The European Solidarity Corps is the EU's funding programme for volunteering and promoting solidarity. Read more about European Solidarity Corps.
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.
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.
Activities by volunteering teams in high-priority areas will aim to:
The following activities are supported:
See page 33 of the European Solidarity Corps Guide for a detailed description of each activity.
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.
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.
At least three eligible organisations, from at least two different EU Member States or third countries associated to the Programme.
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.
Maximum EU grant per project: 400.000 EUR