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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.

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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, May 19th, 2019 at 9:21pm
📢 Erasmus+ Schools Week 2019 👨‍🏫👩‍🏫
This week-long celebration of Erasmus+ activities will take place from 30 September – 04 October across Ireland. You can find out more and get involved here
➡️ bit.ly/2VLUMK0
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LéargasThursday, May 16th, 2019 at 1:21am
📢 Erasmus+ Schools Week 2019 👨‍🏫👩‍🏫
This week-long celebration of Erasmus+ activities will take place from 30 September – 04 October across Ireland. Erasmus+ Schools Week 2019 will be a great opportunity for primary schools, secondary schools and other organisations involved in Erasmus+ School Education to celebrate their participation and share their experiences. You can find out more and get involved here ➡️ https://bit.ly/2VLUMK0
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LéargasWednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 11:52pm
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Queer it Up! is a 5 day European multilateral training course that aims to explore Sexual Identity and Gender Expression/Identity for youth workers that have little or no experience of the unique needs of young people within the LGBT+ community. 🏳️‍🌈 https://bit.ly/2ta4HfJ
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LéargasWednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 11:25pm
We will be hosting a European Solidarity Corps information session in Dublin on 23 May. Come along and explore the benefits this brand new initiative can bring to your organisation and community,
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LéargasWednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 12:47am
What better week than National Volunteering Week to find out about the opportunities available through #EUSolidarityCorps! Check out our video where volunteers and organisations share the benefits of the programme in this video! We are hosting a number of Information Sessions in May so be sure to sign up soon here:

https://www.leargas.ie/news/european-solidarity-corps-road-may/