15-16 April 2016- Youth on the Move in Katerini

Τhe European Commission in Greece in cooperation with Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY), successfully hosted the “Youth on the Move” event in Katerini on 15th and 16th of April 2016. “Youth on the Move” is a European Union initiative that aims to improve education and the prospects of finding new employment. The objective of the "Youth on the Move" is to provide young people with the real benefits from their participation in relevant programmes funded by the EU while the ultimate goal is to enhance the mobility of young people in Europe to study or work.

The event took place at the Eleftherias square- the central square of Katerini. Various National Agencies and Organizations alongside with the European Commission presented their work. Along with the information given in the stands, IKY presented all the opportunities offered by Erasmus+ for students, pupils, teachers and professionals.

The Organizations involved except State Scholarships Foundation (ΙΚΥ) were: the Delegation of the European Commission in Greece, the European Parliament Office in Greece, the EURES / Employment Agency (OAED, Manpower Employment Organisation), the National Certification Agency Qualifications and Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP), the Ministry of Education - Operational Programme for Education and Lifelong Learning, the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare - European Social Fund, the Ministry of Interior with the program Europe for Citizens, the National Research Foundation with the Horizon 2020 program and the portal for Researchers-Euraxess, Asset Technology/ Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Programme and the Municipality of Katerini.

The Youth on the Move welcomed many activities during these 2 days:

  • Stands providing information on studying, learning, training and working in the EU, lead by responsible national agencies and organizations: Municipality of Katerini, EC Representation and European Parliament, Erasmus +, Euraxess, Europe Direct, ASSET Technology, E.O.P.P.E.P., OAED/ EURES, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Welfare,
  • Presentations, testimonies and debates were held by representatives of the European institutions.
  • Various activities to entertain the audience. Friday afternoon, a Round Table Discussion took place at the Chamber of Pieria with best practices examples presented.

Finally, on Saturday the 16th of April, a Facebook QnA was implemented. IKY in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Asset Technology, chat on the new opportunities offered by Erasmus+ and other European and National Initiatives at the event’s Facebook page.

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