2018 application deadline for EVS-ESC in EUSA
European University Sports Association and the EUSA Institute are announcing the deadline for application for the next round of European Voluntary Service (EVS) and European Solidarity Corps (ESC) service within our organisation. The foreseen service in EUSA for this call is one year; the next available term is from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019. Deadline to apply is January 26, 2018.
EUSA is accredited as a hosting, sending and coordinating organisation for EVS and ESC programme within the Youth mobility activities under Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.
EVS has a long tradition - it celebrated 20 years in 2016, and is now run as European Solidarity Corps, currently under Erasmus+ programme which origins started 30 years ago. The service provides young Europeans with the unique chance to express their personal commitment through unpaid and full-time voluntary activities in a foreign country. In this way, it seeks to develop solidarity, mutual understanding and tolerance among young people, thus contributing to reinforcing social cohesion in the European Union and to promoting young people's active citizenship.
Open to young people aged 17 to 30, it is a learning opportunity for the volunteers and the organisations involved. Beyond benefiting the local communities and organisations, young volunteers can develop new skills by participating in voluntary activities, improving their personal, educational and professional development. Volunteers can benefit from specific training throughout the activity and agree on their expected learning outcomes, processes and methods in advance. Their learning experience is formally recognised through Youthpass.
Participation is free for the volunteers, who get board and lodging, insurance cover and a small allowance for the duration of the project. A successful EVS project requires close co-operation among at least three key players: a sending organisation, a host organisation and the volunteer. Please note that EVS/ESC does not mean a free vacation but an internship in a way, with emphasis on learning experiences, personal growth and improving youth employability opportunities.
Between February and August 2018, EUSA Institute will host two EVS volunteers - Ms Marianna Pikul from Poland and Mr Nenad Ruzic from Serbia, and we are looking for new volunteers from September onwards.
Please see our announcement on European Youth Portal and our EVS/ESC section among our Projects for more information. Application process overview:
By the announced deadline January 26, 2018, candidates should:
- review the information
- fill out the Questionnaire
- send their Letter of Motivation and CV
Due to high interest, only complete applications will be taken into account in the selection process (with Questionnaire submitted and Letter of Motivation and CV sent by email). Top candidates will be invited for a Skype meeting before final selection will be done.
Please see www.eusa.eu/projects/volunteering/european-voluntary-service for more information.