Eurodesk Cyprus November 2012: Employment and Entrepreneurship

A bilingual interactive newsletter about the employment and entrepreneurship, a field of the EU Youth Strategy. Youth Unemployment is in Europe reaches the 20%. European Union intents to smooth the transition from education and training to the labour market through the initiative “Youth on the Move” , one of the 7 flagship initiatives of the growth strategy “Europe 2020”.


    • Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs- Interview: “Host Entrepreneur”
    • Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs- Interview: “Young Entrepreneur”
    • “We Mean Business” Campaign.
    • Job Vacancies and Traineeships in EU institutions.
    • Good Practices at a local level.
The publication is available HERE.
My impressions: A unique opportunity to get informed about the programme “Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs” by interviewing the “Host Entrepreneur”, Mr. Michalis Charakis, and the “Young Entrepreneur”, Vasilis Tobros.

“Youth Opportunities Initiative” is part of the EU’s initiative “Youth on the Move” and aims to drive down youth unemployment.


Application form instructions – Youth in Action

The following video was produced by the Icelandic National Agency of the Youth in Action Programme. The video provides instructions on how to fill in an application form for the all actions of the Programme except for the European Voluntary Service (Action 2) and the Action 2.1.

Don’t forget to contact your National Agency before submitting your application form.

Useful Links:

A Very European Break Up

The short  film “A Very European Break Up” is a satire of the debt crisis in Europe . It is an 8 minutes film about the unhappy marriage of Germaine, a workaholic German business woman and Greco, a “lazy” Greek man.  The film is available online and it is not for profit. Moreover, the director intends to  show the impact of the economy on the daily life.

The actors are volunteers coming from different countries.

  • Yiannis Alexiou: He comes from the island of Kos in Greece. His opinion about the crisis is ‘The Troika that have been supervising Greece for the past year or so have spent most of their time bullying or taking holidays away rather than coming up with any real solutions.’
  • Fleur Poad: She is half German and half English. Her opinion about the crisis ‘I really have no idea about the financial crisis as I have always been good with my own money.’
  • Dolores Reynals is half Spanish and half Argentinian. Her opinion about: ‘As a half Spanish-half Argentinian I am no stranger to economic crisis. But I am having a hard time having a view on this one, it just makes me think about not spending the virtual money I have made-up in my head.’
  • Alex Roseman was born in the Great Britain. His opinion about the crisis is ‘Debt crisis: It’s happened before and it’ll happen again.’

Music:  Markos M-Triantafyllou, a half-Greek, half-German composer.
Director:  Bob Denham, British.

Find more information about the film in the official website of the Econ Films.

Source: Econ Films

Newsletter Eurodesk Cyprus: Cyprus EU Presidency

The bilingual interactive newsletter of the Eurodesk Cyprus provides information about the Cyprus EU Presidency.


  • Cyprus EU Presidency.
  • Council of the European Union.
  • Eurodesk Cyprus and Cyprus Presidency.
  • Cyprus Youth Council: “Becoming active with the Structured Dialogue”.
  • Campaigns “Information Right Now” and “Generation 1992”.
  • Events/ Competitions.
  • Videos and Useful Resources.

Find the newsletter HERE.

Published by Eurodesk Cyprus.

Visit also the official website of the Cyprus Presidency: