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The European Solidarity Corps is a learning experience in the field of non-formal education, in which young volunteers improve or acquire skills for their personal, educational and professional development, as well as for their social integration, in other European organizations.
The European Solidarity Corps (ESC) supports the transnational voluntary work of youth. Its objective is to develop solidarity and promote tolerance among young people, mainly to reinforce social cohesion in the European Union. Promotes active citizenship and mutual understanding among young people.
The ESC is open to young people between the ages of 18 and 30, regardless of the level of training from which they come, and who are legal residents in the country of the sending organization.
The stays abroad can be between 2 months and 1 year, and covers the expenses of maintenance, accommodation and transport for the volunteer, who will also receive a monthly amount, between 80 and 100 euros, for their own expenses.
If you are looking for a project to participate in, check the database of accredited organizations here. If you need more information, contact us by completing the form.
IDEA - ESC ACREDITATED ENTITY
Since receiving accreditation to participate in the EVS as a sending entity and host entity in 2012, IDEA has been involved in a wide range of projects every year in the framework of this initiative. IDEA also supervises young people who participate to the programmes of European Voluntary Service. Portugal, Slovakia, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic and United Kingdom are just a few of the partner countries where IDEA has sent its volunteers in the last years. The same happens as host entity. Just in the last few years, a large number of volunteers travelled to Alzira from Poland, Greece, Czech Republic, F.Y.R of Macedonia, United Kingdom, Turkey and Slovakia.
The European Voluntary Service, and now the European Solidarity Corps, has turned a fundamental part of IDEA’s European projects office, acting as a channel to promote the idea of European citizenship and active citizenship, to develop the solidarity and promote and mutual understanding among young people. In 2018, IDEA obtains the acreditation for volunteering projects, as a host and support entity, and for internship and employment projects within the framework of the European Solidarity Corps programme (CES).
This programme also gives to young people new professional skills improve in a foreign language and discover a new culture. Apart from all of this, IDEA also has worked in the framework of the EVS and ESC program in a wide range of projects to promote the dissemination of new cultures, the environmental caring and heritage conservation with the youth acting as cornerstone.
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Database of ESC accredited organizations