European Solidarity Corps

European Solidarity Corps

European Solidarity Corps


The European Solidarity Corps funds and supports young people between 18 and 30 to volunteer or work in projects that benefit communities. It’s an initiative of the European Union and offers an inspiring and empowering experience for those who want to help others as well as learn and develop themselves. Young people can volunteer or work, in their own country or abroad, through the Volunteering, Traineeships, Jobs, and Solidarity Projects strands.

What does it involve?

Young people can volunteer or work in European Solidarity Corps projects on a wide variety of topics ranging from youth work to environmental issues, arts, drama or culture.  Volunteering placements are full-time (30-38 hours per week) and can last two to twelve months, or from two weeks to two months in some cases. Traineeship placements involve full-time work practice with a learning and training element, and usually last two to six months. Volunteers and trainees receive funding for their expenses. Jobs must include a learning and training component and be based on a written employment contract. Jobs last from three to twelve months, and young people are paid by the employer.

If you are up for the European Solidarity Corps challenge, visit the online portal to register your details and areas of interest.  Project organisers may then invite you to join a project and help their work!

Funding

Volunteers receive funding for accommodation, food, travel, insurance and pocket money through their sending organisation. The sending organisation receives an organisational support budget also. 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 taken 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 in our booklet ‘Explore, Experience, Empower‘ or visit the European Solidarity Corps website.

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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.
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LéargasSaturday, October 19th, 2019 at 11:20pm
This is a contact making seminar for organisations and schools interested in developing strategic partnerships supporting innovation under Key Action 2 in the Schools field. The training will provide an opportunity for potential partners to meet, develop the participants understanding of how to design good quality project proposals and share experience of international Schools projects.
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LéargasSaturday, October 19th, 2019 at 9:10pm
Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care is one of the major priorities within the Erasmus+ strategic partnership action. This contact seminar aims at producing project ideas and project proposals for strategic partnerships in the school field. During this two-day seminar, participants will have the chance to network, learn, share ideas and practices from European colleagues and to set up a proposal for partnership.

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LéargasFriday, October 18th, 2019 at 5:01am
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LéargasFriday, October 18th, 2019 at 12:08am
This seminar is open to participants within the fields of school education. The seminar is mainly targeted at teachers, leaders and others working with children in pre-primary and lower primary school (age 1-9), who are interested in learning more about innovative use of ICT among the youngest children in education.
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