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Volunteering Projects

If you want to volunteer:

If you are up for a challenge, and willing to dedicate yourself to helping other people, then join the European Solidarity Corps today!  To make the process as easy as possible, you can sign up using a social media account, or you can create an account with EU Login. Visit here to start the registration process. View our data privacy policy.

If you’re working with an organisation:

  1. Familiarise yourself with the European Solidarity Corps website and the relevant sections in the Programme Guide.
  2. Check that the aims of your organisation align with the mission and principles of the European Solidarity Corps.
  3. Know the upcoming deadlines.
  4. Check the Léargas calendar for information sessions (which fill you in on what Erasmus+ offers) and application clinics (which guide you through the application process in detail).
  5. Make sure you have the appropriate Quality Label
  6. Define your project and how it links to national and European policy. Download our ‘1,2,3’ Policy Guide.
  7. Be specific and clear about how the volunteers will contribute to your organisation.
  8. Update the European Solidarity Corps PASS and the European Youth Portal with relevant information about your organisation.
  9. Use the PASS to match potential volunteers with your organisation.

If you want to volunteer:

If you are up for a challenge, and willing to dedicate yourself to helping other people, then join the European Solidarity Corps today!  To make the process as easy as possible, you can sign up using a social media account, or you can create an account with EU Login. Visit here to start the registration process. View our data privacy policy.

Organisations, before you start:

If you haven’t applied before, the best thing is to attend a Léargas Application Clinic. Check our calendar for dates of upcoming clinics.

If you don’t have one already, you’ll need an EU Login which will allow you to access a wide range of European Commission web services using a single email address and password. Find out more and how to get your login here.

If your organisation doesn’t have a Participant Identification Code (PIC), you’ll need to register in the Participant Portal and receive one. If your organisation already has a PIC (through taking part in other EU programmes) you won’t need to register it again. For more information, download our Quick PIC guide.

Your organisation must adhere to the European Solidarity Corps Charter

Apply online

  1. To apply, make sure you have your EU login and then use the online ESC11 application form.
  2. Complete the form in detail making sure you address the award criteria
  3. Assemble and upload all annexes you will need for the application (Declaration of Honour, mandate for each partner, Timetable of activities)
  4. Submit online before the deadline: we can’t accept applications that are late – even by a few seconds!

  1. Read, sign and stamp your contracts before returning them to us.
  2. Come to our Project Management Days (which guide you through how to manage your project and explain our requirements for successful completion); you’ll hear from us about the dates and times.
  3. Consult the Council of Europe’s Toolkit on Project Management
  4. Use your EU Login account to access the Mobility Tool+ and register details of your project
    Watch our video on ‘How to Access the Mobility Tool’ if you have difficulties.
  5. Maintain all the information and documents you’ll need for reporting and sharing
  6. Carry out activities as stated in your application form and notify us of any changes
  7. Maintain contact with us throughout the project
  8. Notify us immediately of cases of force majeure!
  9. Share and promote your project throughout its lifecycle

  1. Know the reporting deadlines as written in your contract
  2. Complete the relevant report in the Mobility Tool+
  3. Make sure you reflect the outcomes of the volunteering project in your report
  4. Upload any relevant annexes
  5. Submit online in time with the deadline

  1. Download the European Solidarity Corps logo and guidelines for use. You can find them here.
    The European Solidarity Corps should be properly credited for all activities funded under the programme.
  2. Consider contributing your project experience to the Léargas blog.

Volunteering Partnerships

If you want to volunteer:

If you are up for a challenge, and willing to dedicate yourself to helping other people, then join the European Solidarity Corps today!  To make the process as easy as possible, you can sign up using a social media account, or you can create an account with EU Login. Visit here to start the registration process. View our data privacy policy.

If you’re working with an organisation:

  1. Familiarise yourself with the European Solidarity Corps website and the relevant sections in the Programme Guide.
  2. Check that the aims of your organisation align with the mission and principles of the European Solidarity Corps.
  3. Know the upcoming deadlines.
  4. Check the Léargas calendar for information sessions (which fill you in on what Erasmus+ offers) and application clinics (which guide you through the application process in detail).
  5. Make sure you have a signed Volunteering Partnership Framework Agreement.
  6. Define your project and how it links to national and European policy. Download our ‘1,2,3’ Policy Guide.
  7. Be specific and clear about how the volunteers will contribute to your organisation.
  8. Update the European Solidarity Corps PASS and the European Youth Portal with relevant information about your organisation.
  9. Use the PASS to match potential volunteers with your organisation.

If you want to volunteer:

If you are up for a challenge, and willing to dedicate yourself to helping other people, then join the European Solidarity Corps today!  To make the process as easy as possible, you can sign up using a social media account, or you can create an account with EU Login. Visit here to start the registration process. View our data privacy policy.

Organisations, before you start:

If you haven’t applied before, the best thing is to attend a Léargas Application Clinic. Check our calendar for dates of upcoming clinics.

If you don’t have one already, you’ll need an EU Login which will allow you to access a wide range of European Commission web services using a single email address and password. Find out more and how to get your login here.

If your organisation doesn’t have a Participant Identification Code (PIC), you’ll need to register in the Participant Portal and receive one. If your organisation already has a PIC (through taking part in other EU programmes) you won’t need to register it again. For more information, download our Quick PIC guide.

Your organisation must adhere to the European Solidarity Corps Charter

Apply online

  1. To apply, make sure you have your EU login and then use the online ESC13 application form.
  2. Complete the form in detail making sure you address the award criteria
  3. Assemble and upload all annexes you will need for the application (Declaration of Honour, mandate for each partner, Timetable of activities)
  4. Submit online before the deadline: we can’t accept applications that are late – even by a few seconds!

  1. Read, sign and stamp your contracts before returning them to us.
  2. Come to our Project Management Days (which guide you through how to manage your project and explain our requirements for successful completion); you’ll hear from us about the dates and times.
  3. Consult the Council of Europe’s Toolkit on Project Management
  4. Use your EU Login account to access the Mobility Tool+ and register details of your project
    Watch our video on ‘How to Access the Mobility Tool’ if you have difficulties.
  5. Maintain all the information and documents you’ll need for reporting and sharing
  6. Carry out activities as stated in your application form and notify us of any changes
  7. Maintain contact with us throughout the project
  8. Notify us immediately of cases of force majeure!
  9. Share and promote your project throughout its lifecycle

  1. Know the reporting deadlines as written in your contract
  2. Complete the relevant report in the Mobility Tool+
  3. Make sure you reflect the outcomes of the volunteering project in your report
  4. Upload any relevant annexes
  5. Submit online in time with the deadline

  1. Download the European Solidarity Corps logo and guidelines for use. You can find them here.
    The European Solidarity Corps should be properly credited for all activities funded under the programme.
  2. Consider contributing your project experience to the Léargas blog.

 

Traineeships

If you want to do a traineeship:

If you are up for a challenge, and willing to dedicate yourself to helping other people, then join the European Solidarity Corps today!  To make the process as easy as possible, you can sign up using a social media account, or you can create an account with EU Login. Visit here to start the registration process. View our data privacy policy.

Organisations: first steps

  1. Familiarise yourself with the European Solidarity Corps website and the relevant sections in the Programme Guide.
  2. Check that the aims of your organisation align with the mission and principles of the European Solidarity Corps.
  3. Know the upcoming deadlines.
  4. Check the Léargas calendar for information sessions (which fill you in on what Erasmus+ offers) and application clinics (which guide you through the application process in detail).

Remember:

Before taking on a trainee, your organisation must be ready to

  • provide the trainee with an appropriate remuneration
  • prepare a learning and training component that ensures the trainee gains relevant experience and develops their competences in personal, educational, social, civic and professional development.
  • have a written traineeship agreement (in accordance with the applicant regulatory framework of the country where the traineeship takes place and the Quality Framework). This agreement should outline:
    • educational objectives
    • working conditions
    • duration of the traineeship
    • remuneration
    • rights, obligations and expectations of all parties involved.
  • identify partners
  • be ready to provide linguistic and intercultural supports prior to the trainee’s involvement if needed.

If you want to do a traineeship:

If you are up for a challenge, and willing to dedicate yourself to helping other people, then join the European Solidarity Corps today!  To make the process as easy as possible, you can sign up using a social media account, or you can create an account with EU Login. Visit here to start the registration process. View our data privacy policy.

Organisations, before you start:

If you haven’t applied before, the best thing is to attend a Léargas Application Clinic. Check our calendar for dates of upcoming clinics.

If you don’t have one already, you’ll need an EU Login which will allow you to access a wide range of European Commission web services using a single email address and password. Find out more and how to get your login here.

If your organisation doesn’t have a Participant Identification Code (PIC), you’ll need to register in the Participant Portal and receive one. If your organisation already has a PIC (through taking part in other EU programmes) you won’t need to register it again. For more information, download our Quick PIC guide.

Your organisation must adhere to the European Solidarity Corps Charter and must be in compliance with the criteria for the Traineeships option.

Apply online

  1. To apply, make sure you have your EU login and then use the online ESC21 application form.
  2. Complete the form in detail making sure you address the award criteria
  3. Assemble and upload all annexes you will need for the application (Declaration of Honour, mandate for each partner, Timetable of activities)
  4. Submit online before the deadline: we can’t accept applications that are late – even by a few seconds!

  1. Read, sign and stamp your contracts before returning them to us.
  2. Come to our Project Management Days (which guide you through how to manage your project and explain our requirements for successful completion); you’ll hear from us about the dates and times.
  3. Consult the Council of Europe’s Toolkit on Project Management
  4. Use your EU Login account to access the Mobility Tool+ and register details of your project
    Watch our video on ‘How to Access the Mobility Tool’ if you have difficulties.
  5. Maintain all the information and documents you’ll need for reporting and sharing
  6. Carry out activities as stated in your application form and notify us of any changes
  7. Maintain contact with us throughout the project
  8. Notify us immediately of cases of force majeure!
  9. Share and promote your project throughout its lifecycle

  1. Know the reporting deadlines as written in your contract
  2. Complete the relevant report in the Mobility Tool+
  3. Make sure you reflect the outcomes of the volunteering project in your report
  4. Upload any relevant annexes
  5. Submit online in time with the deadline

  1. Download the European Solidarity Corps logo and guidelines for use. You can find them here.
    The European Solidarity Corps should be properly credited for all activities funded under the programme.
  2. Consider contributing your project experience to the Léargas blog.

Jobs

If you’re looking for Solidarity employment:

If you are up for a challenge, and willing to dedicate yourself to helping other people, then join the European Solidarity Corps today!  To make the process as easy as possible, you can sign up using a social media account, or you can create an account with EU Login. Visit here to start the registration process. View our data privacy policy.

Organisations, first steps:

  1. Familiarise yourself with the European Solidarity Corps website and the relevant sections in the Programme Guide.
  2. Check that the aims of your organisation align with the mission and principles of the European Solidarity Corps.
  3. Know the upcoming deadlines.
  4. Check the Léargas calendar for information sessions (which fill you in on what Erasmus+ offers) and application clinics (which guide you through the application process in detail).

Remember

Before offering a job, your organisation must:

  • ensure the job is in compliance with national law and applicable collective agreements.
  • identify participants and make sure to complete a suitable recruitment process (application form, interview etc.)
  • be ready to provide linguistic and intercultural supports for your employee if needed.

If you’re looking for Solidarity employment:

If you are up for a challenge, and willing to dedicate yourself to helping other people, then join the European Solidarity Corps today!  To make the process as easy as possible, you can sign up using a social media account, or you can create an account with EU Login. Visit here to start the registration process. View our data privacy policy.

Organisations, before you start:

If you haven’t applied before, the best thing is to attend a Léargas Application Clinic. Check our calendar for dates of upcoming clinics.

If you don’t have one already, you’ll need an EU Login which will allow you to access a wide range of European Commission web services using a single email address and password. Find out more and how to get your login here.

If your organisation doesn’t have a Participant Identification Code (PIC), you’ll need to register in the Participant Portal and receive one. If your organisation already has a PIC (through taking part in other EU programmes) you won’t need to register it again. For more information, download our Quick PIC guide.

Your organisation must adhere to the European Solidarity Corps Charter and must be in compliance with the criteria for the Traineeships option.

Apply online

  1. To apply, make sure you have your EU login and then use the online ESC21 application form; the European Commission has provided these guidelines to help you fill out the form.
  2. Complete the form in detail making sure you address the award criteria
  3. Assemble and upload all annexes you will need for the application (Declaration of Honour, mandate for each partner, Timetable of activities)
  4. Submit online before the deadline: we can’t accept applications that are late – even by a few seconds!

  1. Read, sign and stamp your contracts before returning them to us.
  2. Come to our Project Management Days (which guide you through how to manage your project and explain our requirements for successful completion); you’ll hear from us about the dates and times.
  3. Consult the Council of Europe’s Toolkit on Project Management
  4. Use your EU Login account to access the Mobility Tool+ and register details of your project
    Watch our video on ‘How to Access the Mobility Tool’ if you have difficulties.
  5. Maintain all the information and documents you’ll need for reporting and sharing
  6. Carry out activities as stated in your application form and notify us of any changes
  7. Maintain contact with us throughout the project
  8. Notify us immediately of cases of force majeure!
  9. Share and promote your project throughout its lifecycle

  1. Know the reporting deadlines as written in your contract
  2. Complete the relevant report in the Mobility Tool+
  3. Make sure you reflect the outcomes of the volunteering project in your report
  4. Upload any relevant annexes
  5. Submit online in time with the deadline

  1. Download the European Solidarity Corps logo and guidelines for use. You can find them here.
    The European Solidarity Corps should be properly credited for all activities funded under the programme.
  2. Consider contributing your project experience to the Léargas blog.

Solidarity Projects

If you’re a young person who wants to set up a Solidarity Project:

If you are up for a challenge, and willing to dedicate yourself to helping other people, then join the European Solidarity Corps today!  To make the process as easy as possible, you can sign up using a social media account, or you can create an account with EU Login. Visit here to start the registration process. View our data privacy policy.

What else you need to know:

Solidarity projects take place in Ireland and it’s the young people themselves who create the projects, develop them, and make them happen.

  1. Get to know the European Solidarity Corps website and the relevant sections in the European Solidarity Corps Programme Guide.
  2. Register with the European Solidarity Corps at: https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity/register/check_en
  3. Know the upcoming deadlines
  4. Check the Léargas calendar for information sessions and roadshows (which fill you in on what Erasmus+ offers) and application clinics (which guide you through the application process in detail).
  5. Work out what you want to do with your project, make sure it has a strong European dimension!
  6. Identify someone in your group who can legally represent the group and who will be responsible for submitting your application.
    OR
    You may wish to approach an organisation to apply on your behalf!

If you’re a young person who wants to set up a Solidarity Project:

If you are up for a challenge, and willing to dedicate yourself to helping other people, then join the European Solidarity Corps today!  To make the process as easy as possible, you can sign up using a social media account, or you can create an account with EU Login. Visit here to start the registration process. View our data privacy policy.

And before you start:

If you haven’t applied before, the best thing is to attend a Léargas Application Clinic. Check our calendar for dates of upcoming clinics.

If you don’t have one already, you’ll need an EU Login which will allow you to access a wide range of European Commission web services using a single email address and password. Find out more and how to get your login here.

If your organisation doesn’t have a Participant Identification Code (PIC), you’ll need to register in the Participant Portal and receive one. If your organisation already has a PIC (through taking part in other EU programmes) you won’t need to register it again. For more information, download our Quick PIC guide.

Your organisation must adhere to the European Solidarity Corps Charter.

Apply online

  1. To apply, make sure you have your EU login and then use the online ESC31 application form.
  2. Complete the form in detail making sure you address the award criteria
  3. Assemble and upload all annexes you will need for the application (Declaration of Honour, mandate for each partner, Timetable of activities)
  4. Submit online before the deadline: we can’t accept applications that are late – even by a few seconds!

  1. Read, sign and stamp your contracts before returning them to us.
  2. Come to our Project Management Days (which guide you through how to manage your project and explain our requirements for successful completion); you’ll hear from us about the dates and times.
  3. Maintain all the information and documents you’ll need for reporting and sharing.
  4. Carry out activities as stated in your application form and notify us of any changes
  5. Maintain contact with us throughout the project
  6. Notify us immediately of cases of force majeure!
  7. Share and promote your project throughout its lifecycle

  1. Know the reporting deadlines as written in your contract
  2. Make sure you reflect the outcomes of the project in your report
  3. Upload any relevant annexes
  4. Submit online in time with the deadline

  1. Download the European Solidarity Corps logo and guidelines for use. You can find them here.
    The European Solidarity Corps should be properly credited for all activities funded under the programme.
  2. Consider contributing your project experience to the Léargas blog.

This #ErasmusPlus training course aims to improve the impact of Non Formal Education. It will explore principles and methods that empowering young people to be real actors in their society (at both local and European level). Apply by 20 December here: trainings.salto-youth.net/7617

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You've still got time to register for this upcoming @Leargas #ErasmusPlus #YouthExchange Breakfast Briefing taking place on 19 November in Dublin: eventbrite.ie/e/erasmus-yout… Retweeted by Léargas

This is an opportunity to Mythbust key aspects of international/European project management for new coordinators of Strategic Partnerships. Explore best practices and discover tools and resources. 🗓️ Apply by 07 December. 🔜 bit.ly/2RVUKgn

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Learn about Erasmus+ opportunities in school education but also on how to make projects more inclusive. The session will also provide an opportunity to share realities on the ground and challenges faced in engaging with international projects bit.ly/2zRn9N5

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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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LéargasWednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 3:01am
This #ErasmusPlus training course aims to improve the impact of Non Formal Education. It will explore principles and methods that empowering young people to be real actors in their society (at both local and European level). Apply by 20 December here: http://trainings.salto-youth.net/7617
Léargas
LéargasWednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 1:22am
There's still time to register for our #ErasmusPlus Youth Exchange Breakfast Briefing taking place on 19 November in Dublin! Register today via our Eventbrite page here:

https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/erasmus-youth-exchange-breakfast-briefing-tickets-51010438595
Léargas
LéargasTuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 10:28pm
📢Learn more about how Erasmus+ can be used to support a more inclusive and values-based approach to practices in the fields of adult education, school education, vocational education training and youth work. http://bit.ly/2OmJwQ2
Léargas
LéargasTuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 10:13pm
📢This training aims to support organisations hosting and sending volunteers through European Solidarity Corps.The training will take place in Dublin and it will explore the concept of transformative learning. Apply by 🗓️ 14 December. http://bit.ly/2zOxr0e 🙂
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LéargasTuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 5:20am
We're researching the longer term impact of European work placements on vocational learners and would love to hear from you! If you - or someone you know - took part in a vocational work placement abroad through #ErasmusPlus or the Lifelong Learning programme, please check out the survey at surveymonkey.com/r/vet-2018-ie. It takes just ten minutes to complete and you don't have to give any personal information unless you choose to.