[Call for Proposals] European Solidarity Corps – Support to youth volunteering activities

Deadline for applications: First round 28 May / Second round 5 October

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The Commission has launched the first call for proposals under the new European Solidarity Corps 2021-2027. The European Solidarity Corps supports young people wishing to engage in volunteering activities in a variety of areas ranging from helping people in need to supporting health and environmental action, across the EU and beyond. This year’s priority will be health and will mobilise volunteers to work on projects addressing health challenges, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and recovery.

With a dedicated budget of over €1 billion for 2021-2027, the new programme offers opportunities to some 275,000 young people to help address societal and humanitarian challenges through volunteering or by setting up their own solidarity projects. For the first year of action, more than €138 million are available.

This call for proposals covers the following actions of the European Solidarity Corps programme:

— Volunteering Projects,

— Volunteering Teams in High Priority Areas,

— Solidarity Projects,

— Quality Label for solidarity volunteering activities,

— Quality Label for humanitarian aid volunteering.