Open call! Volunteering Teams in high priority areas


    Volunteering Teams in high priority areas
    European Solidarity Corps

    Volunteering Teams in high priority areas are projects supporting voluntary activities carried out in groups of young people from at least two different countries coming together to express solidarity by implementing short-term high-impact interventions that address societal challenges in policy areas defined each year at EU level. For the purpose of this call, applications for funding are expected to address the following policy priorities:

    • Response to environmental and climate challenges (excluding immediate disaster response);
    • Projects building inclusive societies including through bridging the intergenerational and social divide or addressing challenges linked to geographical remoteness;
    • Projects aimed at improving mental health and well-being.

    Examples of the valuable work that can be accomplished by volunteering teams include: e.g. catering for species threatened by extinction; organising educational activities in refugee camps, etc.

    Volunteering teams are solidarity activities that allow groups of minimum of 10 participants to volunteer together for a period between 2 weeks and 2 months. At least a quarter of team members must come from countries that are different from the country where the activity takes place. In volunteering teams, European Solidarity Corps’ volunteers carry out tasks for a project over a short period of time (usually, but not exclusively, during holidays, breaks between study periods, transition from education to work, etc.).

    What are the criteria used to assess projects?

    The projects are selected and managed at EU level, by the Education, Audiovisual and Cultural Executive Agency. The centralised approach ensures the underlying pan-European dimension of these projects and enables larger projects with more participants and high impact.

    Projects will be assessed against the following criteria: eligibility, exclusion, selection, and award.

    Deadline: 17/09/20 – 12:00 (CET/CEST, Brussels time)

    For more information check HERE.

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