The European Solidarity Corps (EVS) is a European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people 18-30 years old to volunteer or work in projects abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe. ESC offers young people the opportunity to volunteer from 2 to 12 months in another country. A wide variety of placements can be found in the social, cultural, environmental, and sports sector. ESC provides the funding to cover the volunteer’s costs (accommodation, travel, food, pocket money).
The workcamp is a community work project carried out by a group of 5 to 24 volunteers of different nationalities during a period of between 1 and 3 weeks. You have to be at least 18 years old (no upper age limit).
It’s a great opportunity to experience, learn, discover and meet – new cultures, people, languages and yourself while investing your time and energy to the project in benefit of others!
The Youth Exchange – the exchange of ideas among youth!
Youth exchanges allow groups of young people of 13-30 years old from different countries to learn, share their ideas and experiences and work towards specific results connected to the topic of the project through which the main idea can be distributed.
Youth Exchanges are held in a non-formal environment with non-formal learning methods, often group discussions, workshops, role-plays, outdoor activities, debates, and more.
The aims of Youth Exchange is getting to know each other, discussing and confronting various themes, building an atmosphere of understanding and respect for other cultures and national differences, and encouraging initiative, enterprise and creativity.
Youth Exchanges last between 5 and 21 days. This excludes travelling time.
Participants’ learning process and experiences are recognised in a Youthpass.