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European Synthesis Report: Investing in Children - Breaking the Cycle of Disadvantage
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Call for an expert to cooperate on a report on youth participation
The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe calls for an expert to cooperate on a report on "Local and regional authorities and new forms of youth participation in representative, direct, participatory, deliberative and counter democracy" ( see attached file) . Interested candidates must submit a one to 2 page outline of their contribution and proposed methodology to the Congress Secretariat (Joanne Hunting (joanne.hunting@coe.int)) by 30 April 2014 at the latest.
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ISPA Conference 2014

Vytautas Magnus University
July 15, 2014 – July 18, 2014

Children's Rights and Needs: Challenges to School, Family and Society
Deadline for submission of abstracts March 15, 2014
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ERASMUS+, the new EU programme for education, training,youth and sport 2014-2020
The EU programme Erasmus + for education, training, youth and sport during the period 2014 - 2020 has been published. The budget has been increased and will have €14.7 billion for i.e.
-  the provision of opportunities for European citizens to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad
- individual grants
- transnational partnerships among education, training and youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and to bridge the world of education and of work in order to tackle skills gaps
- national efforts to modernise education, training and youth systems.

From end of January 2014 on online applications can be handed in. Help for applications is provided by the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.


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Final RESLEA Conference
The EU funded Project “Reduction of Early School Leaving of Young People (RESLEA)”  had the task to develop an innovative delivery model and toolkits which can be used in different countries and learning settings to reduce the number of early school leavers (dropouts) aimed at learners aged 15-19. The Final Project Conference will take place 9-10 January, 2014, Lisbon, Portugal, organized by the Portuguese Catholic University. More here
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ESPCT Announcement Training Courses Crisis Management in Schools
Dear colleagues,
 
We want to remind you of the possibility to apply for the second Basic Course CMiS which we will run in 2014:
 
BASIC COURSE
Kaunas, Lituania at the Kaunas Hotel, July 18-24, 2014 (immediately after the ISPA conference)
More information about the training venue can be found at www.kaunashotel.lt
Deadline to sign in for this course at ESPCT is November 30, 2013.
 
Here you'll find the description and the program of the course and the application forms.

We kindly ask you to inform colleagues about this opportunity.
Don't hesitate to contact us, when you have a question.

Kind regards,
Odeth Bloemberg & Bernhard Meissner
European School Psychology Centre for Training (ESPCT)
Email:    odeth.bloemberg@espct.eu
Phone:    +31 6 24282529
www.espct.eu

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UNESCO  Symposium  “Inclusive Education: towards innovative training”
17./18th October 2013 UNESCO organized a symposium on “Inclusive Education: towards innovative training” . Jean-Claude Guillemard, French School Psychologist and Liaison Person ISPA /UNESCO reports about this event. Please find the English and French version of his report here.
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Future EU funding
If you search funding for your projects in the next future, have a look at the European Commission’s Work Programme 2014  relating to the new EU fund period 2014-2020. Psychologists in Education may benefit by the increased funding of education and research across Europe:

“Combating youth unemployment is a key priority: the unacceptably high levels of youth unemployment are having severe social consequences and could have serious long-term implications for the future prospects of those affected and for the dynamism of the European economy. Implementation by the Member States of the Youth Guarantee will be of critical importance in kick-starting job creation for young people and in improving the transition from school to work. It is essential to invest in education and skills and increase labour mobility... Tapping into the potential of key growth sectors, such as …health and social care, should be a particular priority. Finally, … social exclusion and inequality remains an important challenge. Maximising the potential of European Structural and Investment Funds will also make a critical contribution to recovery. Additionally, drivers for boosting education, training, skills, employment and social cohesion will be reinforced through the implementation of EU wide programs such as Erasmus+, the Programme for Employment and Social Innovation, the European Globalization Adjustment Fund ...To remain competitive in the world, the EU needs to support investment in innovation and research through a full implementation of the Horizon 2020 programme..."

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28 October 2013 EU Council Meeting, Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs 
This EU Council Meeting is relevant for psychologists in education as EU Ministers highlighted the need to tackle youth unemployment by exchanging good practices. They pointed out the need for quality education and for preventing young people to leave school early by coaching, counseling and guidance. http://www.consilium.europa.eu/uedocs/cms_Data/docs/pressdata/en/lsa/139022.pdf
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Job vacancy European School of Munich/Germany
The European School of Munich is looking for a psychologist. Please find the announcement attached.
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