15, 16 and 17 October 2020, three days of celebration of the Erasmus+ Programme in Europe and beyond during the #ErasmusDays. A unique opportunity to organize events, share Erasmus experiences or spread the word about projects. Under the umbrella of Erasmus Program there’s also European Solidarity Corps initiative.
#ERASMUSDAYS with Proder
Erasmus days are coming to an end today, 17 October. Throughout these three days we have shared with you the testimonies of our participants who in their videos told their experiences of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps. You can find them on our social media: YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.
On the occasion of the last day, we want to share with you the story of our volunteer abroad for the European Solidarity Corps. Çağrı is currently in France for the project he joined, however, he has answered some questions for us.
Çağrı has arrived in France in January and started volunteering for L’Arche de La Vallée, which welcomes people with intellectual disabilities all over the world. He studies Business Administration in Turkey. After his volunteering experience of two months in Russia, he applied for a second ESC project in France. The aim of the project he’s now volunteering for is help people with disabilities, discover their world and the challenges they face in daily life.
He applied through European Youth Portal sending his resume and cover letter, and he waited for an answer.
After the online interview with the hosting organization, he got accepted. He got in touch with us – his sending organization – which helped him to plan his transfer in Hauterives, buying his fly tickets and completing the paperworks about visa and insurance. All of us – Çağrı, the hosting organization and us as his sending organization – have signed the activity agreement. Then he left and started his new experience abroad.
The hosting organization provides for him accommodation, food allowance and pocket money, other than the reimbursement of fly tickets on the base of project’s budget. Çağrı will stay there for a period of 10 months total.