“We care, we act”
It is off recent news on the Erasmus Plus Guide 2021-2027 that the initiative EU Aid Volunteers is now part of the European Solidarity Corps. The European Solidarity Corps offer a funding for public and private organisations to run volunteering projects in their own country or abroad. Such projects address societal challenges, environment protection, social inclusion, and much more. Besides giving an access to the EU funding, the Corps allows your organisation to bring new ideas into your working environment, boost your green credentials & step up your European and international profile.
EU Aid Volunteers
EU Aid Volunteers is an opportunity to promote:
- cooperation among active European citizens,
- working together with communities in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or post-crises.
At the same time, it encourages partnerships between local, national and global organizations.
Unfortunately, despite the great outcomes of the initiative, EU Aid Volunteers has seen a stop due to the pandemic. Recruitment, training and deployment were suspended until further notice. Indeed, the initiative provides that European volunteers go undertake their experiences on post-crisis or critical countries. Which means that part of projects happen in extra-EU countries, where security and safety might have been tough to manage during the most uncertain times.
However, thanks to the situation easing all over the world, the initiative will start back in letting organisations propose their project from January 2022.
Sending and Hosting Organisations
Each organisation wishing to take part in EU Aid Volunteers needs to meet the high quality standards of volunteer management of the EUAV legislation. This guarantees the certification.
- EU-based Sending organisations submit an evidence self-assessment form. It shows that they comply with and commit to all the standards and procedures of the EUAV initiative.
- Hosting organisations based in non- European Union (EU) countries complete a self-assessment form and submit it together with three references. It is to demonstrate their capacity to comply with and commit to the requirements of the initiative.
More information on Hosting and Sending Organisations.
if your organisation has already received the certification, you can start looking for partners.
What To Expect
- Volunteering Opportunities in humanitarian aid projects worldwide (online or in presence);
- Technical Assistance, for European organisations working in the humanitarian sector in third countries, to strengthen their capacities to participate in the initiative;
- Capacity Building, for local staff and volunteers of organisations in countries hit by disasters or crises to foster a more effective and principled humanitarian response.