On 14/12/2017, I had the opportunity to participate as an Interreg Volunteer at the discussions of the first bilateral council of the ‘Social Forces’ project.

The Regional Development Agency of Rodopi S.A. was the hosting organization of this meeting between Greece and...

22 Dec 2017

As mentioned in my last post, in the past few weeks I've been working on the design of the surveys in relation to the two studies on the impact of SUDOE projects and on the needs of the Programme's key actors.

After careful internal analysis, the proposed questionnaires...

22 Dec 2017

There are quite many moments which makes me think about where I exactly am. As a Hungarian in Vienna, sometimes I tend to forget I am actually living abroad. Especially during Christmas time, when I can eat lángos and listening to my mother tongue language in every cor...

22 Dec 2017


My experience as IVY volunteer was over the plans. My aim, at the beginning, was to improve my professional skills sharing the EU Solidarity Corps values at the local level and I chose Poland because I was always fascinated by this country.

I was expected to gain in t...

22 Dec 2017

To be completely honest, I had never heard of the Interreg Programme before being proposed to partipate in its new branch, the Interreg Volunteer Youth Programme. I had no idea that such a thing existed – cross-border cooperation projects between adjacent European regi...

22 Dec 2017

‘Together we are creating Senior Friendly Communities in a cross-border setting to ensure that all senior citizens in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine can continue to enjoy participating in daily life.’

                      Credit: Imare...

Guten Tag!

We are Ruben and Ondrej, both researching at the project BALTIC TRAM.

Who we are?

My name is Ruben. I come from El Arenal, in Spain. After my studies in Madrid, I have participated in several EU programs for Youth – Erasmus, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, You...

20 Dec 2017

Time goes by and it’s always difficult to be aware of that! At least, this is how I feel after two months assisting the Joint INTERREG Deutschland-Nederland Secretariat.

During this period a lot has happened: for instance at the beginning of October I had the chance to...

My uncle and aunt just returned from a road trip along the wildly beautiful coastline of northern Spain. While their original plan was to travel from Bilbao to Porto, keeping things Spanish turned out to be the easier alternative. Overcoming the administrative nightmar...

8 Dec 2017

The end of my time as an IVY Reporter has come. I am writing this as my final days are approaching here at the Interreg Baltic Sea region managing authority in Rostock, Germany. Although my volunteering experience was short, only two months, I was able to witness how I...

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