You can find European Solidarity Corps projects in each EU country and occasionally outside the European Union.
A European Solidarity Corps project can last between one month up to one year. Commonly you should undertake a short-term, followed by a long-term project.
Every young European aged between 18 and 30 years old. It is possible for non-EU residents to join too, when specified into the project itself.
The European Solidarity Corps is funded by the European Union. Travel, food and accommodation are provided, plus a monthly pocket money.
You can take part in the European Solidarity Corps for 12 months in total, choosing e.g. a short-term (2 months) and after a long-term (10 months) project.
Your National Agency and the local organisations in your country active in ESC projects. You firstly have to create your European Solidarity Corps profile to access the European Solidarity Corps portal.
The European Solidarity Corps are meant to take action where it’s needed, in case of a crisis. Natural disasters, climate crisis, migrant emergencies or simply care of the disadvantaged ones – like people with disabilities, poor people or youngsters with fewer opportunities.
In September 2016, the European Solidarity Corps were born to improve the former European Voluntary Service and provide even more possibilities to the European youth. From back then, it has developed and spread to many fields of action.
They work like any other volunteering opportunity, except for the fact that they are a Programme fully funded by the European Union.
The calls are available for all young people from 18 years old and 30 years old. Those who already took part in the previous EVS Programme will not be able to join the ESC.
The biggest innovation, compared to the EVS, is that now it is possible to apply for a short-term project and, afterwards, for a long-term project too – while the reverse is not possible.
All European citizens aged between 18 and 30 can participate in the European Solidarity Corps. They must be legally resident in the EU Member States or the following Partner Countries:
former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Russian Federation.