12.08.2020. International Youth Day provides an opportunity to celebrate and incorporate the voices, actions and initiatives of young people, and their meaningful, universal and equitable participation.
According to the UN website, the theme of International Youth Day 2020, “Youth Commitment for Global Action”, seeks to highlight the ways in which youth participation at local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as to draw lessons on how their representation and participation in formal institutional policy can be significantly improved.
The Iberian Centre for Research and Fight against Forest Fires (CILIFO) is aligning itself with this international day by being part of the Interreg Volunteer Youth (IVY) programme, which offers young volunteers between 18 and 30 years old the opportunity to volunteer in cross-border, transnational or interregional programmes and related projects.
IVY is part of the European Solidarity Body Initiative launched by the European Commission and is a programme that allows internships to be carried out within an approved Interreg project partnership. In this line, CILIFO is 75% funded by the Interreg VA Spain – Portugal – POCTEP (2014-2020) Cross-border Cooperation Programme. CILIFO’s dimension with the training of young people is of high social importance for a challenge: labour insertion.