Hello! My name is Diana, I'm 24 years old, I come from Madrid. Currently, I am collaborating as an IVY volunteer in the INTREPIDA PLUS Project which is part of POCTEP Spain-Portugal.
With this purporse, different activities are carried out weekly, for example, an appoinmet with the Literature, with the Art or the Culture. There is also a Businesswomen Forum, the last one took place on October 21 and 22 in Seville, with the participation of businesswomen from Spain and Portugal, doing differents kind of activities, such as networking or training.
My first months in the project have been full of work and learning, helping to carry out the Forum and the rest of activities, and learning a lot from my co-workers, who have helped me a lot from the first moment and they have treated me like one more in the Intrepida Team.
As a graduated in Social Work and volunteer participant for ten months in the European Voluntary Service program within the framework of the Erasmus Plus program, I have developed great interest in European and International programs, intercultural experiences, diversity of languages and cultures and everything that makes us unique and different as people. My work experience until now was focused on the educational field, working in recent years on a socio-educational project for children at social risk. Anyway, I had the opportunity to participate in an International Cooperation volunteer in Ghana, Africa, being for me a great learning opportunity. All these experiences created me a great interest in to eradicate all forms of social exclusion, racism, homophobia, or gender violence.
For all these reasons, I found in the Interreg Volunteer Youth program a magnificent opportunity to gain access to other European projects and programs such as POCTEP Spain-Portugal, where the INTREPIDA project is framed. It is a formidable opportunity to support and contribute to female entrepreneurship in the cross-border area of Algarve, Alentejo and Andalusia.