About the programme

The European Solidarity Corps is an EU funding programme for young people wishing to engage in solidary activities in a variety of areas. These range from helping the disadvantaged to humanitarian aid, as well as contributing to health and environmental action across the EU and beyond.

The programme finances projects to engage young people in solidary activities addressing societal challenges through volunteering or by setting up their own solidary projects. The programme’s ambition is not only to be more inclusive but also greener and more digital.

The European Solidarity Corps finances volunteering (including humanitarian aid) and solidary projects. It is open to individuals aged 18 to 30 (35 for humanitarian aid) and to organisations in EU and partner countries.

Programme web site

Funding opportunities

Calls for proposal

Check the open and upcoming calls for proposal under the European Solidarity Corps programme:

See calls for proposal

Impact and performance

Funded projects and results

Budget and performance

Includes performance highlights, key performance indicators, and the performance framework and assessment.

Programme features

  • Management mode

    Direct and indirect management

  • Climate contribution

    No target set in the legal basis

  • MFF heading

    Cohesion, Resilience and Values

  • Total budget 2021-2027

    € 1.01 billion (current prices)

  • Cluster

    Investing in People, Social Cohesion and Values