Bryson Celebrate involvement with Eramus + and European Voluntary Service (EVS)
Here in Bryson EVS we love a reason to celebrate.
2016 marked 20 years of the European Voluntary Service Programme (EVS) and birthday celebrations included our exhibition of Bryson EVS Volunteer Stories in the Ulster Hall in June. This year sees 30 Years of Erasmus +, the European formal and non-formal education programme under which EVS sits.
The original Erasmus began in 1987 as an exchange programme that gave higher education students a taste of life and learning abroad. In 30 years an estimated 9 million people will have taken part, 600,000 of them from the UK. Today, Erasmus+ offers opportunities across Europe and beyond to individuals and organisations in education, training, youth and sport. As part of this initiative, Bryson EVS continues to involve young volunteers from across Europe in local youth, social, arts and environmental organisations.