IVY stands for “Interreg Volunteer Youth” and it is a pilot action to offer the possibility to young Europeans aged 18-30 to serve as volunteers in cross-border, transnational or interregional programmes and related projects. The initiative is part of the European Solidarity Corps.
The “Interreg Volunteer Youth” (IVY) initiative is aimed at involving young European volunteers to support, promote and report the concrete achievements of Interreg programs and projects, as well as generally promote cooperation across borders and related values such as solidarity. IVY gives volunteers the opportunity to familiarize with Interreg programs and projects, make them aware of the many benefits of collaboration among EU internal borders as well as enhance their sense of European solidarity, citizenship and civic engagement.
Cristina worked mainly on the cross-border health project regarding senior friendly communities. She helped promote and support cooperation between different communities from Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. By taking part in our meetings with the projectpartners of the 3 countries and sharing ideas and opinions, she was actively involved in preparing for our Activities Conference. Cristina also helped us with the construction of our website, our online assessment tools and translations. Furthermore, she has also participated at the European Week of Regions and Cities 2017 in Brussels, having the opportunity to take part in a discussion regarding cross-border cooperation on health, and in this way to promote and support our foundation and our projects.