Youth on the Move: Supporting Scotland’s Students

The European Commission is in the process of setting up the mother of all stands: a vast area of the SECC dedicated to broadening your horizons with a plethora of opportunities for travel, training and employment in continental Europe.

Scotland has a rich history of spreading ideas and influence outside of its borders. Not too far South, you’ll find the Bank of England, an institution conceived by Scot Sir William Paterson. Cross the Atlantic to America and you’ll be greeted by the US navy: founded by John Paul Jones of Kirkbean, Dumfries.

It’s a tradition we’re proud of, and it’s one that the European Commission is looking to continue with it’s Youth on the Move initiative; which has the aim of increasing youth employment and fostering stronger ties between Scotland and the other 27 EU member states.

Whether you’ve been bitten by the travel bug, you’re keen to broaden your horizon, or just want to boost your CV and widen your job search, Youth on the Move has exciting options available to you.

Its popular Erasmus+ exchange scheme give you the chance to spend a spell of three to 12 months studying at one of the top European universities. It even offers grants to help cover your costs, and even includes the option to incorporate workplace traineeships, and boost your job prospects.


If you’re focused on studying in Scotland, but still hope to train or work abroad one day, no problem. Youth on the Move can help you here too. There are dozens of internship and job opportunities available on their EURES portal, and the ‘Your first EURES job’ scheme offers support (both financial and logistical) to help you settle into you new home. What more could you ask for?

The decision of the EU team to focus their efforts on our Freshers’ Festival visitors is a great boost for Scotland. They could have chosen to exhibit anywhere, but they’ve opted for us: and we couldn’t be more excited for you.

To find out more about Youth on the Move, and the opportunities available, visit the impressive stand on the 2nd and 3rd of October.

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