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.
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.
International Youth Worker Dermot O’Brien reports on ‘The Quality Bonus’ conference in Germany. Stakeholders in youth worker education and training examined the development of quality youth work, especially in relation to the European Training Strategy and the recently developed Competence Model for Youth Workers.