European Solidarity Corps Funding
The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is a program developed by the European Union to support young people in undertaking solidarity activities across a range of fields. These activities may include assisting disadvantaged individuals or working on health and environmental issues within the EU and beyond.
In an effort to create more opportunities for youth solidarity, the European Solidarity Corps programme is now accepting proposals for 2023 and will provide over €142 million in funding for various initiatives, including: volunteering activities, youth-led solidarity projects and European Volunteer Humanitarian Aid Corps.
This article provides an overview of the ESC and its call for proposals for 2023, including:
- details on the funding available;
- eligibility and participation requirements;
- application process for public and private entities.
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Funding Available for Various Initiatives
The call aims to create more opportunities for youth solidarity and will provide over €142 million in funding for volunteering activities, youth-led solidarity projects, and high-priority volunteering groups focused on aiding people fleeing armed conflicts and other victims of natural or man-made disasters.
It will also support the next edition of the European Volunteer Humanitarian Aid Corps, which promotes solidarity among member states, associated third countries, and communities outside of the EU.
Eligibility and Participation Requirements
The program is open to young people aged 18 to 30 for solidarity activities addressing social challenges, and 18 to 35 for volunteering in support of international humanitarian aid activities.
Interested participants can register on the European Solidarity Corps portal to find organizations implementing projects and apply for funding for youth-led solidarity projects.
Application Process for Public and Private Bodies
In addition to individuals, any public or private entity can apply for funding to carry out activities under the ESC. To do that, they must have a quality label certifying their ability to conduct high-quality solidarity activities.
For more information, you can visit the European Youth Portal