Youth

GEAI is the coordinator of the Good Energies project, a major project that brings young people to Ireland from all over Europe to work with us for a year as EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteers.  GEAI is accredited to host six volunteers.  During their year with us, the EVS volunteers get experience in campaigning, website design and management, social media, networking and, of course, Irish social life and culture!

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GEAI has hosted EVS volunteers since 2012, with great success.

  • GEAI in conjunction with MARDI, welcomed Anais, an EVS volunteer from France from September ’12 until March ’13.
  • After Anais, GEAI applied for accreditation to host Sergii  – an EVS volunteer from Ukraine, who stayed with us from Sept ’13 to June ’14.
  • After this pilot project, GEAI decided to increase the number of EVS volunteers from one to three, so in 2014-2015 we had Irina, Olga, and Santi from Romania, Ukraine and Spain respectively.
  • From 2015/2016 we hosted another team of volunteers – Alice from Romania, Cedric from France and Irakli from Georgia, and Lisandra from Portugal joined in 2016
  • Another team of volunteers joined in 2016. – Alexandre from Portugal, Katsiaryna from Belarus, and Andrea from Spain
  • And finally GEAI is currently hosting Ingrid from France, Bruno from Spain, Francesca from Italy and Ana from Croatia
  • Also we will be welcoming a new volunteer in April 2018.
EVS volunteers

EVS volunteers enjoying the Irish landscape

GEAI works with youth in many ways, one of which is by being a Coordinating organisation with the Erasmus programme. We are accredited to host and send EVS volunteers. We were involved with the youth democracy project, strategic partnership, junior discos, local youth work (youth cafe), international youth work…

GEAI is a Coordinating and Hosting Organisation with the Erasmus+ Programme. This is the new EU programme for Education Training Youth , and Sport  for 2014-2020. The seven year programme has a budget of €14.7 billion and will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad. GEAI is involved in coordinating Youth Democracy, Youth Exchange and European Voluntary Service projects.

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