European Solidarity Corps:
Europe boosts
your future

 

What is the European Solidarity Corps?
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A springboard for your professional future
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9 good reasons
to go away with
the European
Solidarity Corps

You'll be giving your life a new impetus

You'll discover Europe

You'll meet unforgettable people

No need to have any particular qualifications or to be bilingual

An adviser helps and supports you

You can also benefit from training

You'll be doing an exciting and useful job

Financial support to help you all the way through

You come home with a certificate

You'll be giving your life a new impetus

NGOs, non-profit organisations, companies – the organisations taking part in the European Solidarity Corps operate in all sectors of activity. The only condition is that the job they offer contributes to helping people and communities. Some examples? Work on rebuilding a school destroyed by an earthquake, prevention of forest fires, assistance for vulnerable people, work with the disabled, and so on.

You'll discover Europe

You are a European citizen living in Europe. The European Solidarity Corps enables you to take part in projects in the 28 countries of the European Union. You’ll be able to get to know or rediscover one of those countries.

You'll meet unforgettable people

The young people who work in the European Solidarity Corps come from all over Europe. More than 40,000 have already joined. You too can take advantage of this amazing mixture of experiences and genuine openness to Europe.

No need to have any particular qualifications or to be bilingual

Are you motivated? Are you interested? You just have to take the first step: register, give your contact details, an overview of your experience and an idea of the sort of projects you are interested in. Whatever your educational level or experience, you’re welcome to join.

An adviser helps and supports you

He or she helps you prepare for your departure: writing a CV, evaluating your skills, information on living and working conditions in the country you want to work in, search for job offers, putting you in contact with employers, etc. No stress on the administrative formalities front either: your adviser is there to explain everything. Last but not least, he or she will keep in touch throughout your placement.

You can also benefit from training

If necessary before you leave, you may be offered some language training. Once you have joined the company, your employer may offer you some training as part of an integration programme.

You'll be doing an exciting and useful job

NGOs, voluntary bodies, companies – the structures taking part in the European Solidarity Corps operate in all sectors of activity. The only condition is that the job they offer contributes to helping people and communities. Some examples? Work on rebuilding a school destroyed by an earthquake, prevention of forest fires, assistance for vulnerable sections of the population, work with the disabled, and so on.

Financial support to help you all the way through

Whether on a work contract, apprenticeship contract or traineeship, your employer will pay you a salary or allowance. The European Solidarity Corps programme, for its part, can cover the cost of travelling to an interview, settling in to your new country of residence, getting your diplomas and qualifications recognised. It can also help you with the cost of coming back to your home country.

You come home with a certificate

During the placement, you get involved in a professional activity. Your commitment and experience are recognised by a certificate signed by your employer detailing the activities and tasks you have accomplished. A genuine springboard for your future search for work or to receive more training.
When you come back, your adviser will also help you evaluate and evaluate and highlight the soft skills acquired during your experience: open-mindedness, adaptation to change, interpersonal skills, a sense of responsibility, self-confidence, etc.
He or she can also give you a hand with updating your CV or finding the professional sectors best suited to your new profile.

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