What is an Interreg Volunteer?
Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY) is a programme which was launched last year by the European Commission as part of the European Solidarity Corps. It is monitored by AEBR (Associations of European Border Regions) and allows young students or freshly graduate ones to experience territorial cooperation from the inside by becoming Interreg Reporters or Interreg Project Partners.
According to Pauline, “an Interreg Volunteer benefits from a specific status: thanks to the link to AEBR, the volunteer has more freedom compared to an intern or apprentice to develop new creative modes of communication (in line with the volunteers’ specialties) and to disseminate information via his/her own social media, targeting new groups and stakeholders such as schools and universities."
IVY and the Interreg Europe projects
Four Interreg Europe projects joined this initiative and host(ed) a volunteer:
REBUS, ZEROCO2, Social Seeds and ClusterFY.
Interreg secretariats or partners can apply to receive an Interreg Volunteer on the
IVY website. They are then granted access to the European Solidarity Corps platform where young volunteers apply and can, therefore, select the profiles which suit the most their needs.
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