The Atlantic Cities join the Interreg Volunteers program

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Within the training policy of the General Secretariat of the Conference of Atlantic Arc Cities, the Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs project (AYCH) – co-funded by the Interreg Atlantic Area program- will serve as the basis for a collaboration with the IVY program. For 6 months, Cristina Rodriguez Alonso, from Asturias, will support the work on the AYCH project.

IVY means “Interreg Volunteer Youth” and is a pilot action to offer the possibility to young EU citizens between 18 and 30 years of volunteering in cross-border, transnational or interregional programs and related projects. As solidarity and volunteering nurture the heart of IVY, this initiative is part of the European Solidarity Corps.

The initiative aims to involve young volunteers to support, promote and inform the concrete achievements of Interreg programs and projects, as well as to promote in general cooperation across European borders and related values, such as solidarity. Interreg Volunteer Youth offers volunteers the opportunity to become familiar with Interreg’s programs and projects, raise awareness of the many benefits of collaboration across the EU’s internal borders and improve their sense of European solidarity, citizenship and civic engagement. In addition, thanks to Interreg Volunteer Youth, volunteers acquire a unique personal growth experience and also improve and acquire skills that they can use in their future experiences.