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The European Union supports mobility and employment of youth in the solidarity sector

Are you a European citizen aged between 18 and 30 interested in working for other people, learning new skills and enjoying a new and stimulating experience?  Or are you interested in recruiting a young European to support your activities in relation to solidarity? The European Solidarity Corps programme from the EU fosters mobility across the European Union and encourages paid placements that are useful to others.

The project European Solidarity Corps 4 Youth (ESC4Y) is part of the occupational strand of the European Solidarity Corps. It seeks to offer work placements ranging from 2 to 12 months to young Europeans (18-30 years old) across the EU in occupations with a solidarity dimension. The objective of the ESC4Y project is to offer 4.000 fixed term work placements to young Europeans across the EU in occupations with a solidarity dimension, in the form of internships, work placements and short term jobs.The work placements can be in form of a job, a traineeship, or an apprenticeship.

Nine good reasons for taking part:

  1. Your employment needs are taken into account
  2. You have access to talented youngsters who are rapidly operational
  3. You are supported by dedicated employment counsellors all along the process
  4. You may benefit from financial support for integrating the youngster in the team (up to €2.000) if your organisation is an SME (i.e. 250 employees maximum)
  5. You kick off or enhance your multicultural dimension
  6. You bring new perspectives to the team
  7. You explore business prospects abroad
  8. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is more than words to you and the human factor counts
  9. You invest in Europe’s youth, contributing to shaping a better society for the next generation

Who can take part?

Any type of organisation from any economic sector can take part in the programme, whatever its number of employees. Your organisation needs to:

  • Be legally established (have a legal identity) in the European Union
  • Offer a paid fixed term job, traineeship or apprenticeship with a solidarity dimension
  • Be compliant with labour and fiscal laws applicable in the country where you are established and the work placement takes place

How to take part as an employer?

You can send your work placement offers to the project consortium by completing the form on the project website:

https: https://escorps.eu/en/formulaire-entreprises. Deadline: early November 2019.

The EU Solidarity Corps counsellor in charge will contact you and gladly assist you.

How to take part as a candidate?

On the candidates side, the initiative can be a springboard for their professional future. Young Europeans (from the 28 member states), aged 18 to 30, can manifest their interest in taking part by registering in the dedicated section of the website.

They will also be contacted by the EU Solidarity Corps counsellor in charge and will be accompanied all along the process, from the initial contacts with the employer, throughout their stay abroad and until they return home. 


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