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.

See the 2020 National Priorities for Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps.

Read our FAQs about the European Solidarity Corps in the context of COVID-19.

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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Would you like to attend a panel discussion on youth work and digital skills? On Nov 24, Youth Wiki National Correspondents will discuss the digitalisation of youth work, giving examples from Ireland, Czech Republic, and Malta. For more info, click here bit.ly/352fk8d

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Would you like to attend a panel discussion on youth work and digital skills? On Nov 24, Youth Wiki National Correspondents will discuss the digitalisation of youth work, giving examples from Ireland, Czech Republic, and Malta. For more info, click here bit.ly/3l3vQdv

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Celebrate language diversity and win prizes for your school! Enter the European Day of Languages competition by creating a language-themed #eTwinning project to be in with a chance of winning three Chromebooks for your class! bit.ly/34asUoa

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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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LéargasMonday, November 23rd, 2020 at 9:00pm
At 10.00 this morning, Youth Wiki National Correspondents will discuss the digitalisation of youth work, giving examples from Ireland, Czech Republic, and Malta. To attend the event which will be live streamed on Facebook, just click here to find out more. https://bit.ly/2U033KQ
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LéargasFriday, November 20th, 2020 at 12:06am
Would you like to attend a panel discussion on youth work and digital skills? On November 24, Youth Wiki National Correspondents will discuss the digitalisation of youth work, giving examples from Ireland, Czech Republic, and Malta. For more info on the event which will be live streamed on Facebook, just click here https://bit.ly/3l7gcy0
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We are LIVE at the #EUVocationalSkills Week Awards ceremony! Today we will know the ETF #Innovation and #Skills Winner 🏆 which rewards the best practices in #digital innovation in #teaching methods Join in here! More on the Awards: https://europa.eu/!Fm46hp #DiscoverYourTalent
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This #EUVocationalSkills Week check out inspirational blogs from FET learners and staff as well as tips from Léargas staff on creating your #ErasmusPlus VET project, on our blog: https://bit.ly/2GPGLJ4