European Solidarity Corps - Volunteering Teams in High Priority Areas

Deadline :
April 6, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€400.000
Partners required:
At least 3 eligible organisations, from at least 2 different EU Member States or third countries associated to the Programme.

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

Volunteering Teams in high priority areas are large scale, high impact projects supporting voluntary activities carried out by young people from at least two different countries coming together to express solidarity by implementing short-term interventions that address common European challenges in policy areas defined each year at EU level.

Call details

Priorities


PROMOTING HEALTHY LIF ESTYLES

The programme can add significant value by promoting healthy lifestyles. Sport and physical activity are key in preventing diseases and ensuring quality of life, and they contribute to social inclusion and well being. Obesity and inactivity are steadily on the rise in Europe with serious effects on health. The importance of sport and physical activity for our health and well being as well as the urgency to promote healthier lifestyles became even more apparent during the COVID 19 pandemic.


PRESERVATION OF CULTU RAL HERITAGE

The programme can provide significant value when it comes to raising the awareness of and preserving Europe’s cultural heritage. Supported projects should aim to mobilise volunteers around enhancing access to cultural heritage for all, or reconversion of heritage infrastructure with a high social purpose and a low carbon footprint. New participatory and inter-cultural approaches to heritage will be promoted.

Objectives

Activities by volunteering teams in high-priority areas will aim to:

  • address clearly defined unmet societal challenges in the area of “promoting healthy lifestyles” and/ or “preserva-tion of cultural heritage”;
  • promote solidarity across the participating countries;
  • enable the young volunteer(s) to gain skills and competences which are useful for their personal, educational, so-cial and professional development;
  • provide tangible benefits to the communities within which the activities are carried out;
  • ensure a direct contact between the participant and the beneficiaries of the solidarity related activities, to enable the young volunteer to gain skills that are useful for their educational and social development;
  • reach out to young people with fewer opportunities, including refugees, asylum seekers and migrants;
  • promote diversity, intercultural and inter religious dialogue and the EU values of human dignity, freedom, equality and respect for human rights, including the rights of persons belonging to minorities as well as projects en-hancing media literacy, critical thinking and a sense of initiative among young people;
  • reinforce the capacities and international scope of the participating organisations;
  • raise participants’ awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries, offering them the opportunity to build networks of international contacts, to actively participate in society and to develop a sense of European citi-zenship and identity.

Activities supported

The following activities are supported:

  • Volunteering Teams
  • Complementary activities
  • Preparatory Visit

See page 33 of the European Solidarity Corps Guide for a detailed description of each activity.

Eligibility

Eligible participating organisations:

Any organisation legally established in an EU Member State,a third country associated to the Programme or a third country not associated to the Programme that holds a valid volunteering Quality Label. Participating organisations must hold a valid volunteering Quality Label at the application deadline and during the entire duration of the activities.

Eligible applicants:

Any eligible participating organisation legally established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme and any international organisation. The organisation applies on behalf of all participating organisations involved in the project. The applicant organisation must hold a valid volunteering Quality Label at the application deadline and during the entire duration of the project.

Partner Consortium

At least three eligible organisations, from at least two different EU Member States or third countries associated to the Programme.

Project duration

Projects should be of 12, 24 or 36 months. The duration has to be chosen at application stage, based on the objectives of the project and on the type of activities planned over time.

The start cannot be before the signature of the Grant Agreement by the Agency.

Budget

Maximum EU grant per project: 400.000 EUR

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Deadline :
April 6, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€400.000
Partners required:
At least 3 eligible organisations, from at least 2 different EU Member States or third countries associated to the Programme.