New guide launched on European opportunities for young people

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A new guide on the opportunities and supports available to young people as EU citizens was launched this week to coincide with Europe Day.

Launched in partnership with Euroguidance Ireland during the 2022 European Year of Youth, the ‘Europe is open to you!’ guide provides clear guidance on how to access career opportunities in EU institutions.

It also has information about over one million jobs and recruitment events open to young people in Galway, thanks to the single market.

The guide provides up-to-date information on how to access study, travel and volunteering opportunities in Ireland and Europe.

Eurodesk Ireland Coordinator, Malgorzata Fiedot-Davies, said that our European community has experienced unprecedented challenges over the past few years and, with the invasion of Ukraine, very real threats to European unity.

“As an initiative which seeks to create stronger connections between young people in Europe, we believe it’s more important than ever to empower young people in Galway to grow up with a strong sense of their European identity and an understanding of all the opportunities available to them as EU citizens,” she said.

Speaking on behalf of Euroguidance, David Cullen, Communications Officer at the National Centre for Guidance in Education (NCGE), added: “It is time again for young people to embrace all that Europe has to offer them.

“And as citizens of the EU, it is also important that they feel equipped to take advantage of the single labour market we belong to and where possible, to seize the opportunity to represent Ireland and positively influence the future of our European Union.

The ‘Europe is open to you’ guide was developed with contributions from the Higher Education Authority (HEA), EURES, Europass/QQI, Crosscare, the National Youth Council of Ireland (NYCI) and the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The guide is available here.