European Solidarity Corps

European Solidarity Corps

European Solidarity Corps


The European Solidarity Corps enables young people to respond to important societal needs by taking part in solidarity activities across the European Union. It creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work (in their own country or abroad) in projects that benefit communities and people. Through Volunteering, Traineeships, Jobs, or Solidarity Projects in their own communities, young people contribute to strengthening communities while gaining experience, skills and competences for their own personal, educational, social, civic and professional development.

What does it involve?

European Solidarity Corps projects cover a wide variety of topics, but all must fall within the Mission of the European Solidarity Corps and meet its Principles. Participants will not be asked to provide any services related to the immediate response to disasters: these types of tasks will continue to be performed by those with specialist training and experience.

Funding

For volunteers, organisational support, accommodation, food, travel, insurance and pocket money are normally covered. For traineeship placements, travel costs, organisational support and a relocation allowance are normally paid. For those in an employment placement, there will always be a labour contract as well as a wage paid for by the organisation in accordance with local laws, regulations and collective agreements. All participants will receive a certificate detailing the actions they have undertaken through the European Solidarity Corps.

Benefits

The European Solidarity Corps is designed for people who are ready for a challenge and willing to dedicate themselves to helping others. Young people can improve their practical, social and cultural skills, while showing their personal commitment to the community. The experience can also be a stepping stone to employment or to further learning. Organisations can connect quickly to a dedicated and enthusiastic group of young people who share their aims. This allows organisations to be more creative and flexible when working towards their goals.

Find out more on the European Solidarity Corps website or for a brief overview, visit our About page.

🔶📢Due to technical issues with the forms at European level, the Erasmus+ deadline has been extended to allow you enough time to submit your application. The deadline has been extended to 26 March 2019. This new deadline applies to the following actions: ⬇️

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Léargas

Léargas is a not-for-profit organisation that operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Léargas manages European, national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, training and youth and community work and has been managing such programmes for over 30 years. Léargas currently has 40 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France, Croatia, Denmark and Spain and have wide-ranging experience in education, training, community, youth and development work; and in IT and finance. The National Centre for Guidance in Education operates under the aegis of Léargas.
Léargas
LéargasWednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 10:10pm
Are you working with young people? This training course offers an international learning experience for youth work practitioners who want to develop competencies in setting up quality Youth Exchange projects for young people with fewer opportunities.
Find out more ➡️ https://bit.ly/2ta4HfJ
Léargas
LéargasWednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 9:50pm
Are you a youth worker, youth leader or manager with #ErasmusPlus partners and a clear project idea? This KA1&KA3 workshop will guide you through the application process and get your idea soaring high! http://ow.ly/xj1a30o3RQC
Léargas
LéargasWednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 9:00am
This year #YouthWeek takes place 29 April - 05 May! The week focuses on the theme of 'Democracy and Me'. If you would like to organise an event on this theme with the young people you work with find out more here: https://leargas.xtensio.com/europeanyouthweek2019
Léargas
LéargasWednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 1:40am
Do you have a great idea for how to change your community and beyond? Learn how to make your idea a reality through the European Solidarity Corps, at this residential training for young people. http://ow.ly/RyW230o3RBe
Léargas
LéargasTuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 9:55pm
This training course in Berlin is a great way for VET organisations to learn more about organising Erasmus+ mobility projects in the future.
Find out more and apply here ➡️https://bit.ly/2oRiViS