Solidarity projects

Solidarity projects are set up and carried out by groups of at least five European Solidarity Corps participants, with a view to addressing key challenges within their communities while presenting a clear European added value. Projects can last from 2 to 12 months and must take place in the country of residence of project participants. Young people who want to form a group to run a solidarity project must be registered in the European Solidarity Corps Portal. There is no upper limitation on the number of participants. The group will decide autonomously on the working methods and how the project will be managed. One of the participants will assume a role of legal representative who will submit the application (unless an organisation applies on behalf of the group). A solidarity project should be directly linked to the local community young participants live in to respond to the issues and challenges around them, although some of the projects can also tackle regional or even national issues. Together with addressing the local challenges, a solidarity project should also clearly demonstrate European added value by addressing priorities identified at European level. A solidarity project should reflect a common concern for issues within the European society, such as for example integrating third-country nationals, climate change or democratic participation.

For further details, please refer to the European Solidarity Corps Guide [pdf]ec.