On the last few meters, the EU and the UK have finally agreed on a post-Brexit framework – thereby sidelining Europe’s major youth exchange programs. Most likely, the whole UK will no longer participate in Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps (ESC). How will this affect the two programs? Is there still a chance for…
European Solidarity Corps
The European Solidarity Corps is the new volunteer program of the European Union. Young people between the ages of 18 and 35 can get involved in a wide range of projects. For example, in social work or in civil protection. Fur the current funding period, the has been further expanded. Now it offers even more people the opportunity to go abroad!
Commitment throughout Europe
Helping other people while experiencing a new culture and learning a new language is a great way to bring people in Europe closer together. The European Solidarity Corps makes precisely this possible for young Europeans between the ages of 18 and 35. It offers them the chance to go abroad for one year and get involved as volunteers in a variety of projects. For example, in social work or in civil protection.
Between 2018 and 2020, more than 48,000 young people already got involved. With the start of the new funding period 2021-27, the ESC has now been expanded into a full-fledged program. Equipped with a budget of over one billion euros, the number of participants can be increased many times over. Special attention will be paid to people with disabilities and from disadvantaged backgrounds. I have successfully pushed for this in the negotiations on the program.
For more information, please visit the official website of the ESC.