The proposed €341.5 million budget plans to give 100,000 young people the chance to volunteer, train or work for solidarity projects by 2020.

Four kinds of activities are proposed to be supported by the European Solidarity Corps:

  • solidarity placements, including volunteering opportunities, traineeships and job placements
  • volunteering teams bringing together volunteers from different countries
  • solidarity projects - local initiatives involving at least 5 participants
  • networking activities to promote and develop the European Solidarity Corps.

The Council of the EU and the European Parliament need to agree to the proposal before it can enter into force. Until then, the current first phase of the European Solidarity Corps is running.

You can read more details in the press release, the accompanying questions and answers and our new factsheet.