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  • Eurodesk Ireland - Information on summer work, volunteering and travelling in Europe
    first half of 2017 Information on the new Presidency its work programme the main priorities position papers events and latest news can be found on the presidency website http www eu2016 nl Follow us Links EU Dutch Presidency Time To Move 2015 Erasmus Tweet Everything you always wanted to know about European Parliament European Union Citizens and Women Rights in the EU current European Affarrs and much more can be

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  • Coming to Ireland - Information for young people visiting or moving to Ireland
    Ireland Opening hours Shops Shopping hours are generally 9am 6pm Monday to Saturday although in Dublin and other larger towns some may stay open later and some are open on Sundays Generally newsagents open earlier in the morning and stay open longer in the evening Banks are open from 10am 4pm Monday to Friday with late opening until 5pm on Thursdays some banks open on Saturdays too Restaurants Opening hours for restaurants vary Lunch is typically served between 12 30 and 14 30 daily Dinner is usually served from 19 00 onwards however many restaurants offer an early bird menu between 17 00 19 00 providing two or three course meals at reduced prices Restaurants usually take orders until 21 30 though many open later on weekends Bars or Public houses better known as pubs are open 10 30am to 11 30pm Monday to Thursday until 12 30am on Friday and Saturday and 12 30 pm to 11 30 pm on Sunday Most nightclubs will serve until around 2 30am Pubs in Ireland are usually closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day as serving alcohol is illegal on these days Post Offices usually open Mon Fri 9 00am to 5 30pm some smaller offices close at lunchtime and Sat 9 00 to 1 00 The GPO in O Connell Street Dublin is open until 6 00 pm Mon Sat Public Holidays New Year s Day 1st January St Patrick s Day 17th March Easter Monday First Monday in May First Monday in June First Monday in August Last Monday in October Christmas Day and St Stephen s Day 25th 26th December If a holiday falls on a weekend the following Monday will be a public holiday in lieu Smoking A smoking ban has been in place in Ireland since 2004

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  • About Eurodesk
    Centre 2 O Neill St Carrickmacross Co Monaghan 042 966 1404 cmxyic ywimonaghan ie Castleblayney Youth Information Centre Dublin Road Castleblayney Co Monaghan 042 975 1979 castleblayneyyic eircom net Clare Youth Information Service Carmody St Ennis Co Clare 065 684 5350 info clareyouthservice org Letterkenny Youth Information Centre 16 18 Port Road Letterkenny Co Donegal 074 912 9640 yicletterkenny donegalyouthservice ie Kildare Kilkenny Limerick Louth Kildare Youth Information Centre Canal Stores Basin Street Naas Co Kildare 045 897 893 yic kys ie Ossory Youth Information Centre Desart Hall New St Kilkenny 056 776 1200 info ossoryyouth com Limerick Youth Information Bureau Lower Glentworth Street Limerick City 061 412 444 yib limerickyouthservice com Drogheda Youth Development Narrow West St Drogheda Co Louth 041 983 9916 info boomerangcafe ie Roscommon Sligo Wicklow Westmeath Roscommon Youth Information Centre Castle Street Roscommon Town 090 662 5395 youthinfo roscommonyouth ie Sligo Youth Information Centre Rockwood Parade Sligo 071 914 4150 914 7468 yicsligo eircom net Co Wicklow Youth Spin 3 Herbert Road Bray Co Wicklow 01 205 0502 info bys ie Midlands Regional Youth Service Pump St Athlone Co Westmeath 090 647 7075 info mrys org Wexford Phone email or drop in to any of these local Eurodesk relays to ask questions about opportunities for you in Europe Back to top Ferns Diocesan Youth Service Francis Street Wexford 053 912 3262 yicwex fdys ie Contact Eurodesk Postal Address Eurodesk Léargas King s Inns House Parnell Street Dublin 1 Back to top T 01 887 1210 E eurodesk leargas ie W www eurodesk ie Follow us Facebook www facebook com eurodesk ireland Twitter www twitter com EurodeskIreland Google Eurodesk Ireland Legal Disclaimer Neither Eurodesk Léargas the European Commission nor any third parties who may provide information to Eurodesk web site for dissemination purposes shall have any

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  • Working in Europe
    should be used to promote whatever it is about you that means you should get that job For tips on how to write up your CV take a look at SpunOut s advice or at their article on interview tips See below for our handy links to job sites What am I entitled to As an Irish citizen you and your family are entitled to free movement within the EU member states This means that you can move to and stay in any of the EU states without requiring a Visa There are however some conditions regarding the length of your stay so please read more about this on our You In Europe page Cost of living Here s our guide you can use to see how much regular items and services cost in other EU countries You can also check out Numbeo for a cost of living comparison Summer Jobs Fruit picking resort jobs bar work www pickingjobs com www fruitfuljobs com jobs kareeve com Seasonal jobs around the World www seasonalwork nl NL www igapyear com gapyearjobs seasonal jobs www summerjobs com www resortjobs com www irishpubs com Overseas Job Centre Paid and voluntary jobs in tourism childcare

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  • Volunteering in Europe
    in EVS The volunteer is supported by an organisation in their home country is hosted by an organisation in the destination country is supported in their voluntary work by a supervisor receives personal support from an assigned mentor can contact Léargas for support at any stage So what volunteering positions can you do The possibilities are endless Here are some examples of projects organise a music festival in Germany assist in sports tournaments in Spain work with children in a special school in Lithuania help in a zoo in Estonia See more examples here If you need any more information check out our links or email evs leargas ie EVS links European Y outh Portal E VS database EVS leaflet Volunteer exchange links WorkAway HelpX WWOOF Volunteer work in return for board There are now many opportunities to volunteer your time in exchange for accommodation and food and explore the country in your free time You can do a range of tasks such as doing up an old cottage helping out on an organic farm au pairing for a family doing maintenance work on a holiday centre carrying out general duties in a hostel helping in an orphanage being a guide for tourists doing photography projects and much more Examples of sites which list these opportunities are WorkAway and HelpX WWOOF ing which stands for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms is whereby a volunteer works on an organic farm in exchange for accommodation and food Lots of countries have their own website however the main one is listed in the links Many hosts only require 4 6 hours work per day for 5 days however this differs between hosts and depends on whether accommodation and food or just accommodation are offered The sites listed require a small fee for

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  • Studying and Training in Europe
    an independent application support service for Irish and UK students wishing to study abroad You can look at colleges that offer courses through English You can also search by discipline and find which countries teach your chosen subject through English It outlines the fees involved in studying in these colleges as well as a snippet of information about each city and EU country Study In Europe also has a database of college courses that are taught through English This is searchable by course subject Bachelors Portal offers a big database of courses in many countries around Europe and this list can be refined by courses taught through English Back to top Grants Scholarships Information on hundreds of potential scholarship and grants opportunities is available on Scholarship Portal You can enter your home country and can search by country and discipline International Education Financial Aid offers a database of aid available for international students Education UK is run by the British Council and offers many grants bursaries and scholarships to EU and non EU residents looking to study in the UK DAAD deal with scholarships grants in Germany Back to top Links Scholarship Portal International Education Financial Aid Education UK DAAD Links ENIC NARIC Qualifications Recognition Europass Recognising Qualifications Each country is responsible for recognising qualifications from other countries NARIC is the official EU wide body that deals with academic qualifications recognition ENIC NARIC lists the contact points for each centre in the EU countries It may be possible to have further education and training awards recognised as well as higher education and training awards Also check out Europass an initiative which aims to help people make their skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe Back to top Learning the Language Ideally the best approach when moving to another

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  • You in Europe
    of movement citizenship From the European Commission website European citizens can enter live and stay in any EU country simply by presenting their passport at the border if requested to do so There are no questions to answer or special formalities to comply with If the stay is longer than three months it might be necessary to register the residency but this is usually just a formality if you re working studying or have health insurance and enough funds so as not to become a financial burden on the host nation European citizens and members of their families living continuously in another EU country for five years or more are now entitled to permanent residency which means they then legally have virtually complete equality of treatment with nationals of the host nation A valid full Irish driving licence legally allows you to drive in any EU country You can also move money around open bank accounts buy property and goods and invest in shares anywhere in the EU European Commission site Back to top Finding Accommodation Worldwide Green Acres offering accommodation listings from many countries EasyRoomMate Search online for your nearest version of this site BugEurope Offers details of hostels by country and city Europe United Kingdom Gumtree Housepals Accommodation For Students France PAP FR EN Mapiaule FR Germany WG Gesucht DE Immobilo DE Wohngemeinschaft DE If your destination country isn t here take a look at this list of sites of accommodation agencies throughout Europe Couchsurfing is an alternative to paid accommodation where you arrange to stay with someone in your destination country All around the world people have signed up to have their couches available for travellers to sleep on temporarily As with all accommodation safety may be an issue and we suggest that you look at their guidelines on this Back to top Your Rights The European Commission has provided detailed guides on your rights as an EU citizen when living in another EU country plus the EEA countries It gives details on pensions unemployment healthcare and family benefits Click on the country of your choice and select your language of preference If you live in another EU country you have the right to vote and to stand as a candidate in municipal and European elections held in that country The conditions are the same for you as for nationals Back to top Ready for Work When working and living in a country you may need to register your residence generally after 3 months and register for tax purposes EURES The European Job Mobility Portal gives an overview of living and working conditions for each EU country with some specifying tax rates EURES also gives a very handy brief overview of each countries economic status Your Europe Advice also provides a country by country break down of working taxes and unemployment benefits Getting recognition of your qualifications can be very important in getting a job in another country EURES also gives information on doing so when you

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  • Information on the European Union
    people in Europe The European Youth Portal offers European and national information of interest to young people who are living learning and working in Europe The portal gives information on 8 main themes covers 31 countries and is available in 25 languages The portal allows young people to have their views heard through online discussion forums and their questions answered through the Eurodesk Network The information in this portal is arranged by subject studying working volunteering etc The youth portal is getting a revamp and will be launched in May 2013 Back to top EU programmes Here we ve listed a sample of some programmes competitions funded by the European Union AEGEE Summer University offers the chance to learn a foreign language and experience another culture BEST courses for students of technology Cultural Policy Research Award aims to stimulate academic research in the field of cultural policy danceWEB is a European scholarship programme for contemporary dancers European E learning award an award to motivate the development of e learning concepts Fullbright Schuman Programme offers grants to citizens of the EU for study on EU affairs or EU US relations Gender Drawing Competition competition to raise awareness of issues around gender

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