Interreg Volunteer Youth
"Interreg Volunteer Youth" (IVY) is an action to offer the possibility to young people aged 18-30 to serve as volunteers in cross-border, transnational or interregional programmes and related projects. Being solidarity and volunteering at the heart of IVY, this initiative is part of the European Solidarity Corps.
European Territorial Cooperation (also referred to as Interreg) builds on solidarity and
shows real European integration on the ground. By involving young people in Interreg, IVY aims at fostering a greater sense of European belonging, citizenship and civic engagement among young people. The volunteers experience cooperation and learn about the very local and concrete achievements of the Interreg programmes and projects, while also contributing to it and becoming aware of the many benefits of collaboration across borders.
Volunteers support, promote and report the concrete achievements of Interreg programmes and projects, as well as generally promote cooperation across European borders and related values. While helping their host organisations, volunteer acquire a unique experience of personal growth and gain skills that they can employ in their future experiences.
Any Interreg Programme, National Authority and Project beneficiary can become an IVY host organisation. From May 2019, also Interreg Programmes and Projects located in Switzerland, some countries members of the European Economic Area (EEA), namely Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and some countries involved in Pre-Accession Assistance Cross-border Co-operation Programmes (IPA-CBC), notably Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, and Turkey, are eligible to host volunteers under the initiative “Interreg Volunteer Youth”
How can I apply?
Do you feel you want to make a difference? Join Interreg Volunteer Youth!
If you are younger than 31 and older 18, and you come from a European Country or from Switzerland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland, Serbia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania or Turkey, you can become an IVY volunteer.
Applying is very simple: register first in the European Solidarity Corps Youth Portal and send us your reference number. If you would like to apply for a specific placement offer, let us know: if your profile fits the needs of the offer, we will be happy to share your profile with the host organisation.
In case you are generally interested to participate in IVY but don't see the perfect offer for you, contact us anyway and let us know that you would like to take part.
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.
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