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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.


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.


* 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


* 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.


* 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:


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