EU launches Euromed Voluntary Service for eight countries

From 2015 compulsory accreditation to coordinate Erasmus+

20 December, 12:58

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 20 - The European Union is launching Euromed Voluntary Service (EVS) accreditations for eight European Neighbourhood South countries - Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Territories and Tunisia. According to the Enpi website (, during 2014 SALTO EuroMed Resource Centre and the Regional Capacity Building and Support Unit (RCBS) of the Euromed Youth programme will take charge of the process of introducing accreditations. As of 2015, the EVS system will be compulsory for organizations wishing to host, send or coordinate projects granted under the Erasmus+ programme and the Euromed Youth Programme. A working group will be created in the coming months in order to launch and steer the process, and an invitation to take part in this group will shortly be distributed by SALTO EuroMed to all National Agencies of Erasmus, and from the RCBS to all the Euromed Youth Units.

    The programme EuroMed Youth IV - with a budget of 11 million euros during the period 2010-2016 - aims at stimulating and encouraging mutual comprehension among youth in the Euro-Mediterranean region, fighting stereotypes and prejudices and enhancing the sense of solidarity among youth by promoting active citizenship. It also seeks to contribute to the development of youth policies in the Mediterranean Partner Countries. The programme promotes the mobility of young people and the understanding between peoples.(ANSAmed).

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