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Any of our Scottish readers up for this?

Young Scot needed to raise awareness of the value of the EU in France

This is a fully funded placement in Dijon, France, for 12 months. The volunteers will focus on raising awareness of the European Union’s history and its importance in creating cultural diversity.

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Product Description

Jeunes Citoyens pour l’Europe is a youth mobility project in Dijon, France, focusing on raising the awareness of the European Union’s history, its construction and current situation, as well as the international role played by its institutions. Promoting a greater sense of European citizenship, Jeunes Citoyens pour l’Europe aims to enable the people of Dijon to better understand the EU and its valuable cultural diversity.

EVS volunteers will be directly involved in the Jeunes Citoyens pour l’Europe project, giving their contribution to spread the European values within the local community of Dijon, and to encourage the civic participation of its youth. Furthermore, EVS volunteers will help develop the project for its future editions and implementation in other European contexts. Previous EVS volunteers in Dijon have been able to organise the Children’s Rights Day and participate in local festivals promoting multiculturalism and the European Voluntary Service.

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Volunteers will receive insurance, accommodation (an apartment shared with other volunteers), food, local transportation and a regular stipend. Travel to/from France will also be funded.

This project is open to young people aged 17-30 and resident in the UK (Scottish applicants are particularly welcome!). EVS volunteers for this project will be selected according to their interest in the European Union values. A minimum knowledge of French will be appreciated.

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12 comments to Any of our Scottish readers up for this?

  • Paul Marks

    The “importance” of the European Union “in creating cultural diversity” – so it is a top-down state driven project.

    Many thanks for the confession E.U. – and it is the Frankfurt School “cultural diversity” they are talking about (not interesting new eating places and so).

  • TimR

    Me!me!me!

    La plume de ma tant. Can I go?

    (OK, maybe being nearly 70 years old will be considered a barrier to eligibility)

  • Rob

    Being a credulous young fool is essential.

  • That’s discrimination against credulous old fools.

  • Dijon is a lovely place.

    They don’t deserve this

  • Sam Duncan

    “Scottish applicants are particularly welcome!”

    Mm-hm. And why not Londoners (who outnumber us), Liverpudlians, Mancunians, Geordies, Oxononians, or people hailing from the many other returning areas which voted to remain?

    Well, we know the answer, don’t we? After Brexit, EU interference in our internal affairs must not be tolerated. Any attempts to promote its “education” programmes or to provide assistance to political parties should be taken as seriously as those of the USSR during the Cold War. It won’t give up trying to destroy our Kingdom just because we’re no longer part of its Empire. If anything, it’ll try even harder. Deal with it because we want to trade with the people of Europe, but always with great care. We left for a reason.

  • John B

    “Jeunes Citoyens pour l’Europe is a youth mobility project in Dijon, France, focusing on raising the awareness of the European Union’s history…”

    It will be a short placement then, since the EU’s history only runs from 1993 when the Treaty of Maastricht established it.

  • Pat

    Surely we can persuade them that Crecy is relevant. Agincourt. Blenheim. Oudenarde. Ramillies. Malplaket. Waterloo. A mention.of the historic importance of Normandy and Gascony would be nice.
    Perhaps to widen the perspective Sedan should have a mention.

  • BlairGordon

    Well, we know the answer, don’t we? After Brexit, EU interference in our internal affairs must not be tolerated.

    It’ll take a long time to make even stevens after your Russian interference pal.

  • Sam Duncan

    My” Russian interference, BlairGordon? What the hell are you talking about?

  • Mr Ed

    So, for this posting in Dijon, who will pass muster(d)?

  • A minimum knowledge of French will be appreciated.

    “Bonjour Dijoniers! Je suis un Scottish person qui a prenez votre taxes pour dire a vous que c’est très bonne chose que je grabbais une holiday jolie avec votre l’argent. Je pence que l’EU, que me facilite pour faire cette ‘nice work if you can get it” activité, est absolument le chose premier après le pain coute. If faut que vous l’aimez beaucoup – ou je ne serais pas retourner l’année prochain avec mon composition de bagpipes ‘L’EU est comme un rouge, rouge inter-rail laissez-passer’ que je serais écrit dans le six mois de post-visit analysis grant l’argent encore.

    Pourquoi n’aimez pas vous l’EU. Baizer-vous Jaques – je suis tout droit.”

    Actually, my true feelings about this tend more towards “Soddez celui pour un alluette!”