Hey there! I am Enrico, Italian boy currently living in Budapest as IVY volunteer. The capital of Hungary is amazing, vibrant, modern and old at the same time; a city that “never sleeps”. Walking around you can find many shops, bars, pubs, international restaurants, markets, and so on. Museums are a lot, architectural styles are several, from the Renaissance age to the contemporary period, going through the Austro- Hungarian period. In September I graduated in Eastern Europea
During my first month as an IVY volunteer, my role in the MACbioIDI project has been mainly developed within the communication area: publishing news of the events in which we participate and keeping all the social networks updated. I had the opportunity to participate in the “MACARONIGHT”, which consisted of an event where several teams of researchers had a stand to show and explain to the general public what their projects were about. My role in this event was, together with
We are IVY volunteers for the 1 month already. The first experience was interesting and it was also a fun. Jana and me visited the research Centre Algatech, IMIC CAS, the place of our Interreg project REEgain. Our mentor Milada, took us on the lab tour and showed us everything. We also learned a lot of interesting things about algae and their use. The researchers there were very nice to us and treated us as new colleagues.
As I have holidays now I spent in the Centre whole t
My name is Markéta, I am from Czech Republic and I started my IVY volunteering experience at the beginning of June. My host organization is Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. I join the guys from Department of Biomechanics. This fellows are focused on research of mechanical properties of materials, most of the samples are used for medical and bioresearch purposes. They are developing the testing devices and that is something what I, stu
Hello everyone! My name is Evelīna and I am an IVY volunteer in Ventspils, Latvia. My host organization is Engineering Research Institute Ventspils International Radio Astronomy Centre (ERI VIRAC) of Ventspils University of Applied Sciences (VUAS). I started my volunteer journey on June 3, 2019. Since that day, I’ve been learning a lot about project management, proposal writing in general and spent my time usefully. I’ve been helping my supervisor with different projects our
I got interested in environmental projects two years ago. I lived in Australia when I first saw a little blue penguins. I liked them so much that I decided to focus on becoming environmentalist instead of marketing communicator as I planned before. During my journey towards my goal, I was also involved in ocean conservation in the Philippines. Finally, I decided to learn more about my home, Europe, the Southern coast of the Baltic Sea. This is how I ended up in Rostock, Germa
Wherever you come from, you are at home in Marseille wrote Jean-Claude Izzo. Son of Italian immigrants, Izzo perfectly understood the spirit of this city overlooking the sea and thankful for any kind of its gifts: spices, men, cultures, religions, traditions, languages. The sea meant and means freedom: freedom to leave and as well freedom to arrive. After being European capital of culture in 2013, Marseille is positioning as one of the leading cities for 2050 challenges in th
After a long week in which we had lot of activities for our eGUTS project, closely coordinated by Adam BARANY, the Yardo Institute administrator, finishing the week with the satisfaction of the complete work done, me (Daniel AMARIEI) and my colleague Mimi (Mihail SITARIU) we decided to spend a weekend making a short tour in the surroundings. So first, we visited Bratislava (28 km away), where we met with the eGUTS project Manager, Mr Gabriel ADAMEK. A short tour on the eB
I’ve started my Interreg project in the 2nd week of October, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, main city of one of the Spanish islands, even if we are much closer from Africa than Europe. My host organization is Radio Ecca, they work with education of adults through formal and non formal education and a special system using online and radio classes. One of their departments works with European and International projects, including Erasmus+ and Interreg projects, and that’s where
We are Giulia and Sara, 2 Italians volunteering in Spain :) Giulia is volunteering in the project “INTREPIDA” within the programme Interreg POCTEP, hosted by the Fundación Tres Culturas del Mediterráneo in Sevilla, while Sara is volunteering at the Joint Secretary of Interreg Sudoe in Santander. We met at the end of October because we both had been invited to a planting activity at the National Park of Doñana in El Rocìo, Andalucia. Why a planting activity and why in Spain?