European Solidarity Projects
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Introduction to the European Solidarity Corps

First, let’s look at what the European Solidarity Corps (ESC) as a whole is. It is a funding programme of the European Union, just like Erasmus+. It was created as a response to the social and humanitarian challenges of our world. The ESC has a more specific aim, to bring people together to create a more inclusive society based on solidarity.

The programme covers a wide range of areas such as migrant integration, environmental challenges, natural disaster prevention, education and youth activities, cultural heritage preservation and humanitarian aid. It will also support national and local actors in their efforts to tackle various social challenges and crises.

According to the ESC Programme Guide, the specific aim is to provide young people, including young people with fewer opportunities, with easily accessible opportunities to participate in solidarity activities that bring about positive social change in the EU and beyond, while developing and properly validating their competences and promoting their continued engagement as active citizens. The horizontal objectives are universal:

  1. Inclusion and diversity
  2. Environment, sustainable development and climate action
  3. Digital switchover There are four measures:
  4. Voluntary projects;
  5. Volunteer teams in priority areas;


  1. 3.       Solidarity projects
  1. Humanitarian aid volunteer