EU budgets €44 million for youths to volunteer and work abroad

The European Commission (EC) is calling for new project ideas to be put forward under the European Solidarity Corps (ESC). The ESC is an EU initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own countries or abroad.

This is the first of a series of calls that will allow at least 100,000 young people to take part in the Corps until the end of 2020.

A total of €44 million has been set aside from the EU budget for selected projects that will be open to all young people across Europe and beyond. The call is open to a broader range of projects than ever before: in addition to longer-term individual volunteering, traineeships and jobs in solidarity fields, one can also participate in short-term projects for teams, and certain projects are also open to the participation of non-EU organisations from Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and other partner countries.

The deadline to apply is 16 October 2018, except for projects of volunteering teams, who have time to apply until 18 February 2019. Click here for more information.