How to apply for the European Solidarity Corps

This page contains documents to support you when applying for European Solidarity Corps funding. 

2019 Call Solidarity Corps documents

The documents in this section are published by the European Commission. The 2019 Call for Proposals gives an overview of the European Solidarity Corps, and the Programme Guide contains detailed information on how to apply.

Please note: Updates to funding deadlines have been published by the European Commission in a Corrigendum to the 2019 Call for Proposals (355 KB). 

Funding is available under two different strands in the European Solidarity Corps: volunteering and occupational. Projects can take place abroad, according to the area covered by each strand, or in-country. Any organisation wishing to take part in a European Solidarity Corps project must have an accreditation called the Quality Label.

In order to achieve its objectives, the European Solidarity Corps implements the following activities:

Volunteering strand

Volunteering Projects

Volunteering projects provide opportunities for young people, or groups of young people, to take part in full-time unpaid activities between two weeks and 12 months in duration. Activities can take place either in a country other than the country of residence (cross-border) or in the country of residence of the participant (in-country). 

The first 2019 application deadline for Volunteering Projects is 7 February, 11am UK time. Find details about the application process on the European Solidarity Corps' webpage dedicated to Volunteering Projects.

In 2019 there are two more rounds for applications, on 30 April and 1 October 2019 (both at 11am UK time). 

Volunteering Partnerships

Volunteering Partnerships are a specific project format to enable experienced volunteering organisations to develop and implement longer-term projects through three-year Framework Partnership Agreements. 

Only organisations which had the Volunteering Partnerships Framework Agreement application approved in 2018 are eligible to make simplified yearly applications via the Volunteering Partnerships Annual Grant application form (from 2018 until 2020).

There is only one application deadline for Volunteering Partnerships – Annual Grant in 2019: 30 April, 11am UK time. Find more information on the European Solidarity Corps' webpage dedicated to Volunteering Partnerships

Solidarity Projects

A solidarity project is an in-country activity initiated, developed and implemented by a group of at least five young people themselves for a period from two to 12 months. 

The first 2019 application deadline for Solidarity Projects is 7 February, 11am UK time. Find details about the application process on the European Solidarity Corps' webpage dedicated to Solidarity Projects.

In 2019 there are two more rounds for applications, on 30 April and 1 October 2019 (both at 11am UK time). 

Occupational strand

Traineeships and Jobs

Traineeships and Jobs provide young people with opportunities for full-time paid work practice or employment for between 3-12 months (jobs) or 2-6 months (traineeships), enhancing their skills, experience and employability. 

The first 2019 application deadline for Traineeship and Jobs funding is 7 February, 11am UK time. Find details about the application process on the European Solidarity Corps' webpage dedicated to Traineeships and Jobs.

In 2019 there are two more rounds for applications, on 30 April and 1 October 2019 (both at 11am UK time). 

Organisations from the UK need to apply for a Quality Label for the occupational strand in order to submit a funding application.

Please note that a Quality Label holder for Traineeships must ensure that Quality Framework for Traineeships is respected, as well as applicable national legislation, in particular regarding remuneration. As this may not be feasible within the UK, if you wish to submit a Traineeships application to the UK National Agency, you should only include Traineeships outside the UK. For further information, please contact the Erasmus+ UK National Agency European Solidarity Corps team.