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"EU Aid Volunteers" to create over 18 000 opportunities worldwide

"EU Aid Volunteers" to create over 18 000 opportunities worldwide

In today's vote, the European Parliament gave its overwhelming support for the "EU Aid Volunteers" programme - an initiative that will allow European citizens to take part in humanitarian work worldwide. Over the next seven years the programme will create over 18 000 opportunities for a variety of profiles, from newcomers to experienced humanitarian experts. Throughout the programme, volunteers will be trained and matched with humanitarian organisations for deployment within EU-funded projects in disaster-affected countries.  The official launch of EU Aid Volunteers programme is foreseen by the end of 2014, after three successful pilot rounds will have been completed (2011-2014), deploying 250 volunteers around the world.

Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva will present the initiative on TwitterChat and answer your questions, today at 4PM CET.

Publication date
25/02/2014