Monthly Archives: August 2016

Traineeships in the European Parliament

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Would you like to gain work experience with the European Parliament?

Applications have opened for paid traineeships for University graduates at the European Parliament starting on the 1st of March 2017and lasting 5 months. Applications must be submitted by the 15th of October.

The Parliament also offers specialised traineeships for journalists and translators.

EU Aid Volunteer Vacancies

EUAVEU Aid Volunteers is a European Commission initiative that brings volunteers together with aid organisations from across the world, opening up opportunities for EU citizens to provide support to a variety of humanitarian aid projects. Training is provided and there are opportunities to work both in the field and online.

Applications are now being accepted and you can browse a list of vacancies here.

For lots more information have a look at the official page. In the meantime though here is a video testimonial from a former volunteer in South Sudan:

 

 

Explorathon 2016

Explorathon flyer cover detail
Explorathon 2016 programme detail

Explorathon 2016 will take place on the 30th of September with simultaneous events running in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St. Andrews.

It will be the third and largest of the Explorathon events so far, so if you’re inspired by science, or want to be, do have a look to see what’s on offer. Separate programmes of events are now available for each location:

Aberdeen

Edinburgh

Glasgow

St. Andrews

Some events will doubtless prove to be very popular, so booking may be required in order to avoid disappointment.

Explorathon is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme

Check out Explorathon’s Twitter and Facebook feeds for more info!

Law Making in the EU

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Here is a short video from the European Parliament explaining how EU laws are made using the ordinary legislative procedure. This procedure, used in 80% of cases, gives equal power to the EU Council representing the member states and the European Parliament representing European citizens.