After 3 months suspension, the members of the Eurodyssey Steering Committee adopted last Friday by consensus resolution 03/07/2020 to reactivate the programme and to set out the new conditions to adapt the programme to the “new normal”.
The Eurodyssey Steering Committee encourages those member regions where the sanitary situation is stable to resume the publication of offers and host participants under the following new conditions:The member regions guarantee, at least, a “blended format” prioritising, where possible, on-site work over teleworking.
The Eurodyssey regions MUST make sure that the hosting companies or organisations comply with the sanitary measures set by the competent authorities to allow on-site work.
The Eurodyssey regions MUST ensure effective linguistic training in any possible format (either online or on-site).
The member regions MUST specify in every internship offer, in the region’s profile and Vademecum the sanitary situation in the region.
During this transition to the “new normal”, the exchanges will NO longer be guided by the principle of reciprocity (but goodwill).
Participants can be sent to another region ONLY if they have signed a declaration of responsibility before departure for any contingency.
N.b.: Internships based on 100% teleworking are NOT accepted, except if the sanitary circumstances change radically in the region due to a new wave of COVID-19.
Declaration of Responsibility
The Eurodyssey regions have agreed that they canNOT longer assume the administrative and economic burden of dealing with subsequent COVID-19 waves. ALL participants will be requested to sign a mandatory declaration BEFORE departure to exempt the managing regions from any liability:
What regions are in for hosting in 2020?
The programme is being reactivated gradually and NOT all the member regions will participate in the mobility exchanges. So far (updated on 13/07/2020), the regions ready for hosting in 2020 are:
- Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (FR)
- Madeira (PO)
- Wallonie (BE)
- Valencia (ES)
- Adjara (GE)
Check on eurodyssee.eu the internship offers available!
A second chance for interrupted internships
For the internships that were interrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak, the participants will have a second chance to participate in the programme through two different alternatives:
- As a general rule, the host region and the host organization MUST come to an agreement to resume the interrupted internships for at least 3 months.
- If no agreement is possible, the concerned participant can submit a second application in the same or a different region.
The AER Secretariat must be notified of this procedure AT ALL TIMES in order to make any pertinent technical adjustment on the website or arrange the insurance coverage for the new internship.
N.b.: This type of participant will also be asked to sign the mandatory declaration of responsibility BEFORE departure.
Public health is the priority
Please, always remember that public health is the priority! Please make sure your region informs the Eurodyssey participants at sending or hosting as well as the companies and organisations about the regional and national guidelines for travelling and work in times of COVID-19.