SEACAP 4 SDG encourages young people to collaborate in international cooperation projects giving welcome to Interreg Volunteer Youth at the University of Patras


The Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY) is a programme for young people eager to gain new international experiences through volunteering and contribute to solidarity projects.

Promoting international cooperation is one of the main objectives of the projects developed within the Interreg programmes, and thus also within the ENI CBC Med programme, and having the opportunity to bring young people closer to these issues is a great way to have a lasting impact on European cooperation.
On the other hand, volunteers can learn new skills in the area of European cooperation initiatives, supporting personal growth too.

That is why we want to give a warm welcome to Ms Eirini Roumelioti, an undergraduate student in Civil Engineering, who was selected to volunteer at the University of Patras in the framework of the SEACAP 4 SDG project as part of the Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY) programme.
As an IVY volunteer, Eirini will be supporting the SEACAP 4 SDG team in implementing various activities aimed at increasing awareness of the project and programme benefits by stakeholders, decision makers, and the public in the cooperating countries. 

Volunteering within the IVY programme means to promote projects funded by Interreg programmes, and it does so by pursuing three goals:

  • Supporting cooperation projects, thanks to the involvement of motivated young people;
  • Making the benefits of cooperation more visible among local communities and beyond;
  • Empowering young people to engage in cooperation.

Eirini's mission as an IVY volunteer is to help highlight the many benefits cooperation creates for all citizens, while also gaining valuable experience in the area of European cooperation initiatives.

For more details about the IVY programme visit the official website HERE.