Today, the European Commission published its 2020 call for proposals under the European Solidarity Corps. An expected budget of €117 million will be available to support solidarity activities, opening up new opportunities for young people to support others in a wide range of areas. Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, said: “In just three years, more than 175,000 young people have registered in the European Solidarity Corps database, sending a clear message that they are ready to support individuals and communities in need. More than 30,000 young people have already been active in projects on the ground. This shows that the younger generation is committed to help us build a more cohesive, caring society. With the call for 2020 we have launched today, the EU is supporting the organisations that enable young people who have registered to engage where it is needed, while gaining invaluable experiences.” Actions eligible for funding are volunteering projects, volunteering partnerships, volunteering teams in high priority areas, traineeships, jobs and solidarity projects. Public and private bodies established in participating countries, which have received the relevant quality label, may apply for funding to run projects. In addition, groups of young people registered in the European Solidarity Corps Portal may apply to receive financial support to implement their own projects in their local community. Deadlines for submission of projects fall between 5 February and 1 October 2020, depending on the type of action.
More information on European Solidarity Corps actions can be found in these factsheets.
(For more information: Nathalie Vandystadt – Tel.: +32 229 67083; Joseph Waldstein – Tél.: +32 229 56184)