Last modified: February 8, 2021

Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY)


Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY) is an initiative supporting Interreg and Cross-Border Cooperation Programmes and Projects. Promoted by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy and managed by the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), IVY allows for the involvement of young people in projects of European Territorial Cooperation, Pre-Accession Assistance and Neighbourhood Cross-Border Cooperation Programmes.

Projects beneficiaries of ENI CBC Black Sea Basin Programme can host a volunteer to support, promote and report achievements of cooperation. The volunteer will be part of your team, bring new ideas and help realise the project and advertise its results. Each experience is of a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 6 months.

The application procedure is simple and AEBR looks for candidates thanks to the partnership with the European Solidarity Corps. AEBR financially supports the volunteer, covers the insurance and helps the volunteer relocate.

Since March 2017, over 400 volunteers have joined IVY contributing to the visibility of projects of cooperation all over Europe. Follow their stories at

The objective of IVY is to make cooperation Programmes and their solidarity dimension more visible among citizens while increasing awareness of their projects.

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Conclusions of the Strategic Environmental Assessment screening procedure for the Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin Programme 2021-2027
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Workshop for beneficiaries on developing Effective Communication

The European Union needs to show concrete results of its cooperation and development actions, and so does the ENI CBC community. At all times, communication activities should pursue the overall objective of increasing the knowledge of cross-border cooperation at the external borders of the EU and its position as a valuable, strategic tool for the EU and its neighbours.

Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Blue Economy Workshop

DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) and The Joint Research Centre, in cooperation with DG Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO), are organising the Workshop “Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Blue Economy” on 6 July 2021, at 09.00 – 12.45 CET.

Training for Beneficiaries from the 2nd Call for proposals

The training sessions are organised by the programme management structures and are aiming to enhance capacity of beneficiaries to collect, consolidate and report the progress achieved by the projects.

The second Call for Proposals of the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 is open starting with 1 October 2018 with deadline 5 February 2019
  Herewith you can access the Applicants Pack for the 2nd Call for proposals of the Joint Operational Programme

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