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EUROPEAN Solidarity Corps (ESC)
The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) is European Union initiative that enables young people to show solidarity with communities in their respective country as well as abroad. It adds value to the current Erasmus+ Volunteering programme previously known as EVS, as well as other EU funding programmes. A European Solidarity Corps project can last between one month up to one year, choosing e.g. a short-term (2 months) and after a long-term (10 months) project Commonly you should undertake a short-term, followed by a long-term project. The project is for young people between 18 and 30 years old. Those who already took part in the previous EVS Programme will not be able to join the ESC. Young volunteers are given the opportunity to contribute to the daily work of organizations dealing with youth information and policies, young people’s personal and socio-educational development, civic engagement, social care, inclusion of disadvantaged, environment, nonformal education programmes, ICTs and media literacy, culture and creativity, development cooperation, etc.
How much it costs?
It’s free of charge! Travel, accommodation, food and insurance (CIGNA) are all covered by a European grant. Travel costs are covered according to Erasmus+ distance calculator.
Who can participate?
All European citizens aged between 18 and 30 can participate in the European Solidarity Corps. They must be legally resident in the EU Member States or the following Partner Countries: former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Russian Federation
How to Search projects?
Young people wishing to join the programme have to register for the European Solidarity Corps on the European Youth Portal. https://europa.eu/youth/solidarity_en On the portal, young people can search for published opportunities, while organizations can look for potential participants for their projects.
International Center for Peace and Integration (ICPI ) holds accreditation for sending and Hosting volunteers. Annually we are hosting 6 European Volunteer and sending up to 5 Georgian abroad.
Volunteering in ICPI
ICPI can host 6 Long-term ESC volunteer at the same time. Volunteers can get involved in the daily youth work of the organization under the mentorship and the coordination of the staff.
Volunteering in EUROPE:
Georgian Citizens aged 17-30 years, can participate in European Solidairty Corps project. Short-term (up to 2 months) and long-term (2-12 months). ICPI assist you to be your sending organization and prepare you for a life-changing experience. If you are Interested to participate, please contact us via email: [email protected]
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