2021-2027 European Solidarity Corps Programme was officially launched after the Press Conference held on 15 April 2021 by European Commission. Press Release can be accessed via this Link. General information about the Programme and new activities and the budget of the Programme included in the Erasmus+ Call for Proposals of 2021 and the Programme Guide are presented in the Conference. You can access 2021 ESC Call for Proposals and Programme Guide from the underlined addresses.
The Programme will provide solutions to social and humanitarian needs through volunteering activities or solidarity projects, as in the past programme periods. The aim of the programme is not only to be inclusive, but also to be greener and more digital. Also, for the first time, the Programme will enable young people to participate in humanitarian aid worldwide.
Budget allocated for 2021-2027 for the whole Programme is 1.009 Billion Euros and expected to support at least 270.000 young people. Everyone between 18-30, can participate in solidarity projects dealing with social issues or volunteering activities. People between the ages of 18-35 can also participate in humanitarian aid activities.
In order to take part in the European Solidarity Corps Programme (ESC), institutions must have a Quality Certificate. Quality Certificate is a document that officializes institutions to carry out a work of solidarity in accordance with the Programme principles. The Programme is managed by the European Commission and the National Agencies.