European Solidarity Corps - Volunteering in support of humanitarian aid operations

Deadline :
May 3, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€650,000 per project
Partners required:
At least three organisations from at least two different eligible countries

Funding programme

The European Solidarity Corps is the EU's funding programme for volunteering and promoting solidarity. Read more about European Solidarity Corps.

Call overview

This action gives the opportunity to young people aged 18 to 35 years old to contribute to society by short-term or long-term volunteering activities aimed at improving living conditions of people in need.

Call details

Volunteering under the European Voluntary Humanitarian Aid Corps49 (Humanitarian Aid Volunteering) takes place in third countries where there are ongoing humanitarian aid operations. This action gives the opportunity to young people aged 18 to 35 years old to contribute to society by short-term or long-term volunteering activities aimed at improving living conditions of people in need. These projects must be in line with the humanitarian aid principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and independence, as well as with the ‘do no harm’ principle.

Objectives

The projects funded under Humanitarian Aid volunteering should:

  • where relevant, facilitate the transition from the humanitarian response to long-term sustainable and inclusive development
  • contribute to strengthening the capacity and resilience of vulnerable or disaster-affected communities;
  • reinforce disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction;
  • link relief, rehabilitation and development;
  • ensure a high level of safety and security for volunteers.

Additionally, to increase the quality and impact of the action, projects can integrate complementary activities to facilitate the active involvement of local staff and volunteers from the countries and communities in which they are implemented.

Activities supported

The following activities are supported under volunteering in the humanitarian aid strand:

  • Individual volunteering
  • Volunteering teams
  • Complementary activities

See page 61 of the European Solidarity Corps Guide for a detailed explanation of the three different activities.

Project details

A project supported by this strand should include one or more volunteering activities with at least 15 participants per project. The volunteering activities can be combined in a flexible manner, depending on the objectives of the project, the identified needs at local level and the needs of the participating organisation(s) and volunteers.

A project is implemented by at least three organisations from at least two different eligible countries and shall involve at least one host organisation which is a separate legal entity with no affiliation to the support organisations.

See page 62 of the European Solidarity Corps Guide for an overview of the single project stages.

Eligibility

Eligible participating organisations:

Any public or private entity legally established in an EU Member State, overseas country and territory or third country associated to the Programme (support role), as well as any international organisation.

Any organisation operating in any country that does not belong in the list of EU Member States or third countries associated to the Programme (host role) and operating in a country where humanitarian aid activities and operations take place and where there are no ongoing international or non international armed conflicts.

Organisations must hold a valid Quality Label for Humanitarian Aid volunteering at the application deadline and for the entire duration of the project.

Eligible applicants:

Any public or private entity legally established in an EU Member State, overseas country and territory or third country associated to the Programme, as well as any international organisation51. The applicant organisation must hold a valid Quality Label for Humanitarian Aid volunteering at the application deadline and for the entire duration of the project.

Partner Consortium

At least three eligible organisations, of which two support organisations from two different countries belonging to the following group: EU Member States, their overseas countries and territories, or third countries associated to the Programme

and

at least one host organisation which is a separate legal entity with no affiliation to the support organisations taking part in the project.

Budget

Maximum EU grant per project: 650,000 EUR.

See page 67 of the European Solidarity Corps Programme Guide.

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Deadline :
May 3, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€650,000 per project
Partners required:
At least three organisations from at least two different eligible countries