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Grants for project aiming at creating opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad, that benefit communities and people around Europe.

Description:

The European Solidarity Corps programme was created in 2018 as a complement to the Erasmus + actions to contribute to social cohesion of the European youth.

Objectives

* Enhancing the engagement of young people and organisations in accessible and high-quality solidarity activities;
* Strengthening cohesion, solidarity, democracy and citizenship in Europe;
* Responding to societal challenges;
* Strengthening communities, with a particular focus on promoting social inclusion;
* Contribute to those aspects of European cooperation that are relevant to young people

Priorities

* Response to environmental and climate challenges (excluding immediate disaster
response) 20;
* Projects building inclusive societies including through bridging the intergenerational
and social divide or addressing challenges linked to geographical remoteness21;
* Projects aimed at improving mental health and well-being

Structure of the programme

* The European Solidarity Corps;
* The Contribution from Union Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM);
* The Contribution from the LIFE sub-programme for Climate Action;
* The Contribution from the LIFE subprogramme for Environment

Among financed actions

* Volunteering;
* Traineeships and jobs;
* Solidarity projects;
* Networking activities;
* Quality and support measures.

Eligibility

* Projects will usually be located within the European Union Member States
* Participating organisations must be located in a participant country or a partner country of the programme

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations, Development NGOs, Local and Regional authorities, Media and cultural organisations, Non-profit organisations, Schools

Sectors: Citizenship, Co-op & Development, Human Rights, Humanitarian, Social Affairs, Youth

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Free access: Yes

Legal base:

  • Title: REGULATION (EU) 2018/1475 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 2 October 2018 laying down the legal framework of the European Solidarity Corps and amending Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013, Regulation (EU) No 1293/2013 and Decision No 1313/2013/EU

  • Link: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=CELEX%3A32018R1475

  • Budget line: 15 05 01

Parents programs:

Name: Ms Jadranka VUKOVIC JOHNSON

Email: vukovicjohnson.jadranka@ec.europa.eu

Phone number: 00 32 229 67229

Site: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en

Organisation: Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)

Department: Erasmus + Youth and European Solidarity Corps