What is the European Solidarity Corps ?

The European Solidarity Corps is the EU’s new programme for promoting solidarity as a value, mainly through volunteering. It aims to enhance the engagement of young people and organisations in accessible and high-quality solidarity activities, thereby strengthening cohesion, solidarity, democracy and citizenship in Europe, while also responding to societal challenges and strengthening communities, with a particular focus on promoting social inclusion. It shall also contribute to those aspects of European cooperation that are relevant to young people.
With a budget of €375.6 million for 2018-2020, it offers opportunities for young people to carry out volunteering activities, traineeships and jobs and run their own solidarity projects.