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Individual volunteering is a full-time unpaid solidarity activity that lasts from two to 12 months. In some cases, volunteering activities of two weeks to two months can be put in place for young people with fewer opportunities. This type of solidarity activity will give young people the chance to take part in the daily work of organisations and perform tasks that can have a real impact. Activities can take place either in a country other than the country of residence of the participant (cross-border) or in the country of residence of the participant (in-country).

Volunteering teams are solidarity activities allowing teams of 10 to 40 European Solidarity Corps participants from at least two different countries to volunteer together for a period between two weeks and two months. Such solidarity activities could especially contribute to the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities in the European Solidarity Corps.

Go to p.22 (Volunteering) in the Programme Guide.

Read more in the factsheet.

Experienced organisations apply for a long-term Volunteering Partnership projects in two stages.

In the first stage, the applicant organisation provides an overall description of the project, laying down objectives, relevance, and impact if successful. If the application is successful, a three-year framework partnership is signed by the organisation and Léargas.

The award of a Volunteering Partnership accreditation allows the organisation to apply for funding annually. These applications will not need to go through further qualitative assessment. Approved projects may be made up of individuals and/or volunteering teams.

Go to p.22 (Volunteering) in the Programme Guide.

Read more in the factsheet.

Traineeships are periods of full-time work practice of between two and six months, renewable once for a maximum duration of 12 months within the same participating organisation. This type of solidarity activity should include a learning and training component, to help the participant gain relevant experience with a view to developing competences for personal, educational, social, civic and professional development. It should be based on a written traineeship agreement agreed at the beginning of the traineeship in accordance with the applicable regulatory framework of the country where the traineeship takes place. Traineeships must not in place of jobs and should be remunerated by the host organisations.

Jobs are solidarity activities that last from three to 12 months, paid for by the participating organisation employing the European Solidarity Corps young person. The jobs must include a learning and training component and be based on a written employment contract, which respects all the terms and conditions of employment as defined in national law or applicable collective agreements, or both, of the country in which the job is being carried out. The financial support to the organisations offering jobs shall not exceed twelve months in cases when the duration of the employment contract exceeds twelve months.

See p.36 (Traineeships and Jobs) in the Programme Guide.

Read more in the factsheet.

Solidarity projects are set up and carried out by groups of at least five European Solidarity Corps participants, with a view to addressing key challenges within their communities while presenting a clear European added value.  Projects can last from two to 12 months and must take place in the country of residence of project participants. Young people who want to form a group to run a solidarity project must be registered in the European Solidarity Corps Portal.

See p.45 (Solidarity Projects) in the Programme Guide.

Read more in the factsheet.

📢This workshop is for organisations who want to submit a European Solidarity Corps application under the February deadline.This event will be for both volunteering and the occupational strand. 🗓️ 25 January ➡️ bit.ly/2TYyX8G

Coaching the Learning Process for Volunteers. This training course will focus on how to support the learning process for volunteers. For more information and to apply ➡️ bit.ly/2Cc3Cbh 📆 Apply by 10 February.

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📢School Exchange Partnerships Application Workshop🗓️ 02 February Dublin West Education Centre. For more information and to register ➡️ bit.ly/2GqvnSG

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📢This workshop is for organisations who want to submit a European Solidarity Corps application under the February deadline.This event will be for both volunteering and the occupational strand. 🗓️ 25 January ➡️ bit.ly/2TYyX8G

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📢This workshop is for organisations who want to submit a European Solidarity Corps application under the February deadline.This event will be for both volunteering and the occupational strand. 🗓️ 25 January ➡️ bit.ly/2TYyX8G

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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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LéargasSunday, January 20th, 2019 at 10:05pm
This seminar is for those working in the VET sector, representatives from national agencies involved in Erasmus+ inclusion projects and representatives from NGOs. 🔜 Apply by 24 January https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application
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LéargasSunday, January 20th, 2019 at 9:55pm
📢Calling all youth workers and policy makers. Keep Calm and think Strategically! This training course will demystify youth work policy at a European level, it will also look at trends and the challenges faced by youth organisations.
📆 Apply by 31 January 🔜 https://bit.ly/2GvaKFi
Léargas
LéargasSunday, January 20th, 2019 at 9:45pm
The BiTriMulti training supports voluntary as well as
full-time youth workers dealing directly with young people in developing their first international Youth Exchange in the framework of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme. 🗓️ Apply by 10 March ➡️ bit.ly/2STmLWc
Léargas
LéargasFriday, January 18th, 2019 at 10:25pm
📢This workshop is for organisations who want to submit a European Solidarity Corps application under the February deadline.This event will be for both volunteering and the occupational strand.
🗓️ 25 January ➡️ https://bit.ly/2TYyX8G
Léargas
LéargasFriday, January 18th, 2019 at 10:10pm
This seminar is for those working in the VET sector, representatives from national agencies involved in Erasmus+ inclusion projects and representatives from NGOs. 🔜 Apply by 24 January https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application