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European Solidarity Corps: Commission launches call to finance traineeships, jobs and volunteering opportunities in social services

August 21, 2018

European Solidarity Corps: Commission launches call to finance traineeships, jobs and volunteering opportunities in social services

The European Commission has launched a call for proposals for projects under the European Solidarity Corps. A total of €44 million has been set aside from the EU budget for selected projects that will be open to all young people between the age of 18-30 across Europe and beyond.


The European Solidarity Corps is a European instrument which links young people to traineeships, jobs and volunteering opportunities in social services and solidarity projects as a whole.

With the aim to foster solidarity in the European society, the Corps helps engaging young people and organisations in accessible and high-quality solidarity activities.

The Corps may therefore be an opportunity for many social services providers.

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.

Both individuals and organisations can apply. The deadline to apply is 16 October 2018. Volunteering teams have time to apply with their projects until 18 February 2019.

For more information, see the European Solidarity Corps Website.

The detailed conditions of the call for proposals, including the priorities and instructions for submission of applications for each project can be found in the European Solidarity Corps Guide.

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