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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...

General Network Meeting 2018

This past weekend EuroPeers UK held their first network meeting right in the centre of London. The venue (O2 Go Think Big Hub) was provided by the National Youth Agency. The meeting was all about looking into the future of EuroPeers UK and discussing best possible...

MTEX and visit to London

On March 22nd, Joanna and I were given the chance to explore a marketing and technology expo in London (MTEX). Unfortunately, going to London from the Lake District takes quite a while resulting in a very early start for the two of us. We had to wake up at 6 o’clock...

Magdalena’s 1st 3 month in the UK

I love travelling the world and experiencing new things. After graduation I decided to take part in European Voluntary Service, give something back and do some extra thing before starting a proper job in Poland. The EVS seemed like a dream project for me. It has been...

European Youth Event 2018

The European Youth Event (EYE) is a great opportunity for young people from all around Europe to get involved in political decisions and to make their voices and concerns heard. This year’s event will take place on the 1st-2nd of June in Strasbourg and it will enable...

My Erasmus+ Experience

During the aftermath of Brexit I began thinking very hard about what it really meant for me to be a European and what I could do to show my citizenship. I began researching and that is when I came across Erasmus Plus. My first Eramsus Plus activity was a study visit...

European Youth Capital 2018

Sustainability, innovation, energy, passion, commitment, cooperation, inclusiveness? The 2018 European Youth Capital Cascais in Portugal has all of these.The responsibility of a European Youth Capital is to not only produce quality youth projects but to highlight and...

Pascal from Germany

“My European Voluntary Service was not just a year in my life, but a life in one year” – this is how I describe my gap year that I took after high school and this is the message I spread to other youngsters when I talk about first long-term international experience....

EuroPeers Conference

Hello! My name is Sharmake Naaleeye and I am currently a second year law student at City, University of London. I was an intern for the European Commission, Representation UK, between October and December. I was working in the Communications section, helping to...

My EVS

Hi, I'm Aneta, originally from Poland but currently living in London. Before I arrived in the UK, for several years I worked as a Leasing Adviser in the Office Real Estate Market in Warsaw. I graduated from Warsaw University of Technology with a Master of Science...

CHRISTY’S EVS IN SPAIN 2017

Lugo, Galicia   Hello, my name is Christy Walsh and I attended the European Voluntary Service which was hosted in Spain. This Erasmus+ project lasted the course of thirty-three days, dating from 14/09/17 – 13/10/17. I wasn’t sure how this project was going to...

 

 

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