The European Solidarity Corps is the EU's funding programme for volunteering and promoting solidarity. Read more about European Solidarity Corps.
This call support groups of young people to implement a Solidarity Project to address needs of their local community.
Solidarity Project is a non-profit solidarity activity initiated, developed and implemented by young people themselves for a period from 2 to 12 months. It gives a group of minimum five young persons the chance to express solidarity by taking responsibility and committing themselves to bring positive change in their local community. The project should have a clearly identified topic which the group of young people wish to explore together and which has to be translated into the concrete daily activities of the project and involve all the members of the group.
Solidarity Projects should address key challenges within the communities, where relevant including those identified jointly in the border regions and it should also present European added value. Participation in a solidarity project is an important non-formal learning experience through which young people can boost their personal, educational, social and civic development.
Solidarity projects should:
A group of minimum 5 young people aged between 18 and 30 years who are legally residing in one and the same programme country and have registered in the European Solidarity Corps Portal. Access the portal here.
The group that will implement the project. One of the young people in the group assumes the role of the legal representative and takes the responsibility of submitting the application.
Any public or private body, legally established in a programme country, on behalf of the group that will implement the project. (See page 15 of the European Solidarity Corps Guide for list of Programme Countries).
Minimum 5. There is no maximum number of members of the group.
The project should take place in the country of the applicant. In cases in which the project addresses cross-border challenges, project activities can also take place in the programme countries sharing the border with the country of the applicant.
See page 49 of the European Solidarity Corps Programme Guide.