Category Archives: Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

European Solidarity Corps – registration website available in all languages

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The EU Solidarity Corps is an initiative announced by Jean Claude Junker in September’s State of the Union (SOTEU) address. He stated:

“There are many young, socially-minded people in Europe willing to make a meaningful contribution to society and help show solidarity. We can create opportunities for them to do so … Solidarity is the glue that keeps our Union together”

Young people aged between 17 and 30 are now able to register for the EU Solidarity Corps through the online portal, which is available in all official languages of the EU. Upon registering participants become eligible for invitation to join a variety of humanitarian, social and environmental projects with in the EU, ranging in length from two to twelve months.

For more information click here. There is also a useful list of FAQs for participants.

See below for the ‘how to register‘ video, and below that for the 2016 SOTEU highlights.

 

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EU Aid Volunteer Vacancies

EUAVEU Aid Volunteers is a European Commission initiative that brings volunteers together with aid organisations from across the world, opening up opportunities for EU citizens to provide support to a variety of humanitarian aid projects. Training is provided and there are opportunities to work both in the field and online.

Applications are now being accepted and you can browse a list of vacancies here.

For lots more information have a look at the official page. In the meantime though here is a video testimonial from a former volunteer in South Sudan: