Jason Flynn, Volunteer coordinator at Depaul Ireland, discusses the benefits of European Volunteering for Depaul Ireland as a host organisation, as well as the volunteers who join them through Erasmus+ European Voluntary Service and the European Solidarity Corps.
What I liked about this was the safety of the eTwinning platform: we can collaborate online with a class in another country with all the child protection concerns covered! There is lots of support from the eTwinning team who are ready to help when you need it. Before we knew it, we had our projects written up and submitted. I’m looking forward to the year ahead and seeing how our project turns out.
Adult educator Kathleen Grimes describes how she used Erasmus+ funding to learn about Anti-Bias methods and tools for inclusion. Kathleen attended an international training course ‘Including Everyone: Creative and participatory method-training’ in Berlin, Germany.
“I couldn’t imagine how much history is behind the programme, nor how many socio-political and economic changes it has undergone.” On Europe Day Petar Dukic, our Inclusion and Diversity Officer, traces how his understanding of Erasmus+ has grown. In particular, he reflects on how the programme has been shaped by European history and shared values, and how it continues to respond to changing times.