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Time to Move is Eurodesk's flagship campaign that makes young people aware of the possibilities they can grab abroad, in an entertaining way. Among the activities, visitors can find some not so traditional information events such as concerts, mountain-hiking, biking or slam poetry evenings but also some casual sessions like lectures in school, international evenings at local cafés or information stands at fairs. All activities were run by trained Eurodesk information experts, always ready to have a discussion and help young people to find the international project most suitable for their needs. Over the course of one month, youth organisations around Europe join forces and organise over 1000 events in 25 countries.

 

The campaign specifically targeted young people from non-city environment, who do not usually have access to youth information and NEETs, who would benefit from a mobility experience. Time to Move not only offered them useful information about international opportunities but also made them aware of local Eurodesk information points as guidance spots, should they feel the need to have a discussion about their future projects.

2014

  • 1 week
  • 13 countries
  • 250 events
  • n.a. young people reached

2015

  • 2 weeks
  • 17 countries
  • 320 events
  • 135 000 young people reached

2016

  • 1 month
  • 19 countries
  • 622 events
  • 130 000 young people reached

2017

  • 1 month
  • 22 countries
  • 822 events
  • 200 000 young people reached

2018

  • 1 month
  • 25 countries
  • 1000+ events
  • n.a. young people reached

The growth of the campaign by years

The campaign was supported by a campaign website - timetomove.info – providing online resources about mobility opportunities for those who cannot or do not feel like attending information activities. Through the website young people could also get comprehensive information about the 1000+ events via an interactive map. Timetomove.info is available 14 languages, giving international visitors quick and easy access to the contents.

 

As an additional incentive, Eurodesk organised the Time to Move T-shirt Design Contest. The aim of this activity was to find the official T-shirt for the next edition of the campaign. Young people, aged 13-30 were invited to compete with their design and have the chance to win an InterRail ticket. The contest received over 200 entries from which Eurodesk awarded 6 young people as winners.

 

Time to Move returns in 2019. Follow Eurodesk online to stay up-to-date on the next campaign.