On 12 April 2017, the European Solidarity Corps Stakeholder Forum will bring together national and European representatives of civil society organisations, authorities and other stakeholders to discuss the key issues related to the future development of the European Solidarity Corps.
The European Solidarity Corps will offer volunteering and work placement opportunities to young people who want to participate in solidarity projects around Europe. Its first phase was launched in December 2016 and over 27,000 young people have signed up so far, allowing organisations running solidarity projects to find their volunteers.
This Forum is part of a wider consultation process to help shape the initiative. An online public consultation is open until 2 April 2017.
The Forum will take place in the Charlemagne building in Brussels, Belgium.
The forum will focus on:
making the European Solidarity Corps attractive to young people
effective set up and governance for the initiative
young people's employability and reaching the disadvantaged