European Solidarity Corps launched

(07 December 2016) – The European Commission is today launching the European Solidarity Corps, a scheme for young people between the ages of 18 and 30.

With the new European Solidarity Corps, participants will have the opportunity to be placed with a project either for volunteering or for a traineeship, an apprenticeship or a job for a period between 2 and 12 months.

Participants will be able to engage in a broad range of activities such as education, health, social integration, assistance in the provision of food, shelter construction, reception, support and integration of migrants and refugees, environmental protection, climate action or prevention of natural disasters.

As of today, interested young people between 17 and 30 can register with the European Solidarity Corps here. The minimum age to participate in a project is 18. The aim is to have 100,000 young people joining the European Solidarity Corps by the end of 2020.

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