The European Solidarity Corps is a major new EU programme that was launched in December 2016. Its goal is to give opportunities for young people to work and volunteer on special projects throughout Europe. Examples of these projects include: Rebuilding communities after natural disasters; Helping refugees that have just arrived in Europe; Clearing plants from forests to prevent wildfires; Assisting people with disabilities.
Young people aged 18-30 are now registering their interest and the corps will be deployed via existing EU-funded projects from programmes such as Europe for Citizens. Are you interested in hosting volunteers or advising young people on participation in this scheme? Check out the new FAQ document here.
If you are considering making an application to Europe for Citizens in the coming year, why not consider including the European Solidarity Corps in your project? This may be favoured by evaluators.