In cooperation with the Association of European Border Regions, the European Commission recently started the Interreg Volunteer Youth initiative (IVY).
This initiative offers young Europeans (18-30) the opportunity to work for 2 to 6 months as a volunteer on an Interreg project. In that way, they can become actively acquainted with EU programmes and projects. They can contribute to the project in different ways.
The Euregio Meuse-Rhine (EMR) provides an opportunity for young Europeans and those who are involved in projects within the EMR Interreg IV and V programmes to find out more about IVY. The EMR is therefore holding an information meeting.
Do you want to know whether the Interreg Volunteer Youth initative can assist your project too? Do you want to get down to work as a volunteer? In that case, make sure you sign up for the information meeting.
When: Thursday 5 October, 2.30 pm
Where: Room ‘Statenzaal’ of the Limburg Provincial Government Buildings, Limburglaan 10, Maastricht
Interpreters will be provided for.
14.30 pm Reception
15.00 pm Welcoming words
15.10 pm Presentation of the InterregVolunteerYouth initiative (Cinzia Dellagiacoma)
Practical examples :
– Brigitte van der Zanden (Director euPrevent in the context of the INTERREG-program Euregio Meuse-Rhine)
– Jonas Lang and Janou Herberighs (both are volunteers for the project “Nachbarsprache-Buurcultuur” within the scope of the INTERREG-program Netherlands-Germany.)
15..40 pm Speech by Karen Vandeweghe, European Commission
15.50 pm Panel discussion and discussion with all attendees
16.30 pm Closing words by Governor Theo Boven (Province of Limburg)
16.45 pm Drink