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AEBR’s info session on the Interreg Volunteer Youth initiative

AEBR invites to an info session on the Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY) initiative by the European Commission, which we manage.

IVY enables Interreg project beneficiaries and Interreg programmes to strengthen their communication and improve the implementation of projects of cooperation through the contribution of passionate young people, IVY volunteers. As such, Interreg Volunteer Youth is a unique programme to foster cooperation across all regions, in Europe and its neighbouring countries.

AEBR’s team launches an online info session on 31 May 2023 at 11:30 CEST to present the action and the application procedure. We will look at how IVY works in detail, covering following aspects:

  • Who is eligible to host with IVY?
  • Who are IVY Volunteers?
  • What does volunteering mean in practice?
  • What activities can volunteers carry out and how do volunteers help host organisations?
  • How to apply?
  • What is expected from a host organisation?
  • What is the mentor’s role?


Representatives from all Interreg programmes and projects (Interreg A, B, C and D, including Interreg IPA and Interreg NEXT), as well as national authorities and representatives of macro-strategies, are invited to join this online info session on Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY) to learn how to host volunteers.


The Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY) initiative started in 2017 and over 800 volunteers have already taken part, promoting regional cooperation all over Europe and beyond.

Host organisations who have already participated appreciate the new ideas and the concrete support of IVY volunteers in communicating about ETC with ease, helping especially with social media.

Our project has benefitted from hosting Giacomo as a volunteer because he came with his fresh perspective and own skills and was able to make interesting suggestions on our activities. We were able to work as a team and with trust

Lorie Mallauran, Manager of French-Italian relations at Communauté de communes de Coeur de Savoie

AEBR is particularly proud of managing this initiative, which has a strong impact on cross-border cooperation and makes Interreg better known – a milestone and an important achievement for border regions, as AEBR’s Secretary General Martin Guillermo-Ramírez has pointed out in many occasions.

At the same time, host organisations enhance their projects’ visibility and impact and become part of a community of actors supporting young people’s participation in Interreg, helping promote European values.

The application process is quick and applications are received on a rolling basis, as there is no deadline to apply. AEBR’s team takes care of administrative aspects, so that volunteers and mentors can focus on their collaboration and experience. Also, volunteers receive a financial support and are fully insured directly by AEBR.

To discover more about this unique opportunity for Interreg projects and programmes, join the online info session on 31 May 2023.



Wednesday 31 May 2023 from 11:30 to 12:15 CEST


Online, via Zoom


Register here:


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