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EUROPEAN SOLIDARITY CORPS

What is the “European Solidarity Corps”

 

The European Solidarity Corps is the EU’s new programme for 2018-2020 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.

 

Meanwhile, it offers opportunities for young people to carry out volunteering activities, traineeships and jobs and run their own solidarity projects.

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HOW IS IT STRUCTURED

The programme implements the following operational Actions:

  • Volunteering
  • Traineeships and Jobs
  • Solidarity Projects

Additionally, the European Solidarity Corps supports a series of Quality and Support measures and non-formal and informal learning.

 

WHERE AND FOR HOW LONG

Volunteering activities can be carried out individually (from 2 to 12 months) or in groups  (from 10 to 40 participants from at least two different countries who live the same experience from 2 to 12 months long)

Individual volunteering activities can be carried out in two different ways:

cross-border: abroad

in-country: to facilitate the participation of young people with less opportunities.

 

WHO CAN APPLY

interested 17-30 years old can apply, if legally citizen of a European nation state or one of the following countries:

  • Macedonia and Turkey
  • Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway
  • Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia
  • Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ucraina
  • Algeria, Egitto, Israele, Giordania, Libano, Libia, Marocco, Palestina, Siria, Tunisia
  • Russian Federation
  • Particular considerations regard the United Kingdom applicants due to  Brexit and its consequences

Write to info@iboitalia.org

Areas of intervention

  • inclusion
  • reception and integration of refugees and migrants
  • democracy and citizenship
  • Education and training
  • Health and wellness
  • calamities prevention and management (with the exception of immediate interventions)
  • employment and entrepreneurship 
  • inventiveness, culture and sport

Camp types

In 2018, IBO Italia proposed 467 Work and Solidarity Camps: 27 in Italy, 389 in Europe and 51 in countries outside Europe. The activities envisaged can be summarised in three macro-sectors: manual, social and environmental camps. Also for 2018 the division between camps for adult volunteers, ad hoc camps for girls and boys aged 14 to 17 years (with the presence of Camp Leaders and specific educational activities and growth) and camps for groups already established has been confirmed.

VOLUNTEERS IN WORKCAMPS IN 2018

211

ITALIAN VOLUNTEERS IN CAMPS IN ITALY

81

ITALIAN VOLUNTEERS IN CAMPS IN EUROPE

65

ITALIAN VOLUNTEERS IN CAMPS OUTSIDE EUROPE

114

FOREIGN VOLUNTEERS IN ITALY