Fire and Ice: northern lights and a Killarney flash mob; hiking and kayaking; learning new skills and growing in confidence. James Bilson of Cork YMCA describes six steps in their successful Erasmus+ youth exchange and the outcomes for their young people.
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.
“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.