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UK Youth Voice

So, I did my very first UK Youth Programme - UK Youth Voice from 10th -12th May 2019 in Avon Tyrell as a representative of the southeast of the UK. The first flashback is from Friday where I started my journey towards Brockenhurst station from East Canterbury. In...

Week in Latvia

“Urgent - participant from the UK needed”, it had been a while since my last Erasmus+ project, so when I stumbled upon this opportunity to go to Latvia, I immediately got into contact. I had participated in a few Youth Exchanges before, but never a Training Course, so...

Erasmus+ Students as Intercultural Ambassadors

On the 1st and 2nd of April, I had a chance to participate in the Erasmus+ Students as Intercultural Ambassadors - Strengthening European Values through Cross-sectoral Initiatives conference in Frankfurt and it was an absolutely fantastic experience. My Frankfurt...

Youth Work Latvia

At the beginning of April, I went to Latvia for a week Training Course on Youth Employability. I was optimistic about the trip as it was with Youth Workers on a topic I'm passionate about. Unemployment is a problem that many young people face in the UK and as the week...

Eurodesk Training in Birmingham

Even before leaving for Spain for Youth 4 Europe, I knew I had a busy week upon my return to the UK. First on the agenda was to attend a two-day training course held by Eurodesk UK in Birmingham. I made my way from the train station to the hotel, navigating not only...

EuroPeers at BCU

On the 28th March 2019, Birmingham City University held an event for current students that focused on volunteering abroad and the benefits of the aforementioned. The main aim of the session was to make students aware of the benefits of volunteering abroad and that...

EuroPeers in Liverpool

From 7th to 11th February, I took part in the Europeers Training Course. To my delight, the training was located in Liverpool, home of the Beatles, football and the Titanic. After a long train journey, that went from Brussels to London, and finally to Liverpool, it...

EuroPeers Training Course – LIVERPOOL February 2019

Everything started during the summer last year when one of my friends from University – Alexandra invited me to the EuroPeers event in Edinburgh. During the meeting, I’ve learnt that EuroPeers are young people who have studied, worked or volunteered in different...

EuroPeers UK ITC For Me Was…

Being back home after my European Voluntary Service for over half a year now, it was finally time to leave again for a short time. I was taking part in the EuroPeers International Training Course in Liverpool in the last few days. Together with 30 people from 13...

EuroPeers UK International Training Course Liverpool

Last week, 30 young people from across Europe participated in the very first EuroPeers International Training Course carried out by the EuroPeers UK in Liverpool. The ITC was five days long and ended with a EuroPeers graduation and the participants becoming fully...

EVS Update: Work

When not on the move I am enjoying my time volunteering in a sound-picture association. There is variation within the work by making videos, attending workshops, helping out at training courses, and promoting international volunteering experiences. However, the bread...

EVS Update: Play

Somehow it has been nearly 3 months since I arrived in Hungary. Time is running... One of the things that hadn’t actively crossed my mind before my EVS was the possibility to travel further than the place I was based in. I thought Debrecen, Hungary was the destination...

Slovenia: The Inside Out Programme

On the 19th of November, I attended "The Inside Out Programme" in Slovenia. A youth exchange programme about media literacy - "Embrace The Reality". The final presentation of the youth exchange, that took place on the 27th of November in the Library of Kranjska Gora,...

Stand Out in A Global Market: Leeds

It's always a pleasure to spend a day in Leeds, a city which seems to have something hiding around every corner, making me feel like a kid in a super sized sweet shop. It was blustery but dry when I turned up to the St George's Centre and introduced myself to the...

Stand Out in a Global Market- EuroPeers in Birmingham

Events, events and events - this is what EuroPeersUk and Youth Action International have on their agenda all the time. This time in Birmingham, two EuroPeersUK and Youth Action International delegates participated in 'Stand Out in a Global Market', an event organised...

Virtual Town to Real Town, Florina, Greece

It was my first time in Greece. I studied Classical History and this year I alsovisited Italy, Turin, on my first project as a team leader. I didn't plan it – I justaccepted what opportunities came my way, but now I've finally visited the twocountries where my studies...

Café Chaos, Truro

I took part in an event which was held in a town in Cornwall- Truro. In a social "Café Chaos" together with Andrew, CEO Momentum World, we held an event to promote Erasmus+ to representatives of organisations in the area.People who came to the event where extremely...

University of Kent Careers Fair

On the 16th of October, I attended the Careers Fair at Kent University, which was a real pleasure for me. I got an immediate opportunity to put learning into practice after doing my second EuroPeers training in Hannover. I had the opportunity to speak about EuroPeers,...

EuroPeers at the University of Exeter

I attended a Volunteering Fair held at my University in Penryn where I was surrounded by dozens of great organisations. Hundreds of students came to the Fair, all interested in gaining new experiences outside their degree. It was great raising awareness and sharing my...

EuroPeers International Training in Hannover

My second EuroPeers training came to an end on the 1st of October. My journey started at 9 pm from Manchester airport and heading for the first time to Hannover, Germany, it was a 2-hour journey which ended up resulting in a journey of a lifetime! As soon as I left...

Never Hungry in Hungary

I had no idea what to expect from Hungary. I'd never been to Central Europe before and knew nothing of either the culture or the climate. As it turned out, they're both pretty welcoming this time of year. It was my second APV so I went in with more understanding of...

Straight outta comfort zone: Going on an Erasmus Student Exchange in Paris

I’ve now lived in Paris for a week and a half, and school just started for me this Monday. In this piece, I’m going through what I was thinking of before leaving, and how my experience has corresponded with my expectations and anxieties so far. Living and studying in...

European Network Meeting in Estonia

Three EuroPeersrepresented the UK at the 4th European Network Meeting at the beginning of September which was held in a scenic town of Viljandi, Estonia. We shared our experiences, met with other youngsters from all over Europe and got a first glimpse of the newly...

Children’s Camp by Lago Maggiore

Along with four other British volunteers, I spent five weeks in Italy helping out at a children’s summer camp by Lago Maggiore. I was based in Arona (not far from Milan) and in exchange for working was put up for free by a host family who helped me fully immerse...

Ever & Ever Green in Turin

I made my first mistake within one minute of getting off the bus. There'd been a few spots of rain and the skies were grumbling threateningly, yet I went ahead and suggested that, rather than getting a taxi, we walk half an hour to the hostel in order to soak up the...

Joseph’s EuroPeers Story

Since I first got involved with Erasmus+ just a few weeks ago, my life has been a whirlwind of activity and opportunity. First of all was the Future Europe Future You program at Newland Park, where young people came from across Europe to host a conference in the...

Desmond’s EuroPeers Story

To experience a new culture and meet new people, to walk out of your head and enter somebody else's’ (a somebody who may come from a different country or even continent), to look around you at an alien landscape and watch it become familiar is a rare opportunity and...

Street Action in Hyde Park

As we concluded our training course in Newland Park, newly trained EuroPeerswere eager to put what they had learned into practice. On July 10th, a few of us decided to organise a street action in Hyde Park. We gave out leaflets, spoke to young people about Erasmus...

EuroPeers UK June training course

The training took place between 24-27 June 2018 in Buckinghamshire.  On the first day the training session started with an introduction to the upcoming week. To break the ice participants wrote a song together using various types of equipment which they made. Firstday...

Mihai’s Story

Erasmus+ is not only a program through which people travel, work or study abroad, but a program through which people can find themselves and flourish. It offers a great variety of opportunities across Europe and, personally, I believe that it changed my life by...

 

 

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