EU scheme supports young people to volunteer across Europe

The European Parliament has given its support to a scheme aimed at supporting young Irish people to volunteer across Europe.

The European Solidarity Corp sees people aged between eighteen and thirty volunteer to work in areas such as the environment, education and the integration of migrants.

MEPs insist a clear distinction is made between volunteering and job placement, and support is offered to those taking part in the scheme.

Ireland South MEP Deirdre Clune says it is beneficial in a number of ways: