Interreg Volunteer Youth – IVY
Are you interested in territorial and cross-border cooperation? IVY volunteers 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁, 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗲 𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗜𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗴 programmes and projects, as well as generally promote cooperation and related values, across European borders and beyond. You can still join the IVY initiative even if you have done an EVS or other ESC volunteering experiences!
The Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY) promotes solidarity among young Europeans in cross-border, transnational & interregional programmes & projects. It is part of the broader European Solidarity Corps Initiative launched by the European Commission and announced by President Juncker in his State of the Union Speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 14 September 2016.
This initiative is co-financed by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional & Urban Policy.
IVY officially started on 1st March 2017 and is a 1-year pilot action to offer the possibility to young Europeans aged 18-30 to serve as volunteers in the cross-border, transnational or interregional programmes and related projects. Each experience is between 2 and 6 months long.
The organization goals
The initiative is aimed at involving young volunteers to support, promote and report the concrete achievements of Interreg programmes and projects, as well as generally promote cooperation across European borders and related values such as solidarity. IVY gives volunteers the opportunity to familiarise with the Interreg programmes and projects, make them aware of the many benefits of collaboration among EU internal borders as well as enhance their sense of European solidarity, citizenship and civic engagement. Moreover, thanks to IVY, volunteers acquire a unique experience of personal growth as well as enhancing and gaining skills that they can employ in their future experiences.
Check out the open missions and apply: https://www.interregyouth.com/placement-offers
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/InterregYouth/
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