European Youth Week takes place from April 27th to May 10th in all countries of the Erasmus+ Programme to celebrate and
promote youth activities.
Tipperary Regionals Youth Services (TRYS) are hosting a series of events during the week from a variety of locations. The events being provided include: European Table Quizzes: A chance to test your knowledge of European issues. Multi-cultural Nights: will provide an opportunity to learn more about a variety of cultures that exist in Europe today. The event will be centred on an enjoyable party atmosphere with accompanying entertainment and music and food. Information sessions will offer people the chance to get informed in aspects of youth involvement and opportunities through Eurodesk and Erasmus+European Voluntary Service (EVS). Sessions will offer young people an opportunity to find out how they can get involved. In Tipperary the focus is on EVS workshops which will be taking place in venues across the county.
TRYS will help you to find a project that suits your interests, and a programme of voluntary work that enables young people to learn ‘on the job’: this is then recorded in a youthpass certificate which becomes a record of learning to add to your CV on your return. Volunteers receive an allowance and their flights and language classes are paid to participate in EVS. There is no minimum qualification, thus allowing young people who may have left school or are currently unemployed to take up this opportunity for “life learning”. TRYS first sent Mairead Maher from Borrisoleigh to Finland a few years ago which enabled her to get experience in youth work which she not studying.
We currently have Anthony Hoare from Cashel in Sweden doing very well working with young people through sport and Michael Crowe from Ballyhurst, outside Tipperary Town in Poland where he is working in a school. This past weekend Keighley Moore from Thurles travelled to Valencia in Spain to start an EVS project. Keighley is a graduate of the 2020 employment project within TRYS and decided this time would give her a chance to learn new skills as she will be working in disability services.