The European Solidarity Corps

The European Solidarity Corps is a program of the European Union that offers young people the opportunity to volunteer in projects organized by non-profit organizations aimed at helping communities and individuals across Europe.

Solidarity encompasses a wide range of areas of intervention, including: inclusion, welcoming and integration of refugees and migrants, citizenship and participation, environment and nature protection, health and well-being, education and training, creativity and culture, sports, etc.

Individual Volunteering

Young people aged 18 to 30 can engage in volunteering with an organization in Europe or internationally.

No diploma, training, or language proficiency criteria

For a period of 2 to 12 months

Team Volunteering

It is also possible to engage in volunteering as a group for:

A shorter duration, between 2 weeks and 2 months.

The group consists of 10 to 40 volunteers,

They must come from at least 2 different countries.

For who ?

Volunteering must take place in a country other than France. It can be in one of the European Union member states, as well as in one of the participating or partner countries of the European Union.
That is to say: Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Kosovo, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, Palestine, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Everything is covered! YES...

- The subsidy from the European Union is paid directly to the organization coordinating the project. It should help cover the costs of transportation, accommodation, food, and activities of the ESC project.

- Young volunteers receive pocket money, and their social protection is ensured. They also benefit from online language support and mentoring throughout their ESC project.

- Create a participant profile on the European Solidarity Corps portal and apply to the projects of your choice.
- Contact a sending organization such as ME 94. This is an organization accredited by the French National Agency that helps you find and develop your ESC project.
- Consult the list of accredited European organizations and ESC missions on the European Youth Portal.

Practical Information


Financial and educational assistance

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