Eurodesk UK, the adventure starts with us

Welcome! Eurodesk is a free information service to help young people experience international opportunities.

Established in 1990, Eurodesk is now a European-wide network with national support in 36 countries. Each national coordinator establishes an annual programme to deliver the key services in their country, so each Eurodesk is able to tailor the work to best suit the needs of young people at their national level. Our network of contacts is unique to the European youth field, and it makes us a reliable source for news, events, and information.  

The co-ordination office in Brussels is the link between national Eurodesk offices and the European Commission. They also develop tools and resources to help young people, and people who work with them in the youth sector, to find and engage with the opportunities available to them. 

Eurodesk is a recognised support structure under Erasmus+, the European funding programme for education, training, youth and sport, and we work closely with Erasmus+ National Agencies to provide current information and guidance on the programme as well as other opportunities.

Eurodesk in the UK

We are based at the Erasmus+ UK National Agency at Ecorys in Birmingham. 

On this website you can find information for young people aged 13-30 on the different opportunities available and an insight into what it’s like to take part in European youth projects. For adults working with young people, there is support including resources, and information and training linked to youth work. We also support young people directly through the European Youth Portal which includes an ‘Ask a question’ service.

You can get in touch with us on social media, by email and by phone – details are on the Contact Us page.

Our team is complemented by our UK-wide network of Partners and Ambassadors, all of whom work in the youth sector.

In 2020 we are celebrating 30 years of Eurodesk! Join in by sending your #Eurodesk30 wishes on social media, tagging @eurodeskUK.


The Eurodesk Principles

Eurodesk Centres operate according to the following principles:

  • works with qualified and trained staff;

  • is free of charge;

  • takes into account the individual’s requirements;

  • provides information and guidance for all young people;

  • provides neutral information;

  • refers to other information services;

  • enables access to local and regional information all over Europe;

  • information is based on testimonials and true stories;

  • refers especially to financial support programmes;

  • works with verified and trusted sources.