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Promote cooperation in the field you are passionate for

IVY volunteers promote and support cooperation across borders by getting involved in a local development project.

Through Interreg, millions of people work together across national borders sharing resources, ideas and knowledge to jointly tackle common challenges and find shared solutions in fields such as health, environment, research, education, transport, sustainable energy and more.

Reflecting this variety of projects, IVY volunteers choose an initiative that best matches their personal interests and skills. We support you in finding a host organisation that works best for you.

Become an Interreg Reporter

Support communication: make the benefits of European cooperation more visible to everyone.

Interreg Reporters help communicate the achievements of Interreg. Make the most of social media and produce your own videos, meet and interact with locals, support the organisation of events to let people know how cooperation works in their region, thanks to European funds.

Engage as an Interreg Project Partner

Help development and cooperation: get involved in an Interreg project in the field you love.

Volunteers involved as Interreg Project Partners contribute specifically to the implementation of the Interreg project they’ve been assigned to. The thematic areas of Interreg are:

  • Better education: help everyone get access to education
  • Better public administration: be part of innovative public policies for cooperation
  • Reducing and combating climate change: support policies for biodiversity protection and resource efficiency
  • Competitiveness of SMEs: promote entrepreneurship in European regions
  • Information and communication: help advance digitalisation in every region
  • Research and Innovation: enter a network of innovators for improved capacities
  • Social inclusion: fight poverty and discrimination while showing solidarity
  • Sustainable transport: get on board for a sustainably connected Europe

Jana’s experience: volunteering to inform about recycling rare earth elements

My name is Jana and I volunteer as an IVY Project Partner at the project REEgain in the Centre Algatech in Třeboň, Czech Republic. The project is focused on the environmental-friendly recovery of scarce metals from electronic waste […]

I write posts on social media, sharing photos, papers, articles and all the interesting information about the REEgain project. We are trying to plan short talks mainly with students (at high schools and universities) and show them what the scientists from the Centre Algatech and their Austrian partners from Campus Krems do […]

The REEgain project is carried out through cooperation between Czech and Austrian research partners, and regional companies are also involved as strategic partners.

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SCALING UP for a prosperous future in the European Union

Last month, without a doubt, I began one of the most enriching and rewarding experiences of my life, both on a professional and humanitarian level. My name is Rosa Escamilla and I volunteer as an Interreg Project Partner at SCALE UP thanks to the IVY program

 

As a young European, I believe that we are facing permanent challenges in which we must contribute all our knowledge and capabilities in order to advance in an area of ​​greater balance and freedoms, while we are consolidating our common European identity.

The IVY initiative has offered me a unique opportunity that entails developing my work and experience in fields related to regional economic development and social cohesion. Thanks to SCALE UP Project, I am personally contributing to the principles of cooperation across borders via a practical program of lifelong learning.

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