How will Brexit impact the European Solidarity Corps?

The Withdrawal Agreement foresees that the UK will continue to participate in the current 2014-2020 EU programmes, including European Solidarity Corps, as if the UK was an EU Member State until the closure of the programmes. This means that UK beneficiaries can continue to take part in grants awarded under the current MFF until their end date, even if it is after 2020.

The possible participation of the UK in future programmes after 2020 will depend on the outcome of the overall negotiations on the future relationship between the two parties.

What is the European Solidarity Corps?

The European Solidarity Corps aims to foster solidarity in European society, engaging young people and organisations in accessible and high-quality solidarity activities. It offers young people volunteering activities, traineeships or jobs, or run their own projects.

These opportunities give young people the chance to show solidarity and commitment to different communities and help resolve challenging situations across Europe. Through the experience, they will also develop their skills and gain invaluable personal experience.

The European Solidarity Corps have a €375.6 million budget for 2018-2020, helping to build on the achievements of more than 25 years of European programmes in the fields of volunteering and youth, especially on the experience of the European Voluntary Service.

How can you join?

Opportunities are available for people between 17-30 years old. Once you are registered and at least 18 years old, organisations can invite you to join their projects. Positions are also advertised online, so if you're registered you can check them out and apply directly.

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