European Opportunities extra There are many opportunities for young people across Europe. Young people can participate in Learning, Volunteering and work. The experience of opportunities abroad for young people are huge. It can help with learning about other cultures, increase confidence by being in a different country, learn new skills, gain friends and much more. It looks great on your CV! There are lots of help to make this happen. We are the Curious We are the curious (developed by the European Commission Representation to the UK) European Youth Portal The European Youth Portal is a great place to start. This will give you the information you need to help you learn about the opportunities available. Erasmus + Medway Youth Trust help young people to gain European mobility experiences through funding by Erasmus+. Erasmus+ is the European Union(EU) programme for education, training, youth and sport. It runs for seven years 2014-2020, with organisations like Medway Youth Trust invited to apply for funding each year to undertake unique and worthwhile activities. Eramsus+ enables young people to take part in a youth exchange, volunteering placement, work shadowing or other development activities. Eurodesk UK Another good place to find out more information and get help is Eurodesk UK. Eurodesk has a network of more than 1000 youth professionals that work with Eurodesk in 34 countries to raise awareness among young people on learning mobility opportunities and to encourage them to become active citizens. As a support organisation to Erasmus+, Eurodesk makes information on learning mobility comprehensive and accessible to youth professionals. If you have a question, contact a Eurodesk information point close to you via our map. If you are interested in international programmes in the youth field, have a look at the open calls. I want to know more about a Youth Exhange: Here is the young people’s story of a 3 week Youth Exchange.