European Solidarity Corps - Volunteering for 18-30 year olds

The European Solidarity Corps aims to promote solidarity mainly through volunteering activities that engage young people and volunteering organisations in activities that promote solidarity, democracy, social inclusion, European cooperation and citizenship.

There are three types of projects available to apply for under the Volunteering Strand:

Volunteering Projects provide opportunities for young people, or groups of young people, to take part in full-time unpaid activities between two weeks and 12 months long. Activities can take place either in a country other than the country of residence (cross-border) or in the country of residence of the participant (in-country). The next deadline for applications is 1 October 2020.

Volunteering Teams in high priority areas for projects that support voluntary activities carried out in groups of young people from at least two different countries that come together to express solidarity by implementing short term high impact interventions that address environmental and climate challenges, bridge the intergenerational and social divide and aim to improve mental health and well-being.

Under the Occupational Strand, Traineeships and Jobs provide young people with opportunities for full-time paid work practice or employment for between 3-12 months (jobs) or 2-6 months (traineeships), enhancing their skills, experience and employability. The next deadline for applications is 1 October 2020.

Solidarity projects: an in-country activity initiated, developed and implemented by a group of at least five young people themselves for a period from two to 12 months. The next deadline for applications is 1 October 2020.

The European Commission has published the European Solidarity Corps 2020 Call and all the deadlines and application details are contained in the 2020 Call for Proposals.

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