In 2015, over one million people applied for asylum in the European Union. Today, thousands still risk their lives to reach Europe. Whether they are escaping conflict or searching for better economic prospects, we are confronted with many newcomers in our countries. So it’s time to go beyond the fear of the unknown and set up Erasmus+ youth projects that can help turn this crisis situation into positive opportunities for all.
David Andrés is a European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteer from Spain currently volunteering with Citywise Education, Tallaght. David is a part of the STEM programme, which consists in preparing young people for careers in engineering, mathematics and information technology.
New legislation on vetting and child protection came into effect in Ireland in April 2016. Youth and Adult Education manager in Léargas, Lorraine Gilligan, explains how the new policies and process should be implemented in Erasmus+ Youth projects.