There's a scam circulating inviting schools to a "British Youth Forum" event organised by "European Council for Youth Mobility in Research & Technology". Ignore it if you receive it - there is no such event.
If you receive an e-mail/letter which claims to be a notice of a decision "by the board of trustees of The European Union to choose you as one of the final recipients of a cash grant/donation for your own personal, educational, and business development (SME funding)" do not be fooled. This is a scam.
So is any mail you might receive saying you have been awarded money in a lottery after your e-mail address was picked out. In March 2013 such an e-mail – in German – was circulating, headed: “Europaïsche Union Finanzielle Bewilligung”.
The names of the European Commission Representation and the European Union are regularly being used under false pretences usually with the aim to obtain monies from individuals in connection with international money transfers.
If you receive an email or telephone call allegedly from the European Commission Representation, claiming that a fee or charge has to be paid, then please do not enter into any correspondence.
These emails and telephone calls that pretend to be from the Representation are initiated by fraudsters trying to deceive you into paying them money or giving your personal and security details that they then use to set up payments out of your account into theirs. Further information regarding such scams is available on http://www.met.police.uk/fraudalert/.
The European Commission Representation will never claim money by e-mail.