European Commission launches European Solidarity Corps

European Commission launches European Solidarity Corps
Zusammenhalt. Gruppe von Jugendlichen, die ihre Hände in die Mitte strecken. BildImage: Fabian Fellmann /   Lizenz: INT 3.0 – Namensnennung CC BY 3.0

On 7 December, European Commission Vice-President Kristalina Georgieva will launch the European Solidarity Corps in Brussels. Young people interested in a solidarity activity across Europe can inform themselves about the new Corps, exchange experiences, meet participating organisations, and be among the first ones to register for the European Solidarity Corps on the spot.

The European Solidarity Corps will provide new opportunities for young Europeans to engage in solidarity activities across Europe. Young people between the ages of 18 and 30 will be able to volunteer or do an internship, apprenticeship, or work where it is needed most and to respond to challenging situations. The European Solidarity Corps will serve the needs of vulnerable communities, of national and local structures in a wide range of areas such as providing food, cleaning forests or helping with the integration of refugees.

The European Solidarity Corps has been announced by President Juncker in his 2016 State of the European Union address.

The Solidarity Corps is part of an entire package of actions on youth employment and education.

Source: European Commission - Press release

Posted by: Katrin Schauer

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