CIMO in Finnish higher education institutions" by Anna Martin – Miia Mäntylä.

Agreement reached on 2013 funding of Erasmus Programme

Tuesday, 18th December 2012 | 0 comments
The European Parliament has formally approved budget proposals that cover the shortfall in the 2012 funding for the Erasmus Programme.  Earlier fears that students engaging in mobilities in 2013 might have been hit with cuts to their funding have now been averted.

School partnerships improve pupils' and teachers' skills

Tuesday, 11th December 2012 | 0 comments
A new study on the impact of partnerships between schools in different countries has found that pupils - particularly at secondary level - significantly improved their skills, including cultural and social skills, IT and foreign languages. The impact of the partnerships was strongest on pupils who visited partner schools. Seven out of ten schools said that the partnerships had a strong to very strong impact on pupils' cultural awareness and expression as well as social and civic competences. This was followed by computer skills (54%) and communication in foreign languages (52%). The partnerships were funded through the Comenius exchange programme, the schools' equivalent of Erasmus.

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