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Europeans Solidarity Corps

Discover the new European programme dedicated to the youth.

Thanks to the Erasmus+ Programme and the European Voluntary Service more than 100.000 young europeans traveled and explored new cultures. Now with the Europeans Solidarity Corps there are much more chances to go, explore, grow up and having unforgettable experiences. 

 

Where can I go?

You can find European Solidarity Corps projects in every EU country.

 

How long does it last?

European Solidarity Corps last between one month up to one year.

Who can join the ESC?

Every young european aged between 18 and 30.

 

How much does it cost?

The European Solidarity Corps is  funded by the EU. Travel, food and accomodation.

 

Can I participate more than once?

You can take part in the European Solidarity Corps for a total of 12 months.

 

Who can help me?

Your National Agency and the local organisations active in your country that work with the European Solidarity Corps.

 

What are they?

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 weakest – like disabled people, poor people or youngsters with few 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.

How do they work?

They work like any other volunteering opportunities except for the fact that they are fully funded by the European Union. Moreover, they also preview jobs and traineeships co-funded by the EU and the hiring organisations.

The calls are available for all young people from 17 years old and 30 years old. Those who already took part in the previous EVS programme will no be able to join the ESC.

The biggest innovation compared to the EVS is that now it will be possible to apply for a short-term project and, afterwards, also for a long-term project – while the reverse is not possible.

Who can participate?

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.