Eurodesk turns 30: a year of celebrations

23 January 2020

Eurodesk welcomes 2020 and the new decade with a year-long celebration of its 30th anniversary.

 

The story of Eurodesk started in 1990 as a small regional project in Scotland aimed to develop a new information service related to European youth exchanges. With the mission “of raising awareness among young people on mobility opportunities and of encouraging them to become active citizens”, the Eurodesk network now counts 1100 youth experts in 36 countries among its members.

 

The journey of discovering your strengths is a life-long process. Our potential is to challenge those new difficulties that every decade brings in and help people at their young age to make their decisions easier because we already believe in them, states the Eurodesk President, Ingrida Jotkaitė.

 

2020 represents a milestone for the network, therefore numerous offline and online activities have been planned across the year, opening with the Eurodesk 30 reception, which took place on the 23rd of January in the Eurodesk Brussels Link office.

 

Different celebrations will follow. June will be the month of the Eurodesk Awards, while October will feature the new edition the Eurodesk’s flagship campaign, Time to Move, which will offer the chance to celebrate with young people.

 

With the aim of cherishing the past, while embracing the necessary changes for the future, the Green Eurodesk publication will be out this year, with recommendations on how youth work can be more sustainable in Europe. The revamped European Youth Portal, realised in close collaboration with the European Commission, will also be released in 2020.

 

A lot has changed in the last thirty years. The history of Eurodesk mirrors the evolution of the youth information field and of the European project. Both curious stakeholders and young people are invited to travel through the 30th anniversary timeline that uncovers turning points and achievements from the history of Eurodesk and the youth field in the European Union in the last three decades.

 

For further information and updates please visit the Eurodesk website and follow Eurodesk on the main social media channels.

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