Jobs are solidarity activities for young people, for a period from 3 to 12 months, paid by the participating organisation employing the European Solidarity Corps participant. The financial support to participating organisations offering jobs shall not exceed twelve months in cases when the duration of the employment contract exceeds twelve months. Such jobs shall include a learning and training component and be based on a written employment contract, which respects all the terms and conditions of employment as defined in national law or applicable collective agreements, or both, of the country in which the job is being carried out.
Traineeships are periods of full-time work practice of between 2 to 6 months renewable once for a maximum duration of 12 months within the same participating organisation. This type of solidarity activity should include a learning and training component, to help the participant gain relevant experience with a view to developing competences useful for the personal, educational, social, civic and professional development. It should be based on a written traineeship agreement concluded at the beginning of the traineeship in accordance with the applicable regulatory framework of the country where the traineeship takes place. Traineeships must not substitute jobs and should be remunerated by the host organisations.
Traineeships and jobs can take place either in a country other than the country of residence of the participants (cross-border) or in the country of residence of the participants (in-country).
Participants can access a range of support services such as online linguistic support and training. Their travel costs from home to the venue of the project and back will be covered. Participants will also receive a small allowance to help them relocate and settle in a foreign country.
Organisations which receive a Solidarity Corps grant will be responsible for the preparation, implementation and follow-up of the solidarity activities. They will manage the logistical aspects of their project, provide the trainees/employees with training and/or mentoring and help them recognise their learning experience through Youthpass or similar tools. Organisations are also responsible for issuing the European Solidarity Corps certificate of participation to all their project participants.
For further details, please refer to the European Solidarity Corps Guide.