Under the slogan “Europe within easy reach”, the Eurodesk campaign Time to Move will run in October 2023, all over Europe with hundreds of events and activities to connect young people to international mobility opportunities throughout Europe.
Eurodesk, the leading European youth information network, is pleased to announce the launch of its annual flagship campaign, Time to Move. The campaign aims to connect young people to the 3000 Eurodesk information points available across Europe through non-formal activities.
During the month of October, the Eurodesk network will organise hundreds of joyful events across Europe and beyond to reach young people. These events, along with a digital campaign consisting of podcasts, online challenges, contests, and games, will inform young people about Eurodesk and the information it provides to facilitate access to mobility opportunities.
"Not many young people know that there are thousands of programmes available for them to lean, volunteer or work abroad. Time to Move is a way to reach them and tell them that programmes, such as the Erasmus+ or the European Solidarity Corps are also for them" said Audrey Frith, Eurodesk Director. "We want to connect young people to our information points across Europe, including those in remote areas and regions where Eurodesk doesn't have a physical presence yet."
The campaign will be managed and supported by Eurodesk Brussels Link, the coordination office of Eurodesk. National Centres and Eurodesk Multipliers will implement the campaign at the national level.
The main target groups for the campaign include young people from non-city environments who may not have access to or knowledge about learning mobility projects, as well as NEETs (Not in Education, Employment, or Training) who could benefit from participating in a learning mobility project to improve their situation.
This year's campaign will have thematic focuses on various topics, including the European Elections 2024, the European Year of Skills, Green Mobility and the DiscoverEU initiative, Mental health and Traveling abroad, and Volunteering and Solidarity. Eurodesk's "Talkative Thursdays" sessions on Spotify will feature podcasts with experts discussing these topics in more detail. The podcasts will be published every Thursday in October.
Young people can find nearby activities thanks to the interactive map that will help them to search by place, topic, format or date of the event. Thousands of events are expected to take place in almost 25 countries. It is very important to encourage people to get involved by using #TimeToMove2023 and uploading photos on social media channels.
As every year, we invite all youth to get competitive with the Time to Move contests! Throughout September and October, we are running two online challenges - a social media challenge and a T-shirt design contest. The results of these competitions will be used for future editions of the campaign, giving a voice and space to young people in the design of the campaign. More information on how to participate is available on the website!
Stay tuned with the campaign